Shorewood, IL Real Estate News

Lake of the Woods, Shorewood, Illinois About Lake of the Woods Lake of the Woods is a single family home subdivision built in the early to mid 1990's. Lake of the Woods is located in Shorewood, Illinois east of River Road and north of Mound Road. Average taxes in Lake of the Woods $0 Average association fees in Lake of the Woods $0 Average home size in Lake of the Woods 0 ft2 Average lot size in Lake of the Woods 0.00 acres Average year built in Lake of the Woods 0 Homes for sale in Lake of the Woods None Sales Summary for Lake of the Woods  (Apr 17, 2012 - Apr 17, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 226 $412,400 $338,150 82.0% Recent home sales in Lake of the Woods Address Beds Baths Sold 24619 W. Park River Ln. 4 2.1 $280,000 21437 S. Lakewoods ...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Breckenridge, Shorewood, Illinois About Breckenridge Breckenridge is a single family home subdivision built between the mid to late 2010's. Breckenridge is located in Shorewood, Illinois east of River Road and south of Riveria Blvd. Average taxes in Breckenridge $0 Average association fees in Breckenridge $0 Average home size in Breckenridge 0 ft2 Average lot size in Breckenridge 0.00 acres Average year built in Breckenridge 0 Homes for sale in Breckenridge None Sales Summary for Breckenridge  (Apr 17, 2012 - Apr 17, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 164 $195,265 $193,965 99.3% Recent home sales in Breckenridge Address Beds Baths Sold 813 Phelps Ln. 3 2.1 $152,000 1005 Hamilton St. 4 2.1 $155,000 913 Vertin Blvd. 4 2.1 $176,000 818 Phelps Ln. 3 ...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Fox Bend, Shorewood, Illinois About Fox Bend Fox Bend is a duplex and single family home subdivision built by Kipling Development in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Fox Bend is located in Shorewood, Illinois north of Jefferson Street and west of River Road. Average taxes in Fox Bend $5,886 Average association fees in Fox Bend $0 Average home size in Fox Bend 2,075 ft2 Average lot size in Fox Bend 0.25 acres Average year built in Fox Bend 2005 Homes for sale in Fox Bend Address Beds Baths Built Price 403 Glen Mor Dr. 3 2.1 0 $194,900 419 Glen Mor Dr. 4 2.1 2005 $199,900 Sales Summary for Fox Bend  (Jan 30, 2012 - Jan 29, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 229 $207,767 $173,833 83.7% Recent home sales in Fox Bend Address Beds Baths Sold 307 Thame...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Summit Creek, Shorewood, Illinois About Summit Creek Summit Creek is a community of 120 townhomes built by Lennar in the mid 2010's. Four floor plans range in size from 1,259 to 1,829 square feet with 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 to 2 1/2 bathrooms and 2-car garages. Summit Creek is located in Shorewood, Illinois north of Black Road and east of Brook Forest Avenue. Average taxes in Summit Creek $3,651 Average association fees in Summit Creek $140 ($140 - $140) Average home size in Summit Creek 2,000 ft2 Average lot size in Summit Creek 0.00 acres Average year built in Summit Creek 2006 Homes for sale in Summit Creek Address Beds Baths Built Price 933 Summit Creek Dr. 4 2.1 2006 $129,900 Sales Summary for Summit Creek  (Jan 26, 2012 - Jan 25, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List A...
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Walnut Trails, Shorewood, Illinois About Walnut Trails Walnut Trails is a condo, townhouse, and single family home community built from the early to mid 2010's. Walnut Trails is located in Shorewood, Illinois south of Jefferson Street and west of River Road. Average taxes in Walnut Trails $2,152 Average association fees in Walnut Trails $133 ($130 - $135) Average home size in Walnut Trails 1,163 ft2 Average lot size in Walnut Trails 0.00 acres Average year built in Walnut Trails 2005 Homes for sale in Walnut Trails Address Beds Baths Built Price 1900 Parkside Dr. 2 2.0 2005 $108,900 1952 Parkside Dr. 2 2.0 2005 $79,900 Sales Summary for Walnut Trails  (Jan 19, 2012 - Jan 18, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 131 $229,250 $210,400 91.8% Recent ho...
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Fields Of Shorewood, Shorewood, Illinois About Fields Of Shorewood Fields of Shorewood is a single family home subdivision built by multiple builders starting in 2006. Fields of Shorewood is located in Shorewood, Illinois west of Brook Forest Avenue and north of Black Road. Average taxes in Fields Of Shorewood $0 Average association fees in Fields Of Shorewood $0 Average home size in Fields Of Shorewood 0 ft2 Average lot size in Fields Of Shorewood 0.00 acres Average year built in Fields Of Shorewood 0 Homes for sale in Fields Of Shorewood None Sales Summary for Fields Of Shorewood  (Dec 14, 2011 - Dec 13, 2012) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 156 $269,450 $242,108 89.9% Recent home sales in Fields Of Shorewood Address Beds Baths Sold 902 Bittersweet...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Lake Forrest Luxury Homes - Shorewood, IL Luxury Homes for Sale Lake Forrest is a luxury home community on the southwest side of Shorewood, IL.  It is comprised of 2 subdivisions, Lake Forrest Pointe and Lake Forrest Estates.  The community features 200 year old oak trees, views of the Du Page River and accommodates walkout and English basements.  Lake Forrest features 11 cul-de-sacs, protective covenants and restrictions, and landscape requirements to ensure quality of the community.   The Village of Shorewood is located at the crossroads of Route 59 and Route 52 with easy access to I-55 and I-80.  Travel ease is one of the main advantages for both residents and businesses located in the Shorewood.  "A pleasant village with the perfect blend of quaint, quiet living and all the modern c...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Shorewood Glen by Del Webb is a popular Illinois active adult community offering attractively priced ranch homes from the mid $100’s. Since opening in 2004, it has become a sought-after retirement destination in the far southwestern Chicago suburb of Shorewood. Plans call for just 765 ranch homes at this intimate sized 55+ community including detached, single-family ranch homes and attached ranch duplexes. The homes within this private, gated community offer a fantastic value with pricing from the mid $100’s to the mid $300’s. The award-winning Del Webb floor plans feature open concept designs with spacious great rooms, well-equipped kitchens, ample closet space and spa-like master retreats. Today’s interested home buyers can select from new construction homes in eleven different single...
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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
    Village of Shorewood, IL Takes Pro-Active Measures to Boost Construction and Local Employment for 2012 and Beyond           Like many towns across America, the Village of Shorewood, IL, is looking to find ways to ignite new economic and construction growth within its boundaries.        Getting more of its own residents back to work, as well as those of surrounding areas, is a key goal of the Village's leaders.  They're hoping that five (5) new ordinances approved during this last Tuesday's board meeting will help achieve that positive goal.        The five new ordinances help:      Cut Water and Sewer Tap-On Fees   Cut Building Permit Fees   Lengthen the Period of Payment Time  Offered for Water/Sewer & Building Permit Fees   Reduce Land and Cash Contributions Requirements   Cut Cap...
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By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
The Prairie Singers will perform a show titled “The Best of Broadway” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The Prairie Singers are a chamber ensemble comprised of singers from Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston and Kendall counties. The group performs music from a broad range of historical periods along with a wide variety of show tunes, popular, and classical favorites. The ensemble has been entertaining Will County residents since 1988. Three of the charter members are still active with the group. The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weeke...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Shorewood IL Real Estate Market Trends February 1, 2012In January, Shorewood saw 10 single family homes close with a median sales price of $214,930.  There are 32 homes pending sale and 107 active listings.  As shown in the chart the median list price is $241,995.  Home prices range from a low of $65,000 up to $960,000. For comparison, 15 homes sold in December 2011 in Shorewood. Activity seems to be picking up in recent weeks and closed homes in February and March could end much higher than previous months.  New home inventory should also begin making its way onto the market as the spring selling season is right around the corner.  Click for information on how to get your home sold or find a Shorewood Home for Sale.
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Buying a Short Sale in Shorewood, IL Short sale purchases are complicated transactions that require knowledge and experience.  The first step to buying a short sale in Shorewood is to determine if this type of transaction is right for you. You'll need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Am I a patient person?  Short sales take an unknown and often substantial amount of time to complete.  The time from accepted offer to closing could be as little as 60 days or as much as 1 year (or more).  If you answered YES, keep reading!2) Am I willing an able to make repairs to the property?  The typical short sale has had regular maintenance deferred by the seller as they (usually) have little money or desire to keep the home up.  You should expect to paint, replace carpet and take the home A...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Retirees in search of a Del Webb community in Illinois will find fabulous options including Sun City Huntley, Edgewater, Grand Dominion and Shorewood Glen. The most budget-friendly option is Del Webb Shorewood Glen with ranch homes ranging from the mid $100’s to the mid $300’s. Residents appreciate the luxury amenities and exciting lifestyle offered at an attractive price in this intimate sized 55+ community. Del Webb opened Shorewood Glen in 2004. Today home buyers can select from new construction or well-cared for resale homes, all of which offer single-level ranch living. Shorewood Glen is planned to have just 765 homes upon completion. There are eleven single family floor plans to chose from sized from nearly 1,300 to over 2,500 square feet. Each floor plan was specially designed by...
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By LaNita Cates
(REMAX of Joliet)
      BEAUTIFULLY WELL KEPT 4 BEDROOM 2.1 BATH ON QUIET STREET IN SHOREWOOD. IMMACULATE HOME IN MOVE IN CONDITION. 4 LARGE BEDROOMS ON SECOND FLOOR. LARGE FAM ROOM AND LIVING ROOM W/SEPERATE FORMAL DINING ROOM. HARDWOOD FLOORS IN KITCHEN AND FAMILY ROOM. NEW GRANITE, SINK, STOVE & REFRIGERATOR. AC 5 YRS. PARTIALLY FINISHED BASEMENT MAKE THIS HOME A KEEPER!!! THE BACK YARD IS PARTIALLY FENCED WITH A HUGE DECK. PRICED REALLY WELL AT $189,900! CALL LANITA CATES WITH REMAX OF JOLIET AT 630-341-1545.
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Shorewood Glen by Del Webb is a popular active adult community by Del Webb in Shorewood, Illinois. This intimate sized community is planned for just 765 residences upon completion and offers budget-friendly homes in addition to luxury amenities. Located in the charming town of Shorewood, Illinois, Shorewood Glen is a wonderful value for those looking to enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle in homes attractively priced from the mid $100’s to the mid $300’s. Del Webb designed the homes of Shorewood Glen to offer ideal active adult living and attractive low-maintenance features. Buyers can choose from new construction or resale homes in a wide variety of floor plans including traditional single family ranch homes or attached ranch duplex style homes. The single family homes are available in eleven...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Shorewood Glen is an intimate sized Del Webb community in the far southwestern Chicago suburb of Shorewood, Illinois. The community opened in 2004 and is planned for 765 ranch homes upon completion.   The ideal location, close to major expressways, ensures convenient access to downtown Chicago and neighboring suburbs. The popular Route 59 shopping corridor is just two miles from the community where residents enjoy fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. Also nearby are casinos, the Chicagoland Speedway and the Rialto Square Theatre. The brand new Shorewood Towne Center is being built right across the road from Shorewood Glen and will feature a town hall, amphitheater, restaurants and shops including a Kohl’s retail store.    The homes at Shorewood Glen are attractively priced from...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
Buyer's Bible10 Commandments for Home Buyers Follow these commandments and you'll find buying a home to be much easier with few speedbumps, wrong turns and money pits.   I. I am your agent and thou shalt not worship other agents.    Do not work with multiple agents at the same time.  We don't get paid unless you close on a home and we don't like working and having someone else get paid.  As soon as you start viewing homes, you should commit to one true agent.  Before you start viewing homes.....II.  Thou shalt get preapproved for a loan.  This is your shopping pass and means that you are ready to buy a home.  Without a preapproval you are probably wasting your time, your agent's time and the seller's time if you're scheduling showings.  Nobody likes to waste time.  Most lenders will be ...
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The Flat Cats Swing into Shorewood  The Flat Cats Swing Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 North River Road, Shorewood.  The Flat Cats blend vintage and modern music including the hottest swinging jazz, jump blues, steamy standards, modern classics, ballads, and toe-tapping western swing.  The six–piece Flat Cats has performed at many different venues and events throughout the Midwest, including Navy Pier, the Drake Hotel’s Palm court, the Arcada Theatre, the legendary Willowbrook Ballroom, Pete Miller's, Green Dolphin Lounge, and the Summer Dance Series in Grant Park.  The Flat Cats consist of Amanda Wolff, vocals; Jonny Kostal, tenor sax; Kevin Gawthorp, baritone sax; Stuart Olsen III, electric guitar; Nathan Kawaller, bass; and Barry Rose, ...
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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
              Periodically, our cable will run the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour". That was the case once again this last week. And although we've seen the show multiple times, my wife and I found ourselves once again chuckling our way through the jokes.     During one skit, Jeff Foxworthy speaks of the mailbox in front of his boyhood home. Supposedly someone had painted the word "male" on it. He jokes that somewhere around his 11th year of school, it dawns on him that "that just ain't right"! (Punchline: Why ain't it right? The "m" is supposed to be capitalized!)     Well, I had a "that just ain't right" moment of my own this last week. I had some banking to do and in a rare turn of events, had actually walked into the brick and mortar building of the bank that day.     As I'm about to comp...
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Classical pianist Floyd Andrew will perform for residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Grand Ballroom at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd, Shorewood, IL. Known as “Mr. Showman,” Andrew performs standards including Broadway show tunes, movie theme songs, nostalgic classics, and music from times gone by. He has performed across the United States and Canada, including at the Special Olympics and the Toronto Winter Fest. Andrew holds a Licentiate from Trinity College of Music in London, England. The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a we...
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