Explore Wheaton, IL

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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One of Wheaton’s most affordable neighborhoods is Hollybrook.  Hollybrook is a wonderful townhome community of mostly two bedroom, one baths homes.  The subdivision has some great amenities; a heated pool, tennis court, playground and club house.  It is also boarded by Briar Patch Park where Bri...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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First, let me say that in no way can I take credit for this wonderful idea.  A group of Realtors at Keller Williams and ReMax thought it up and organized the event.  Kevin and I just had the smarts to jump in and participate.The concept is a Friday evening Open House.  All the participating homes...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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While out on tour with a buyer client inevitability they will turn to me and say, “So what do you think the seller will take for this house?  Can I get a good deal on it?”  My answer is always the same, “It depends…” And that’s the truth.  It does depend on a myriad of variables.  How long has th...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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Danada North is one of three Danada subdivision located in South Wheaton.   The homes were built between 1987 and 1994.  The home range in size from 2200 square feet to 2800 square feet.  Most homes are two stories and have 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Some even have a first floor den, depending on...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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Moving to a new home, but don’t want to handle the job of packing or transporting your belongings yourself? Then consider hiring a professional mover. Using the services of a professional can allow you to use your time and energy concentrating on other aspects of your move. Once you have narrowed...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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January 17, 2007 is officially Cliff Dillon Day in Wheaton.  Wheaton Police Officer Cliff Dillon is an Illinois National Guard who just returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq.  Wheaton Mayor James Carr presented Officer Dillon with a proclamation recognizing his courageous service to his c...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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In the sales contract, the sellers of your new home agreed to leave all the light fixtures, custom blinds, and refrigerator, in addition to it being “broom clean.”  When you walk in the home on moving day, to your surprise, all of those things are gone. And the locks on the back door are broken. ...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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The housing market has become much more competitive. Many communities are beginning to see homes remain longer on the market and the bargaining pendulum swing in favor of the buyer. This is called a buyer's market, as the number of available homes outnumbers the buyers. As a seller, your challen...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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According to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), depending on the current debt ratio, most people can typically afford to pay 29 percent of their gross monthly income for mortgage payments. For example, if you earn $50,000 annually, then your monthly income is $4,167. Twenty-nine percent of...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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For some, purchasing a second home is a financial strategy to help them grow and protect their wealth -- and certainly vacation getaways may provide rental income opportunities to help savvy boomers offset the expenses of second home ownership. Others may be motivated to buy a second home because...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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Maybe it has something to do with a childhood home we fondly remember. Many of us long for old homes built with unique architecture, quality craftsmanship and beautiful details. We recall the hand carvings, plaster walls and eyebrow dormers of homes we've known. On the other hand, how do the old...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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It's hard to believe our little town has so many famous and influential people as part of its history.   Jim Belushi -  actor, ABC sitcom According to Jim John Belushi - actor, Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, and Animal House Joe Birkett - DuPage County State's AttorneyDennis Dugan - act...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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The history of Wheaton began with the vision of three men, Erastus Gary and Jesse and Warren Wheaton.  The three claimed hundreds of acres of property just West of Chicago between 1837 and 1838. In a strategic move, the Wheaton brothers gave away 3 miles of land to an up and coming railroad compa...

By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
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The table below lists single family detached and single family attached home presently active on market for Wheaton, IL. The data is broken into price point ranges and gives average time on market for properties in each range.For more detailed information on properties available in a given range,...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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I had a good friend come over to pick up some local real estate information for her parents.  After a few minutes talking at the door about kids, school, what's for dinner - really anything but real estate, my friend said, "I tried to get my mom to come in with me, but she doesn't want to feel pr...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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Wheaton was a stop on the Underground Railroad during it's height between 1835 and 1861.  There was high antislavery sentiment all over DuPage County.  Wheaton was progressive even then...Wheaton resident John Quincy Adams dedicated the first library in the memory of his late wife in 1891.  More ...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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Downtown Wheaton Association has already published a calendar of events for 2007.  Here's a quick sample of just some of the fun to be had in Wheaton.March 31 Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easter Memorial Park & Downtown April 28 - October 28French Market ShoppingMain and LibertyMay 28Memorial Day ...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
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Congratulations!  Danada East, Farnham and Fairway Estates neighbors donated over 300 food items to the People's Resource Center in Wheaton in Novemeber!Established in 1975, the People's Resource Center Food Market is the largest countywide Food Pantry. They serve residents throughout DuPage Coun...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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I love watching real estate shows on television.  You never know what you are going to learn; both good and bad.  So far, this is what I have learned from some flip remodel programs:Buying a home in distressed condition and fixing it up using material comparable to the neighborhood will make you ...

By Carol Spengel, Wheaton IL
(Prudential Rubloff )
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The Illinois Department of Transportation has funded a traffic enforcement grant program in Wheaton called IMaGE.  Between December 18, 2006 and January 1, 2007, the Wheaton police conducted a traffic campaign focusing on seatbelt use, child restraint laws, speed violations and drunk driving.  Th...

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