March 2015

Found 4 blog entries for March 2015.

Because we've been working on our new website behind the scenes for a couple months we haven't had a chance to post our year-end sales statistics sooner.  This data is for single family Orland Park homes sold and closed in 2014.

Amount of Of Orland Park homes sold:  

  • there was a 6.4% decrease in the total amount of Orland Park homes sold in 2014 compared to 2013
  • 2013 - 441 Orland Park homes sold
  • 2014 -  a decrease to 413 sold

Orland Park home prices:

  • prices went up 3.4% comparing 2013 to 2014
  • 2013 - the average price for a single family Orland Park home was $302,827
  • 2014 - the average price jumped to $313,081

The table below shows Orland Park homes sold in 2014 broken down by price:

orland park homes sold 2015 by price

The minimum sale price was

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creamery ice cream store in homer glen


There have been rumors of selling off the Creamery ice cream stores for a few years.  We were even thinking they might close down.  It is now official that the chain will be put up for auction starting at $2,500,000 for every store as a package.  However, individual store sales will be considered.

Rainbow Cones

When we moved to the Homer Glen/Orland Park area we were excited to hear that we only had to drive a few minutes to get Rainbow cones.  We didn't have to drive all the way to Western Ave. in Chicago to get them.

A rainbow cone has a combination of (from the bottom up) chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (named after The Palmer House in Chicago & is New York cherry with walnuts), pistachio and topped off with orange sherbet.  They don't

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If you've been using this website for SW Chicago Suburbs real estate, you might have been surprised when you saw the new look.  It's a drastic change in appearance and functionality.  If you created a home search on my prior site you'll have to create a new one now.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Why Did We Change - Once Again?

prior chicago suburbs real estate website template
Our prior southwest Chicago suburbs real estate website template

I love using Wordpress and there are some fantastic real estate themes available.  I liked a particular Wordpress theme and found a website provider that offered that theme with some bells and whistles at a somewhat reasonable cost.  However, in the scheme of things, that cost ended up being less of a savings than I thought it would be when I added the

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One of Chicago's most well known pieces of real estate, the Willis Tower, is on the market.  It is supposedly up for $1,500,000,000.  It was purchased from Sears in Willis Tower is one of Chicago's most popular piece of real estate2004 for $841,000,000 and was back on the market in 2011 but had no buyers.  It is expected to sell for around one billion dollars in today's more robust commercial market and it won't be surprising if the buyer is not from the United States.

About The Willis Tower

Let's get this out of the way first.  Do you still call it Sears Tower?  I do.  In fact, one of my best friends used to work there when she worked at Sears Corporate offices in the building.  She had an office fit for an executive and she was an administrative assistant.  I think she gained weight there because they'd have

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