One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” [Read more…]
29 Spooky Zoo!
Market times are still very fast with most of the neighborhoods covered between in the 70 days range. West Loop and West Town are moving the fastest at 32 and 47 days, respectively. [Read more…]
If apple picking is a fall tradition for you, here are some options for a day trip or to include in your itinerary for your weekend about to Lake Geneva or Harbor Country. Predictions are that early October will make for good Fall Foliage road trips. [Read more…]
If apple picking is a fall tradition for you, here are some options for a day trip or to include in your itinerary for your weekend about to Lake Geneva or Harbor Country. Predictions are that late September, early October will make for good Fall Foliage road trips.
Some orchards charge and admission fee, while others only charge for apples. It’s always a good idea to check with the orchard you plan to attend before leaving; picking conditions can change daily.
All Seasons Orchard
14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock
Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-6pm Saturday & Sunday. Open Labor Day and Columbus Day 10 am-6 pm. 10-acre corn maze, petting zoo, country market, restaurant, mini zip park, jumping pillow, tire mountain, pedal cart track, mini zipline park, and more. Pig races and magic shows on the weekends.
Open daily 10am-5pm with 13 varieties of apples and Asian pears.
**Make a day of it, and check out the Illinois Railway Museum
Royal Oak Farm
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
Open 9:30am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday through August 31. From September 1 through October 31, hours will be 9:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9:30am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday. Over 25 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch opens in mid-September. Country market & bakery, restaurant, petting zoo, “Royal Oak Express”, carousel, play area, and hay rides.
Garden Patch Farms & Orchard
14154 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen
Open 9am-6pm daily with over 60 varieties of apples, pears and other fruits and vegetables available for U-Pick. Shop their country market.
County Line Orchard
200 S. County Line Road, Hobart
Open 9am-5pm daily. Over 20 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch available in the Fall. Bakery, gift shop, kitchen grill, Kids Farm, Moo-Choo, and corn maze.
Open 10am-5pm on weekends. Home of the ‘Best Gourmet Apple Pie in America’. You’ve probably seen their gourmet ‘pie in a bag’ in our local Chicago grocery stores. Now go see the where it all happens! Ride the historic East Troy rail road, go on a hayride or a take the kids on pony ride.
Market times are down from last year with most of the neighborhoods covered between 60-70 days on market, although Old Town is under 60 days and the West Loop condos are selling in 35 days – 49 days for West Town condos.
The number of available homes to buy in Chicago is down 17.6% since this time last year. A balanced market has 6 months of inventory, and our housing supply is 3-5 months in Lincoln Park and Gold Coast respectively, and less than 2 months in all other areas. When homes are priced at the market, they are selling in multiple offers.
Sellers are experiencing moderate median sale price gains. As the economy has been recovering, homeowners have stayed in their homes longer than the average 5 to 7 years typically for financial reasons. We’ll likely see a turn around as more of these homes come to market in the next 12-18 months, satisfying the demand for housing.
North West corner penthouse that lives like a single family home. [Read more…]
Homes located in Kenilworth, Winnetka, Wilmette, North Evanston & Glencoe
7 – 18th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park
7 – I|O Godfrey & Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Viewing Event
I|O Godfrey 4th Floor, 127 W Huron St
14-15 – Francis Parker Annual Garage Sale
330 West Webster Ave
15 – City Style House Tour
1:00-5:00 Boka 1729 N. Halsted
19 – Beer Under Glass
6:30-9:30 Garfield Park Conservatory
21 – Food Truck Social
Lincoln Park Zoo
21 – The Humboldt Mile
1400 N. Humboldt Blvd
21 – Wright Plus 2016
Housewalk featuring homes in Oak Park & River Forest: Wright and the Prairie
21 – Boulevard Bolt 5K
26 – WOOGMS PARADE:
The Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Memorial Society
28 – Soldier Field 10
29 – Bike the Drive
Columbus & Jackson