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Should You Buy or Rent a Home? Buying vs Renting Analysis

Deciding whether to buy or rent a home may seem like a difficult decision to make.  There are many considerations, especially in the crazy real estate market we’re in now. It used to be that home ownership was something to aspire to.  One DuPage County homeowner we spoke with, after losing nearly $75k on the […]

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carol Stream Library Considering Land Sale

Carol Stream Library Considering Land Sale

View Larger Map The sale of the Carol Stream Library property off Kuhn Road could ultimately lead to an expansion of the College of DuPage satellite campus located just north of the property should COD decide to buy.  A land sale study is underway… If the Carol Stream Public Library board decides to sell its […]

September 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
DuPage County Property Assessments Drop

DuPage County Property Assessments Drop

All of the Chicagoland counties have experienced a decline in assessed property values. Something tells me that the lowered assessment value will have little impact on a lowered property tax bill for 2011.

November 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Look at DuPage County Home Values

A Look at DuPage County Home Values

Throughout the nation, homeowners have felt the sting of declining home values for some time now. A stagnant economy and lack of available jobs have only compounded the issue. Where are home values at in DuPage County? Let’s take a look at the average single-family home values throughout DuPage County…

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Two Brothers Brewing Buys Roundhouse

Two Brothers Brewing Buys Roundhouse

Two Brothers Brewing of Warrenville is in the process of purchasing The Roundhouse in downtown Aurora. Two Brothers Brewing is a local micro-brew company brewing up a selection of excellent beers like Domaine DuPage, Cane & Ebel, and unique, limited-production artisan beers. The historic Roundhouse, once owned by Chicago Bear, Walter Payton, has recently fallen on […]

May 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Naperville Rentals – Homes, Apartments, & Condos

Naperville Rentals – Homes, Apartments, & Condos

A ChicagoNow article from earlier today discusses the current availability of Naperville rentals. Here is the article discussing the homes and condos that are currently available to rent. There is a wide variety of private Naperville rentals available, ranging from $800 to $7500 per month. This will most likely be a continuing trend as homes in Naperville continue to drop in value (as is the case nationwide).

March 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Home Show College of DuPage This Weekend

Home Show College of DuPage This Weekend

The Home Show College of DuPage is this weekend, Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th from 10AM-5PM (both days). The event features exhibits and information from home improvement contractors who serve DuPage County and the surrounding area.

March 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wheaton Park District Wants Old Hubble Property

Wheaton Park District Wants Old Hubble Property

The Wheaton Park District recently released a brief overview document titled Moving Forward: A Community Vision for the Future of Old Hubble Middle School Site.

February 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
DuPage County Property Tax Rates and Information

DuPage County Property Tax Rates and Information

Looking at your DuPage County property tax bill can be a bit confusing. You should know that your tax payment amount due is based on the equalized value your of your property (land and house if applicable).

January 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Home Winterizing, Top 3 Tips

Home Winterizing, Top 3 Tips

It’s not too late to reap the benefits from weatherizing your home. Here are some of the quickest, easiest ways to keep the cold winter air out… These are the top three, low-cost solutions that will bring you significant winter savings:

December 14, 2010 | By | Reply More