605 East Washington, Urbana Open House

Urbana real estate
605 East Washington in Urbana is open this Sunday, 2-4 pm.

605 East Washington is open for you to experience this Sunday 2-4 pm. There will be many open houses this Sunday , but this is one you want to be sure to see.

This bungalow has a neat front porch with perennials all around. It is a part of that historic Washington Street neighborhood–Roger Ebert’s childhood home is nearby. It is still close to good shopping options and schools.

Come by and we will show you around!

Condo Open House in Savoy

Savoy condo for sale
This condo at 102 Essex in Savoy will be open for you to walk through, Sunday 2-4pm.

102 Essex Lane, Savoy will be open this Sunday from 204 pm. This lovely condo has a nice deck with outside storage.

This place has laundry room, garage, and appliances all included. And it is close to shopping and right on the bus line.

Come by and have a look or call us at 239-7144 for details.

1020 West Armory Open House

 

Champaign real estate open house
1020 W Armory in Champaign is open this weekend–Sunday 2-4p–stop by!

1020 West Armory, Champaign will be open this Sunday. There are many real estate open houses this Sunday–most of them from 2-4 pm. This one is very special.

This lovely home is spacious inside and has lovely perennial gardens all around. It commands a perfect view of the Champaign Country Club and has spacious windows all along the south side.

Garden Walk in Champaign Today

Today is the annual Garden Walk from the U of I Extension. Tickets can be gotten at University of Illinois Extension – Champaign County, 801 N. Country Fair Dr. Suite D, Champaign, IL 61821 or at local garden stores (like Prairie Gardens) today for just $12.

Garden Walk
The annual U of I Extension Garden Walk at 1104 West University, Champaign and other lovely homes.

The tour is from 9-4 today and you will support the U of I Extension Master Gardeners by participating. one of the included homes is at 1104 West University, Champaign.

U of I Extension Garden Walk.
This lovely home on University in Champaign is one of the group included in this year’s Garden Walk in Champaign.

 

Real Estate Open Houses June 8

A really cool way to get to know the area and neighborhoods of Champaign Urbana is to go to real estate open houses this weekend. You don’t have to be a buyer–or seller–and they are free. Agents love it when you come by, and you get to see these homes on the market in CU in their best condition. Look in the News Gazette for listings of all of them. Most are 2-4p on Sunday.

Here are three real estate open houses in Champaign this Sunday that you may want to visit:

918 West Hill even has a picket fence....this is Champaign at irs best.
918 West Hill even has a picket fence….this is Champaign at its best.

-908 West Hill, Champaign–This one is near downtown Champaign and is in a vintage quality neighborhood.

You get this awesome kitchen and all the ease of condo living in this fine home.
You get this awesome kitchen and all the ease of condo living in this fine home.

–2535 Windward, Champaign–In The Ponds of Windsor, this condo has space, fresh air and a convenient location for the University of Illinois.

This sawgrass home is spacious and ready for move in!
This sawgrass home is spacious and ready for move in!

–3917 Wildflower, Champaign–A neat Sawgrass home and even has a front porch for catching the sunset.

U of Flash Index for May, 2014

UI Flash Index
The May U of I Flash Index was published in the News Gazette this morning…and the news is good!

The U of I Flash Index for May is up a bit fron April, and that means good news for the Champaign Urbana area economy. In April the figure descended to 106, falling for the fourth month in a row. Still any number above 100 is considered a positive economic situation for Champaign County. The figure for May is 106.2.

The UI Flash Index is published by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Publiuc Affairs and is a weighted average of important economic factors. The index has been on the rise for many months but decreased steadily since January of this year.

This economic stat is important for the Champaign Urbana real estate market because the price of homes and the CU real estate tempo in general is closely related to the factors that go into this index.

Champaign Open House

709 Newton in Ashland Park

This home in Ashland Park, Champaign is for sale and is also open this weekend. The open house is Sunday, March 30 from 2-4p.

This home in Ashland Park is for sale and will ne open this Sunday afternoon--come on by and have a look.
This home in Ashland Park is for sale and will ne open this Sunday afternoon–come on by and have a look.

Ashland Park in Champaign

Ashland Park is so easy to get to on north Prospect in Champaign.
Ashland Park is so easy to get to on north Prospect in Champaign.

So what is Ashland Park like? It is a nice new area with great starter homes. A cozy community feel pervades this area and of course it is all very close to north Prospect shopping and entertainment. Easy and close access to Parkland College and the University of Illinois makes this place a very desirable location.

This home has one of those popular Ashland Park floor plans including a  two car garage. And there is so much more! Ashland Park is located near bus the route and shopping and dining are just minutes away! Call for a showing! Don’t miss this one; it could be your new home!

Hyatt Place in Downtown Champaign

They say it will be ready soon–and the rooms are being finished now. The new Hyatt Place in Downtown Champaign has seemed so long in coming and may well be ready for guests within a few weeks. Furniture has been unloaded according to their facebook page and the News Gazette ran a picture of their swimmimg pool with water in it last weekend.

Here are some update photos:

Seems not that long ago that this downtown Champaign corner was a hole in the ground!
Seems not that long ago that this downtown Champaign corner was a hole in the ground!
Need a Champaign job? Contact Hyatt Place- they are hiring.
Need a Champaign job? Contact Hyatt Place- they are hiring.

 

 

 

Luxury Homes in Champaign

All around Champaign Urbana there are real estate options for high end homes. Perhaps there are more on the Champaign side, but with the development of Stone Creek, Urbana now has older as well as newer homes for sale over $500,000.

Homes like this in Stone Creek subdivision in Urbana give you fine living near near on of CU's best golf courses.
Homes like this in Stone Creek subdivision in Urbana give you fine living near near on of CU’s best golf courses.

One of the very good areas for homes for sale over $500,000 in Champaign is at 1407 Waverly – right near the Champaign Country Club. Actually the price has just been adjusted on this fine home. Not only is this location perfect, but this one has so much to offer when you open the door as well.

Another good option is right around the corner on Armory. This one has a grand view of the golf course and has gardens to die for.

armory

There are also good options for luxury homes for sale in Urbana right now as well.

Call Sharon today ((217) 621-6308) to have a look at one of these fine homes today- luxury homes is her specialty!

 

 

414 Avondale, Champaign, Illinois

This lovely home is for sale in the Hessel Park neighborhood of Champaign…very near the University of Illinois.

Homes in Hessel Park are a value, they are near bus lines, they are close to downtown Champaign and they have that old Champaign ambiance.

Call us today to have a look at this low maintenance, quality residence.