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.
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.
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.
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:
-908 West Hill, Champaign–This one is near downtown Champaign and is in a vintage quality neighborhood.
–2535 Windward, Champaign–In The Ponds of Windsor, this condo has space, fresh air and a convenient location for the University of Illinois.
–3917 Wildflower, Champaign–A neat Sawgrass home and even has a front porch for catching the sunset.
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.
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.
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.
Ashland Park 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!
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.
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.
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.