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.
One great way to get to know the Champaign Urbana area is to go to open houses. In good weather you will find scores of them featuring starter homes and fixer uppers to jumbo and luxury homes. Real estate open houses are free–you just have to slip your shoes off and you are free to wander about these homes ready to sell.
This is not only a way to get familiar with CU real estate. It is also a way to size up local realtors. By law they are required to be present. And since they are selling, they are more than willing to answer questions. Most open houses are 2-4 on Sunday afternoon. A few are Friday evening or Saturday, so watch the listings and signs.
Here is a cool address to stop by this Sunday, 2-4pm: 1020 West Armory, Champaign. This one is worth seeing- right on the Champaign Country Club golf course. Sharon Harkness will be there to answer questions and this can be an excellent way to get moving on your home search–or just build your wish list.
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!
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.
There will be many open houses around Champaign Urbana this Sunday. If you want a place with a view, you should see this one.
A relaxing retreat to be sure! Don’t miss this 1st floor end unit, 2 bedroom condo overlooking Lake Devonshire.
Move right in and enjoy cooking in the fully appliance kitchen with breakfast bar.
Spacious living room is highlighted by the fireplace and offers lake views.
Ample parking is available as well as an attached garage. Condo fees include lawn care, snow removal, trash, recycling & exterior maintenance. Centrally located and convenient to parks, bus line and shopping.
Look at this move in ready ranch…walk right in this Sunday between 2 and 4! This home is completely updated and located on a large corner lot in an established neighborhood.
The spacious living room with hardwood floors is highlighted by large windows. Enjoy cooking in the eat-in kitchen, updated in 2010. Brand new HVAC system installed in Oct. 2012. New roof in 2008. Plenty of room in the over sized 2 car garage with workbench.
Convenient to campus, bus lines, shopping and parks!
This luxury home for sale in Champaign will be open this Sunday and we welcome you to come by to see it bewteen 2 and 4pm.
This exceptional home is located near one of Champaign’s premier golf courses. It was completely remodeled in 1994 & 2nd remodel in 2005. The home features an open floor plan and this provides for plenty of space for entertaining.
There are hardwood floors throughout much of the home.
They are 18- 35 years old and there are some 103 million of them who have come of age during one of the biggest housing downturns in history- and a downturn that has been painstakingly slow to get back to “normal”. They have been characterized as the “me, me, me” crowd that lives with their parents and spends hours snapping pics of them selves and throwing them onto facebook and twitter.
This narcissistic horde is also an important part of the Champaign Urbana scene- increasingly so in the last 20 years as new job opportunities have opened up in CU. Good evidence of this is the resurgence of downtown Champaign and the thriving CU music scene.
Will echo boomers buy real estate?
In a recent article on this topic, RIS Media gives a resounding “YES” and this could have huge implications for the emerging Chamapign Urbana Real Estate market. Here are some ideas from the RIS Media analysis:
According to recently released national survey findings from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 75 percent of echo boomers surveyed believe owning a home is a fundamental indicator of success.
Those same respondents also believe they are more informed about home ownership than previous generations of buyers.
More than three-quarters (77 percent) of the next generation of American homeowners surveyed believe they have become increasingly knowledgeable about home ownership due to increased media coverage on real estate topics in the wake of the housing crisis.