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.

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.

Real Estate Open Houses

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.

1020 W Armorym Champaign is open this weekend--Sunday 2-4p--stop by!
1020 W Armorym Champaign is open this weekend–Sunday 2-4p–stop by!

 

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!

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.

2121 Harbortown, Champaign, Illinois

Open Houses in Champaign this Sunday

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.

1809 Peach, Champaign, IL

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!

Real Estate Open House in Champaign

1407 Waverly Drive, Champaign, Illinois

This home on Waverly will be open this Sunday, 2-4pm.
This home on Waverly will be open this Sunday, 2-4pm.

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.

Come by to experience this lovely home.

The “Echo Boom” Generation in Champaign Urbana

Who are echo boomers?

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.

Condos like this for sale in Champaign are often exactly what the echo boomers are seeking in real estate.
Condos like this for sale in Champaign are often exactly what the echo boomers are seeking in real estate.

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.

With these changes in perspective and a healthy amount of homes for sale in Champaign Urbana, this demographic can make a huge difference over the next few months. Consider also that the good supply of lofts and upper story condos for sale in downtown Champaign offer desirable options for this market.