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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.

2401 Arden, Champaign, Illinois

Now and then a home comes on the market that offers lots and lots of space. This home has it. Not only is the location very convenient–right off of west Kirby near Centennial Park and High School and Jefferson Middle School.–but it is spacious enough for most Champaign home buyers who are needing space. There are four bedrooms and two baths and an open floor plan.

Arden outside

The home is situated on a large corner lot in a well-established neighborhood.

Ardem LR

The living area has large windows which flood the room with natural light.

Arden dining 2

The dining room which offers access to the deck – perfect for outdoor living.

Arden kitch

The fully-applianced kitchen with ceramic tile flooring offers an abundance of storage and counter space. Wood laminate flooring is found throughout bedrooms and living spaces. Oversized separate laundry room with shelving offers lots of storage.

Arden lower

Lower level with wall of built-in storage features plenty of space for a family room, rec are, office and more!

Champaign County Real Estate

The market looks better and better for homes like this one for sale in Urbana.

The market looks better and better for homes like this one for sale in Urbana.

Real Estate Scene Looks Brighter

The Champaign County Association of Realtors reports that the real estate market in Champaign Urbana looks better and better. Association President Todd Salen made some comments quoted in a recent News Gazette article that give a very encouraging picture for the Champaign Urbana Market:

  • Median prices for homes is up from one year ago
  • Housing starts are up as well
  • The number of pending sales are 41 higher for April compared to a year ago
  • The forecast for the next two months is an expanding real estate market
  • Total value of homes sold so far this year is higher than a year ago
  • The job market in Champaign County is getting stronger

Salen also pointed out that the “echo boom” generation (an important part of the CU demography) are starting to invest in real estate.

So the indicators say this is a good time to list your home for sale…and it is a good time to buy as well.

Spring is the time to get you house on the market

Every year about this time the buyers start thinking about moving and the buying market shows up from out of town. Also as the News Gazette reported recently, the housing ,market has been “up” continuously for the past 19 months. This means that you home for sale in Champaign Urbana is in demand and this is an excellent time to get it listed.

So here are some tips on getting your house ready to sell from As you look over this article you will find that it is really simple: clean, paint, fix, and then clean more. If your house feels dirty and smells when someone walks in you are probably not going to get an offer. And remember: only you love the smell of your dog/cat.

When it comes to spending money- especially remodeling- talk to one of our team first. Sometimes this is a good pre-sale move. But usually it just makes you feel better. We can help you figure out if the investment you might make will pay back.

So give us a call..we can help you figure out what your home will bring, how to get it ready and help you in every step of the process.

This is one our fine listings right now in Champaign.