One of our clients is an investors who buys properties near the University as well as along the train stops and has had great success identifying favorably priced real estate opportunities. There is no reason why you should not have similar success by working with a talented Realtor who is familiar with the Evanston Real Estate market.
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Just to the northeast of this block is a block bounded by Sheridan Road to the east, Orrington Avenue to the west, Lincoln Avenue to the north and Milburn Street to the south. This block is owned by Northwestern University and is used as a field for intramural sports activities. On the original platt and survey of Evanston this block was numbered "Block 89". I have spent many evenings in the middle of that block looking up at the stars. The name of the field where this block resides is "Long Field." Evanston's public water utility and Lake Michigan is located on the east side of Sheridan Road just one block to the east.
I don't know what the cost of these Kendal Townhome lots are going for but what I can tell you is that they are going for a fraction of what they were going for 2-3 years ago when the market peaked.
It's a beautiful neighborhood. Very quiet and so close to the lake, the university and beaches - just to the north Evanston's Lighthouse Beach and just to the east Northwestern University's beach which is located on the northern section of their "lakefill" property which was created in the mid-1960's.
You can't go wrong with the location. It's about as close to the Lake as one can get in Evanston. And it's a very short walk to the Noyes "L" station where you can take the subway downtown to Evanston and Chicago. The METRA train station is located just a little over 1 mile to the west at the intersection of Lincoln and Green Bay Road.
Since they're selling those lots as part of a new construction process, it's hard to know if the prices are "market appropriate" or not... yet. Much depends on how quickly the lots are snatched-up, what type of properties are built upon them, and whether or not they end up "discounting" to sell them.
It's something we Evanston Realtors are keeping a close eye upon, I can assure you.
Evanston is a mature community and has very few "empty lots" to build on, such as those you describe.
new home. There is a home listed for $429,500 on a good size lot near Northwestern. There are many good opportunites to renovate a larger home, plus to rent during. Contact me at 847-305-0628. Full time Realtor
serving clients on the North Shore. Terry Anderson, Broker Koenig & Strey Real Living
I am Bonnie Wilson a Realtor with Koenig & Strey. I have been selling real estate in Evanston for over 20 years.
I know about the properties you are asking about near Northwestern. The vacant lots just came on the market
recently. There was college there and the developer took it down to build houses there about 3 to 4 years ago.
However, the first developer did not work out and another developer took over the land and divided it into several lots. It depends on how big of a house you would like to build.
This properties are in a very desirable location in a very residential area close to the University and
not far from the "L".
There are also another vacant lots on Dempster and Ridge street also not far from transportation.
You are welcome to go to my website at BonnieSWilson.com. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so I can give you more up to date information on these lots and also talk to you about homes that needs renovation.
You can also reach me at 847-226-7292. I would be happy to talk to you about these properties.
Koenig & Strey Real Living
2111 Central St.
Evanston, Il 60202
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