A home a little further down T Street just sold as an REO for about $200,000 less than it sold a few years ago. I was astonished when I saw that comparable sale hit MLS. Some of the homes are little older, too, but they are also abundant with character and charm. If you don't mind doing a little fixing up, I think you could buy an absolutely gorgeous home in Elmhurst.
Congrats and good luck with your escrow! Thank you for posting a success story on this forum regarding a local agent. Elizabeth is great.
All too often, these online forums seem to be inundated with comments and stories from vocal consumers who share bad experiences, think agents don't work hard enough, think agents have no knowledge base or expertise, etc. Often times, agents who give sound advice open themselves up to ridicule and vitriol from these vocal few...the truly satisfied consumers do not frequently share their good experiences publicly.
Again, thanks for sharing! I am sure Elizabeth will guide you to a successful close of escrow. Enjoy your new home!
I would be happy to set you up with an automated search that will send you all "Just Listed" properties and homes that fit your search criteria. I would also be able to take you and your partner on home tours.
Check out my profile here on Trulia or on my website at http://www.alexamaro.com
You can search the MLS there for free and see if my business philosophy meets the criteria you are looking for in an agent. I'd love the opportunity to interview and work with you.
Have a great day,