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Fri Jan 13, 2017
Butterfluffy asked:
I would like to amend rental description.
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Mohama Tchatagba answered:
Iam also looking to rent in Clarendon Hill. I will be alone through June 2014 when my wife and my two boys will join me. I currntly look for a two-bedroom.
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Andrew Williams answered:
Are you asking what the average home price is in Clarendon Hills?
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Chet Everrett answered:
Your answers are relatively simple to answer on the surface:

-- Can a 2800 sq ft house in Clarendon Hills / Hinsdale be bought and rebuilbuilt for 650k total.
A: Yes, there are a handful of dilapidated homes/ buildable sites available in the desirable portions of Hinsdale / Clarendon Hills served by D181 that are currently listed below $325K which would likely support construction of a home of approximately 2800 sq ft

-- Why is there no new construction/ relatively newer home for around 650k?
A: Most such sites as priced would have significant negatives -- adjacent to a busy roadway, near of loud / unattractive features. No "speculator" would ever invest in such a situation. Frankly even most scrupulous real estate agents / trusted builders would advise against such an expenditure if resale is a consideration to you...

--If so who do we contact.
A: There has been some advertising in local newspapers from builders that are willing to give quotes for this kind of work. I have no direct experience with these kinds of people and I can only recommend that you thoroughly research their qualifications.

The wiser option may be to stick with a town that is closer to your budget or consider a budget that is more aligned to current trends. The current median price per sq ft in CH for closed sales is $270; the median list price in Hinsdale is current $1.05M with a list/sale ratio of over 95%
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Christina Hassen answered:
I know this is an old question but I feel this additional information may be helpful to someone searching for this topic.

While a 50ft wide lot is not too narrow for a builder, note that most lots in Clarendon Hills are 60ft 50ft lot frontage is actually narrow for the town, though it is not too narrow to build a new home (depending on what size home you are interested in building). ... more
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Jan Morel answered:
I don't believe you do have to let them in. Is there a particular situation that has come about that you need help on?
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
blowmebitches answered:
Wow, I hope you didn't take the advice of the "now is always the best time to buy" pumpers, right at the top of the bubble. Lots of those folks are now unemployed or in prison, where they came from. Their round trip was paid for at the expense of a lot of innocent buyers'. Lot less scamming going on now, from what I can see. ... more
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Chet Everrett answered:
There are currently a few builders running advertisments in the local papers (Doings & Suburan Life) that claim to be able to build a home "on your lot" for $799,000. If you read the ad carefully you will see that it is is NOT a "top of the line" home either in design, features or finish.

The things that they will tell you when you ask for details (because they leave out this of the ads) are what will be "upcharges" and from things like appliance selection and light fixtures to deep basements with utilities located to allow for full height finished space, 4 sides of face brick and hardwood doors and even the landscaping it is pretty clear that when the budgeting for new construction of over 4000 sq ft you STILL need to plan on $225/sq ft as being a pretty solid starting point for the costs of "good" quality and closer to $250/ for "better" quality.

Even at theses price points DO NOT expect to get all baths done up in stone counters and tile, "designer" brand kitchen cabinets, "exotic" hardwood floors or any of the other things that are truly "top of the line".

Material costs have not fallen and the supply of skilled labor is not expanding.

Existing construction is generally selling below replacement costs ...
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Sat Jul 17, 2010
Sue Boparai answered:
Hi John,
I have built several homes in Clarendon Hills as builder/investor/agent. Depending upon what upgrades you put in the house, a 3200 sq ft home in Clarendon Hills can be built for around $500K. If you are still in the market to build, you can contact me and we can discuss about various styles/upgrades of homes and approximate cost to build. ... more
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
Arthur answered:
Just thinking about moving from Hinsdale to CH or Burr Ridge, to get a little bigger home and lot...

Thanks for the help...
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Sun Apr 13, 2008
Joan Crane, ePro answered:
It greatly varies from area to area, neighborhood to neighborhood. Can we narrow it down to a town? I can find out the average price per square foot. Then you can figure it out from there for different size homes. ... more
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