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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Olga Guer asked:
I can see it on mobile not on computer
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Joseph answered:
I'm just putting this info out there for future reference.

As of 2016, Wheaton Warrenville (south side) arguably has the best academics of the three you mentioned. One way to quickly gauge a school's academics is to look at how they fared in state competitions. For ICTM, unless you're going private, you want your school to be in Division 4AA, and you want them to not have zeros on any of the subjects.

In 2015, Wheaton Warrenville South scored points in almost every category and placed 23rd in State, while the other schools in the areas you mentioned got pretty much zeros across the board. To be fair, though, none of the schools did very well.

Now people in the area will always have excuses, like "oh our smartest kids don't participate" and what not, but really... ask anyone in the state and no one will argue that the top schools on the list (Stevenson, Naperville schools, IMSA, New Trier, Evanston, and, recently, both Glenbrook schools) aren't better.

So if you have kids in AP tracks like someone asked about in the comments, keep these points in mind. This is for high school only by the way. But if your kid's about to go to middle school, you should look into a good school district because they start doing placement tests early in those areas. They won't admit it, but it's easier to get placed on advanced tracks as a student there rather than as a transfer.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Rachna Jain answered:
It is possible but selection will be limited. However a townhouse/condo maybe possible with that criteria
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
You are already ahead of the game, there are several options for yo at this point.

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*Unlimited Loan To Value refinances on Fannie/Freddie refinances (only on loans originated before May 31st 2009
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Francisco Garcia Jr answered:

You might want to go to google maps and put the address and you should be able to find if there is a train close to the area.
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Mary Ann Manna answered:
Wheaton is a great place to raise a family.

Did you know there are programs that help first time home buyers with down payment assistance. Visit to find out more about this program. This program can be used with an FHA and other types of loans.

If you have additional questions please call me at 630-222-1202.
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
John Reeves answered:
You might get help from these links: ... more
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Kathy Quaid & Maureen Rooney answered:
The way I describe this town is "Mayberry". I may be dating myself because, quite honestly, with all of the young families moving to town I am not quite sure if they are familiar with the reference. Glen Ellyn is a small town in DuPage County rich in history and tradition. I feel it is a nice socio-economic mix. We have a thriving downtown, College of DuPage, fabulous schools, park district, public library and the Metra train system that gets you to Chicago in 40 minutes!! There are "snobs" everywhere but you don't have hang with them! Let me be the first non-snob Glen Ellyn resident to welcome you to Glen Ellyn!! ... more
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Evelyn Santiago answered:
Anna is spot on. Call the local police and get the information straight from them since they are the best source for that information.

Good luck!
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Evelyn Santiago answered:
I am assuming you want assistance in seeing this particular home since your question was not very specific.

Your best bet is to contact the listing agent on this one. Her co-op commission is so low that the majority of agents will probably only show it if you make up the difference. : Sharon Pobloske 630) 650-4444 or hit the trulia contact and send her an email.

I can send you the name of a local realtor in Lombard if you are looking for someone to represent you.

Good luck!
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Tim Wangler answered:
Lots of parking. 2$ aa day and can pay on site or you can buy a permit if you plan on parking there everyday. Best of luck!
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
William Piotrowski answered:
Hello Celinka,

The best answer here is to get your home appraised. The range on a home appraisal is between $375-$475. This will answer all your questions. A real estate agent can give you a good estimate but an appraisal is your best bet. If you need anything else send me a message. ... more
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Tina Marie & Eddie Mateja answered:
If you are looking at the red houses, those are SOLD, the green ones are FOR SALE. There is a website that is more clear on crimes called HOMEFACTS. or you can actually call the local police department and simply inquire if they report to the specific street or neighbrohood very frequently. ... more
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Airel Hermosillo answered:

This is a matter of comfort , for every buyer . The first thing you should do is know what it is you are going to do . Rent , Buy , Lease . Than you should calculate what your budget is . Than state your absolute needs for this new place. Once you get these things in line ,then you might have the answer to your question. Regardless , feel free to give me a call . I am a local agent in Addison , which is right next door. 50 % of my clients are looking in Glendale Heights and surrounding towns. I believe I could help you with any questions in those areas.

Thank you.

Airel Hermosillo
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Latoya French answered:
Yes i just try to overlook ignorance as it comes so she didnt upset me any only her ignorance did. But yes i posted that last year but i am looking now as well. I see alot but the price range within the alotted price range is lower than what the cost of living is in some areas. So in order to stay in the better school district i took a 3 bedroom but its way too small so i ended up sacrifucing needing more room so they could get in 204 school district and get better education. ... more
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Mon May 27, 2013
Evelyn Santiago answered:
Metra's Union Pacific west serves Lombard to the Ogilve transportation center in Chicago. A one way ticket is 4.75 a 10 ride is 47.50 a monthly is 135.25. Parking is 1.25 for a one day pass at city parking lot first come first serve. Call Metra ... more
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Eric Hall answered:
I grew up in Winfield and know the area quite well. This home is very close to the train station. In fact, these homes are typically purchased by downtown train commuters.

If you would like to see it just let me know.

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