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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Camelot Village, Greenfield, Wisconsin - July 2020Camelot Village is a condo community built in the late 1960's. Camelot Village is located in Greenfield, Wisconsin south of Edgerton Avenue and west of 27th Street. There is currently 1 home in Camelot Village for sale ranging from $139,900 to $139,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,511 1,412 ft2 1967 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 5132 S. King Arthurs Ct. 2 1.5 $139,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 3134 W. King Arthur Ct. 2 4.0 $144,900 3241 W. Canterbury Rd. 2 1.5 $139,900 3133 W. Canterbury Rd. 2 2.0 $114,900 3217 W. Canterbury Rd. 2 1.5 $123,000 3125 W. King Arthurs Ct. 2 1.5 $125,000 3220 W. King Arthurs Ct. 2 1.5 $105,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Elm Dale Elementary School Element...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hickorywood, West Allis, Wisconsin - July 2020Hickorywood is a condominium complex built in the early 1970's. Hickorywood is located in West Allis, Wisconsin on Oklahoma Avenue and Manitoba Street east of 84th Street. There is currently 1 home in Hickorywood for sale ranging from $97,900 to $97,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,134 940 ft2 1972 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 8102 W. Oklahoma #15 2 2.0 $97,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 8102 W. Oklahoma Ave. #9 1 1.0 $90,000 8117 W. Manitoba St. #14 2 2.0 $82,000 8006 W. Oklahoma Ave. #4 2 2.0 $73,000 8016 W. Oklahoma #7 2 2.0 $72,420 8102 W. Oklahoma Ave. #19 2 1.5 $73,400 8118 W. Oklahoma Ave. #13 2 2.0 $84,500 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Mitchell Elementary School Elementary West All...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Eagle Pointe, Delavan, Wisconsin - July 2020Eagle Pointe is a condo community built in the early 1990's. Eagle Pointe is located in Delavan, Wisconsin on Eagle Pointe Drive west of 2nd Street. There is currently 1 home in Eagle Pointe for sale ranging from $243,000 to $243,000. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,137 $116/month 1,928 ft2 2001 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 121 A Eagle Pointe 2 3.0 $243,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 106 Eagle Pointe Dr. #B 3 2.0 $185,000 125 Eagle Pointe Dr. #B 3 3.5 $223,000 102 Eagle Pointe Rd. #A 2 2.0 $215,000 102B Eagle Pointe Dr. 3 2.0 $163,000 126 Eagle Pointe Dr. #C 3 3.0 $210,000 114C Eagle Pointe Dr. 3 2.5 $165,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Darien Elementary School Elementary Delavan-D...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hickory Oaks is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Pasquinelli Construction. Hickory Oaks features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,700 to 2,600 square feet of living space. Hickory Oaks is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois on Boughton west of Naperville Road. Average taxes in Hickory Oaks $7,078 Average association fees in Hickory Oaks $0 Average home size in Hickory Oaks 2,208 ft2 Average lot size in Hickory Oaks 0.25 acres Average year built in Hickory Oaks 1995 Homes for sale in Hickory Oaks Address Beds Baths Built Price 273 Hickory Oaks Dr. 4 2.1 1993 $349,900 Sales Summary for Hickory Oaks  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 99 $277,233 $272,150 98.2% HomesByMarco sold over 300 ho...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cedar Hedge, Cedarburg, Wisconsin - July 2020Cedar Hedge is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970's. Cedar Hedge is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin east of Sheboygan Road and south of Highway 60. There is currently 1 home in Cedar Hedge for sale ranging from $389,900 to $389,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $4,960 2,044 ft2 1975 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price W59N949 Essex Dr. 4 2.5 $389,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold N91W5877 Dorchester Dr. 3 2.0 $333,000 W58N976 Essex Dr. 5 2.5 $337,000 W59N949 Essex Dr. 4 2.5 $365,000 W58N965 Oxford Ct. 3 2.0 $298,000 N100W5926 Oxford Dr. 4 2.5 $358,100 N99W5820 Oxford Dr. 4 2.5 $309,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Parkview Elementary School Elementary Cedarburg Webster Middle School Midd...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Longview, Racine, Wisconsin - July 2020Longview is a single family home neighborhood. Longview is located in Racine, Wisconsin east of Ohio Street and south of Olive Street. There is currently 1 home in Longview for sale ranging from $219,900 to $219,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,116 1,208 ft2 1956 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 2832 Virginia St. 3 2.0 $219,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 4500 Blue River Ave. 3 1.0 $134,300 4400 Blue River Ave. 3 1.5 $149,000 2832 Virginia St. 3 1.0 $155,000 2832 Illinois St. 2 1.0 $120,000 4400 Blue River Ave. 3 1.0 $86,500 SCHOOLS School Level District Johnson Elementary School Elementary Racine Unified Starbuck Middle School Middle Racine Unified Park High School High Racine Unified View All Schools Marco Amidei is a WI...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lone Oak Estates, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin - July 2020Lone Oak Estates is a duplex/condominium community built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Lone Oak Estates is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin east of Pilgrim Road and north of Mill Road. There is currently 1 home in Lone Oak Estates for sale ranging from $349,900 to $349,900. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $4,715 $9/month 2,018 ft2 2000 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price W154N6612 Marvel Dr. #36 2 2.5 $349,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold W155N6549 Blue Heron Dr. 2 3.0 $315,000 N48W16089 Lone Oak Ln. 3 3.0 $325,000 W155N6540 Blue Heron Dr. #10 3 2.0 $300,000 N66W15498 Raven Way Dr. 3 3.0 $330,000 W155N6589 Blue Heron Dr. 2 3.0 $342,000 W155N6633 Blue Heron Dr. 2 2.0 $269,650 View All Recent Sa...
By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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https://issuu.com/twomoveyou/docs/buyingahomesummer2020-edit If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the homebuying process, and the truth on why it should never be your only go-to source of information and support when it comes to making such an important decision. Call TwoMoveYou team directly at 647-697-7413 for all your real estate needs. We are at your service.
By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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La Belle Shores, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - July 2020La Belle Shores is a 10 unit condo building built in 1984. La Belle Shores is located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin at 326 N. Lake Road. There are currently 2 homes in La Belle Shores for sale ranging from $599,000 to $599,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $5,110 1,684 ft2 1984 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 326 N. Lake Rd. #3A 2 2.0 $599,900 326 N. Lake Rd. #3B 2 2.0 $599,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 326 N. Lake Rd. #3BS 2 2.0 $395,000 326 N. Lake Rd. #1B S 2 2.0 $374,250 326 N. Lake Rd. #3A 2 0.0 $390,000 326 N. Lake Rd. #1A North 2 2.0 $440,000 326 N. Lake Rd. #2N 2 2.0 $269,000 326 N. Lake Rd. #4B S 2 2.0 $276,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Greenland Elementary School Elementary Oconomow...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Six North Michigan Condos is a luxury mid-rise condo building located in the Historical Michigan Avenue district in the Central Loop of Chicago, Illinois at 6 N Michigan Avenue. Six North Michigan is a full amenity building featuring door staff, rooftop deck, party room, theater room, fitness center with steam and sauna and on-site parking. It is located close to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, museums and expressways. Average taxes in Six North Michigan Condos $5,091 Average association fees in Six North Michigan Condos $1,010 ($420 - $4,749) Average home size in Six North Michigan Condos 1,334 ft2 Average lot size in Six North Michigan Condos 0.00 acres Average year built in Six North Michigan Condos 1902 Photos of Six North Michigan Condos Homes for sale in Six North Mi...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About McKenzie Elementary School McKenzie Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 39, and is located at 649 Prairie Avenue in Wilmette, IL. It services homes in Wilmette. Average taxes $11,367 Average year built 1963 Photos of McKenzie Elementary School Homes for sale that attend McKenzie Elementary School Address Beds Baths Built Price 100 16th St., Wilmette, IL 4 4 1911 $825,000 1720 Washington Ave., Wilmette, IL 5 5.1 2020 $1,695,000 627 Ridge Rd. #402, Wilmette, IL 1 1 1966 $141,500 1244 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL 3 3.1 2000 $665,000 1416 Isabella St., Wilmette, IL 4 2 1919 $725,000 View all 40 homes for sale that attend McKenzie Elementary School »Sales Summary  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 790 117 $785,729 ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Maple Grove Elementary School, Greenfield, Wisconsin - July 2020There are currently 2 homes that attend Maple Grove Elementary School for sale ranging from $197,000 to $198,500. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,415 1,347 ft2 1965 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 4055 S. 83rd St. 4 2.0 $197,000 4056 S. 90th St. 3 1.5 $198,500 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 4300 68th St. 3 1.5 $240,000 4263 S. 91st Pl. 3 1.5 $139,680 7803 W. Bottsford Ave. 2 1.0 $133,500 8050 W. Forest Home Ave. 3 2.0 $256,250 8302 W. Plainfield Ave. 3 2.5 $325,000 4014 S. 84th St. 3 1.5 $138,000 View All Recent Sales SUBDIVISIONS Subdivision Level Average Adam Klopfers Adam Klopfers is a single family home neighborhood. Adam Klopfers is located in Greenfield, Wisconsin east of 84th Street and north of L...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Jackson Towers is a condo duplex high-rise built in the 1920s in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Jackson Towers is located at 5555 South Everett. Average taxes in Jackson Towers $3,667 Average association fees in Jackson Towers $1,618 ($864 - $2,369) Average home size in Jackson Towers 2,173 ft2 Average lot size in Jackson Towers 0.00 acres Average year built in Jackson Towers 1925 Homes for sale in Jackson Towers Address Beds Baths Built Price 5555 Everett Ave. #D-6 4 3 1922 $399,900 Sales Summary for Jackson Towers  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 113 $440,166 $429,000 97.5% HomesByMarco has sold 47 homes in Chicago Thinking of selling your home in Chicago? We are experts in the area. We'll sell your home quickl...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bark River Crossing, Merton, Wisconsin - July 2020Bark River Crossing is a single family home subdivision built in the early to mid 2010's. Bark River Crossing is located in Merton, Wisconsin south of Highway VV and east of Dorn Road. There is currently 1 home in Bark River Crossing for sale ranging from $565,000 to $565,000. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $5,707 $19/month 3,176 ft2 2005 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price W290N7341 Bark River Ct. 4 3.5 $565,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold W290N7341 Bark River Ct. 4 3.5 $545,000 W286N7294 Bark River Rd. 4 3.5 $522,500 N73W29039 Bark River Rd. 4 3.5 $509,000 W290N7388 Bark River Ct. 4 4.5 $582,000 N75W28674 Coldstream Dr. 4 2.5 $575,900 N75W28360 Stillwater Ct. 5 3.5 $480,500 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS Sch...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woods Of Hobson Green is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1980's and early 1990's. 'Woods Of Hobson Green is the only gated community manned 24 hours a day. Woods of Hobson Green is located in Naperville, Illinois north of 75th Street and west of Greene Road. Average taxes in Woods Of Hobson Green $17,005 Average association fees in Woods Of Hobson Green $245 ($185 - $292) Average home size in Woods Of Hobson Green 4,937 ft2 Average lot size in Woods Of Hobson Green 0.41 acres Average year built in Woods Of Hobson Green 1991 Photos of Woods Of Hobson Green Homes for sale in Woods Of Hobson Green Address Beds Baths Built Price 8S341 Whittington Ct. 4 4.1 1989 $699,900 23W341 Hampton Cir. 5 5.1 2002 $890,000 Sales Summary for Woods Of Hobson Green  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 2...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Park Central, New Berlin, Wisconsin - July 2020Park Central is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 2010's. Park Central is located in New Berlin, Wisconsin east of Sunny Slope Road and south of National Avenue. There is currently 1 home in Park Central for sale ranging from $589,900 to $589,900. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $6,094 $13/month 3,238 ft2 2007 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 13750 W. Foxwood Dr. 4 3.5 $589,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 13850 W. Foxwood Dr. 4 2.5 $515,000 3495 S. Highpointe Dr. 3 3.5 $475,000 13785 W. Foxwood Dr. 4 3.5 $510,000 13865 W. Park Central Blvd. 3 3.5 $450,000 13685 W. Foxwood Dr. 3 2.5 $450,000 13830 W. Foxwood Dr. 4 3.0 $520,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Orchard ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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623 W. Drummond Street is a 14 unit townhouse community built in 1989. 623 W. Drummond Street is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 623 W. Drummond $7,278 Average association fees in 623 W. Drummond $0 Average home size in 623 W. Drummond 2,192 ft2 Average lot size in 623 W. Drummond 0.00 acres Average year built in 623 W. Drummond 1988 Homes for sale in 623 W. Drummond Address Beds Baths Built Price 623 Drummond Pl. #2 3 2.1 1991 $489,000 Sales Summary for 623 W. Drummond  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 107 $483,000 $437,044 90.5% HomesByMarco has sold 47 homes in Chicago Thinking of selling your home in Chicago? We are experts in the area. We'll sell your home quickly and for the hig...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Huntington Park, Mequon, Wisconsin - July 2020Huntington Park is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1970's and 1980's. Huntington Park is located in Mequon, Wisconsin west of Swan Road and south of Donges Bay Road. There is currently 1 home in Huntington Park for sale ranging from $409,900 to $409,900. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $4,547 $8/month 2,400 ft2 1986 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 10139 N. Foxkirk Dr. 4 3.0 $409,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 10127 N. Foxkirk Dr. 3 2.5 $335,000 9310 W. Stanford Ct. 4 2.5 $386,000 9435 W. Huntington Dr. 3 3.0 $354,600 10220 N. Foxkirk Dr. 3 2.5 $360,500 9326 W. Stanford Ct. 5 2.5 $350,000 10141 N. Concord Dr. 4 2.5 $335,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Wilson Elementary Sc...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Six Points East, West Allis, Wisconsin - July 2020Six Points East is a 41 unit condo building built in 2008. Six Points East is located at 6330 W. Greenfield Avenue in West Allis, Wisconsin. There is currently 1 home in Six Points East for sale ranging from $275,000 to $275,000. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $5,619 2,266 ft2 2008 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 6330 W. Greenfield Ave. #402 2 2.5 $275,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 6330 W. Greenfield Ave. #414 2 2.5 $242,500 6330 W. Greenfield #406 2 3.0 $236,000 6330 W. Greenfield Ave. #402 2 2.5 $212,000 6330 W. Greenfield #406 2 3.0 $185,000 6330 W. Greenfield Ave. #414 2 2.5 $190,000 6330 W. Greenfield #406 1 2.5 $234,900 Marco Amidei is a WI licensed real estate broker with RE/MAX Suburban. The data relating t...