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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Tefft Middle School Tefft Middle School is a 7-8 school in District 46, and is located at 1100 Shirley Avenue in Streamwood, IL. It services homes in Bartlett, Hanover Park, and Streamwood. Average taxes $5,685 Average year built 1982 Photos of Tefft Middle School Homes for sale that attend Tefft Middle School Address Beds Baths Built Price 281 Western Ave., Bartlett, IL 4 2.1 1985 $305,000 7051 Mulberry St., Hanover Park, IL 5 2 1965 $250,000 6967 Hemlock St., Hanover Park, IL 5 2.1 1971 $260,000 566 Adare Rd., Bartlett, IL 4 2 1991 $272,000 5217 Cinema Dr., Hanover Park, IL 4 2 1973 $229,900 View all 70 homes for sale that attend Tefft Middle School »Sales Summary  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 1835 108 $195,465...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Indian Hills, Germantown, Wisconsin - July 2020Indian Hills is a single family home neighborhood. Indian Hills is located in Germantown, Wisconsin north of County Line Road and east of Division Road. There is currently 1 home in Indian Hills for sale ranging from $339,900 to $339,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $4,581 2,420 ft2 1988 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price N97W16621 Chippewa Dr. 3 2.5 $339,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold N97W16777 Chippewa Dr. 3 2.5 $372,500 N97W16799 Navajo Dr. 3 2.0 $335,000 N99W16981 Chick A Dee Ct. 3 2.0 $305,000 N97W16688 Chippewa Dr. 3 2.5 $370,000 N97W16885 Navajo Dr. 4 2.5 $350,000 N97W16981 Cheyenne Ct. 3 2.5 $325,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District County Line Elementary School Elementary Germantown Kennedy ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Cambridge, Wisconsin - July 2020There is currently 1 home in Cambridge for sale. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,878 1,932 ft2 2098 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price W9354 Oakland Dr. 2 2.0 $279,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 803 Chickadee Dr. 5 3.0 $372,500 208 Canterbury Ct. 4 3.5 $485,000 606 Drumlin Tr. 5 3.5 $433,500 115 Waverly Dr. 2 2.0 $174,900 102 Waverly Dr. 2 2.0 $210,000 817 Bluebird Pass 4 3.0 $450,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Cambridge Elementary School Elementary Cambridge Nikolay Middle School Middle Cambridge Cambridge High School High Cambridge View All Schools Marco Amidei is a WI licensed real estate broker with RE/MAX Suburban. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part fr...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ambassador House is a condo high-rise built in 1960 in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Ambassador House is located on State between Goethe and Banks just 2 blocks west of Lake Shore Drive at 1325 N. State. Average taxes in Ambassador House $6,587 Average association fees in Ambassador House $1,095 ($587 - $2,053) Average home size in Ambassador House 1,514 ft2 Average lot size in Ambassador House 0.00 acres Average year built in Ambassador House 1968 Photos of Ambassador House Homes for sale in Ambassador House Address Beds Baths Built Price 1325 State Pkwy. #17D 1 1 1963 $319,000 1325 State Pkwy. #21A 2 2 1968 $869,000 1325 State Pkwy. #7E 2 2.1 1969 $389,888 1325 State Pkwy. #6F 2 2 1963 $550,000 1325 State Pkwy. #18B 2 2 1963 $575,000 Sales Summary for Ambassador House  (Jul ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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121 S. Western is an 18 unit condo building built in 2007. 121 S. Western Avenue is located in the United Center neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 121 S. Western $0 Average association fees in 121 S. Western $0 Average home size in 121 S. Western 0 ft2 Average lot size in 121 S. Western 0.00 acres Average year built in 121 S. Western 0 Homes for sale in 121 S. Western Address Beds Baths Built Price 121 Western Ave. #2 3 2 2005 $295,900 Sales Summary for 121 S. Western  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 3 197 $254,933 $244,267 95.8% 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 highest price. Call Us Today!  888-...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hanover Gardens is a single family neighborhood built in the 1960s. Hanover Gardens is located in Hanover Park, Illinois on Barrington Road south of Route 19. Average taxes in Hanover Gardens $5,080 Average association fees in Hanover Gardens $0 Average home size in Hanover Gardens 1,407 ft2 Average lot size in Hanover Gardens 0.25 acres Average year built in Hanover Gardens 1966 Photos of Hanover Gardens Homes for sale in Hanover Gardens Address Beds Baths Built Price 7051 Mulberry St. 5 2 1965 $250,000 1729 Redwood Ave. 3 2 1961 $244,900 7411 Astor #d Ave. 6 3 1972 $349,900 Sales Summary for Hanover Gardens  (Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 28, 2020) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 65 $228,117 $223,583 98.0% HomesByMarco sold over 300 homes last year Thinking o...
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...
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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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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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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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 Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Is it time for a new adventure for you? What are you waiting for? Start your new adventure here, this property has so much to offer. This is the perfect place to start your new adventure! Enjoy peace & serenity with expansive views just minutes from Devil's Tower! This versatile property has covenants that can easily be changed to suit your needs!As is, you will find a recently updated & cozy home on 11 acres to roam, with a putt putt golf course behind. Live in this quiet space, use it as an Air BnB, add other homes or buildings, or maybe even get the putt putt business up and going again! All furnishings will stay with the home so it can be ready to live in or rent out! The possibilities are endless! This is very unique home; this home is very open with a country feel to it. This home...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Grove, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin - July 2020There is currently 1 home in Lake Grove for sale ranging from $254,900 to $254,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $5,221 1,966 ft2 1949 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 850 W. Wisconsin Ave. 4 1.5 $254,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 850 W. Wisconsin Ave. 3 1.5 $215,000 910 W. La Belle Ave. 3 2.0 $357,500 904 W. La Belle Ave. 3 4.0 $567,000 SCHOOLS School Level District Park Lawn Elementary School Elementary Oconomowoc Area Oconomowoc High School High Oconomowoc Area View All Schools Marco Amidei is a WI licensed real estate broker with RE/MAX Suburban. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of Metro Multiple Listing Service, Inc.. Real estate listings h...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Dalles, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin - July 2020Dalles is a condominium community built in the 1990's. Dalles is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin east of Appleton Avenue on Main Street and Water Street. There is currently 1 home in Dalles for sale ranging from $179,900 to $179,900. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,389 $55/month 1,216 ft2 1992 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price W164N8925 Water St. #301 2 2.0 $179,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 16301 W. Main St. #C3 1 1.0 $108,000 W164 N8925 Water St. #405 2 2.0 $145,000 N89W16301 Main St. #C5 1 1.0 $112,000 W164N8925 Water St. #406 2 2.0 $150,000 N89W16301 Main St. #2 1 1.0 $82,000 N89W16301 Main St. #6 1 1.0 $60,500 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Riverside Elementary School Element...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Orchards of Bartlett is a single family home and duplex home community built in the early 1990's by Kirk Corp. Orchards of Bartlett features 160 duplexes with floor plans ranging from 1,450 to 2,005 square feet of living space. The single family homes feature ranch, split-level, loft-home and two-story floor plans ranging from 1,580 to 2,300 square feet of living space. The Orchards of Bartlett is located on Bartlett Road south of Stearns Road in Bartlett, Illinois. Average taxes in Orchards of Bartlett $6,571 Average association fees in Orchards of Bartlett $3 ($2 - $5) Average home size in Orchards of Bartlett 1,779 ft2 Average lot size in Orchards of Bartlett 0.27 acres Average year built in Orchards of Bartlett 1991 Homes for sale in Orchards of Bartlett Address Beds Baths Built Pri...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Lebanon, Wisconsin - July 2020There are currently 3 homes in Lebanon for sale ranging from $185,000 to $380,000. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,174 $23/month 1,684 ft2 1965 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price N890 County Road R #N894 3 1.5 $185,000 N1778 County Road R 6 4.5 $284,900 N353 Wiley Rd. 3 2.5 $380,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold N1789 County Road R     $7,000 606 N. County Rd R 3 1.0 $135,000 W2896 Oak Rd. 3 1.0 $254,000 138 Serenity Oaks Ter. 3 2.0 $76,000 65 Mourning Dove Dr. 3 1.5 $56,500 16 Meadow Lark Ln. 2 1.0 $20,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Dodgeland Elementary School Elementary Dodgeland Douglas Elementary School Elementary Watertown Unified Honor Elementary School Elementary Herman-Neosho-Ru...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Northridge, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - July 2020Northridge is a northern subdivision situated in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Northridge is located directly south of Mequon Nature Preserve and is home to Kohl Park. There is currently 1 home in Northridge for sale ranging from $114,989 to $114,989. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,878 2,067 ft2 1991 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 8624 W. Green Brook Dr. 3 1.0 $114,989 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 9306 N. Burbank Ave. 4 2.5 $275,000 7938 W. Glenbrook Ave. 3 1.5 $200,000 8228 W. Glenbrook Rd. 3 1.5 $174,000 8651 W. Greenbrook Dr. 3 1.5 $165,000 9123 N. 85th St. #B-2 2 1.0 $44,000 7970 W. Glenbrook Rd. 4 2.5 $265,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Barton Elementary School Elementary Milwaukee View...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stone Creek Farms, Mequon, Wisconsin - July 2020Stone Creek Farms is a single family home subdivision built starting in 2006. Stone Creek Farms is located in Mequon, Wisconsin on Stone Creek Drive north of Donges Bay Road. There is currently 1 home in Stone Creek Farms for sale ranging from $879,900 to $879,900. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $7,029 $125/month 4,297 ft2 2007 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 10518 N. Stone Creek Dr. 5 3.5 $879,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 10540 N. Stone Creek Dr. 5 4.5 $875,000 10540 N. Stone Creek Dr. 4 3.5 $985,000 10518 N. Stone Creek Dr. 4 3.5 $869,900 10502 N. Stone Creek Dr. 4 3.5 $865,000 10414 N. Stone Creek Dr. 4 3.5 $830,000 SCHOOLS School Level District Donges Bay Elementary School Elementary Mequon-Thiensvil...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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East Sutton, Waukesha, Wisconsin - July 2020East Sutton is a condominium community built in the late 1980's. East Sutton is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin on East Sutton Place north of Madison Street and east of Merrill Hills Road. There are currently 2 homes in East Sutton for sale ranging from $234,900 to $254,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,776 1,641 ft2 1989 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 106 E. Sutton Pl. #C 2 2.5 $234,900 109 East Sutton Pl. 2 2.0 $254,900 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 103 East Sutton Pl. #C 2 1.5 $210,000 110 E. Sutton Pl. #D 2 2.5 $287,000 103 E. Sutton Pl. #D 2 2.0 $218,000 115 E. Sutton Pl. #D 2 2.5 $225,000 117 E. Sutton Pl. #C 2 2.5 $205,000 117 E. Sutton Pl. #B 2 2.5 $205,000 View All Recent Sales SCHOOLS School Level District Bet...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgerton Middle School, Edgerton, Wisconsin - July 2020There is currently 1 home that attend Edgerton Middle School for sale ranging from $275,000 to $275,000. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,981 $6/month 1,614 ft2 1966 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 1201 E. Shane Ln. 3 2.0 $275,000 RECENT SALES Address Beds Baths Sold 416 E. Richardson Springs Rd. 3 2.0 $220,000 372 Lake Shore Dr. 2 1.0 $195,000 790 Hain Rd. 3 2.0 $296,000 1023 E. Lakeside Dr. 3 2.0 $235,000 1509 E. Road Five 3 2.0 $187,000 910 E. Mason Dr. 3 2.0 $295,900 View All Recent Sales Marco Amidei is a WI licensed real estate broker with RE/MAX Suburban. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of Metro Multiple Listing Service, Inc.....