12329 Seminole Road Palos Park, IL 60464

(Published on - 9/26/2017 8:56:45 PM)

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 Detached Single MLS #: 09743729    
  ACTV List Date: 09/05/2017    
Area: 464   List Dt Rec: 09/07/2017 Sold Price:  
Address: 12329 S Seminole Rd , Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Directions: LaGrange to 123rd/McCarthy,East on 123rd/McCarthy,South on 86th, left on Cherokee, right on Seminole
Closed:   Contract:   Concessions:  
Off Market:   Financing:   Contingency:  
Year Built: 1967 Blt Before 78: Yes Curr. Leased: No
Dimensions: .51 ACRES    
Ownership: Fee Simple Subdivision: Palos Dells Model:  
Corp Limits: Palos Park Township: Palos County: Cook
Coordinates: S:14 W:10     # Fireplaces: 1
Rooms: 11 Bathrooms (full/half): 2 / 1 Parking: Garage
Bedrooms: 4 Master Bath: Full # Spaces: Gar:2
Basement: Full Bsmnt. Bath: No Parking Incl. In Price: Yes
 From the moment you drive in to the tree lined subdivision to the moment you enter this immaculately kept home, you will know you have come across something special. Whether it be the proximity to 14,000 acres of forest preserves and 51 miles of bike paths and trails or the thoughts of entertaining on this half acre corner lot, the ideas and imagination are endless. Nothing to do but unpack and plan your enjoyment because 2017 was the year of remodeling. The two full and one half baths were gutted and appeal to the fussiest of tastes. Generous room sizes, a walk out balcony and a wood burning fireplace that is perfect for curling up to a good book on one of those cold Chicago winters. It's a good life but owning this home makes for an excellent life.
School Data
Elementary: Palos East (118)  
Junior High: Palos South (118)  
High School: Amos Alonzo Stagg (230)  
Amount: $0  
Frequency: Not Applicable  
Special Assessments: No  
Special Service Area: No
Master Association: No
Amount: $7,592.10
PIN: 23263030140000 (Map)
Mult PINs:  
Tax Year: 2016
Tax Exmps: Homeowner, Senior
Waterfront: No
Appx SF: 2800**
SF Source: Landlord/Tenant/Seller
Bldg. Assess. SF:  
Acreage: 0.5135
Room Name  Size Level Flooring Win Trmt  Room Name  Size Level Flooring Win Trmt 
Living Room 23X12 Main Level Carpet Curtains/Drapes Master Bedroom 19X12 2nd Level Carpet Plantation Shutters
Dining Room 15X10 Main Level Carpet   2nd Bedroom 12X11 2nd Level Carpet Shades
Kitchen 13X12 Main Level Hardwood Blinds 3rd Bedroom 12X13 2nd Level Carpet Shades
Family Room 12X11 Main Level Hardwood Curtains/Drapes 4th Bedroom 12X10 2nd Level Carpet Blinds
Laundry Room 20X5 Main Level Ceramic Tile Blinds          
Foyer 9X6 Main Level Hardwood   Recreation Room 18X10 Basement Ceramic Tile  
Exercise Room 11X8 Basement     Utility Room-Lower Level 12X7 Basement    
Workroom 25X13 Basement              
Interior Property Features: Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Laundry 
Exterior Property Features: Balcony, Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Grill-Outdoors
Age:41-50 Years, Rehab in 2017
Type:2 Stories
Exterior:Brick, Frame
Air Cond:Central Air
Heating:Gas, Forced Air
Kitchen:Eating Area-Table Space
Appliances:Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Basement Details:Finished
Bath Amn:
Fireplace Details:Wood Burning
Fireplace Location:Living Room
Electricity:100 Amp Service
Equipment:Humidifier, Ceiling Fan, Fan-Whole House, Sump Pump
Additional Rooms:Foyer, Recreation Room, Exercise Room, Utility Room-Lower Level, Workroom
Garage Ownership:Owned
Garage On Site:Yes
Garage Type:Attached
Garage Details:
Parking Ownership:
Parking On Site:
Parking Details:
Exst Bas/Fnd:
Disability Access:No
Disability Details:
Exposure:S (South), W (West)
Lot Size:.50-.99 Acre
Lot Desc:Corner, Irregular, Wooded
Roof:Asphalt/Glass (Shingles)
Water:Lake Michigan
Const Opts:
General Info:School Bus Service, Commuter Train
Amenities:Horse-Riding Area, Horse-Riding Trails, Pond/Lake, Street Lights, Street Paved
Asmt Incl:None
HERS Index Score:
Green Discl:
Green Rating Source:
Green Feats:
Sale Terms:Conventional, FHA, VA, Cash Only
Occ Date:
Addl. Sales Info.:None
Agent Owned/Interest:No
Useful Links

A Letter To A Prospective For Sale By Owner

(Published on - 5/11/2017 2:31:32 AM)




I met Bob today in one of the local shops in town today and as he was leaving, he asked me for a list of multi unit building in the area . He then went on to tell me about a family member moving out of the area and wanted my opinion of what I though of their attempt to sell their home without the services of a Realtor or as we like to say in the industry a FSBO( pronounced fizzbo ).  I gave him a couple of thoughts, we wished each other a good night and I pulled my iPad out and emailed him the list of multi unit buildings.


I received an email from Bob this evening thanking me for the list and if I could repeat what I told him about my opinions of going it alone as a FSBO.  Instead of merely repeating my thoughts I did a little research and below is my answer to Bob.




Thank you for reaching out to me today. Real estate as you know is a commodity and the price is set by supply and demand.  Last year 418 residential properties sold in Woodridge and of that number 402(96.17%) utilized the services of a Realtor.  I don't know what the percentage of the remaining 3.83% that sold to a family member but let's say half (1.915).  Just under 2% were successful and I haven't even attempted to track how many for sale by owners eventually turned their homes over to Realtors after failed attempts .


Last year the average asking price in Woodridge  on those 402 homes was $259,573. The average sales price was $251,850 or 97.1 % of asking price.  When a buyer knows that a seller is not paying a professional fee to a Realtor they typically use that in their negotiations against the seller to bring down the price.


With the low percentage of for sale by owners that are successful and the higher percentage of dollars a Realtor can provide, why would anybody not utilize the services of a professional? See, it's not what you pay in fees that matter it's what are you netting at the closing table when it's all said and done?  If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to contact me.


This is just the tip of the iceberg, I didn't get into all of the little annoying things that make using a Realtor a far better investment.   It's a good life when you use a Realtor to list your most valuable asset. 

Chicagoland PMSA Stats.

(Published on - 5/1/2017 2:14:16 PM)
Last month I asked the question of the  followers of my newsletter, what they would like to see on a monthly basis.  I didn't receive much feedback so I thought why not provide information of  what I'm seeing in today's real estate market .  
In April the Chicagoland PMSA ( Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas) experienced an increase in median  sales price from $230,000 in March to $242,500, a 5.4% increase.  14,179 properties were under contract at the end of April  which was up from March's 13,452, a 9.1 % jump indicating buyers are still buying properties despite the historical low inventories. 
Last month I explained how inventories are calculated and that six months of inventory is a healthy real estate market.  The more inventory benefits the buyers and less inventory benefits the sellers. At the end of April there were 32,649 properties for sale in the Chicagoland area down 2.9% from March's 33,623.
Sellers are averaging 95.9 % of their their original asking price  and  market times are averaging 91 days which means more money and less time to get to the closing table.
If you would like a detailed update on your community please email me;
It's a good life

Featured Podcast: Your Sphere of Influence

(Published on - 8/30/2016 9:26:31 PM)

In this episode of the podcast & videoblog, Joe Kenny, of Realty Executives, discusses his experiences as a realtor and an alderman in Darien, Illinois; and how building and maintaining a sphere of influence and professional friendships have helped him grow his business.


It's never been a better time to buy or sell a home in DuPage County!

(Published on - 8/19/2016 7:08:18 PM)

Joe Kenny with Realty Executives Midwest in Darien, his dog Maggie and Christi Kavooras with 1st Advantage Mortgage discussing why it's never been a better time to buy or sell a home in DuPage County!

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