Category: Housing

Crain’s: Maywood Home Values Rose 44% From ’16 To ’17

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to a Jan. 24 Crain’s article, home values in the Chicago metro area “rose at a healthy rate in 2017,” according to data from the Illinois Association of Realtors — especially in Maywood.

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Maywood Nonprofit: Homeless Shelters Filled Up As Some Left Out In The Cold

Monday, January 15, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A resource card produced by Housing Forward that workers with the nonprofit often hand out to people experiencing homelessness. | Alexa Rogals 

Last Thursday, Lynda Schueler, the executive director of the Maywood-based nonprofit Housing Forward, issued what amounted to an emergency all-points bulletin by email to significant stakeholders in Housing Forward’s PADS shelter program with an urgent appeal for reinforcements in the fight against homelessness.

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Maywood Approves Construction of 5th Ave. Development

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An architectural rendering of the proposed housing development to be built on a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Interfaith Housing Development Corporation 

During a regular meeting on Nov. 21, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a redevelopment agreement that allows for the construction of a 68-unit, 5-story apartment building on the site of a vacant lot at 800-820 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. The building will include 4,500 square feet of first-floor commercial space.

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Maywood Board Votes to Landmark House at 1001 N. 2nd Ave.

Wednesday,  November 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Nov. 21 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to grant local landmark status to 1001 N. 2nd Ave. in Maywood. The village’s Historic Preservation Commission unanimously recommended the home for landmark status on Nov. 2.

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A Move to Maywood? A Risky Proposition, Say Aspiring Homebuyers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An apartment building in the process of being demolished earlier this year. | Village of Maywood 

Charles Sergeant, 35, lives with his wife and children in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, but they’re considering a move back to Maywood, where Sergeant grew up. Some things, however, stand in their way.

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Former Maywood Home of Eugene Moore Could Become Local Landmark

Thursday, November 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 11/10/17

Featured image: 1001 N. 2nd Ave. in Maywood, which could be a local landmark by the end of this month. | Redfin 

The former home of a prominent Maywood politician, and which is currently owned by a well-known high school basketball coach, is on its way to becoming a local landmark.

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Two Maywood Fixer-uppers on Sale Through Cook County Land Bank

Saturday, October 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: 405 N. 4th Ave. in Maywood, which is on sale through the Cook County Land Bank’s new Homebuyer Direct Program. | Redfin 

Two homes in Maywood are up for sale through a new initiative, called the Homebuyer Direct Program, launched by the Cook County Land Bank Authority this fall. The program has made available between 30 and 40 fixer-upper houses at below-market prices in certain areas of Cook County. The homes range between $50,000 and $170,000.

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