Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners
Housing / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners

Monday, April 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Chicago Magazine recently named Melrose Park among the best places in the Chicago area for first-time home buyers. The feature spread, titled “Where to Buy Now,” will appear in the April issue. The village was listed along with Niles and Des Plaines. “In this … Continue reading

Businessman Offers to Loan Cook County Homeowners $1K to Pay Down Delinquent Taxes before April 3 Deadline
Fiscally Speaking / Housing

Businessman Offers to Loan Cook County Homeowners $1K to Pay Down Delinquent Taxes before April 3 Deadline

Monday, March 27, 2017 || By Wendell Hutson for Austin Weekly News || @maywoodnews The latest project by a nonprofit foundation to help economically challenged individuals and families came too late for one homeowner who said he lost his home due to back taxes. “No one wanted to loan me any money because I had … Continue reading

Maywood Housing Authority to Open Waiting List for Housing Vouchers in May
Housing / Notification

Maywood Housing Authority to Open Waiting List for Housing Vouchers in May

Photo: Chicago Housing Authority  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The Maywood Housing Authority is inviting the public to the opening of the HCV waiting list (formerly known as Section 8) application process. Those interested in applying should note that the online application will not be accessible until May 1. (You … Continue reading

Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale
Government / Housing / Infrastructure / Real Estate

Maywood, Bellwood Losing Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Property Taxes | Vacant Lots for Sale

Sunday, February 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:01 a.m. This Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times published a partial list of the more than 66,000 properties in Cook County with unpaid property taxes. According to a Feb. 3 article published on the Sun-Times’ website, the listing is released in “preparation for an April auction that … Continue reading

Crain’s: Over 230 Homes Sold in Maywood in 2016 as Values Rise | Bellwood, Melrose Park See Similar Gains
Economy / Housing / Township News

Crain’s: Over 230 Homes Sold in Maywood in 2016 as Values Rise | Bellwood, Melrose Park See Similar Gains

A visualization generated by Open Street Map and published by Crain’s shows median housing prices up by at least 10 percent in many area suburbs at the end of 2016 compared to the year before. | Crain’s Chicago Business  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a Jan. 24 Crain’s Chicago … Continue reading

Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s
Consumer Reports / Economy / Housing / Reading from Around the Web / Real Estate

Bellwood’s in the Homebuilding Business | Area Home Prices Still Below Pre-Crash Peak — Crain’s

Caption and photos from Crain’s: “Bellwood officials built the new, larger homes on Englewood Avenue that complement the smaller 20th-century offerings on the same street.” Thursday, October 20, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bellwood resident Chimanga Williamson, a CTA employee, told Crain’s Chicago Business that she had her eye on buying a home … Continue reading