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From the 10/10/07 show – Elmhurst Homes:

*sale price: $305,000, sold 9/7/07
*asking price: $349,900, reduced from $363,450
*133 days on the market
*7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, split level
*address: Northwest side of town
* features: home warranty, new windows, newer roof and furnace

*sale price: $598,000, sold 8/17/07
*asking price: $624,900, reduced from $649,000
*77 days on the market
*9 rooms, four bedrooms, 2-plus baths
*address: Southeast part of town
*features: 3-sided view into Butterfield Park, new interior door, refinished floors and baseboards, new pella windows, fancy master bath with spa shower and“Kohler artist sink”

*sale price: $900,000, sold 7/25/07 A FORECLOSURE, bank-owned
*asking price: $913,900, down from $927,900
*56 days on the market
*13 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4-plus baths
*address southwest side of town
*features: built in 2005, showy gourmet kitchen, lots of granite and custom finishes, brick paver driveway. Property sold As Is by bank.

$1.2 million
*sale price $1.15 million (nearest recent sale to our target), sold 9/14/07
*Asking price: $1,199,900, down from $1.3 million
*224 days on the market
*10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3-plus baths
*address: a few blocks west of Elmhurst College
*features: Great Tudor looks, lavish kitchen with thermador and bosch appliances, fireplace in the master suite, walkable to downtown and Wilder Park. Remarks from agent: seller very motivated (a builder with two other houses ready and marked down).