Jul 07

Updated 5 days ago

Tips for first time home buyers in Evanston

Hello, All

Wondering if people have any suggestions on resources (threads on EB, mailing lists, meetups, ...) to help somebody who's looking to buy their first home in Evanston get up to speed on the market, Evanston taxes & rules, etc.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


  • That's what a good Realtor can do - at no cost to the buyer. Ask around, talk to a few and choose one you/re comfortable with who knows the area and market well. We bought last year with the help of an invaluable guy with a deep knowledge of all things RP/Edgewater. Best of luck to you!

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Agree with Robin about NextDoor and with David about Realtors. We moved to Evanston from the city two years ago and our Realtor was super-helpful -- she knew Evanston really well and understood what would be important for our family. One thing to be aware of is the preservation ordinance and historic districts -- be sure to understand if you're in a district and if your house is a landmark, and how either designation might affect you.

Jul 06

Renting in Evanston: What will $1,300 get you?

360 Ridge Ave., #12-1

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    Renting in Evanston: What will $1,300 get you?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Evanston? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating a rental in Evanston if you're on a budget of $1,300/month. Take a look at the listings, below.

Jun 08

A Wilmette resident lost $150,000 in lottery scam over the course of 5 months, police say

...criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct following an incident that took place in the 300 block of Ridge Road. Police said a woman told officers that her former roommate allegedly broke her phone and...

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A resident of the 2800 block of Orchard Lane told police June 5 that sometime overnight, someone got into her unlocked automobile while it...

A resident of the 2400 block of Meadow Drive told police that on May 31 he sent $180 via Zelle, a digital payment service, for a Taylor Swift concert ticket advertised on Craigslist. The man never got his ticket, and was later blocked by the person supposedly selling it, police said.

A man told police June 4 that someone stole two lights and a seat off his bicycle while it was at the bike rack at the CTA Linden station, 349 Linden Ave.

...June 1 incident that took place shortly after 3 p.m. at the CVS store, 1515 Sheridan Road, in the Plaza del Lago center. Police said store employees gave a description of Robertson...

Danyell Burton, 38, of the 500 block of West 14th Place in Chicago, was given a local ordinance ticket for theft, following a May 31 incident...

...31 incident that took place shortly before 2 p.m. at the Jewel grocery store, 1517 Sheridan Road, in Plaza del Lago. Police said Burton allegedly admitted to taking alcohol from the store...

David Radziszewski, 24, of the 600 block of Indiana Street in Elmhurst, was charged with driving on a license suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol, following a June 4 traffic stop that took place at 8:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of Lake Avenue.

    A Wilmette resident lost $150,000 in lottery scam over the course of 5 months, police say
    The following items were taken from area police department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Battery Thomas Fraser, 61, of the 1700 block of West Shirra Court in Arlington Heights, was charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct following an incident that took place in the 300 block of Ridge Road.


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