Jul 07

Updated Jul 10

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.

BB

  • 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 05

Blotter: Evanston woman charged with obstructing traffic

The woman was arrested near Central Street and McDaniel Avenue after declining to move out of the way of the parade, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

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The Evanston Fire Department responded to a fire at 2010 Dewey Ave. at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday.

    Blotter: Evanston woman charged with obstructing traffic
    A 50-year-old Evanston resident was charged with obstructing traffic and disobeying police in public Wednesday afternoon after being arrested at the Evanston Fourth of July parade. The woman was arrested near Central Street and McDaniel Avenue after declining to move out of the way of the parade, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Jul 04

Police locate missing Evanston 10-year-old

...boy, Bryce Evans, Wednesday afternoon. Evans was separated from his mother in the area of McDaniel Avenue and Central Street. He was last seen wearing a tan Boy Scout uniform and riding a blue bike...

    Police locate missing Evanston 10-year-old
    Police have located a 10-year-old boy who went missing in the area of the Evanston Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday. Evanston Police tweeted about the missing boy, Bryce Evans, Wednesday afternoon. Evans was separated from his mother in the area of McDaniel Avenue and Central Street.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 04

Police: 10-year-old boy goes missing near Evanston Fourth of July parade

Bryce Evans, 10 was last seen in the area of McDaniel Avenue and Central Street in Evanston. (Evanston Police)

    Police: 10-year-old boy goes missing near Evanston Fourth of July parade
    A 10-year-old boy went missing in the area of the Evanston Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday, police said. Evanston Police tweeted about the missing boy, Bryce Evans, Wednesday afternoon. Evans was separated from his mother in the area of McDaniel Avenue and Central Street.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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