Jul 07

Updated 6 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.

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.

Jun 25

Blotter: Police investigate shots fired

The officers were in the Darrow Avenue and Lyons Street area when they responded to the shots. Officers checked the area and found one shell casing at the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Emerson Street, Glew said.

The officers were in the Darrow Avenue and Lyons Street area when they responded to the shots. Officers checked the area and found one shell casing at the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Emerson Street, Glew said.

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Police answered a call about a man with a gun in the 1800 block of Brummel St. around 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Glew said. The caller reported the individual exited his car with a gun in his waistband.

    Blotter: Police investigate shots fired
    Evanston Police Department officers reported two shots fired and recovered one shell casing following the shots Saturday around 6:50 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The officers were in the Darrow Avenue and Lyons Street area when they responded to the shots. Officers checked the area and found one shell casing at the intersection...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Jun 18

The power of uncomfortable conversations: 'I was sick of living in an echo chamber'

Zachary Wood will appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. The event is free and open to the public. More information at familyactionnetwork.net.

    The power of uncomfortable conversations: 'I was sick of living in an echo chamber'
    Zachary Wood, 22, has been having uncomfortable conversations his whole life. They began young, at home, with a mother who loved him fiercely and raised him to take on the world with unwavering courage and intellect, but whose battle with schizoaffective disorder often made her verbally and physically abusive.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 17

Author events: Bill Clinton, Michael Eric Dyson are in town this week

Zachary Wood: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Zachary Wood, a fellow at The Wall Street Journal, discusses his new book, "Uncensored...

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Jesse Rogers: Luncheon at noon Tuesday, June 19, at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe, Chicago, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. Jesse Rogers, who covers the Cubs for ESPN100...

President Bill Clinton: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/bill-clinton/. Former President Bill Clinton will...

    Author events: Bill Clinton, Michael Eric Dyson are in town this week
    Chloe Howard: 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 582-6353, andersonsbookshop.com/. Chloe Howard will discuss her new book, "Stand Beautiful," which is available in a picture book and young adult editions, during a book signing. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 22

He was targeted by school shooter Laurie Dann. Now he's teamed up with high school students to prevent more bloodshed.

“Building Peaceful Communities: A Discussion About Gun Violence” will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. More information at familyactionnetwork.net.

    'We're better than this:' Survivor of mass shooting 30 years ago joins teens to fight gun violence
    Before Santa Fe. Before Parkland. Before Sandy Hook or Virginia Tech or Northern Illinois or Columbine, even, there was Winnetka. It was 1988, and Laurie Dann opened fire at Hubbard Woods School, killing an 8-year-old boy and injuring five other children, part of a violent, daylong rampage that ended after Dann walked into the family home of Phil Andrew, 20 years old at the time, and held him hostage, along with his parents, for hours.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 22

'We're better than this:' Survivor of mass shooting 30 years ago joins teens to fight gun violence

“Building Peaceful Communities: A Discussion About Gun Violence” will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. More information at familyactionnetwork.net.

    'We're better than this:' Survivor of mass shooting 30 years ago joins teens to fight gun violence
    Before Santa Fe. Before Parkland. Before Sandy Hook or Virginia Tech or Northern Illinois or Columbine, even, there was Winnetka. It was 1988, and Laurie Dann opened fire at Hubbard Woods School, killing an 8-year-old boy and injuring five other children, part of a violent, daylong rampage that ended after Dann walked into the family home of Phil Andrew, 20 years old at the time, and held him hostage, along with his parents, for hours.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 20

Evanston residents gear up for 11th-annual community fitness initiative

...for 12 weeks. The launch event will take place Saturday at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., and will feature live fitness demonstrations, speeches from committee members and local Evanston vendors...

    Evanston residents gear up for 11th-annual community fitness initiative
    Evanston residents are lacing up their shoes for the 11th year in a row as the city gears up for its annual 12-week community fitness program. The program, called "We're Out Walking," is organized by Evanston's Health and Human Services Department and runs for 12 weeks.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

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