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.

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

May 22

Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon

Police were called to the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue on Friday night after a fight resulted in a man “covered in blood,” Glew said.

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...at about 8:45 p.m. after it ran through a red light in the 800 block of Asbury Avenue. The officer detected the smell of cannabis and searched the car, finding ammunition, Evanston police...

The 28-year-old man fled from police on foot, injured an officer and got hit by a car in the process. Police apprehended the man in a dead end in the 1200 block of Lee Street, Glew said.

    Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon
    Following a foot chase, police arrested a Skokie man Saturday night in connection with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. An officer pulled over a vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. after it ran through a red light in the 800 block of Asbury Avenue.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

May 21

Jerry's Automotive Repair in Libertyville still truckin' after 70 years

Business ebbs and flows with the economy, Hamil said. Exterior rotating signs no longer are allowed so Hamil uses his 1946 Dodge 5-window coupe as an attention-getter.

    Jerry's Automotive Repair in Libertyville still truckin' after 70 years
    A neighborhood auto repair shop in Libertyville is celebrating 70 years of service. Nearly every inch of wall and shelf space at Jerry's Automotive Repair is occupied by something that speaks to the history of the village, family or auto repair industry.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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