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.


  • 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 29

Evanston man arrested during Uber ride faces gun charges, wanted for Skokie home invasion

Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, tactical detectives were near the 2100 block of Wesley when they saw the man, now identified as 19-year-old Jeilin Harris–Thomas, according to the release. He had been wanted in connection with a home invasion in neighboring Skokie.

Harris-Thomas was seen getting into a vehicle, and the driver was subsequently pulled over in the 1400 block of Noyes Street for not using a turn signal, police said in the release.

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Harris-Thomas, of the 1400 block of Brown Avenue in Evanston, is charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor Firearm Owner Identification violations, according to the release.

    Evanston man arrested during Uber ride faces gun charges, wanted for Skokie home invasion
    An Evanston man wanted for breaking into a Skokie home was arrested in Evanston Wednesday after detectives spotted him getting into what turned out to be an Uber - that was eventually pulled over for a traffic violation, according to an Evanston Police Department news release. Around 2:30 p.m.


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