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I was happy to see that my hometown of Oak Lawn didn't do as badly as many other villages in the nation in the slowdown of 2008.  Everything has decreased from amount of properties sold to sale prices, but all in all the figures aren't too bad. Oak Lawn Single Family Homes for Sale In 2007 there ...
02/14/2009
The new custom IDX on www.orland-park-real-estate.net offers a quick glance at a full search for all active Orland Park condominiums and townhomes for sale for any given day.  Click on the link to get to the page. At the time of this post, there are currently 297 attached properties for sale in O...
01/24/2009
www.orland-park-real-estate.net has a new, custom IDX search.  You can see at a glance on the Orland Park homes for sale page how many homes are currently active.  Today there are 245 single family homes available and 296 condos/townhomes. Of course, you can do an advanced MLS search and choose a...
01/14/2009
UPDATE:  Topix no longer allows the public to be editors. I was introduced to Topix here at AR.  I joined as an editor for the area I live in, Oak Lawn, Illinois.  In fact, one of my Topix posts caused my standalone blog to exceed its bandwidth.  Unfortunately, it wasn't a post about real estate....
12/16/2008
I've read several posts about the new Google Wiki function.  In fact, I was introduced to it from a blog post on REW.  I've read other posts here on AR. If you haven't heard about it yet, it is simply a way to organize your search engine results by allowing you to move results up or down, delete ...
12/04/2008
I became an editor of Topix.com for Oak Lawn Illinois because of another Active Rainer, Bill Gassett.  It's been fun and I've started to interact with some of the readers in the Topix forum. It only takes a few minutes a day to find articles to post as I have a Google alert set up for Oak Lawn.  ...
11/22/2008
At one point in my life I wanted to be a journalist.  I've always had dreams of becoming a renowned author.  Yet I didn't study writing and am no where near being a pro, not even a decent amateur. But I love to write, especially about a subject I know so well, real estate.  And it's a good thing ...
11/18/2008
There was a beautiful Orland Park home for sale that had originally been listed at $379,900 in May of 2007.  I did not show it at that price and am not sure if the owners still resided in the home when it was first listed.  MLS photos showed it fully furnished.  It went through many price reducti...
11/10/2008
Covington Grade School located in Oak Lawn, IL, held a mock voting program for their students.  My 6 year old granddaughter, Elle, attends the school as a first grader.  I wasn't sure if all of the children were allowed to "vote" or if it was for the older students.  I posted the article in Topix...
11/04/2008
UPDATE:  Topix no longer allows outside editors on their site. Thanks to Bill Gassett's post about becoming an editor on Topix, Judy Orr, a long-time resident of Oak Lawn,  has become the editor for Oak Lawn, IL.  There were no editors for the village so Judy jumped in (even though multiple edito...
10/24/2008
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