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Laurie Christofano, Realtor in Oak Park, Chicago and Suburbs

Helping people, families & their pets move up and into their dream homes since 2007.

Laurie Christofano

Laurie Christofano Chicagoland Realtor 630-248-1976

All real estate agents should know the buying and selling process, grasp the market, and have a track record of success. But those qualifications are hardly enough. When you're ready for a move, you deserve more. ⁣

You deserve an agent who:⁣

✅ Makes the process straightforward, enjoyable, and as low-stress as possible.⁣

✅ Understands the intangible, emotional side of making such a major life transition.⁣

✅ Has the heart of a teacher.⁣

✅ Exudes kindness, confidence, and know-how.⁣

✅ Cheers you on and celebrates your success. ⁣

The truth is, not all agents are the same. When you buy or sell, look for an agent who offers “more." ⁣(Spoiler alert 👉 it’s me 🦸‍♀️🏡)

If you’ve read this far, chances are you’ve been at least considering that your current home isn’t working for you. Let’s chat about how to get you into a place more suited to your next chapter!

Laurie Christofano, Realtor
RE/MAX In The Village
☎️ 630-248-1976
📧 laurie@OPRFhomesforsale.com
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📍Chicago + suburbs

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Near West Suburbs' Newest Listings

$284,900
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11643336 MLS NEW Status
Beautiful, bright house in desirable Oak Park location, easy access to everything! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage plus addition parking spot, front porch, wood deck and a good sized backyard. Brand new in 2022: front porch replaced, all new paint in the house, new drywall ceiling replaced the old ceiling tiles in dinning room, new water-proof luxury vinyl plank floor, new granite countertop, new SS dishwasher, SS stove, SS microwave, washer and dryer, new lighting, new toilets, new vanity in first floor bath, newly installed insulation, freshly painted deck. There is nothing you need to do for this charming house! Just move in and enjoy! First Floor: Enter the house from a new front porch to a separate foyer with a mudroom for coats and shoes. First floor great floor plan to a large kitchen with wood cabinets and new granite countertops, new dishwasher, new gas stove, new microwave, and newer refrigerator; Breakfast area with exit to back deck and yard, formal dining room and Living room with solid hardwood floor. First floor bedroom with a full bathroom with bathtub/shower. Second Floor: 2 bedrooms with an en suite full bath. Full Basement with laundry area with new washer and dryer and walk out exit to back yard. New insulation in the whole basement. This house is in move-in condition with forced air gas heat and central air, 2 car garage and additional parking spot next to the garage, and new Luxury vinyl plank flooring in most of the rooms, newer windows, and newer roof. Freshly painted, most light fixtures are new in 2022. Great location! Near parks, restaurants and easy commute to Chicago.

807 N Lombard Avenue, Oak Park

$629,000
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11642184 MLS NEW Status
Get ready to be impressed by this 2,400 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo in the desirable Valencia building! The unit has been beautifully remodeled with fine attention to detail and high quality materials. Features include fresh paint throughout, new porcelain tile floor in foyer, kitchen, powder room and 2nd full bath, recessed can lighting, stylish chandeliers, new bedroom carpet, pristine condition parquet floors and abundant closet space, including a cedar closet. A wall was removed between the kitchen and dining room to create a stunning, huge, open concept living area. A juliet balcony overlooks the lovely garden and floods this wonderful space with natural light. Here you will gather casually with friends and family or entertain more formally with ease and comfort. The Christine Baumbach designed kitchen has custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Ceasarstone quartz counters, new tile backsplash and a casual eating area. Both the powder room and full guest bath have been remodeled with a designer's flair. The large primary bedroom has multiple closets with new doors, new carpet and a well-appointed bath with double vanity, walk-in shower and glass tile accents. Bedroom #2 is very spacious with double closets and offers flexibility as a family room or 2nd primary suite. The 3rd bedroom is ideal for guests or in-home office. The large laundry room has a utility sink and generous storage. 2 garage parking spaces come with this unit.The Valencia is an extremely well managed and maintained building , with a very healthy reserve fund. Make this wonderful, move-in ready condo your own!

1009 Bonnie Brae Place Unit #2B, River Forest

$345,000
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11642117 MLS NEW Status
The perfect layout - Center entrance Colonial. This side entrance Colonial offers a spacious and sunny layout! Upon entering the center entrance foyer, you'll find the living room with an adjacent sunroom showering this room with an abundance of light through west-facing windows. There's a powder room conveniently located in the foyer before stepping into the formal dining room. The kitchen can easily be joined with the dining room to create the popular open space concept. There's a large pantry and an enclosed porch off the kitchen as well offering a variety of ideas to make this kitchen shine again. Gleaming Oak floors have just been resanded and the walls have all been painted a soft gray. You'll find three spacious bedrooms upstairs. The large master is also west-facing and has two closets. The second bedroom has a large tandem creating an additional room that can be used as an office, hobby room, or additional sleeping space. The third bedroom is spacious with south-facing windows. There's a family-size bathroom in the spacious upper foyer. The lower level can be used for a host of activities. Guest space, rec space, workspace, or a home gym. It offers plenty of storage and has access to an exterior door for easy access. The home is located within walking distance of the blue line, shops, restaurants, schools, and parks. Your sweat equity will pay off here - being sold AS-IS. Easy to show and quick close.

1022 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

$1,679,000
5 Beds 4 Baths MRD11641400 MLS NEW Status
Elegant, updated French Provincial inspired home is simply the best River Forest has to offer! Superbly located on a wooded one-third acre lot on Keystone Avenue - one of River Forest's most sought after streets. A short walk to Blue-Ribbon Lincoln Elementary & Roosevelt Middle schools, 10 acre Keystone Park, the Metra train station and Lake Street shopping! 25 minutes to ORD, 30 to MDW. This is a completely move-in ready home featuring a substantial addition & updates from 2017 and an attached, heated 2 car garage. The open, flowing layout is picture perfect for entertaining family, friends & guests and is centered around the truly amazing chef's kitchen. Featured on the 2018 local kitchen walk and Chicago Social Magazine, it's a custom kitchen that features a 48" six burner BlueStar range with double oven, Carrara marble counters, two sinks, two dishwashers, 2 refrigerated beverage drawers, custom range hood and separate built-in full height Thermador refrigerator and freezer, water filtration system AND a large island with seating for 4. The large walk-in skullery/butler's pantry has a mini-sink and lots of storage. A 3-sided gas fireplace is at the center of the kitchen, dining area and family room. The fabulous living space is connected by double french doors off the dining area to the outdoor living space which features a large Trex deck along the entire east side of the home. There is a fully fenced park-sized backyard with a hot tub. And located off the pantry is the mudroom which features its own entrance and built-ins. Down a short hall from the Mud Room is the 1st floor powder room. The second floor features 3 full baths, 5 bedrooms (currently laid out as 4 bedrooms and an office) all with walk-in closets PLUS a terrace that overlooks the backyard. The primary suite, office and third bedroom all have access to the terrace. The luxurious primary bedroom overlooks the backyard and has closets galore! The ensuite primary bath is sunny and south facing with double sinks, soaking tub, separate large shower (with rainfall showerhead) and heated floors. The ensuite west bedroom features 2 closets. The playful middle bedroom features a loft space and walk-in closet and shares a bath with the large bedroom above the garage which has vaulted ceilings and charming window seats. There is a laundry closet equipped for a stacked washer/dryer on the 2nd floor hall plus a laundry chute (from the 2nd floor and 1st floor pantry) to the basement laundry. The newly carpeted basement rec room is the perfect space to hangout. The heated, attached two-car garage features epoxied floors and has been used as a home gym. The home has 2 gas fireplaces, updated plumbing, new copper water service, copper gutters, slate roof, 200amp electrical, (2) high efficiency HVAC units and a perimeter drain tile system w/sump pump and exterior drainage system. A wonderful home on a wonderful street - make it yours today!

625 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

$479,000
5 Beds 3 Baths MRD11641178 MLS NEW Status
Do not be deceived, this is a very large home, offering many options to suit just about any lifestyle (see floor plans). Expanded and updated, this home has plenty of space for a large or multi-generational family, visiting guests, work at home or homeschool situation, and entertaining. Partial basement is unfinished and could easily become a terrific mancave, crafting space, play area, hangout, extreme storage or whatever you need. The oversized three car garage plus additional parking for 4+ cars, RV, boat, contractor vehicle, etc., complete the package. You could even fence off the side parking for more privacy and create a patio, firepit area, gardens, dog run; just let your imagination decide what you'd love to have in that space. Lovely main floor family room has a wood burning fireplace and leads directly to the large deck and spacious backyard enclosed with a privacy fence. Beautifully updated kitchen includes white soft-close shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and super easy to maintain vinyl plank flooring. Second floor loft includes the wall-mounted 70" interactive smart TV and would make a terrific second family room, den, homework or office space. There are also 5 bedrooms on the second floor, all with generous room sizes and large closets. Bathrooms have been recently remodeled. Many updates in last ten years include sustainable golden zebra strand bamboo floors, windows, light fixtures and siding. Roof completely replaced in 2010 with 30-year warranty. Two HVAC systems for better temperature control. The flood control system keeps things nice and dry. Blinds, shades and hardware will also stay; curtains excluded. Freshly painted in calming neutral shades and move-in ready. Convenient location has easy access to public transportation, restaurants, shopping, schools and community amenities. This could be your new home for the holidays, and what a fantastic backdrop it would be for your decorations and parties.

2516 N 78Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

$574,900
3 Beds 4 Baths MRD11639278 MLS ACTIVE Status
The Oak Park Oasis - A gated community hidden in plain sight! This 3 Bedroom corner unit is the one! Four levels of space with 3.5 bathrooms, a bonus room, and a rooftop deck. The first floor features a bedroom with an en suite bathroom making it perfect for extended guests! Would also make a great home office and/or gym needed for today's post covid lifestyles. The second level features an open kitchen/family room with a large center island and upgraded appliances, including a new Bosch dishwasher, upgraded lighting, quartz countertops & loads of white cabinetry, and additional custom cabinetry providing even more storage. This space opens to the dining area also with upgraded lighting, with doors to the balcony for grilling. There is a large, separate dining area and a large living/great room with views of the beautiful and massive courtyard, a rarity not found in most townhomes. Here you can enjoy the vast amounts of green space and socialize with your neighbors. The third level has two large bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. The Primary bathroom offers marble tile, handsome cabinetry, an oversized shower, and double sinks. There's also a customized walk-in closet. You'll find the laundry on this level for added convenience and storage closets. The secondary bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a full bathroom. The top-level features a bonus room. that can also be used as an office, home gym, etc. This space is plumbed for a wet bar. It leads to a large private roof deck with a gas line and potential for expansion. Walk to downtown Oak Park, Forest Park, and the River Forest Town Center where you'll find an abundance of shopping, restaurants, and specialty stores. It's also a short distance to schools, parks, and easy access to the Green Line, Blue Line, and the Metra for quick access to the city, and airports!

1022 Cedar Court, Oak Park

$479,000
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11638844 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome Home. Situated less than a five minute walk to award winning elementary school. Parks and playgrounds around the corner and across the street. The Village center of Riverside is less than 1.5 miles. Grocery store, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, schools, library, Des Plaines river & bike trails are all within a 2 mile radius. Expressways are a 10 minute drive. City of Chicago is less than a 30 minute drive. Catch the train in Riverside or Berwyn and Bus service has many nearby stops. The home offers all original hardwood doors, crown molding & floors. All the closets are cedar & generous size with plenty of storage. All the light fixtures, bathroom vanities and ceiling fans are new. New windows, washer & dryer & storm doors. The main level offers a large living room,dining room, updated half bath, updated kitchen with granite counter tops & sink, all new stainless steel appliances. Large Trek deck with photocell stair lighting off of the kitchen. Great for entertaining! Second floor offers three bedrooms, original built in hallway cabinet with laundry chute and a updated full bath with marble tile & large linen closet. One of the three bedrooms offer two cedar closets. All bedrooms have hardwood floors. The second floor landing is carpeted with hardwood underneath. The basement is a walk out. The basement offers a finished recreation room and a laundry room with plenty of storage and waiting for your finishing touches. The backyard offers landscaping & butterfly garden along the fences & two mature trees one flowering. Entire yard is fenced with cedar freshly painted treated wood. All you have to do is move in and enjoy everything the Village of Riverside has to offer.

82 Northgate Road, Riverside

$380,000
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11638304 MLS ACTIVE Status
Expertly renovated and one of a kind, this Victorian-style three-bedroom, three full bath home is part of a townhome community that won a Historic Preservation Award and is nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Sunlight streams through the large picture windows into the modern open floorplan, allowing for effortless living and entertaining. The professionally designed kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a center island. The spacious living room includes a built-in gas fireplace and is wired for surround sound. The first-floor bedroom/office and adjacent full bath are perfect for guests, too. The soaring vaulted ceilings in the second floor's primary and secondary bedrooms create a spacious and airy feel. They also include abundant storage and closet space. The laundry is conveniently located on the second floor between the two-bedroom suites. The private bath retreat in the primary suite features a large whirlpool tub, double sinks, and an enormous separate walk-in shower. There's even more storage in the attached private garage. Entertain and grill at the patio area on the ground level. The convenience of maintenance-free living, and yet lives like a single-family home. Attached garage parking plus second onsite parking space. Close to the train, schools, Scoville Park, library, restaurants, and shopping. A 91 Walk Score. This one checks all the boxes!

217 N Grove Avenue Unit #D, Oak Park

$429,900
7 Beds 3 Baths MRD11636815 MLS ACTIVE Status
WELCOME TO THIS FANTASTIC CORNER PROPERTY! 3 FINISHED LEVELS OF LIVING! 2 EXITS IN BASEMENT, 2 ELECTRIC BOXES, 7 BEDROOMS AND 3 FULL BATHROOMS! ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR TO AN ORNATE VESTIBULE, A BRIGHT DINING ROOM WITH A BUILT-IN FAUX FIREPLACE, DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO THE LIVING ROOM, FIRST BEDROOM FOLLOWED BY A LARGE BATH WITH A JACUZZI TUB, KITCHEN IS VERY LARGE AND OPEN, FEATURING STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERS AND A BREAKFAST BAR, SECOND BEDROOM IS OFF THE KITCHEN, BACK ENTRANCE FEATURES A MUD ROOM AND ANOTHER BEDROOM THAT CAN BECOME AN OFFICE SPACE. A WOODEN STAIRCASE LEADS TO THE 2ND FLOOR OF LIVING SPACE WHERE TWO BIG BEDROOMS ARE LOCATED WITH A FULL BATH ALONG WITH TONS OF STORAGE CLOSETS. BASEMENT IS LARGE AND BRIGHT WITH A FULL BATHROOM AND 2 BEDROOMS, THE WALLS ARE DECORATED WITH ORNATE ROCK WHICH FLOWS INTO THE ENTERTAINERS DREAM A FULLY EQUIPPED BAR WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, SINK AND CABINETS. THE GARAGE IS A SOLID FULL BRICK GARAGE, WITH HIGH CEILINGS AND THE ABILITY TO HAVE 10" GARAGE DOORS, PERFECT FOR A VAN OR UTILITY VEHICLE, IT HAS A WATER HOOK UP AND A CHIMNEY IF YOU WISH TO ADD HEATING. HOME HAS ONE LAYER SHINGLE ROOF AND GARGE HAS AN UPDATED ROOF RUBBER MEMBRANE BOTH 6 YEARS OLD. ON TOP OF ALL THAT THE HOME HAS A FANTASTIC LOCATION WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BUS, GROCERY STORE, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES, METRA TRAIN, BEAUTY SALONS, BANKS, GYM, CAFES AND SO MUCH MORE. HOME HAS BEEN LOVED AND CARED FOR BY CURRENT OWNERS FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS, THEY ARE READY FOR YOU TO MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

2608 N 73Rd Avenue, Elmwood Park



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