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The value of properties sold in Evanston jumped last month, thanks in part to the sale of a large apartment building on Kedzie and a small shopping plaza on Green Bay Road.

In addition, the overall number of transactions rose to 150, from 133 in June last year.

The biggest sale last month involved the 20-unit apartment building at 525 Kedzie St. owned by Isaah Thomas for $9.35 million.

The next-biggest sale valued the Walgreens shopping plaza in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road at $3.675 million.

And another shopping center, this one housing the Starbucks at 3330 Central St., changed hands in June for $2.345 million.

The city recorded $410,790 in real estate transfer tax revenue for June, reaching a cumulative total for the year so far of $1.528 million.

The monthly average for the year is now about 6 percent ahead of the number needed to make the city’s budget target for the transfer tax of $2.875 million.

Seven other sales topped the million-dollar mark last month:

  • A large Tudor home a block from the lake on a greater than half-acre lot at 1103 Sheridan Road sold for $2.253 million.
  • A brick colonial-style home on a large lot at 1425 Ridge Ave. sold for $1.325 million.
  • A McMansion at 2508 Thayer St.sold for $1.22 million.
  • A garrison colonial home at 2320 Lincolnwood Drive sold for $1.21 million.
  • A French chateau style home at 2111 Lawndale Ave. sold for $1.185 million.
  • A home with Prairie-style influences at 1139 Sheridan Road sold for $1.175 million.
  • And the vacant Oscar Mayer mansion at 1030 Forest Ave., which had been listed for $1.75 million last winter, sold for $1.1 million.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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