For Sale By Owner
Private Secluded homes for sale, Wooded Lot,6 acres, House, 5 bed, 3 bath, 3,000 sf,
Live Work, Office / Work shop 1,500 sf
building , 28 miles Southwest of Chicago IL.
Close to Major; Hospital, Schools, Shopping, Interstate Highway Transportation, Metra Commuter Rail Forest Nature Walking Hiking
Biking Horseback Riding Trails, Country Living, Gardens Area, Grow your Own Food, Clean FREE Water and Fresh Air!
South West of
Approximately 28 miles from downtown Chicago and
Is a little hidden treasure.
YOUR NEXT HOME & PROPERTY
you Need and More Than Just a Home... It's the
Most for Your Money, Home Life
Live - Work - Play -
5 bed, 3 bath
Live & Work on 6 acres with a separate detached 1,500sf workshop /
office space behind 100 's of pine trees
Live and Work on the Same Property
Have Your Home Based Business Pay Off Your Mortgage
Don't Pay Rent to Others... Pay Yourself!
Country Style Living within City Limits Close to
All You Need Where Lockport meets New Lenox.
Suburban cookie cutter sub-division homes
with no land are a
dime a dozen. This is Private and Unique.
Hidden behind 100 Mature
Christmas Trees and 1,500 feet away from the road is a home perfect for
living and working.
Tired of Bumper to Bumper Traffic, Wasting Your Life Driving to Work,
Live & Work Here, Raise a Family, Grow Your Own Healthy Food!
Your Own Private Court Yard, 2.5 acres with100
Your Tall Trees Rest on a Six Foot
High Burm, a Natural Fence
This property is large enough for two homes on it with plenty of
space left over as my neighbors have done with theirs.
different style homes on very small lots
selling for less and even more in the area if that is what you want? But in
searching the local area for all that is for sale here including
SF 4,500, acreage 6, trees, privacy, house, additional finished building, with
potential of property use and income I have found none that compare;
either by realtor / MLS or sale by owner. Look for yourself, if you find
it let me know. Follow the Yellow Arrow on the right to the bottom and See
All this is being sold under FMV Fair Market Value which gives you
then even more of an opportunity to be happy with.
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased
to be one. ~Mark Twain
Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.
Panoramic View out South Window of Parking lot
and Closest Neighbor and Inside Front Yard / Courtyard
It is hard to believe this peaceful seclusion is surrounded by major
shopping, great schools, major hospital and highways.
Straight out left side of trees dark land area white building is the
New to be Country's First Zero Energy Estate Homes Community.
/ Work From Home? Plenty of room for that here with a Finished
separate detached 1,500 square foot work shop / office area, gas, electric, water, thick concrete floors and heavily insulated
including the overhead doors. Or, you can use the lower / upper
level of the house for office space which has plenty of room. Pay yourself rent not someone else... and
have your business or work at home job pay off your own mortgage and not someone else's
while taking advantage of all those tax benefits. You have plenty of
space for office area and workshop with a large paved parking area you can turn a truck
Large house(aprox 1,000 sf per floor) with open front porch and 2.5 acre courtyard surrounded by tons
of large pine trees as natures fence between you and the outside world.
Full finished lower level with it's own separate entry, main floor,
and top level finished.
10 rooms, 5
bed, 2 bath, and a started but not finished bathroom on lower level to
make it 3 baths when done.
Have breakfast on the totally enclosed fully windowed heated
back porch with 180 degree floor to ceiling view of trees and nature or enjoy the rare and
lovely Alpacas run around at the neighbors acreage or some deer that may
drop in on you.
Nature & Grow
Your Own Food? My garden area grows hundreds of healthy
plants each season and if you want more, you have six acres to do that
with. Plenty of birds and wild life to make get you grounded and
unplugged from the concrete jungle. Come home and relax. Have
a drink on the sky chairs and watch the sunset, or have a bon fire at
night with the family or friends.
Off the Grid?
with your own very deep well (good Free water
from Lake Michigan basin aquifer) and septic system and land for food,
it would not take much for you to get totally off the grid with some solar
panels, wind generator, or ground source thermal work
below. In fact, two
properties away they are building the country's first >> "Net
Zero Energy Community" with each home on a tiny lot selling for far
more than all included here.
Unlike many other places everyone knows everyone
here and keeps an open eye for one another needing help and property security.
Everyone also understands the work at home concept too. With open space like this and knowing your neighbors (unlike in the
city) its safe and comforting when we hear target practice which
we all have enough land for.
Pets, Animals: Like horses? Have Pets? Not only
can you have them here, they will love it too! There is plenty of
land to have and ride a horse around here and up the street there is a horse
stable and forests trails.
This is NOT cookie cutter style sub-division living.
Live Healthy in Open Space with Nature Stress Free.
Click Picture to Enlarge Greater Chicago land View.
Close to All Major Transportation
Arteries; Metra, NS
I-355 - EW I80 - SW I-55 Newly Built State of the Art Silver Cross
the Countries soon to be built Largest Outdoor Shopping Mall.
the Countries First Energy Efficient High End Zero Homes Community.
top schools in the area.
All this and more will both retain and increase your property value
>>1/4 Mile Walk to Lower Spring Forest Preserve
>> 2.4 Miles to Silver Cross Hospital- 100 Top National Award
Winner (Open 2012)
>> Within 3 Miles of Train Station (Two Metra Lines)
>> 4.9 Miles to Lockport - Incorporated 1853
>> 5.3 Miles to Joliet - Incorporated 1852
>> 5.6 Miles to Downtown New Lenox - Incorporated 1946
>> 5.9 Miles to Town Center - 72 Acre Development of Offices
And Retail Shops
>> 6.2 Miles to Homer Glen - Incorporated 2001
>> Located Near I-355, I-80 and Route 30
Before we go
any further let me get this out of the way.
Qualified Buyers, you have to be already
pre-qualified by a lender of this size purchase for an appointment, or
prove cash buyer status, or have a current equivalent $ property under sales
contract now and ready for you next house after closing. Unqualified Window Shoppers: without the
"CURRENT" resources to make this type purchase will not get
an appointment to view. NO exceptions. Realtors, if you have a "Qualified" buyer we can talk scheduling a showing and other matters as needed so I am open to working with a realtor but NOT listing with. Here is a current Realtors Property Information sheet of the website to print our for your buyers in pdf > southwestofchicago.pdf < Investors,
This property is worth your developing or purchase for long term rental income.
City: New Lenox with Lockport mailing address
Zip Code: 60441
County: Will Township: Homer
Fair Market Sale Price: 425,000.00
There are different style homes on very small lots selling for less
and even more in the area if that is what you want? But in searching the local area for all that is for sale here including
4,500 SF, acreage 6, trees, privacy, house, additional finished building, with potential of property use and income I have found none that compare; either by realtor / MLS or sale by owner. Look for yourself, if you find it let me know.
All this is being sold under FMV Fair Market Value
which gives you then even more of an opportunity to
be happy with. But the price may go up after
the Grand Opening of the Zero Energy Community next
door in July.
You are buying a lot more than
home, workshop, and a lot of land here. You
are getting a lifestyle, Peacefulness,
independence, Self Sufficiency, Privacy, Nature, and
Peace of Mind Knowing you have Room to Grow to Your
Own Changing Needs.
Lot Size: 6 Acres
Dimensions: 1435X14X692X321X741X323 Over 130 Max Size Truck Loads of dirt make up
the 6 ft high specially made burm surrounding the total front and
front side of the property. It had a hundred Christmas trees
planted on top giving you a totally natural privacy fence with a 2.5
acre courtyard to enjoy off your private porch. This is NOT
cookie cutter sub-division living.
House 1.5 Story, 42 x 26 id
Aprox: 3,000 sf 1k per floor + Full Basement
Basement Full Finished: Garden Level with walk out.
Frame, Cedar, Painted
Living Room 22X16
Breakfast Room 13X10
Master Bedroom 14X10
2nd Bedroom 14X10
Bathroom 11 x 6
West Outdoor open porch 30 x 10
East Enclosed heated porch 20 x 10
Garden Level with walk out.
Rooms finished all but bath.
Family Room 28 x 26
5th Bdrm 14X14 Basement
Bathroom started, unfinished
Out Building - Work Shop - Garage
Concrete floor and aprons
Over head door, insulated
Sliding rear door, insulated
water, electric, gas furnace
Brand New Roof 2010 transferable warranty.
Driveway stone, but parking huge area paved
Heating: Natural Gas & Propane
Tank less elect Water Heater & Nat Gas Water Heater
Has Chimney Ported for Fireplace or Wood Stove
City: garbage service
Air Cond: Central Air
Amenities: Horse-Riding Area
Appliances: Oven/Range, Dishwasher,
Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Deep Freezer
Basement: Full, Walkout, Finished,
The Work Shop / Office Building has gas /
water / electric, natural gas furnace, is fully insulated, has heavy duty painted 1/2
plywood interior walls, extra thick concrete floor, over head front door,
side walk-in door and large rear slide door, with concrete apron and
large paved parking area for cars and trucks. Also, the upper
supports are triple thick which means this building is solid, quite,
and does not move or sway even in the strongest winds. You can add windows or expand
building up and out for additional growth space if needed.
Why drive to work when you can just walk?
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Excuse the grass, weeks of rain and cold, will update soon.
Sun Room Porch Has Full Storage Area Underneath.
Garden Level Basement Lets All the
Light & View In. Another Great Office
Area or Recreation Family Room. Size
28 ft x 26 ft
Port Shown also exists on main floor to but
sealed. So you can have a
fireplace or wood burning stove in 2 zones.
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Compare Average Sub-division Lot Size to
this property in Yellow Circle.
On the house, FREE Electric, FREE Gas, FREE Heat, FREE Food!
This house is perfect for someone who wants a healthy lifestyle, peacefulness, nature, and knows a good deal when they see it.
This is a good solid home with no problem areas. In all my years of being here I never had any water supply or flooding issues. You can hire your home inspector and I'm sure he will tell you the same thing. In any case any small imperfections (listed below) are already built in to the sales price.
The exhaust fan on the porch went out, not needed until next summer. I'm ok with that.
The big out door light on the side of the house went out, it was to much light to begin which you can repair if desired.
The patio deck and drive area can use a new seal coat next spring.
There are some cracks in the patio concrete and workshop apron and asphalt driveway.
I can't think of anything else at the moment worth my time or yours.
The house had a brand new roof put on last year.
The house had a new water pressure tank installed this year.
The house had a new sewage discharge pump put in this year.
The house has a septic tank system which is no big thing if your not used to one... They are real simple things that don't give you any back talk like some city sewage systems I've seen that can throw back at you whatever you put in them plus more. And for you suburban / city dwellers, there are no major lifestyle changes you have to make either.
The house was new when I bought it and only had a family of four in it for a short while and some time ago I had the septic tank clean out. The septic service said the system was in great shape and I can't imagine anything much changing since then because I'm just one person up against that big ol'tank. Also, the septic field area is large and slanted away from the house with good drainage so you will never even know it is there. So, if you want to pay to get it checked out be my guest but I think it would be a waste of your money.
More on: Living off the grid.
I spent a lot of time researching "Off the Grid Living Options" that can be used here which I am happy to share with you. Use what you want here or elsewhere.
Electricity: Prior to 2007 we had vertical energy monopolies in this country where you had to buy your electricity from the power company. After deregulation came in things changed which you can benefit from if you know the new rules. Now you have options between suppliers and ways to either get free energy or paid for energy you can sell back to the grid.
In this area ComEd used to be both your energy creator, energy transmission company and energy seller. Now if you want to stay on the grid (I will tell you how to get off it living here in a moment), you have 22 choices now as electric suppliers. Deregulation now allows for electricity in the grid system to by supplied by many small and large generating businesses and even people like you. Electricity (electrons) are simply sold on the open market like stocks and bonds which energy distribution companies (22 in this area) buy to resell to the general public. The electricity they buy can come from large coal, gas, nuclear power plants right down to a local generator, windmill, solar cell on your roof. This puts you in a good place to make money as a power producer or get free power back from the grid.
ComEd now is just one of those 22 companies (here's the list) you can buy power from or sell power to. What does remain the same is ComEd was left with the task of taking care of the wires, transformers, etc in this area even if you choose to buy electricity from someone else or generate it yourself to sell.
So, what does this got to do with getting off the grid and saving you money? Well with deregulation they were forced to give you options on who you can buy from AND... in most places in Illinois you have a thing called "Net Metering". Basically it's a way to get either greatly reduced energy costs, or get totally FREE electricity. Which would you prefer?
I will show you how to get both your heat and electricity totally FREE here too.
Government Incentives for you FREE HERE. My plan if I were to stay here is to take advantage of all the incentives both the Federal and State Government is coming up with to help push us all towards Renewable Energy use and away from fossil fuels and foreign oil dependency. They keep coming up with new plans so expect more to help you while living here that you really can't use as much in one of those little subdivision homes.
This property generates all on its own tons of Renewable Resources every year and with a little thought and planning for the next year, you can double or triple that easily. All the grass, leaves and wood is considered Biomass that stores valuable energy just waiting for you to turn it into usable energy for power generation, or cash by selling it to others who buy this stuff up all the time.
The government is on your side wanting for you to do this and has incentives, even grants to help you along. This can be a second source of FREE income all on it's own for you. Think about that when you look at bills to pay or the interest rate the banks are paying you. It may be wiser to put some time into your properties biomass and double your money?
Here's some Free Electric: If you're like most people you look at the grass and the leaves as a big pain in the butt. Me too, until I found out what I didn't know.
Grass and leaves are actually used as biofuel in many places and is a cash crop just like wheat, corn, etc. I will share with you more in detail what I know now if you buy the place, but simply put your grass and leaves now become a valuable crop you can even hire someone to cut or collect for you and have all the energy you need for both heat, fuel, electricity. You can put this cash crop biomass into a pellet maker then these pellets can put out plenty of both heat and burnable gas or sold as animal feed. So the 6 acres here can literally grow cash for you while you play, work or sleep. These pellets are a valuable sellable commodity by the way and biomass in raw state or pellets is energy. ComEd told me they have a guy in the dog business using dog droppings in gas generating biotank to run the lighting in their place. Interesting what people think off once they know new things.
For the gas and electricity you can put the solid pellets in a simple thing called a gasifier which turns them into... useable burnable vaporous gas similar to propane. By the way, you don't need just pellets as all Gasifiers will use biofuels in many forms like wood chips, corn, straw, coal, etc. Gasifiers are used all over the world in industry of different types. In world war II when most the liquid gas in Europe was used for the war they used these to heat homes, run factories, and power cars, buses and trucks. A gasifier will run your generator too. In fact, the gas from grass, leaves, wood, any biomass on your property can run your generator for FREE, and also spin your electric meter backwards for free cash and also heat your house. By the way FEMA gives free plans on how to build one in case of emergencies when they can't be there to help you. This is important survival stuff when you need heat, hot water and fuel should the brown stuff ever hit the fan so to speak and you need to make it on your own. I will give it to you here for FREE to have and keep in case you ever need it and save you valuable time searching for it > FREE FEMA Gasifier Report. Here is a youtube video of a homemade unit powering up the whole property > Gasifier & Generator Video
Now by you running a generator for FREE, you are getting both electricity for your house and your sending power back to the electric company which spins your meter backwards. This is what all the Wind turbine and solar panel guys are doing by the way which you can also do here in addition to the generator. So actually it should be three ways, but I telling you the cheapest and most profitable.
With Net Metering; however much you spin the electric meter backwards is how much electricity you are given CREDIT for at FULL RETAIL RATE, Dollar for Dollar which you then can draw against on your electric bill as you need it. So lets say with your generator in one month you spin the meter back to what you would normally use for the whole year. At that point you turn your generator off and then the rest of the year all the power you need they send back to you FREE of charge. Not a bad deal. By the way, you really want to quit sending them electricity passed to point you will use because whatever free energy credits you don't use up within a billing year will just expire and NOT roll over. So in some cases a 24/7 wind or solar generator can just be giving them free electricity to sell for cash and shorting you on that large investment against all it can produce.
Here's some Free Heat: Now if you're just into the heat part only they have very attractive and state of the art thermostatically controlled pellet stoves that can replace using the furnace fuel from the gas grid all together and at peak prices. These units burn all kinds of pellets from corn, grass, to woodchips as these are all highly packed units of stored energy. Simply put the pellets in, set your thermostat and it takes care of the rest. Not that much difference then the gas furnace except for that huge heating bill is gone because well... your fuel is FREE. There are hundreds of different kinds available for sale all over the net, but here is a video of a happy homeowner explaining his unit which burns corn but many of the burners on the market are multi fuel allowing the use of corn, wood pellets and other fuels. just like this.> Heat with Pellets Here's an added idea for extra free fuel pellets. Get any junk mail? Put it right in with the rest of the stuff the pellet machine turns into fuel, it will burn too. You may even start to like junk email then and ask for more. Added thought number two, how warm do you like your place in the winter for free? Did you know that the center of a large compost pile can reach over 150 degrees and they have compost heaters plans too. A big pile of grass and leaves composting (this includes junk mail) can self generate center heat for months right through the winter. And you thought grass and leaves were just a pain in the butt.
So, you have to ask yourself now... Do I really want one of those little subdivision type homes that just takes and takes and eats me alive, or do I want a great home on a nice property that now takes care of me too? Do you really need another dependant, or do you want something else to help contribute to you for a change?
Ok, we all know about gardens and I sure love mine but there is a better way I can show you that this property is perfect for. Although you may want this place for the 1,500 square foot heavily insulated and developed work shop to do your thing in, but consider this. There is a thing called Aquaponics which can feed your whole family wholesome healthy non-chemical, non-GMO food all year long for... you guessed it, FREE.
Here's how it works. With Aquaponics you have a perfect balance within nature with fish the Aqua side and plants the ponics side where they feed each other while feeding you in the process. Here is where the grass can come in again. You feed the fish worms from a worm bin who feed themselves from the grass, leaves, table scrapes all for FREE (you can give the fish some of those pellets too), the fish get very large and feed you (what's a good fish dinner cost today?) and the fish water fertilizes the plants to grow real fast, real healthy, and all real organically. Did I mention FREE too?
You see after you buy your first batch of fish they multiply like the worms do, and the plants well they make seeds also. Once you get things started it just kinda needs some TLC and a good appetite. Need some time out, go talk to your plants and fish, have a beer throw in a line while your wife meditates in your “in house” nature setting.
Now just in case you think I'm kidding you on how productive this can be for you, watch this video of a guy in Wisconsin where they have colder longer winters growing > 1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres all year round< What can you do with 6 acres?
Here is a free gift for you. I will share some plans I designed for the work shop in case I decided to stay here, but will build in my next place for sure. There are five ten foot section in the building (30w x 50L). Take one of the sections and make it your indoor food center. It will feed you and your family all year long.
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This property that can help change your life in some very positive ways by using what it has to offer you. If you feel this is for you, then use the contact form above to discuss it further.