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Chamber Business Spotlight: RE/MAX Hometown Properties

CHANNAHON – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s recent Business Spotlight highlights a real estate office in Channahon, RE/MAX Hometown Properties.

The office, located at 25445 S. Pheasant Lane, Suite N in Channahon, is owned and operated by Julie and Joseph McElyea. It is the only RE/MAX real estate office in the Channahon/Minooka area.

It is their mission to help new and seasoned buyers purchase homes that fit their needs, within their budget and criteria.

They also aim to help sellers sell their homes for more money with staging and marketing strategies to attract more buyers.

“We specialize in listing and selling with veterans, as Joseph is a veteran we have a lot of experience on VA loans and requirements. We also specialize in foreclosures and short sales. With over 10 years of experience in the foreclosure industry, we have a lot of knowledge to help both buyers and sellers in this area,” Julie McElyea said.

The couple feel blessed to open in the Channahon/Minooka area since it is where they call home and are raising their four children. They understand the importance of having good representation when buying and selling a home. The office also is a “Miracle Office” that works directly with the Children’s Miracle Network and Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and plan to contribute each year to this organization.

“The Grundy Chamber is thrilled and honored to have RE/MAX Hometown Properties join our membership. The community welcomed them with open arms last week at their ribbon-cutting ceremony,” Chamber Executive Director Christina Van Yperen said. “Their dedication to the Channahon-Minooka community is already visible in their location and community involvement.”

Additional agents soon will be added to RE/MAX Hometown Properties, according to a news release.

They are excited to work in the future with Minooka Community High School on providing scholarships and internships to students. They also plan on setting up a program for local veterans to become more involved in the community.

“We are very connected with the community and how the future of the housing market affects the area,”
Julie McElyea said.

For information, call 815-474-2244 or email

For information on the Grundy County Chamber, visit or call 815-942-0113.

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