The Schrams paid $470,000 for the property in Aug. 1998.
The 2,935-square-foot house was built in 1947 in the Elmhurst Central neighborhood. It is located in the College View Terrace subdivision.
Selamawi Asgedom, who writes under the name Mawi Asgedom, is a native of Ethiopia who came to the United States as a refugee child in 1983. Now a writer and public speaker, he is the author of the bestselling Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard and of The Code: The 5 Secrets of Teen Success.
He holds a B.A. in American History from Harvard University.
According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 495 home sales in Elmhurst during the past 12 months, with median sales price of $332,000.
Address: 183 South Grace Street
Buyer(s): Erin Asgedom and Selamawi H Asgedom
Seller(s): Elizabeth A Schram and Wm T Schram
Sale date: Apr. 20, 2010