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A Twelve Step Program For Mini-Storage   The last time we moved was August of 2006.  We were downsizing at the time, and we were very fortunate (and lucky) to have sold at that time because as things turned out, this was precisely the peak of the market in Winnetka.  Unfortunately, we also purcha...
I’ve Got a Buyer For Your House   We have had a lot of success when we are called in for competitive market evaluations for sellers who call in two or three other agents.  On those occasions when we don’t get the listing,we often ask the client why they didn’t choose us to list their home.     Ma...
Seller’s Market...But Are Sellers Able To Maintain The Upper Hand?   Let’s face it.  In most price categories in Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette and Kenilworth, it seems to be a seller’s market.  What that means is that for well priced listings, the market times are very short and sellers have some p...
March is My Favorite Month   Those of us who live in the Chicago area really appreciate nice weather. We’re a hardy bunch.  We fully recognize and celebrate the four seasons…   Winter (winter), Winter (spring), Summer (summer) and Winter (autumn).   Because we only have a very limited time to enj...
Does Weather Effect The Real Estate Market? Let’s cut to the chase.     The answer is “yes”. Of course.     The weather in northern Illinois this winter has been horrendous.  The weather in much of the United States this winter has been horrendous.  Locally, we are well on our way toward what cou...
  Most of us didn't see it coming. Clearly, 2012 gave us a glimpse that the real estate market was showing signs of life. However, it was next to impossible to have predicted that the supply/demand situation in the spring of 2013 would make a 180 degree turn. This spring has brought a groundswel...
The Seller's Best Friend.........Buyer Competition!       According to Wikipedia, the definition of a multiple listing service (MLS)  is a suite of services that enables real estate brokers to establish contractual offers of compensation (among brokers), facilitates cooperatio n with other broker...
Inventories are at the lowest levels we’ve seen in over a deca de.     This is true in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and everywhere else on the North Shore.  It’s also true in many parts of Chicago as well as much of America.     At the same time, the level of demand for homes has increased by l...
The Window is OpenThis is a rare moment in the North Shore real estate market. There is a window of opportunity that exists for both buyers and sellers.It is wide open.How can that be?Let me explain:Prices have dropped considerably from their peak in 2006.  Mortgage rates are at lifetime lows.  T...
A Primer for Buyers and Sellers...Spring 2013 North Shore EditionThis is a quick guide for residential real estate participants...both buyers and sellers...BuyersWhat?...If you are planning to purchase a home on the North Shore in the under $1.5  million price category, you better be prepared to ...

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