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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Selling single family homes, condos, new construction, and land on the North Shore since 1998. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
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Just two months into 2022 the real estate market is looking very similar to 2021. Three new homes were listed in February and all 3 are already under contract.Mortgage rates are expected to rise but for the short term not more than 4%.With life beginning a return to normal, will buyers still be c...
03/03/2022
Winnetka Real Estate Broker Margaret Goss enjoys a reputation for service and trustworthiness that provides her with what every long-term REALTOR® wants – a twenty-one year career largely built on referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients.At the root of her success is her commitment to...
02/19/2022
Ten homes closed for over $5,000,000 in the North Shore in 2021. Two were in Kenilworth, two in Glencoe, and six in Winnetka. Some of these homes sold in days, several were on for many years.   326 Essex, Kenilworth$5,000,000 115 De Windt, Winnetka$5,000,000 655 Sheridan, Winnetka$5,075,000 333 S...
02/04/2022
January home sales were low compared to December, but that's normal. Four homes closed with one going over the list price.   NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN January 2022 Note that 4 of the 5 newly listed homes are already under contract 1310 ScottList price: $1,499,000 (contingent) 1290 ScottList p...
02/03/2022
New month, new year. We'll have to wait and see if enough new inventory comes on the market in the next few months. It's a fact now that mortgage rates will rise in 2022 which will spur additional buyers to join the house hunt. WINNETKAClick here to see all  14 Winnetka homes that sold in January...
02/03/2022
Winnetka North Shore Home Sales Summary for 2021Record sales and record prices were the norm for almost all North Shore villages in 2021 compared to 2020.. The only exceptions were Glencoe and Evanston which had fewer home sales in 2021. But - prices rose across the North Shore.  While 2020 is no...
01/11/2022
2021 was a big year for condo sales in the North Shore. Many sellers downsized and moved into small condos and townhouses throughout the area. And there seemed to be many condos for sale to accommodate them. Currently, inventory is very low.  Compared to 2020, every town had an increase in the nu...
01/07/2022
Simply put - there's not nearly enough housing inventory to go around. Of course, this is January when inventory is always at its lowest.  Winnetka, for example, has just 28 homes for sale. Here's what I wrote in 2010 during the recession:"197 homes for sale in Winnetka, Illinois."This tight mark...
01/06/2022
HUBBARD WOODS DECEMBER 2021The year end in Hubbard Woods saw no new listings in either November or December, except for several in the private Multiple Listing Service.Of the 6 closed sales in December, closed sales show that prices have remained strong:2 sold under list price2 sold over list pri...
01/05/2022
Whenever you think of how low inventory is, remember that there are homes available on the Private Network. This is particularly true in Winnetka and Wilmette where there are approximately 50% more homes available that are not being marketed publicly. It's less so in Glencoe, Kenilworth, and Nort...
12/07/2021
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