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Evanston, IL Real Estate News

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Coming next week for sale but showing immediately. 2501 Central Street #4E a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo in an elevator building on Central Street. This is a large and lovely condominium and the asking price is $299,000. Don't miss out on a chance to live right on Central Street where so much is going on.2501 Central $4E Evanston IL 60201 is an ideal location. You have many unique stores including the Spice House, Symphony, Hartigan's Ice Cream Shoppe, Bluestone and Praire Joe's just to name a few off the top my head. I personally love the antique stores and the homey feel of Central street. You see dog water bowls in front of many stores because it is so laid back that the store owners bring their pet to work.Not only that the Metra and "EL" trains are right there and this is the be...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
I think that more areas in the country are Sellers markets today. The term "Seller's Market" is a point when the inventory of property or certain ranges of price or areas become scarce. Supply and demand means that there are more buyers and not enough property to meet their demands. We all see sad stories about showing your buyer client home after home that they lose to people who acted faster or paid more. I have been the Realtor who had to tell disappointed buyer clients of mine bad news regarding a lost deal one time too many.I had heard of the Escalation Clause before but never used it or been in a transaction with this line written in a contract until recently. I want to share this information with people and maybe save some frustration. You still have to act quickly but you may ge...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
With only six days on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) 1630 Madison Evanston IL 60202 is under contract. We had many offers and a busy weekend to get the right one under contract for my seller client. This is a 3 bedroom and 1 and a half bath 1.5 story bungalow style house in Evanston IL. A great situation for the family who is excited to remodel this fine home. The backyard is huge and has fruit trees and a vegetable garden that needs some TLC.This house has been owned by one family for many years loved by the locals on Madison street. Madison just west of Ridge is a one way going west and the next street North is Monroe is a one way going east. That then puts you on Main street where there is public transportation via the Metra and EL trains that can get you to all locations North a...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
My baby (he is 52) brother is visiting with his wife and kids. Today I interrupted work and took a 90 minute walk. I ignored my phone that was ringing non stop and we walked and talked. It was so nice out and they had a great time. It was too good to work, at least for that hour and a half time frame. They really loved it as he lives on NYC and his kids wanted to put their feet into the water. I shot this one minute video of the Evanston Lakefront Beach looking North with the Northwestern campus in front of us. When I zoom in you can really see it.Be Kick Back Jack with me for a minute, watch this video and let go, forget about pressing issues for a moment.
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
740 Hinman #3 is now for sale. A 3 bedroom and 2 bath 1920's vintage condo is now for sale. I sold this property to the owner about 3 years ago and now she has moved on. I really like the description she wrote so I want to share it. This woman was a first time buyer and we really clicked. At first she was uncomfortable but after going through the process everything worked out so well. I love working with first time buyers. It is truly a pleasure. Because I was once a first time home buyer, that experience helped me to guide people when I became a Realtor.If you are considering a home purchase you should give us a call at Coldwell Banker Evanston and get all your questions answered. There is no need to throw away hard earned money on over priced rentals when the mortgage rates are so low...
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By Alan May, Cicadas are coming! Cicadas are coming!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
We had a local Active Rain meet-up, today.. hosted by Wayne Martin (thank you Wayne)... and it felt like the Olympics had already begun, as we had representatives from four separate states in attendance.That's right.. I said four!  Illinois, I would expect, because that's where we were meeting, and I was surprised that a few showed up from Indiana and Wisconsin (states that share borders with Illinois for those of you who are geographically challenged)...But one came all the way from California!!  That's right... all the way from the left coast.  Okay, okay... in fairness, he didn't really come just for the meet-up, but he happened to be in the area, and still drove over an hour to attend.We ate, we talked... we baked in the sun (whose idea was it to sit on the restaurant's outdoor pati...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
1700 Madison is Available for $350,000.  a 2 flat in Evanston, each unit has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Original Oak Hardwood floors and Central AC and Heat, gas forced air. They building has a detached 2 car garage and good sized yard. Each apartment has its own washer and dryer and separate central AC and hot water heaters As well as individual 100 amp service. The basement offers plenty of storage space. Live in one apartment and rent out the other or rent out both as income properties. A quiet one way street in a convenient location yet close to transportation Via the EL and Metra on Main Street and many stores and restaurants.Understanding your Expectations and Exceeding themColdwell Banker Evanston(800) 858-7917If you are interested in a home purchase we can help.2 Bedroom Homes fo...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
1630 Madison all original Oak Hardwood floors, gas forced air heat and central AC, 3 bedrooms with one on first floor. AC and furnace in great condition as well as roof and brick. Wood burning fireplace in living room. full basement, 100 amp electrical service. large yard with beautiful trees and 2.5 car brick detached garage. Large unfinished basement with washer and dryer. A quiet one way street in a convenient location yet close to transportation Via the EL and Metra on Main Street and many stores and restaurants. Offered at $275,000 Give us a call at Coldwell Banker Evanston and we can set up a showing a time that works for your schedule. (800) 858-7917Understanding your Expectations and Exceeding themColdwell Banker Evanston(800) 858-7917If you are interested in a home purchase we ...
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By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
The number 1 reason to buy a home is to raise a family but are you prepared for this ?
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
We just got two new lovely property neighboring property listings that will hit the multiple listing service (MLS) in the next day. There are so many opportunities here to purchase one of both of these properties that are owned by the same person. The lots are large and could go on as their present use or be use as a new development. I will post more details soon but here is what have so far:1630 Madison Evanston IL 602013 bedroom 1.5 bath 1950s 1.5 story bungalow style single family home. Includes central AC original Oak hardwood floors throughout and a 2 car detached garage. Has only had 2 owners and well cared for. This home includes a nice sized yard and is on a quiet one way street. There is great access to good schools and very close to shopping and public transportation. A full b...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorEvanston's July Property sales were 142, up 1.4% from 140 in July of 2015 and -10.7% lower than the 159 sales last month. July 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to July of 2015 and 2014. July YTD sales of 692 are running 4.8% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 660. The Median Sales Price in July was $351,000, down -8.9% from $385,500 in July of 2015 and down -3.8% from $365,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in July was $447,293, down -1.8% from $455,650 in July of 2015 and down -1.0% from $451,759 last month. July 2016 ASP was at a mid range compared to July of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of July was 262, up 0.4% from 261 last month and down -37.3% from 418 in July of last year. July 2016 Invent...
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By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
I plan on attending this event on Thursday . Cuban music ... Get ready to Salsa ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
My buyer clients are now under contract on 9509 Crawford Evanston 60303 which is known as the area called Skevanston. People can get great house values in the area, this is a 3 bedroom 2 and a half bath house listed at $356,000. There were multiple offers and we got in there right away and made this happen for this first time buyer family. It is so important to have an aggressive buyers agent to help you get the home you want. We are experiencing a sellers market and properties are going under contract in record time. The way we help our buyer clients is to find and identify the desired property as soon as it hits the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and then go out and view the property right away. We will do a showing before, during or after your work day and then when we find what is t...
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By Jack Lewitz
(Exit Strategy Realty)
i found this chart on "The Psyychology of Dissapointment" that I am sharing here because there are times during a real estate transaction when you will be disappointed .Times during a Real Estate Transaction when you can feel disapointed are when you are:1 Negotiating a purchase and someone else out bids you.2. Doing a home inspection and finding out the house has major problems and you decide to withdraw your offer.3. Not finding enough homes in your price range.4. Finding out the true cost of buying a home5. Negotiating and either buyer or seller will not come down or up to a price you thought the home was worth.I am sure there are other times during a real estate process when you get dissaponted but its how you react to the dissapointment that will determine the outcome. Some people ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The Evanston Real Estate market is hot, people are out buying and selling and things are not letting up. We are getting calls from people interested in buying houses and condos and still considering a sale. I have had the request for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) multiple times in the last couple of weeks. I feel that they people will be successful in selling even into August and September. Last year we were closing property sales at the year's end. The prices are going up and Evanston Il is becoming more and more popular.People are asking me what is the most popular real estate at this time. The answer is condos in or near downtown Evanston. People want to live a life that is more care free and involves less driving. Many of the condominiums in downtown Evanston have great attach...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The campus of Northwestern University and the Evanston IL lakefront back up to each other and during the summer it is paradise. So nice to walk and there is always lots of activities going on. They have a sailing section and you can rent and take a lesson on any type of boating you could ever want. It is as good as it gets.Last Sunday we took a four mile walk all through the campus of Northwestern, the Evanston lakefront and checked out the beaches. Not only did we get some exercise, our faces got color. What a nice day even though last weekend was in the 90's. This weekend is starting out in the 70's and expected to hit the 80's at best. Maybe a few rain showers later on. I want to share a few photos with you so you can experience our walk. I like to take photos as I go.Northwestern Un...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
On Friday we closed on 909 Greenwood Evanston Il 62001. I represented both sides of this sale, my clients were both the buyer and the seller. All parties attended the closing. A happy group of people, the buyers were doing this for their daughter who was renting until now. Why throw your money away on rent? I do not know why you would do this with you get get a great rate on a mortgage and move right in.This condo is walking distance to downtown Evanston and that is even a stretch, it is a block away. The Metra and El trains are within 5 minutes from the property that features an attached and heated garage, hardwood floors and a large open floor plan.The Trader Joe's Jewel food store and Whole foods are 2 blocks away as well as Davis street in Downtown Evanston is one block North.The Ev...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
With only 7 days on the market we have closed a full price sale of my seller clients property at 2452 Prairie Evanston IL 60201. We had a very enthusiastic closing Wednesday and everyone was smiling, I had sold this condo to the now seller 3 years ago and sold them a larger condo about a month ago on one of my favorite streets in Evanston, Michigan Ave. The bottom line here is that if you are interested in selling your property you need an experienced listing agent and a great team in Noah Seidenberg and Coldwell Banker Evanston.This condo is one block South of Central Street and in a neighborhood booming. I personally love the Central St area because it is full of unique and interesting stores, wonderful restaurants and the public transportation via your choice of the Metra and the EL ...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorEvanston's June Property sales were 156, up 6.1% from 147 in June of 2015 and 54.5% higher than the 101 sales last month. June 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to June of 2015 and 2014. June YTD sales of 547 are running 5.2% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 520. The Median Sales Price in June was $368,000, up 7.9% from $341,000 in June of 2015 and up 13.6% from $324,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in June was $455,658, up 9.8% from $415,143 in June of 2015 and up 15.2% from $395,687 last month. June 2016 ASP was at highest level compared to June of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of June was 248, down -13.6% from 287 last month and down -42.2% from 429 in June of last year. June 2016 Inventory ...
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