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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS JUNE 2020 In June - more new listings (2+ than May,)  more homes under contract, and more closes (7+ than May.) A lot of activity in the past month in Hubbard Woods!7 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN JUNE  2020  1180 OakleyList price: $849,999 (under contract)       1287 SunviewList p...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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   6 Highest Priced Houses to Sell in 1st Half 2020Winnetka/North Shore Using $3 million as the starting point, the six highest priced homes to sell in the North Shore were in Winnetka and Glencoe.  480 Oak St. Winnetka - $3,000,000The only lakefront home on the list, this 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath hom...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  What Sold in Your Village in June?There has been a surge of sales and under contract homes in the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.Due in large part to pent up demand from the stay-at-home quarantine coupled with unrest in downtown Chicago buyers a...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Realty Times, (which publishes the latest real estate, mortgage, and construction information) recently stated that virtual staging may become the norm in real estate marketing. They wrote, “. . .in the new world of physical distancing and COVID-19 related restrictions, virtual staging is bound ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS APRIL 2020 April has seen a flood of new listings in Hubbard Woods. I had predicted that this would happen after the shelter-at-home ended, but it seems  that sellers are not waiting. Just one home being offered is listed under $1 million. Buyers are out there, just not in great nu...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What Sold in Your Village in April?April was the first full month of statistics for home sales during the coronavirus. Sales were down substantially in Winnetka, Wilmette, and Glencoe, but rose in Kenilworth and stayed the same in Northfield (numbers shown below.)Here’s the rundown for North Shor...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Coronavirus Mask Laws in Winnetka & the North Shore Rules regarding mask wearing while doing shopping and other errands are changing daily. If you’re visiting multiple locations, it’s best to keep a supply of masks in your car just in case. Here’s what we know about regulations regarding masks in...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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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 ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 The  Winnetka North Shore Housing Market Update During Stay-at-Home Buying or selling a home right now is not the first priority for the majority of us. The process itself has changed tremendously with open houses, showings, and client meetings moving to a virtual platform. According to Ris-Medi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Good Grapes - Great Wines!Nestled in a prime corner spot in Winnetka, Good Grapes Champagne and Wine Boutique is a quintessential wine shop. Rows of beautifully labeled wines line the walls and awaken the senses to something new and exciting.  Theresa Lucas, the owner, started her career in the ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 What Sold in Your Village in March? The usually strong spring market began to fade as the first month of the coronavirus crisis took hold. As of yesterday, all open houses have forbidden and many homeowners have removed their homes from the market.  I’d love to think that the market will pick up...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS  MARCH 2020 March is the first month to show the effect that the coronavirus has had on local real estate. Showings, listings, and under-contracts have been greatly reduced. Sellers who continue to show their homes are requiring that agents and buyers not have flown in the past 14 ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Buy, Sell, or Wait? Covid-19 and the North Shore Real Estate Market WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW Clearly the coronavirus quarantine and safety concerns are having a direct impact on the local real estate market.  There have been many North Shore homes taken off the market but the great majority are stil...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Covid-19 Not all Bad News! There’s a pretty smart guy out there who writes a tech/financial blog. He shared his blog online with his customers and I was able to see it. Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive of the XPRIZE Foundation, the author of two best-selling books, has degrees in mo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 New Trier High School Homes for Sale Winnetka IL Buyers often seek out homes in North Shore villages that feed into New Trier High School. Often, the elementary or middle schools are less important than the final school their child will attend before college. We all know the caliber of the educa...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Sole+Luna Amy Bradley and Jessica Dietrich are starting something exciting in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka. They’ve taken over the old Sawbridge Studio space and will be opening, to quote from their Facebook page: “A wellness sanctuary that offers daily ritual for the mind, body, and soul.” What does ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS  FEBRUARY 2020 There were 7 new listings in Hubbard Woods, of which the two least expensive are already under contract. The lower end has been selling quickly throughout the North Shore. 7 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN FEBRUARY 2020 1380 Arsbury (under contract)$620,000          10...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Cook County Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Start March 5 2019 was the triennial reassessment year for Cook County. Many of us were startled to see the increases which jumped decidedly for some homeowners.  Did you know that you can appeal your taxes every year twice a year? This year, the win...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Are North Shore Home Sales Up or Down? The Illinois Association of Realtors issues monthly market statistics that show the total number of sales and median sale price. Their latest report stated, “January Brings Uptick in Illinois Home Sales and Prices.” Their numbers are for the month of Januar...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Winnetka North Shore Restaurant Guide The city Chicago is one of the finest dining destinations in the country. In 2019, 25 of the city’s restaurants received Michelin stars with one receiving 3 stars, three getting 2 stars, and 21 being awarded 1-star.  But wait - the North Shore has a fine sel...

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