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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Green Bay Cycles - WinnetkaSince Alberto's Bicycles left Winnetka in the mid 90s,we'd been without a dedicated bicycle shop. In 2011, an employee of Alberto's opened Green Bay Cycles at the coveted spot where the dress boutique,Young in Heart, used to be.Co-owners Larry Faulkner and Sam Mack open...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's February Property sales were 12, equal to 12 in February of 2016 and -40.0% lower than the 20 sales last month. February 2017 sales were at a mid level compared to February of 2016 and 2015. February YTD sales of 32 are running 10.3% ahead of last year's year-to-d...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 In Winnetka and the surrounding North Shore villages, the housing industry generaly kicks into gear after the Super Bowl - there's no good reason for this except nobody wants to go outside in January. Real estate agents often say that biggest selling time is spring, which is actually...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Getting a great education in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka IL is the goal of all parents with school age children.  My observation with buyers, particularly out-of-town buyers, is that any house they purchase must be located in an excellent school district. In the North Shore communities o...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 The luxury market (in this case over $4,000,000) took a hit in 2015 in the combined North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.There were only 4 homes that sold in that price range in all of 2016.  There were 10 sales in 2015 (see chart below for sales going ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Homes that close in January generally sold back in November and December of the previous year.  So it's a good month to see how the end-of-year activity looked.  Here are the median home sales in January for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.The bars show January s...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The Winnetka School District Board 36 decided recently that all incoming kindergarten students that live within Crow Island' schools's district have been assigned either Hubbard Woods or Greeley.  This decision was made after much discussion regarding the overcrowding at Crow Island school.In the...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Of course location affects home value! We all know that. But I'm wondering how much in terms of actual dollars and cents. When you buy a home in a compromised location (i.e. busy street, across from commercial buildings) you know you bought at a discount. There are homes in Winnetka,...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's January Property sales were 20, up 17.6% from 17 in January of 2016 and 17.6% higher than the 17 sales last month. January 2017 sales were at their highest level compared to January of 2016 and 2015. January YTD sales of 20 are running 17.6% ahead of last year's y...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Hubbard Woods is a charming section of Winnetka that is located on the north side of of the village. It was named after Gilbert Hubbard who lived and developed the area in the 1870s in the years after the great Chicago fire.Hubbard Woods has one of the three main shopping areas located in Winnetk...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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A new year and lots of new listings in Hubbard Woods.  There were a total of 22 "new" listings here but only 10 of those were really new to the market as opposed to having been taken off during the holidays and relisted. New Hubbard Woods Homes for Sale 1195 Asbury  $719,000Corner lot with 4 bedr...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's January 2017 and the warm weather has provided Winnetka and other North Shore communities the opportunity to get an early start on the spring home selling market.  More homes are coming on every week - so many I can't get to see them all on broker tour days.What does the Winnetka real estate...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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1050 Tower Road in Winnetka will be open on Sunday, January 22 from 12-2 pm. 1050 Tower Road, Winnetka One of Winnetka's best real estate values.  Located closed to downtown Hubbard Woods, the train, schools, and the lake.Four bedroomsThree bathsUpdated kitchenLarge family room with sliding doors...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Remodeling Before SellingIt seems like an incongruity to remodel your home before you put it on the market to sell.  Most sellers understand the need to freshen up a home, maybe hire a handyman to tighten things up.  But what about actually taking on some remodeling projects in antic...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's December Property sales were 17, up 6.3% from 16 in December of 2015 and -5.6% lower than the 18 sales last month. December 2016 sales were at a mid level compared to December of 2015 and 2014. December YTD sales of 269 are running 13.0% ahead of last year's year-...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Luxury homes are defined by their local marketplace.  Depending on the town, $2,000,000 to  $2,500,000 would be considered the starting price for a luxury home in the Chicago North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.The sales of luxury homes in 2016 looked l...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The last month of 2016 was predictably quiet in the Hubbard Woods area.  There was just one new listing - although it's one we've been watching go up for a while: NEW LISTING 865 Gordon Terrace - $3,495,000New construction by George Adamzcek It will have 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths plus a basement...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka  One important issue to be decided in 2017 (both short and long term) is the Winnetka School’s enrollment imbalance.  Crow Island school been experiencing overcrowding while Hubbard Woods and Greeley schools have empty classrooms.  Several solutions are being considered Dealing with exce...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Here are the final sales of the year - December 2017 - for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe.  WINNETKA   WILMETTE  KENILWORTH  NORTHFIELD    GLENCOE

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