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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

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's always revealing to prepare a year-end market report and see if my hunches throughout the year were correct.  The North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe are still firmly in a buyer's market because of high inventory and long market times.I cannot d...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Every winter it happens - pipes freeze, burst, and cause incredible destruction.  Pipes that burst while you are out-of-town mean you may have to vacate your home while it's being cleaned, remodeled, and possibly mold-remediated.This is not just a occurence of older homes - it happened to my frie...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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You can tell when we're going into the holiday season - no new listings in Hubbard Woods in November. There were 6 new listings in Winnetka but none were in the Hubbard Woods school district. There were, however, 6 closed sales in November. CLOSED SALES256 WoodlawnOriginal list price:  $929,000So...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's November Property sales were 17, up 41.7% from 12 in November of 2015 and 70.0% higher than the 10 sales last month. November 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to November of 2015 and 2014. November YTD sales of 251 are running 13.1% ahead of last ye...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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There is an update to my original post:   Solutions Sought for Winnetka Schools' Enrollment Imbalance.Winnetka School District 36 decided to take redistricting off the table after the advisory committee felt it was not a viable option.  Temporary classrooms have been previously installed at Crow ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Of the 121 homes currently listed for sale in Winnetka (as of November 21), just 3 homes are distressed sales. Though the recession is behind us, there are still homeowners who cannot keep up with the mortgage or taxes. This chart shows the dramatic change in inventory from the reces...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Some Winnetka residents have been alarmed by hearing news that Winnetka is proposing closing one of its elementary schools due to "unbalanced enrollment."  Which is another way of saying that one is overcrowded and the rest running at less than full capacity.The three Winnetka elementary schools ...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's October Property sales were 10, down -23.1% from 13 in October of 2015 and -64.3% lower than the 28 sales last month. October 2016 sales were at their lowest level compared to October of 2015 and 2014. October YTD sales of 234 are running 11.4% ahead of last year'...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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My son moved back home to Winnetka recently after a job change made his commute from the city intolerable.  He had been planning to re-register to vote in the suburbs . . . but never got around to it.  As usual, he waits until time has run out.He decided yesterday to vote in our local Winnetka pr...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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In the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, there are 44 homes listed for sale that are priced over $3,000,000.  They are broken down like this:Glenoce:  10 homes  (priced between $3,175,000 - $4,595,000)Kenilworth:  4 ($3,495,000 - $7,749,000)Winnetka:...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I won't be writing a lot of background about the Chicago Cubs' long wait for a World Series win - just about everybody knows about it.  But unless you were born here or have lived here for a while, you just really don't know how big a deal this is.I grew up watching the Los Angeles Dodgers face o...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Here are the closed sales for the villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe,  and Northfield for October 2016. WINNETKA  WILMETTE  KENILWORTHNo closed sales in October   GLENCOE   NORTHFIELD (An "S" after the price denotes a short sale and an "F" is a foreclosure sale.)

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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There have been a lot of new listings in Hubbard Woods in October - still a good time to list and sell! 1565 Tower Road - $819,000Backs up to Corwin Park     938 Old Green Bay - $910,000Previously listed in 2015 for $1,139,000, this house is now in foreclosure     1244 Forest Glen - $959,0004 bed...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The Winnetka Village Trustees are trying something new - a sort of grassroots approach to discussing local issues.The Village has planned a series of monthly "conversations" with residents to examine such concerns as stormwater problems or revitalizing Winnetka's business districts.  The idea is ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Winnetka may be the most difficult village to find a condo to live in (other than Kenilworth) because there are so few developments.  As of today (November 2019) there are 12 condos for sale priced between $140,000 for a 1bed/1bath to $785,000 for a 2bed/3bath.  There have not been a...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's September Property sales were 24, up 41.2% from 17 in September of 2015 and -38.5% lower than the 39 sales last month. September 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to September of 2015 and 2014. September YTD sales of 220 are running 11.7% ahead of la...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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As of today, October 3, 2016,  Winnetka has 189 homes listed for sale.Low price:  $470,000High price:  $13,750,000 (home not yet built on the lake)Under contract/pending:  28 homesAuction property:  1 home up for auction in east Winnetka listed for $880,000 Sold homes:  24 homes  (13 homes sold i...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Quite a few new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in September.  There were a total of 12 - which is just one less than the 13 that were listed in April which is the height of the spring market. NEW LISTINGS - HUBBARD WOODS WINNETKA 1050 Tower - listed for $589,0004 bedrooms + 3 full baths - new...

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