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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)
Comments 4
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)
Comments 2
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)
Comments 1
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)
Comments 2
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)
Comments 1
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)
Comments 1
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)
Comments 0
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)
Comments 0
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)
Comments 1
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)
Comments 0
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)
Comments 1
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 ...

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