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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)
Comments 0
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)
Comments 0
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...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Do you have a house in your neighborhood that has been on the market for a seriously long time? And did you, by chance, notice that same house has had maybe three or four different brokerage signs out front?Well, there you have a seller who is playing Real Estate Agent Musical Chairs...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Gather your friends and head over to the Winnetka East Elm shopping district for a fun evening sipping wine and shopping.  Sample a variety of different wines curated and poured by the Wilmette Wine Cellar. Appetizers will be served by local restaurants including Trifecta, Guildhall, Little Rick...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 UPDATED 2019 When your home is listed for sale the one thing you are looking for is a ready and willing buyer. When you receive a contract to purchase your home, your emotions are running high and excitement mixed with trepidation is in the air.  Could this be it, could we really be selling our ...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's August Property sales were 38, up 52.0% from 25 in August of 2015 and 2.7% higher than the 37 sales last month. August 2016 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2015 and 2014. August YTD sales of 195 are running 8.3% ahead of last year's year-to-date sa...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  When I discuss pricing with home sellers in Winnetka and the North Shore, I notice that sellers have different expectations regarding their sale price. Motivated sellers are willing to list properly, hear my advice regarding the comps, and eager to move forward. Then there are those...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 0
Vacation is over, school is in again, and weather is . . . still hot!  Let's see how hot the Hubbard Woods real estate market has been. NEW LISTINGS 1152 AsburyListed at $859,000 with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths with lots of updates.  Listed in 2015 for $919,000     1264 Forest GlenOn for $889,00...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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In Sunday's Chicago Tribune, real estate writer and observer Kenneth Harney, writes:"Goodbye big fat McMansions.  Your boom time is over.  Hello townhouses and smaller homes - you're where the action is headed."He goes on to say that the decades-long big-house market is making way for more smalle...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 0
August had a good number of closes in the North Shore - it's the last month before buyers want to settle in before school starts.WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH NORTHFIELD  GLENCOE    

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2020 The sounds of cement trucks and hammers have been buzzing a lot in the Hubbard Wood area of Winnetka.  Two local and well-known builders both bought single large lots within blocks of each other and divided them into two buildable lots.  Thus four new, large homes for sale.  The firs...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
Good and bad news inWinnetka  real estate - as always.  I've looked at home sales year-to-date in Winnetka from 2015 to 2016.  Below is a chart that shows that more homes sold in 2016, but the prices dropped by 4%. However, home sellers have been pricing their homes better and the list price to s...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 UPDATED 2019Are open houses a waste of time?  It depends on whose time we're talking about.  If we mean the listing agent and the home owner, then it's usually a waste of time.  But for the open house attendees, it's a fruitful time.  But that, unfortunatley, does not result in sales.A case in p...

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
By Art Wilson, RealtorWinnetka's July Property sales were 37, up 23.3% from 30 in July of 2015 and 12.1% higher than the 33 sales last month. July 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to July of 2015 and 2014. July YTD sales of 157 are running 1.3% ahead of last year's year-to-date sal...

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