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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  HUBBARD WOODS January 2020 It’s been a busy month for new listings in Hubbard Woods. There were many more than this but the others were re-listings of homes that had been on the market last year. NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN JANUARY 2020806 Locust (under contract)4 beds/2 ½ baths$649,000      ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  12 Reasons to Buy a Home in the North Shore The Chicago North Shore has been described as a string of pearls lying along the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago. The villages included in this “necklace” are Evanston, Wimette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, an...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Condo sales in 2019 compared to 2018 were remarkably similar. The numbers across the board varied just slightly with some villages selling more condos and others selling fewer but for a higher median price. The one thing that has definitely stayed the same is the lack of North Shore condo availa...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Hubbard Woods Winnetka Year-End Housing Review Home sales in Hubbard Woods were remarkably similar in 2018 as in 2019. Here’s how the numbers looked:    It’s interesting to see that overall sales were down but the median price was up by 18%. I agree that that is an encouraging statistic but I ha...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Winnetka/North Shore 2019 Real Estate Market Review  Most North Shore agents would say they’re glad 2019 is behind us. It was not as robust as 2018 and many of us felt that sales were sluggish with some outliers throwing the numbers out of whack. In the information below, for example, Kenilworth...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020 For 20 years, the Pantone company has come out with a “color of the year” meant to influence design and color trends across many industries. Some have been bold while some have been subtle but over the years, pundits have either criticized or praised the choice. But...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Why are Homes Priced with the Number 9? Same reason that just about everything is priced that way! Car prices always end with a lot of 9s. Same with clothing, groceries, gas, appliances, $ .99 cent stores, you name it. It’s called  “charm” pricing. Of course it’s a psychological trick -  buyers ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Homes in New Trier School District Under $1 Million There’s a good supply of homes you can buy for under $1,000,000  n the North Shore villages that feed into New Trier High School. Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield have ample inventory and styles for you to choose. In wes...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  NORTH SHORE MARKET REPORT for OCTOBER 2019Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield The green chart below shows that home sales and prices were down slightly this October over October 2018 across the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Keniliworth, Glencoe, and Northfield. The...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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NORTH SHORE REAL ESTATE PERSPECTIVES FOR 2020 A recent report by RIS Media asks the real estate experts what they think is coming for 2020. While there may be broad and sweeping thoughts on real estate, usually these articles are national in scope. We all know real estate is local, right? (RIS Me...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  HUBBARD WOODS REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 2019  NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN OCTOBER 2019There were 2 new home listings in Hubbard Woods in September: 1480 Tower Road$1,300,000          834 Boal Pkwy.$1,799,000     SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN SEPTEMBER 2019 4 homes closed in September:  1487 TowerO...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Where do Your Winnetka Property Taxes Go? For what we pay locally in property taxes, I think it’s wise to understand how they are divvied up. In the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, it’s understood that a large percentage goes to the schools. Th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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American Tribal Map - Winnetka & North ShoreA Canadian mapping company has developed an innovative map called “Native Land” that shows where indiginous tribes once lived on the land we live on now.   For those of us living in the Chicagoland area, these Native American tribe names sound familiar....

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka/North Shore Chicago 3rd Quarter Real Estate  Below is a chart comparing home sales in the 3rd quarter of 2018 to 2019 for the villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield. Even though these towns abut each other and are very similar, their home sale statistics vary...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  HUBBARD WOODS SEPTEMBER  2019 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN SEPTEMBER 2019 There were five new home listings in Hubbard Woods in September, with one already under contract. 1367 Edgewood$629,000         1039 Pine$775,000 (under contract)         855 Boal Parkway$1,025,000          110 N.Sherida...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 RESTAURANT TOCCO Bringing his passionate and inspiring vision of Italian food and culture to Winnetka, Bruno Abate opened his new restaurant in October 2019.. Tocco, named after his popular Wicker Park restaurant that he closed in February, is located at 507 Chestnut directly across from the Win...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA HOME SALES for AUGUST 2019 30 homes closed in WINNETKA in August. The median price of these sold homes was $1,225,000, the list to sell price ratio was 92%, and the average days on market was 92.  The absorption rate is currently at 7.5 months (Absorption rate is an indicator of how long...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Two new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in August and four sold and closed.    NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS AUGUST 2019 - 2   800 Green Bay - $514,900           1271 Asbury - $925,000         SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS AUGUST 2019    1364 EdgewoodOriginal list price: $850,000Sold price: $682,3...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  DOG APPRECIATION DAY - With 1 Stunning OmissionWell folks - today is Dog Appreciation Day. August 26, 2019. NOT to be confused with:  Love Your Pet Day (February) Walking the Dog Day (February) International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (March) National Puppy Day (March) Pet Owner’s Independenc...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 The Sellers Asked Who Pays the Buyer’s Broker?I have a listing in Winnetka IL that I have been working to ready for market for quite some time. The sellers have lived in the home for over 40 years so were admittedly out-of-touch with current real estate ways of conducting business. During one me...

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