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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Hubbard Woods Winnetka Homes for Sale and Open Houses for Sunday, July 26 - I am amazed to say that there are 47 listings just in the Hubbard Woods area of Winnetka!  There are a total of 234 homes for sale in all of Winnetka! There is something for everybody here starting at $459,000 all the way...

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 experience with buyers, particularly out-of-town buyers, is that any house they purchase must be in an excellent school district.  Here on the North Shore, including Winne...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Updated 2019 Hubbard Woods in Winnetka is close to everything you need, including schools, shopping, the Metra line, Edens Expressway, forest preserves, Lake Michigan beaches, and did I mention great houses for sale.  Hubbard Woods was named for Gilbert Hubbard who arrived in Winnetka in 1872 aft...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What is a Jumbo loan and why is it so hard to get?     The historically low interest rates that we have been seeing in the last few years apply only to "conforming" loans, or those less than $417,000.  If you need to borrow more than that amount, your are applying for a "jumbo" loan.  In Winnetka...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Things are looking up!   Sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe are definitely higher than  comparable sales in May (see May Market Report.) But if sales are up, what about prices?  I've including something different in this report - the percentage of sale price to  original list p...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's time again to celebrate our nation's Independence Day on Saturday, the Fourth of July.  This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 which declared independence from Great Britain.  Since that day, Americans have hosted parades, fireworks,...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka has landed on Business Week's list of "Most Expensive Suburbs to Live In," for the second year in a row along with Atherton, California and Scarsdale, New York.  Is this a blessing or a curse?  Winnetkans know what a wonderful community we have and we are well aware of local house prices...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Many people feel that having bought a house around the time of the "bubble" ensures that they made a huge lifelong financial mistake.  Clients have lamented that they will "never be able to get out what they put in."  It's true that if you were a renter or first time buyer who purchased a home du...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Another month, new data!  Have things picked up yet - let's see.  Please check my previous post April Sales to see how the numbers compare. Winnetka Closed Sales - 6 Total (2 April Sales)                               988 Elm               $834,000 369 Hawthorn       $880,000 324 Rosewood      $9...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Every week Time Magazine runs a feature called "10 Questions" and last week the                 questions were asked of Jim Cramer, former hedge-fund manager and host of television's Mad Money.  Here is the question and answer: Q:  Is it safe to start reinvesting a small portion back in stocks ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The controversial mixed-use project proposed by New Trier Partners to rebuilt the old Fell Building and property along Elm Street was approved by the Winnetka Village Council.  Crain's News Release reported:The Winnetka Village Council last week approved a 167,835-square-foot retail and residenti...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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April was another nasty-weather month and I wonder how much it affected the sales of homes.  Certainly, the Spring Housing Market has gotten off to a slow start.   Here are some closed sale stats for the month:  Winnetka:  2 closed sales        265 Poplar $740,000        331 Linden  $1,250,000 Wi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Finally!  I was so pleased to hear that the Village of Winnetka is now accepting all that little junk that we don't know what to do with.  We know we shouldn't throw that stuff in the garbage - so we stick it in a drawer or box and years later, it's still there.  What stuff am I talking about? ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I'm still wondering where all you buyers are. . . a few of you have stepped up and bought a home, taking advantage of the large inventory and deflated prices.  The majority of homes on the North Shore (Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe) are competitively priced to sell with new listings...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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A lot has happened since April 22, 1970.  That was the first time a day of awareness was dedicated to our small pebble, the Earth.   I try to live my life as sustainably as possible and set an example for others who struggle with this idea.  But why is it a struggle? It's so much easier to live t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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2009 First Quarter In this year's first quarter, there were 71 sales of single family homes in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe. The breakdown above is shown in the number of units sold by price range.  I think this is interesting because although it shows a 67% decrease in the total s...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Last month I wrote a post (http://activerain.com/blogsview/923418/Market-Stats-for-Winnetka-Kenilworth-Wilmette-IL) about closed home sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe.  I found it interesting that even in the current economic climate, sales were exactly the same (22 single fam...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Beautiful French Country Manor home designed and built in 2000 by Donald Beemer.  Elegant architectural elements come together to create a home both spacious and livable, with 15 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 2 half baths. Everthing from the grand foyer to the butler's pantry has been co...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I am the listing agent for a beautiful luxury home in Winnetka, IL.   Recently a potential buyer bemoaned the fact that he must be crazy for considering writing a contract. . . no one else is buying, right?  He thought he must surely be the only one, especially in the high-end market.  Well, I we...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's not news that Chicago's tony north shore suburbs of Kenilworth, Winnetka, Wilmette and Glencoe have been seeing a number of foreclosures.  We always thought we were immune and somehow protected from the greater ravages of the economic downturn.  But slowly, the MLS is revealing some disturbi...

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