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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Home Prices in Winnetka IL for August 2018 Winnetka has seen eight months (from January 1, 2018) of up-and-down prices for sold homes. Each month has been different - sometimes vastly - particularly when using the average vs. the median price. Winnetka and other North Shore villages have a varied...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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A friend of mine found an unusual and charming website from the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection regarding Hubbard Woods. During the years 1912-1923, a local paper called the Lake Shore News published "brief notices of social activities in Hubbard Woods, Illinois." These little ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 This is a question that I am often asked. I’ve done many market reports on various segments of our North Shore market and the numbers have always remained below the high year of 2008. 2012 was the low water mark for North Shore home prices and since then prices have been fairly stabl...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Time is short but it's not too late to file a property tax appeal - the deadline is this Thursday, August 30.  The good news is that you have two weeks after you file to submit supporting documentation. For the villages of Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Glencoe, the New Trier To...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 16 Longmeadow Road in Winnetka IL I recently listed this stunning Tony Grunsfeld ranch home in Winnetka on a beautiful acre of green expanse. The home went under contract quickly and the lucky buyers plan to renovate and update the home. Built in 1971 and sold by the heirs of the original owners...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Buckthorn is an invasive plant that originated in Western Asia and Europe and was introduced to North America in the early 1800s as an ornamental shrub. It creates a major problem for the native species by forming dense stands that dominate ecosystems and displace native species. It is primarily ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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In July 2018 , there were 25 home sales in Winnetka.  The current real estate market in Winnetka: Homes for sale: 151 Priced:  $435,000 to $9,999,999 Homes under contract/pending: 49 Absorption rate:  7.6 months Condos for sale: 7 Priced: $275,000 to $869,000 Median price for the past 12 months S...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Five new listings in Hubbard Woods in July! 1173 Asbury $875,000 Charming house - great price        1427 Edgewood $959,000 Also a very nice updated home      924 Pine Tree Lane $995,000     653 Blackthorn $1,499,000 English cottage-y home - cute but not for everyone    1127 Laurel $1,899,000 Bui...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 I've prepared a 6-month real estate sales report comparing 2017 to 2018 but also throwing 2007 into the mix. Mostly the North Shore real estate market has not recovered to its pre-recession highs but there are some other interesting numbers too. Click below for your village: WINNETKA WILMETTE KE...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 I was recently driving east along Winnetka Ave in Northfield near Happ Road and saw such a cute sight. A family of swans: parents and 8 signets walking along the parkway. I stopped to film them and realized they were going to attempt to cross the street - fairly busy at that point. I...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Instead of preparing just a 6-month real estate report on the first half of 2017 vs. 2018, I decided to throw in statistics from  2007 into the mix. I'm often asked if Winnetka has returned to its pre-recession home prices. My answer is always "No" but there are some interesting take-aways from t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 HUBBARD WOODS WINNETKA REAL ESTATE UPDATE JUNE 2018 There were 4 new listing in June as the spring market winds down (there were 16 in May.) 801 Locust - $1,065,000 4 bedrooms + 3 1/2 baths      850 Locust - $1,125,000 4 bedrooms + 4 1/2 baths     110 Glenwood - $1,645,000 5 bedrooms + 4 full ba...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Yes - we have to move sometimes too! And I won't be telling tell my clients things like this that I used to say: "Stiff upper lip" "C'mon you can do it" "Just declutter" "You're moving anyway, put the stuff in boxes" "Scrub every inch of the house" without also telling them "you have...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Fireworks and events schedule for the North Shore This year the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday so we don't technically have a long weekend. But I think we'll see lots of people taking time of next week - we've waited a long time for summer!  Here is a roundup of local fireworks and events f...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's almost here - this Friday evening and all day Saturday, June 15-16, the 2nd Winnetka Musical Festival. If you missed it last year here's your chance and you won't want to miss it again. It's bigger, it's better, it's amazing, and it's free! Music starts on Friday night at 5:45 at the BMO Har...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 2018 has been a good year for luxury home sales in the North Shore. In January, two homes sold for $12,000,000 each, both located on Sheridan Road in Winnetka, and a third on the same street sold for $10,000,000. Now I'm from California and I keep a watch on the West Coast prices - t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 A while ago, I wrote a post about old MLS listings and the terms and words that we can't say anymore. In some cases, it's illegal per the Fair Housing Act and in other cases it's unsensitive or unnecessary. For my second round at pouring through old (mostly 1960s) MLS listings, I dis...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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An incredible 16 new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods from May 1 through June 7 (so I've sneaked in an extra week!)  We're into the late spring now and the busy spring market is winding down but that hasn't stopped many sellers from listing (including me!) 16 Hubbard Woods New Listings 1049 Cha...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Listing Details Hubbard Woods Tudor Home for Sale in Winnetka IL 1049 Chatfield Road$899,000 MLS Number: 09972935 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 1/2 Square footage interior:  2662 Square footage exterior:  7500 Garage:  detached 2-car with storage in atticFeatures  Hardwood floors (except master)  2 Zones ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  The current real estate market in WinnetkaHomes for sale:  171Priced:  $429,000 to $9,999,999Homes under contract/pending:  73Absorption rate: 8.4 monthsCondos for sale:  3Priced:  $419,000 to $899,000Median price for the past 12 months:  SEE ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN WINNETKA To contact Margaret G...

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