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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
 HUBBARD WOODS  MARCH 2020 March is the first month to show the effect that the coronavirus has had on local real estate. Showings, listings, and under-contracts have been greatly reduced. Sellers who continue to show their homes are requiring that agents and buyers not have flown in the past 14 ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 6
There are many things that are happening in the Schaumburg Area Real Estate Market & some are very good. Showings have been impacted (graph is Illinois) but I wanted to show that not all real estate has stopped dead in its tracks. We have had many transactions already in the works & they have clo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 3
 Buy, Sell, or Wait? Covid-19 and the North Shore Real Estate Market WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW Clearly the coronavirus quarantine and safety concerns are having a direct impact on the local real estate market.  There have been many North Shore homes taken off the market but the great majority are stil...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
Governor Pritzker has stated that Real Estate Services in Illinois are considered essential services, and therefore exempt from the stay at home order.We Realtors are not surprised.  We know how essential our services are to our buyers and sellers.  We still need to practice safety and care with ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 36
  Covid-19 Not all Bad News! There’s a pretty smart guy out there who writes a tech/financial blog. He shared his blog online with his customers and I was able to see it. Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive of the XPRIZE Foundation, the author of two best-selling books, has degrees in mo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
 New Trier High School Homes for Sale Winnetka IL Buyers often seek out homes in North Shore villages that feed into New Trier High School. Often, the elementary or middle schools are less important than the final school their child will attend before college. We all know the caliber of the educa...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 2
Sole+Luna Amy Bradley and Jessica Dietrich are starting something exciting in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka. They’ve taken over the old Sawbridge Studio space and will be opening, to quote from their Facebook page: “A wellness sanctuary that offers daily ritual for the mind, body, and soul.” What does ...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 3
But what really are today's buyers looking for? It's actually broken down to areas of the country on an infographic below. Here in the Midwest, we obviously have different criteria than someone from the West Coast.  But what is really important?  The 2 car garage being the absolute standard & dep...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 2
   What Sold in Your Village in February? WINNETKA  Current Winnetka Real Estate Market:Homes for sale: 114Price range: $375,900 to $9,500,000Current median for sale price: $1,389,000Under contract: 36Condos for sale: 11Price range: $140,000 to $725,000WILMETTE  Current Wilmette Real Estate Marke...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 0
 HUBBARD WOODS  FEBRUARY 2020 There were 7 new listings in Hubbard Woods, of which the two least expensive are already under contract. The lower end has been selling quickly throughout the North Shore. 7 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN FEBRUARY 2020 1380 Arsbury (under contract)$620,000          10...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 4
Interest rates have come down today to a rock bottom low! They are trying to obviously stimulate the industry & get you off your couch to buy a home! If this isn't going to be it - I don't know what else could be.  But wait .... unlike a bad late-night infomercial, this news will definitely get y...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 2
Cook County Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Start March 5 2019 was the triennial reassessment year for Cook County. Many of us were startled to see the increases which jumped decidedly for some homeowners.  Did you know that you can appeal your taxes every year twice a year? This year, the win...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 6
 This is not the first time I've written about this but the time is coming near when you will either do your taxes or look forward to receiving a tax refund. What will you do with it? Did you ever think that it could springboard you into a new home?I'm the first one to agree that saving for anyth...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 1
 Here's the things you will need to know if you are planning on selling. So how is the market doing currently in Hoffman Estates? Here's a few graphs to help give you an idea. What is the percentage of homes that are going under contract each month in Hoffman Hoffman Estates? This tells you if th...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 5
 Now admittedly online reviews are a bit of a stacked deck and always should just be a starting point in your real estate hiring decision. What business person is going to reach out to the absolute worst client they've had in the last 5 years and ask for a review on Yelp or Zillow or whatever sit...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 1
 Here's the things you will need to know if you are planning on selling. So how is the market doing currently in Schaumburg? Here's a few graphs to help give you an idea. What is the percentage of homes that are going under contract each month in Schaumburg? This tells you if the market is flat, ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
 Are North Shore Home Sales Up or Down? The Illinois Association of Realtors issues monthly market statistics that show the total number of sales and median sale price. Their latest report stated, “January Brings Uptick in Illinois Home Sales and Prices.” Their numbers are for the month of Januar...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 3
 Winnetka North Shore Restaurant Guide The city Chicago is one of the finest dining destinations in the country. In 2019, 25 of the city’s restaurants received Michelin stars with one receiving 3 stars, three getting 2 stars, and 21 being awarded 1-star.  But wait - the North Shore has a fine sel...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Comments 1
  For the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, I’ve prepared every conceivable way you might choose a house. Happy Hunting and Call Margaret Goss 847-977-6024! WINNETKA   Winnetka homes under $500,000Winnetka homes 500,ooo to $1 millionWinnetka homes $1...

By Terri Buseman, Downtown Chicago
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
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In 2017, Wicker Park was named one of the 25 hottest neighborhoods in America by Hot Spot Rentals. Since then, it’s only continued to impress as one of the most vibrant communities in Chicago. While it received this accolade based on things like walkability, transit, budget, entertainment, and li...

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