Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Selling single family homes, condos, new construction, and land on the North Shore since 1998. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
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UPDATED 2020 Recently I've seen several local listings that are listed by an agent from outlying areas. It's not like we have a lack of local and very qualified real estate agents in Winnetka and the North Shore. Competition for listings is very robust and I wonder under what circumstances a sell...
Wilmette IL had another strong year for home sales in 2015. The average price rose almost 3% in 2015 and the total number of units sold in each year was almost identical (see below.)Single Family Homes The ratio looks very good too - I use the original list price (before price reductions) and co...
I have written several articles about recycling in Winnetka and the North Shore, including:Recycling Your Plastic in Winnetka and the North ShoreNews on Winnetka Recycling - Cardboard CartonsWhat's the Skinny on Plastic Recycling in Winnetka and the North Shore In checking the Winnetka website, I...
Comparing real estate statistics for Winnetka in 2014 vs 2015, the numbers are almost identical. These are the numbers:Single Family Homes Total Winnetka sales were virtually the same but the average sell price was down 3% in 2015. Sellers are still getting about 8-9% off their original list p...
One of the most surprising statistics I found for 2015 North Shore home sales was in Kenilworth. Notice in the graph below the difference between the average sale price of 2014 vs. 2015. That's a prodigious increase of 26%! There were fewer sales which meant less inventory and the resulting in...
Winnetka and North Shore villages like Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe are primarily comprised of single family homes. Tucked into the edges of town or along busy streets are many condo complexes that offer seniors a way to downsize or young families a way to buy into the village l...