winnetka: Restaurant Tocco - Passionate Italian Cuisine in Winnetka - 09/17/19 12:21 PM
RESTAURANT TOCCO in Winnetka Updated 2022
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 Winnetka post office.
Bruno was born on the Amalfi Coast and raised in Milan - he came to the United States to visit his brother in 1999 and stayed for good. In Italy, he was closely involved in the food business, buying and selling the highest quality and freshest ingredients to chefs across the country. … (0 comments)

winnetka: Hubbard Woods August 2019 Real Estate Review - 08/27/19 02:56 PM
 Two new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in August and four sold and closed.
800 Green Bay - $514,900
 1271 Asbury - $925,000
 1364 Edgewood
Original list price: $850,000
Sold price: $682,310
Days on market: 204
 1046 Vine
Original list price: $959,000
Sold price: $959,000
Days on market: 3
 1030 Hubbard Pl.
Original list price: $2,295,000 in 2009, $1,899,000 in 2015, $1,599,000 in 2019
Sold price: $1,475,000
Days on market: on and off since 2009
1363 Hackberry
Original list price: $3,425,000
Sold price:  $3,250,000
Days on market 193
PRIVATE HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - not yet public but available for sale
1095 Merrill
1bed/1bath condo

1183 Tower
4bed/4.1bath house
Homes … (2 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka Best Home Value - March 21, 2017 - 03/21/17 12:52 PM
I saw a remarkable home this morning on broker's tour in Winnetka. The home is in top condition - move-in ready, in a great location, with a superb price.  It sounds trite to say "priced to sell" but this home actually is.  
The Details
Address:  312 Rosewood, Winnetka Il
Price:  $1,055,000
Bedrooms:  4
Full baths:  3
Half baths:  1
Taxes:  $13,294
Schools:  Crow Island, New Trier High School
Brokerage:  Baird & Warner, Winnetka
The Fun Stuff
312 Rosewood has a lovely updated eat-in kitchen with cabinets and granite counters.  The adjacent family room is spacious at 18' x 17' and is lined with bookshelves
Hardwood floors throughout the home - refinished just … (5 comments)

winnetka: Hubbard Woods Winnetka Real Estate News February 2016 - 02/29/16 05:06 AM
Just a few homes sold and closed in February in Hubbard Woods:
More new construction coming soon . . .!
This home, 826 Locust, at the corner of Burr and Locust has just sold and closed to Leo Birov of Heritage Homes.  He bought both this home and the separate lot behind it.  The total for both was $1,375,000.  The house was 140x194x92x200  and the piece of land fronting Locust was 56 x 194.  Combined, they're a 1/2 acre.  While zoning will allow two homes to be built, Heritage typically builds one very large home.
680 Locust closed for $1,700,000. 
Original list price:  $1,795,000
Days on … (0 comments)

winnetka: How Long is Too Long to Market Your Winnetka Home? - 01/29/15 12:25 AM
If you are trying to sell your home, market time is not your friend.  The longer your house stays on the market, the more the value goes down in the buyer's mind.  If your list price is too high and does not match the perceived value, your house will linger, unsold and stale.
Sellers who price their homes way over where the comps have sold, or way over what their real estate professional has told them, are shooting themselves in the foot.  It is a very expensive mistake that is difficult to rectify.  Lowering the price is a good move, but … (2 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka 2014 Highest and Lowest Priced Home Sales - 01/27/15 11:14 PM
In 2014, Winnetka had 210 home sales.  The median price was $1,219,000 and here are the two sales at either end, the highest and lowest priced homes to sell in Winnetka.
Most Expensive
The most expensive house to sell in Winnetka in 2014 was 619 Sheridan Road which sold for $6,100,000.  It isn't a large home, with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 3 half baths, on 7/10 of an acre.  However, it sits on the lake and has a private beach.  The home also has an office, library, screened porch, 3rd floor playroom, and a gazebo.  


winnetka: Winnetka & North Shore December 2014 Home Sales in Your Village - 01/04/15 02:24 AM
Below are home sale prices for December 2014 for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.
If you would like to receive additional information about these statistics (i.e. original list price, time on market, etc.) please email or call me.  947-977-6024.

winnetka: Chicago Trib Reports Million Dollar Home Sales Up - True in Winnetka? - 12/15/14 05:43 AM
This weekend the Chicago Tribune reported that:  
"In the Chicago area, home sales in the million-and-up category were up 8 percent from January through September, with a median price (in that bracket) of $1.35 million, according to Re/Max Northern Illinois."
I checked to see how those numbers compared to high-end sales in the North Shore - specifically Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.  I used the same time period - January through September in both 2013 and 2014.
There was indeed an increase in high-end homes in 2014 over 2013 - almost 13% more sales.  The Tribune reported … (2 comments)

winnetka: New Winnetka Houses for Sale - week of Dec 1, 2014 - 12/03/14 03:13 AM
Each week, I showcase several new listings that I think are a good value.  
First, is this absolutely adorable, move-in ready home in west Winnetka.  It has four bedrooms, three full baths, and one half-balf plus an attached 2-car garage.  Someone might want to expand the family room, but otherwise it's a very good value at $795,000.  Located near a huge park. (Listed by Jean Wright Real Estate.)
Next is a home closer to downtown.  This house needs some updating, but it has two bedrooms on the first floor, and two more upstairs, plus … (2 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka & North Shore Absorption Rate for Homes November 2014 - 12/01/14 06:42 AM
The absorption rate is a good standard by which to determine the kind of real estate market that is currently trending.  "Kind of market" in this case means whether it's a good time to sell or a good time to buy.
A buyer's market occurs when inventory is high, sales are sluggish, and prices are dropping.  A seller's market means homes are selling quickly and prices are rising.  But what is the absorption rate?
Absorption rate:  the rate at which a market absorbs (sells) inventory.  The absorption rate determines how long it would take all the inventory to sell if no … (0 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka IL Holiday Sale - Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 11/30/14 04:43 AM
"Red Invitation" Holiday Sunday Sale -Winnetka is once again having a pre-Christmas sale this coming Sunday, December 7. Merchants will be offering discounts, special deals, personalized service, and refreshments.
It's always a very busy day but lots of fun.  All three shopping districts in Winnetka (Hubbard Woods, East Elm, and West Elm) will have participating stores, plus several in Northfield as well.
Stores will have separate hours and different discounts - please check the Winnetka Chamber Shopping Chart to find this information.
37 stores are participating - come out and have some fun, then stay for dinner!

winnetka: News on Winnetka Recycling - Cardboard Cartons - 11/22/14 07:51 AM
Winnetka has just expanded what it will accept in our recycling bins.  You can now include:
milk cartons juice cartons soy milk cartons creamer soup broth protein drinks Previously, these cardboard cartons with a slightly waxy feel were not recyclable.  Throw 'em in!
The Village of Winnetka states:  
"Too many recyclable cartons are still going to landfills when they could be repurposed as paper towels, napkins, and even building materials.  Recycled paper production creates 74% less air pollution than non-recycled production.  It's easy to make a difference - just put your clean, empty cartons in your recycling cart."

winnetka: Winnetka New Home Listings - Week of 11/10/14 - 11/12/14 03:23 AM
This week there were three new listings in Winnetka - something for everybody.  

This first home on Arbor Vitae is great big sprawling home on a 1/2 acre lot.  The back yard is terraced and beautifully landscaped.  It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, plus 1 1/2 bath.  $1,745,000 (courtesy of Hudson and Company)
This home just underwent a complete gut rehab and is stunning.  Don't let the modest exterior fool you - it's got plenty of great space inside plus a full finished basement.  And there are bedrooms upstairs.  On Hibbard Road with lovely … (1 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka Open House at 1330 Westmoor Trail - Sun 11/9 1-3pm - 11/08/14 07:06 AM
 Open House Sunday, November 9
1-3 pm   Stop By!
1330 Westmoor Trail, Winnetka, IL
Handsome well-maintained English style home sits on almost a 1/2 acre and is located on a coveted dead-
end street.
Enjoy the luxury of large-sized rooms that were meant for entertaining.  Perfect for the buyer who appreciates old-world charm - and a beautiful setting to invite family for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner in the formal dining room.
High quality construction was the standard when this house was built and it still shows today with its good bones and excellent space. 
A rare opportunity that you can't match for … (3 comments)

winnetka: Chicago Homes Sales Down - What About the North Shore - 09/25/14 05:10 AM
Earlier this week the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about declining home sales in the 9-county
Chicagoland area (Local Housing Market's Cool-Off Continues.)  The author states that sales fell by 14% in August 2014 compared to August 2013.
Blaming a harsh winter and a stagnant economy, plus concerns about mortgage availability and rising rates has consumers edgy.  The silver lining is that prices continued to increase in varying degrees depending on location.
How do our five communities compare to the larger Chicago numbers.  I looked up homes sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield and also found that sales were … (3 comments)

winnetka: Winnetka and North Shore Houses for Sale 1000+ Days - What Does it Mean - 09/24/14 04:01 AM
In the back of my mind, I know that there are some North Shore homes - Winnetka, Wilmette,
Northfield, Kenilworth, and Glencoe, that have been on the market for what seems like forever. Why does this happen?
I always explain to my sellers that "time", as in market time, is not their friend.  The longer their house languishes, the more suspect buyers become.  A well priced home should sell fairly quickly - particularly in a seller's market. Even if the seller is a little high, the offers will come if the price is adjusted quickly.
If the seller has grossly overpriced their … (0 comments)

winnetka: Indian Hill Road in Winnetka IL - 08/27/14 01:58 AM
Indian Hill Road in Winnetka, ILUPDATED 2022
Indian Hill Road in Winnetka is a small winding road that is perfect for walkers and runners.  It encircles Indian Hill Country Club and runs for about 2 1/3 miles and winds through the golf course and past homes.
I once lived a block away and it was my regular jogging and baby walking route.  Nowadays, I'm a few miles away and love to ride my bike there.
Indian Hill Country Club is a private 18-hole club that was established in 1914 and is open to residents who live in the villages that abut it:  Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Wilmette. … (2 comments)

winnetka: An Old Winnetka Map - if I Could Have Seen it Then! - 08/09/14 07:37 AM
Winnetka and the North Shore area was settled a long time ago - it was a pass through for settlers heading farther west.  Some, however, stayed and the area was slowly developed.  
Occasionally, I would read about a few roads in town where old taverns and inns had been located.  Long since gone, of course.  On this map, I found Patterson's Tavern along the lake and did some research on it.  It's located below at the middle point along Lake Michigan.

It turns out that the Patterson Tavern was Winnetka's first established business.  After traveling west from Vermont in … (11 comments)

winnetka: Have Winnetka & North Shore Home Prices Dropped 25% Since the Peak - 08/08/14 09:01 AM
I consider the "peak" of the market to have been 2007 - it was a year in which prices simply soared - I know because I sold a lot of them.
If those home had to sell today - would their value be 25% lower than then?  KCM Blog (Keeping Current Matters) published this infographic this week.  It indicates how much prices have dropped across the country since the peak of the market.

My initial reaction was "Impossible!"  However, as I usually do, I checked the MLS and pulled a report. Here is what I found:  prices in the North … (2 comments)

winnetka: Cookies Anyone? Winnetka Baker Makes the Best - 08/04/14 06:37 AM
MyCookies960 - Winnetka Baker Makes the Best!Updated 2022
Diane Schmidt is a retired banker who makes supremely excellent and beautiful sugar cookies. This came about simply because she loves to bake and considers her cookie creations an expression of her love for others. Sugar cookies were always her nemesis - too hard, too dry, too soft. Then she came across a recipe with an ingredient that she realized would make them perfect.
Her first cookie project was done in 2004 for her eighth-grade daughter who needed some heart-shaped cookies. She had fun initially cutting the different shapes and decorating, but over time her … (6 comments)

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