Highland Park, IL Real Estate News

By Jim Chelmowski
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Company)
  Contact: Bill Darling Phone: 312-320-8561     Highland Park Condo Listed at $199,500     Send To   Subdivision  Americana Category  Condo Type Listed Sq Footage 1407 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms 0 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 0 Home Address 1795 Lake Cook Rd Unit 307 Highland Park, IL 60035   Home Description Highland Park IL 2 Bedroom Condo This well maintained, furnished unit is ready for move in. The furnishings could be included if the unit price is acceptable. Great southern exposure with a long southern exp balcony. Large LR/DR combo with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, in-unit laundry, MBR w/MB and walk-in closet. Exercise room, party room and pool are available for your enjoym...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
You earned it. You bought it. You loved it. Now you want to sell it. Your house in Highland Park, that is. Nothing can stop you if this is your must-have goal. You cannot test the market or dip your toes in the water. You have to go full throttle and pull out all stops to make your dream become a reality. Otherwise, you’ll just be spinning your wheels. Listing your house for sale isn’t the same as selling your house If you own a house in Highland Park, consider yourself fortunate to live in such a vibrant and popular community. It may be ‘cooler by the lake’, but it’s still a hot real estate market. Highland Park won’t ever go out of style. During the last 30 days, these luxury Highland Park houses were sold to the highest bidder.   Data provided by the Midwest Real Estate LLC (MRED) mu...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
MARKET ACTION REPORT June 2011 City: Highland Park Property Type: Single Family Home, Townhome, Condo | Price $0.00 to $99,999,000.00 Trending Versus*: Trending Versus*:                                                   Month            LM        L3m    PYM      LY         YTD               Prior YTD  Prior YR Median List Price of all Current Listings $595,000 0% 8% Average List Price of all Current Listings $937,992 2% 5% June Median Sales Price $442,500 11% 2% 11% 5% $422,500 -2% 1% June Average Sales Price $537,974 2% -2% -5% -1% $525,654 -7% -4% Total Properties Currently for Sale (Inventory) 376 -5% -18% June Number of Properties Sold 30 -12% -47% 148 -29% June Average Days on Market (Solds) 124 -21% -7% -29% -12% 134 -12% -5% Asking Price per Square Foot (based on New Listings) $...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Highland Park Illinois July 4th  2011 Fireworks and Happenings.   Every July 4th in Highland Park IL  the city and Park District of Highland Park plan a  fabulous  day filled  with fun activities which is  followed by a wonderful evening featuring  an amazing display of fireworks. The festivities for the 4th of July celebration  in Highland Park will begin at 9:30 on Monday morning.   The Children's Bicycle and Pet Parade participants should line up on the corners of Central and St. Johns Avenues.   Everyone is invited to participate and decorating  bikes, strollers and wagons is encouraged.   Don't forget to bring your dog and feel free to dress them up! The community parade will begin at 10:00  featuring local businesses, floats, marching bands, dignitaries and entertainers will follo...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
The Highland Park Farmer's Market  in the Ravinia Neighborhood in Highland Park Illinois is back. The Ravinia Farmer's Market is open on Wednesdays from 7:00am to 1:00pm. every   There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes, fresh strawberries and blueberries.  The Farmer's Market features farmer's and organic food growers. The Ravinia Farmer's Market is set up adjacent to Jens Jensen Park along Dean Avenue off of Roger Williams.  While visiting the Ravinia Farmer's Market, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and treat from Java Love located at  723 Saint Johns Avenue.  Another hot spot in Ravinia is Baker Boys, located at 733 Saint Johns- amazing cupcakes - a sweet spot for all ages.  If you are in the mood for an actual meal enjoy lunch outdoors at Abigail's located at 493 Roger William...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Ravinia  Festival  Highland Park IL - some great concerts during the 2011 season. Ravinia is a wonderful outdoor park where you can enjoy live concerts with family and friends.  The Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor musical festival in North America and it is known world-wide for its first class programs.  It is a rich part of the cultural heritage of Highland Park Illinois and one of our greatest local treasures.  Ravinia dates back to 1904, when it was opened in its first incarnation as an amusement park designed to attract visitors from the nearby rail line.  During the great depression the grounds were shuttered for five years until community businessmen formed the non-profit Ravinia Festival Association to bring music to Highland Park Illinois.  In 1936 Ravinia became the summ...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
North Shore 1/2 Marathon and 5k returns to Highland Park IL Highland Park, Illinois- The City of Highland Park and the Downtown Alliance are excited to welcome race participants to the 33rd Annual Misericordia Heart of Mercy North Shore Half-Marathon and 5k Charity Run on Sunday, June 12, 2011.  Registration is available on line. All registrants will receive a t-shirt and baseball hat when they pick up their packet. The 5k and half-marathon, sponsored by Running Away Multisport (RAM Racing), are scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., respectively. Both races will run concurrent with each other. This runner-friendly event is anticipated to attract approximately 5,000 participants. For the past few years several of my clients have participated in this event.  This is a a great eve...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Free Spring Clean-Up Program for the city of Highland Park  IL- It's that time of the year again! Veolia Environmental Waste Services will be conducting their annual Spring Clean-Up Program for the City of Highland Park on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning April 30 and ending May 21.  This is a great  opportunity for Highland Park Residents  to declutter and get rid of their  JUNK.  Every year it amazes me how much "stuff" we accumulate to put out at the curb. This year will be a big declutter year for us from a trampoline to a couch to many other knick knacks - it's the perfect time to purge! As an REALTOR in Highland Park IL - I know that the annual Spring Clean-Up Program is fabulous for those who are selling a home and for those who  have bought a home.  I actually just reminded...
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By Nick Libert
(Exit Realty--I'd love to service your Chicagoland referrals)
2754 Port Clinton Rd Highland Park, IL Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour You cannot get this much lovely space this close to the Lake in east Highland Park! This 3/3 bungalow has been tastefully updated! The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, beautiful granite countertops, and tile floors. House also comes with Hwd flrs, updated baths, large bedrooms, and a huge deck off the master suite which also has vaulted ceilngs. Newer windows have been put in and it has finished 980sqft bsmt MLS# 07612841 $414,900 3 Bed, 3 Bath 2754 Port Clinton RdHighland Park IL, 60035 Nick Libert / Ryan Lee Team EXIT STRATEGY REALTY 773-980-9339
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Want to know what sold in Highland Park during March 2011? And for how much? These real estate statistics should give you a feel for the current market value. They will also illustrate the right way to price your house ... and the wrong way. Believe yourself or your own lying eyes All you have to do is run your eyes over these rows and columns, and you’ll see a pattern emerge. Go on. Try it now. Data provided by the Midwest Real Estate LLC (MRED) multiple listing service and includes properties listed and sold by various participants in the MLS. Data supplied does not reflect all market activity in the area. Are you done? Did you see the warning indicators? Did you see the connection between days on market and ratio of sold to list prices? If you didn’t, take another look while keeping...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Hey, buddy, can you spare a dime? If you can spare more than a dime, take a look at the kind of elite residential properties your money can buy on Chicago’s North Shore. La crème de la crème Is money no object? Then one of these spectacular homes can be yours. From  To  # of Listings $     10,000,000  $       23,000,000 3  $       9,000,000  $       10,000,000 4  $       8,000,000  $         9,000,000 1  $       7,000,000  $         8,000,000 7  $       6,000,000  $         7,000,000 13  $       5,000,000  $         6,000,000 11  $       4,000,000  $         5,000,000 22  $       3,000,000  $         4,000,000 45 Data provided by the Midwest Real Estate LLC (MRED) multiple listing service and includes properties listed and sold by various participants in the MLS. Data supplied does not ...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
 Quarterly Real Estate Market Update Report for Highland Park IL Thinking of buying of selling your home in Highland Park IL? Below is a snap shot of real estate happenings during the first three months of 2011 in Highland Park. 1. There are 281 active listings ranging from $139,900.00 - $9,900,000.00 with an average list price of $1,025,637.00 2. There are 61 single family homes under contract 3. There have been a total of 42 closings during the first quarter (January 1, 2011 - March 31, 2011) - ranging from $145,000.00 to $1,600,000.00 Is there a perfect home for you in Highland Park? Click here  to view current inventory available. To learn more about Highland Park Real Estate contact me. The above article, Quarterly Real Estate Market Update Report Highland Park IL, has been provide...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
The Highland Park  IL Real Estate market showed  great improvement with the Median Sales Price during the month of February.   The median sales price for a single family home during February 2011 was $410,000.00 up 33% from $307,500.00 (which was the median sales price in February of 2010).   There are currently 257 single family homes for sale in Highland Park - ranging from $181,900.00 - $9,900,000.00.  There were 10 closings in Highland Park during the month of February  - of the 10  homes 2 were short sales and the remaining 8 were conventional sales.  The current median list price in Highland Park  is $729,000.00.  If you are a buyer there is good inventory available for sale ~ If you are a seller be sure that  you have your home positioned well.   Below is a detailed report of Hig...
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By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
Years ago, when we lived in Highland Park and worked in the city, our Friday night ritual was to head directly from the train to Little Szechwan for dinner. Our regular server was Annie and she rolled a mean Mu Shu Pork. I credit Annie with getting me to branch out of my comfort zone and try new (spicy!) dishes. No matter what we ordered it was always tasty and the service was always friendly and attentive. We stopped going only because we moved out of town. A few years later, when we moved back to the North Shore, we landed in Wilmette, and Little Szechwan just wasn’t as top of mind or as convenient anymore. But last Sunday, my daughter had a late afternoon soccer game at the Bubble in Highland Park, so afterwards we decided to head over to Little Szechwan, hoping it would still be as ...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
The  real estate market in Highland Park IL seems to be  off to a good start.   There are currently 273 single family homes for sale - ranging from $135,000.00 - $9,900,000.00.  There were 14 closings in Highland Park during the month of January - all of which were conventional sales. The average sale price  was $392,177.00. Additionally 30 homes are under contract.   I have attached the market update report for the month of January for a more detailed overview. If you are a buyer there is good amount of  inventory available for sale. Be sure to partner yourself with an active  REALTOR who is familiar with the inventory, neighborhood and the school system. If you are thinking about selling your home this Spring talk a real estate professional. You need to have an understanding of the ma...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Footloose is coming to Highland Park High School in Highland Park IL in February. This year's Musical at Highland Park High School is Footloose.  This musical production is about a boy who moves from Chicago to a small farm town.  When Ren, the teenage boy, arrives to his new town he realizes that many things are different in this small town.  The major difference is that he has moved to a town where rock music and dancing are illegal. Come see  Ren's courage and determination and what he does  to transform this small farm town. This fabulous HPHS production is right around the corner - February 10-12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The cost per ticket is $10.00.  Tickets can be reserved from January 31-February 6 by calling the ticket hot line (224)765-2386. Don't miss this wonderful production - I...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Highland Park IL ~ Open House ~ 1730 Winthrop Road Highland Park ~ Sunday January 16 1:00-3:00 1730 Winthrop Road  ~ Highland Park ~ Picture Perfect ~ A wonderful place to call home!  Fabulous 4 bedroom 2.1 bath home with amazing updates: new cabinets, stainless appliances and zodiac countertops, and all bathrooms are new. Noteworthy details include gleaming hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and large family room. Huge fenced yard boasts fruit trees, perennials and two brick patios.    
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Highland Park IL Real Estate Market Update for 2010 2010 has come to an end - what will 2011 bring? As an active REALTOR I think that it is premature to forecast 2011.  The opinions are all over the board - some   believe that it will be similar to 2010, others fear it will be worse and some think that it will be a very good Spring Market. Below is a snap shot of Real Estate transactions during 2010 in Highland Park: Bedrooms # Sold % Sold Average Original List Price Average  Last List Price Average Sales Price SP:LP SP:OLP Average MT(Sold)     All 286 100% $740,105 $673,501 $602,465 89% 81% 228       2 or Less 11 100% $528,036 $494,982 $455,773 92% 86% 88       3 103 100% $420,448 $383,207 $351,440 92% 84% 190       4 120 100% $780,409 $707,463 $632,601 89% 81% 254       5 or More 52 1...
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By Haris Dedic, Glenview Real Estate - Chicago North Shore
(RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588)
While searching years ago on where to see an independent movie, the answers were and still are the same. Landmark Theaters! Landmark's Renaissance Place in downtown Highland Park is my first choice and it looks like the only one. The theater is located at 1850 Second Street. There is 3 hours free parking in the underground garage. If you come early you can have a quick slice of NY pizza across the street as an idea. I did drive to Landmark on Clark Street to see A Single Man by Tom Ford, since it was a limited release. I visited many of the theaters around Chicago's North Shore and Northwest suburbs. The closest one to me at The Glen. Northbrook Court, Skokie Old Orchard and others. They would have time to time something independent, but they would come much later if they are not a big ...
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By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
Thinking of selling your home this Spring in Highland Park IL? If you are a seller who is thinking about selling your home this Spring - you may want to jump start the process. Take a look at the reasons why-
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