Wilmette, IL Real Estate News

By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorWilmette's April Property sales were 51, up 34.2% from 38 in April of 2015 and 112.5% higher than the 24 sales last month. April 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to April of 2015 and 2014. April YTD sales of 127 are running 23.3% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 103. The Median Sales Price in April was $709,000, up 8.2% from $655,000 in April of 2015 and up 11.7% from $635,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in April was $786,317, up 9.8% from $715,934 in April of 2015 and down -8.4% from $858,479 last month. April 2016 ASP was at highest level compared to April of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of April was 198, up 5.3% from 188 last month and up 6.5% from 186 in April of last year. April 2016 In...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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At the pace of new construction happening on the North Shore (after the recession hiatus) builders will have to repeat the cycle and tear down their original homes!  Clearly it's not that bad (or good, depending on whom you are talking to) but the pace is frenetic.In Winnetka, 33 homes have been approved for demolition since December of 2014, and two more are waiting.  Wilmette's website does not provide this information, but the number of new homes being built there has soared since late 2014 as you can see in this chart:  Winnetka (blue), Glencoe (purple), and Kenilworth (orange) have all been fairly steady over the years for the number of new homes being built.  But look at the Wilmette line (red) which takes a huge jump up as 2015 nears.  New construction homes in Wilmette are being...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
We closed Wednesday on 1829 Wilmette Ave #C Wilmette IL 60091 a townhouse with 3 bedrooms and a 4th in the basement and four and a half bathrooms with a two car attached garage. The property was listed for $549,000 and my buyer clients, a couple are very happy. This is the second sale I have done for these folks, six years ago I sold them a condo in Evanston IL and good times let them move to this fantastic new home. This is a very desired end unit townhome, the best in the complex of 9 properties and this one, unit # "C" was the developers property when constructed in 1997. We got the contract signed, sealed, delivered in 15 days after it hit the market and had we not done so it would have been gone in another day. It is a sellers market and the services of a buyers agent are really ne...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The Wilmette IL Real Estate report for April is out and the stats are a bit lower than last year at this time. 2015 was a booming market but at this time we have 13.5% less new listings of all types of property, this includes single family homes as well as condos. This reporting period shows 17.2% less closed sales and a 22.4% gain in inventory of all types of property. New property listings for single family homes are down 18.2% from 88 last year at this time to 72 this month. Closed sales are down in March from 24 single family homes in Wilmette to 20 houses that is 16.7 less and the average sales price for a home in Wilmette IL is down 21.3% to $960,600 from $1,219,841 a year ago. A great home buying opportunity to move to wonderful Wilmette IL is available at this time. The average ...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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WILMETTE IL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS UPDATED 2022There are 2 school districts in Wilmette IL - District 39 and District 37.In District 39 there are four elementary schools (K-4th grade), then all students attend middle school at Highcrest, and Wilmette Junior High. All Wilmette students attend New Trier High School. In District 37, children attend Avoca Elementary School (K-5th grade), and Marie Murphy (grades 6th-8th grades.) Students then proceed to New Trier High School. There are four elementary schools in District 39 in Wilmette, IL that educate children from kindergarten to 4th grade. Going east to west, they are:Central School Wilmette IL  - 910 Central Ave. McKenzie School Wilmette IL - 649 Prairie Ave.Harper School Wilmette IL - 1101 DartmouthRomona School Wilmette - 600 Romona Rd.Th...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorWilmette's March Property sales were 24, down -17.2% from 29 in March of 2015 and -4.0% lower than the 25 sales last month. March 2016 sales were at their lowest level compared to March of 2015 and 2014. March YTD sales of 76 are running 16.9% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 65. The Median Sales Price in March was $635,000, down -20.1% from $795,000 in March of 2015 and up 26.4% from $502,200 last month. The Average Sales Price in March was $858,479, down -19.7% from $1,069,351 in March of 2015 and up 31.8% from $651,128 last month. March 2016 ASP was at a mid range compared to March of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of March was 188, up 10.6% from 170 last month and up 19.0% from 158 in March of last year. March 2...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Wilmette, Illinois is a nice North Shore community, about 14 miles from downtown Chicago. It is located in Cook County and was honored by Business Week in 2007 as one of the top ten best places to raise children in the country. It is just north of the town of Evanston and is on the shores of Lake Michigan. The successful school system in Wilmette is another reason that Wilmette IL homes for sale are desirable.Wilmette is known for having a variety of public services, which is another appealing factor for Wilmette IL homes for sale. The park system includes Gillson Park, Langdon Beach and Centennial Park, which have beach access and various other amenities like tennis courts. Wilmette is also the home of the Baháí  House of Worship, listed by the Tourism Bureau as one of the Seven Wonder...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(@Properties)
 The first quarter is behind us and Wilmette's real estate statistics are not as strong as last year.   The average sale price for first quarter of 2016 is down by 15% - however total sales are up by 18%. Market time is a around three months which indicates a seller's market - which is in contrast to the lower prices.  The list price to sell price ratio is at 93% of original asking price.Currently, the Wilmette real estate market looks like this:Total homes for sale:  150Lease expensive:  $290,000Most expensive:  $10,900,000Homes under contract:  70 (with contingencies)Homes pending:  1 (contingencies met)It will be a busy spring, however.  Nineteen new listngs came on the market in the past five days!
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Wilmette, Illinois is a desired North Shore community, about 14 miles from downtown Chicago. It is located in Cook County and was honored by Business Week in 2007 as one of the top ten best places to raise children in the country. It is just north of the town of Evanston and is on the shores of Lake Michigan. The successful school system in Wilmette is another reason that Wilmette IL homes for sale are desirable.Click Wilmette IL Homes for the latest inventory.Wilmette is known for having a variety of public services, which is another appealing factor for Wilmette IL homes for sale. The park system includes Gillson Park, Langdon Beach and Centennial Park, which have beach access and various other amenities like tennis courts. Wilmette is also the home of the Bahá’í House of Worship, lis...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The Wilmette Real Estate report for March 2016 has just come in and is very positive. The numbers are really surprising and shows how popular Wilmette IL real estate is these days. People really love Wilmette and the Spring market is booming a little early. We are seeing a 33.8% gain in new listings for all properties and a 31.6% gain in closed sales. A good bit of information is that Wilmette has a 25.7% gain of inventory of homes, that includes all types of property. People are putting their homes on the market if they want to sell and they are successful in selling them.Click Wilmette Houses for sale and Wilmette Condos for sale for the latest inventory direct from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).Taking a look at single family homes. Wilmette has a 23.8% gain in new listings and a...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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2616 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette ILOpen 1-3Sunday, March 13$484,000 Don't miss this roomy 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home in Romona and New Trier School district! 
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(@Properties)
"Sustainable Suburbs" is the theme for this year's annual Going Green Matters Environmental Fair.  The environmental fair plans to answer that question through exhibits and demonstrations throughout the afternoon.  Some ideas they give on their website are: LED lighting Energy-efficient homes Insulation and weatherproofing Solar reflective shingles Natural yards and habitat Parks and open spaces Storm water management Water conservation Waste reduction and recycling I was excited to hear that over 1,000 people attended last year's event.  But that shouldn't be surprise given the breadth of programs and information they have for the public.  There will be hybrid and electric cars on display, home energy exhibits, demonstrations, recycling, and an interactive "Eco-Zone."Here is the day's ...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorWilmette's February Property sales were 25, up 31.6% from 19 in February of 2015 and -7.4% lower than the 27 sales last month. February 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to February of 2015 and 2014. February YTD sales of 52 are running 44.4% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 36. The Median Sales Price in February was $502,200, up 25.2% from $401,000 in February of 2015 and down -11.1% from $565,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in February was $651,128, down -20.8% from $822,053 in February of 2015 and down -10.6% from $728,450 last month. February 2016 ASP was at a mid range compared to February of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of February was 163, up 6.5% from 153 last month and up 23.5% from ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The Pin Oak area is off Wilmette Avenue and close to the cross street of Ridge Road and Wilmette Avenue. It’s just north of one of Wilmette’s many parks in Lovelace Park. There are a variety of homes for sale in the Pin Oak neighborhood of Wilmette Illinois, but many of them are condo or townhouse properties. The condos here come in many sizes though, up to and beyond three bedrooms. Living in Wilmette is a great choice for families or singles with its top notch schools and great commuting times. Public transportation is also convenient and serves the local area as well as nearby Chicago.The selection of homes for sale in the Pin Oak neighborhood of Wilmette Illinois generally has plenty to offer as can be seen from the listings here. If you’re interested in more info about how these ho...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes for sale in East Wilmette IL are a nice investment in an area just 14 miles north of Chicago. It’s known for its excellent school system, both public and private, which also makes it a great choice for families. You can find all styles and types of housing in East Wilmette, from six bedroom homes to cozy condos with the feel of a home.Because of the nice area, homes for sale in East Wilmette IL are both great investments and a great choice for buyers. If you are looking into this area for buying a home, you can sign up for a VIP Listing Search with Coldwell Banker Wilmette and be immediately informed on new listings. You can also get a good look at how this market is doing. East Wilmette offers a ton of amenities from public beaches to a great park system.The selection homes for s...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Are you looking for homes for sale in the CAGE neighborhood of Wilmette Illinois? The CAGE is a nice subdivision located in Wilmette, Illinois. Wilmette is a suburb of Chicago located on the shores of Lake Michigan and 14 miles out of downtown. The CAGE subdivision is on the east side of Wilmette, to the north of Lake Avenue and to the east of Green Bay Road. This is an extremely desirable area to live within Wilmette and homes for sale in the CAGE neighborhood of Wilmette Illinois can go quickly. CAGE is known for its vintage charm. It is distinguished by older homes, brick streets, mature trees and old-style lamp posts. CAGE is an acronym for Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood, Elmwood.Click here to see the current CAGE inventory.The inventory of homes for sale in the CAGE neighborhood of W...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Are you looking for homes for Sale in Indian Hill Estates of Wilmette Illinois? Indian Hill Estates is a subdivision in Wilmette, located north of Lake Street and south of Illinois Road. To the east and west it is bordered by Hibbard Road and Hunter Road respectively. Indian Hill Estates encompasses over 150 acres of land and is known for its unusually winding streets, which are unlike most of Wilmette. The houses are set back off the road and generally on the larger side. Houses tend to have attached garages, which was a unique feature at the time many of them were built. Indian Hill Estates is a 170-acre subdivision planned by architect Philip Maher in the 1920s.Homes for Sale in Indian Hill Estates of Wilmette Illinois are usually older houses, but may come in a variety of architectu...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The Wilmette IL Real Estate February 2016 report is now available. Wilmette IL is really in demand these days and the numbers are just great. There is a 56.6% gain in new listings of all types of property for this time frame Vs the same period last year.  Wilmette has 58.8% more closed sales and 33.6% change of inventory for all homes, that is condos and houses. To drill down further, January shows a 76.9% gain in new listings for single family homes in Wilmette IL, an 86.7% gain in under contract homes, 100% more closed sales and the average market time for single family homes has gone down 28.6% from 154 days to 110 days until a sale. The single family average sales price is up 34.6% to $834,784 from $619,989. This is quite good for home sellers.The Wilmette IL Real Estate scene inven...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(@Properties)
So many things littering the house that need to be disposed of.  Tossing them into the garbage seems wrong nowadays - everything has a place - even when recycling.Good news for North Shore residents whose homes have some of this "stuff" accumulating around the house.  Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette are hosting a free recycling event on Sunday March 13 from 12-5pm.  The drop off will be at the east end of Lake Avenue where it deadends at Gillson Beach.  I'm happy and surprised to see the number of items that you can dispose of:Notice that textiles are accepted but with some restrictions.  Please check out this page for more information on which types of household textiles they will accept:  Recycling Textiles List.Plus - there is no fee to clean hard drives.  According to ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Today my buyer client got a beautiful townhouse at 1829 Wilmette Ave #C Wilmette IL 60091 under contract. This is a very nice property that was on the market for $549,000. An end unit with 3 bedrooms and 4 bath rooms plus a half bath, an attached 2 car garage in a fantastic community. You hear me describe Wilmette as cobble stone and tree lined streets. I love Wilmette and so does my now very happy client. This property was only on the market for 15 days before we got a contract signed, sealed and delivered. If you want to talk about making your dreams come true with Wilmette IL Real Estate, give us a call at Coldwell Banker Wilmette (800) 858-7917
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