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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Where do Your Winnetka Property Taxes Go? For what we pay locally in property taxes, I think it’s wise to understand how they are divvied up. In the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, it’s understood that a large percentage goes to the schools. Th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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American Tribal Map - Winnetka & North ShoreA Canadian mapping company has developed an innovative map called “Native Land” that shows where indiginous tribes once lived on the land we live on now.   For those of us living in the Chicagoland area, these Native American tribe names sound familiar....

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka/North Shore Chicago 3rd Quarter Real Estate  Below is a chart comparing home sales in the 3rd quarter of 2018 to 2019 for the villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield. Even though these towns abut each other and are very similar, their home sale statistics vary...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  HUBBARD WOODS SEPTEMBER  2019 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS IN SEPTEMBER 2019 There were five new home listings in Hubbard Woods in September, with one already under contract. 1367 Edgewood$629,000         1039 Pine$775,000 (under contract)         855 Boal Parkway$1,025,000          110 N.Sherida...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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You’re Invited! Winnetka Tocco Restaurant Street Party! Please join Chef Bruno Abate for a street party in front of his soon-to-be opened restaurant in Winnetka, Tocco.  Chef Bruno has many talents but his true passion has been to advocate for hundreds of Cook County Jail prisoners who need a bre...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 RESTAURANT TOCCO Bringing his passionate and inspiring vision of Italian food and culture to Winnetka, Bruno Abate plans to open his new restaurant  in mid-October. Tocco, named after his popular Wicker Park restaurant that he closed in February, is located at 507 Chestnut directly across from t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA HOME SALES for AUGUST 2019 30 homes closed in WINNETKA in August. The median price of these sold homes was $1,225,000, the list to sell price ratio was 92%, and the average days on market was 92.  The absorption rate is currently at 7.5 months (Absorption rate is an indicator of how long...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Two new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in August and four sold and closed.    NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS AUGUST 2019 - 2   800 Green Bay - $514,900           1271 Asbury - $925,000         SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS AUGUST 2019    1364 EdgewoodOriginal list price: $850,000Sold price: $682,3...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  DOG APPRECIATION DAY - With 1 Stunning OmissionWell folks - today is Dog Appreciation Day. August 26, 2019. NOT to be confused with:  Love Your Pet Day (February) Walking the Dog Day (February) International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (March) National Puppy Day (March) Pet Owner’s Independenc...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 The Sellers Asked Who Pays the Buyer’s Broker?I have a listing in Winnetka IL that I have been working to ready for market for quite some time. The sellers have lived in the home for over 40 years so were admittedly out-of-touch with current real estate ways of conducting business. During one me...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 WINNETKA HOME SALES for JULY 2019 35 homes closed in Winnetka in July which is 9 more than last month. The median price of these sold homes was $1,200,000, the list to sell price ratio was 91%, and the average days on market was 133. WINNETKA REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 159Price ran...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 3 new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in July: NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS  1330 Westmoor:  $1,250,000           921 Pine:  $1,290,000          12 Kent:  $3,350,000     SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - 13 closed sales in July 1371 ScottOriginal list price: $875,000Sold price: $750,000Days on mark...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 Should You Reface your Kitchen Cabinets Before Selling? Many homes in Winnetka and the North Shore have beautiful (and not very old)  kitchens with wood cabinets. Nowadays, the current trend of white or painted kitchens is going strong and stained wood cabinets scream “dated.” If you are plannin...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 How and When do I Negotiate Home Inspection Items - asked the buyer . . . who had not yet made an offer on the Wilmette property.  Why the rush to concern yourself about problems that haven’t arisen yet? I don’t think all buyers do this - but when that question arises, I know the buyer might not...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA HOME SALES for June 2019 26 homes closed in Winnetka in June which is 4 more than last month.     WINNETKA REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 167Price range: $335,000 to 9,500,000Under contract: 55Absorption rate: 8.5 months (seller’s market)Condos for sale: 13Price range: $283,000...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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3 new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in June: NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS 995 Grove:  $980,000             1288 Westmoor:  $1,300,000          205 Scott:  $1,499,000    SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - 8 closed sales in June 1376 AsburyOriginal list price: $639,000Sold price: $600,000Days on mark...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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9 Smart Things to do Before You MoveThere are SO many things to remember when you’re moving. Understand that you will be living in controlled chaos for a while - but there are some things that should be done which will make the transition smoother for you.  Change of AddressVisit your post office...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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WINNETKA HOME SALES for May 2019 22 homes closed in Winnetka in May ranging in price from $610,000 to $4,000,000. This is a huge improvement over May of 2018 when only 5 houses closed.  WINNETKA REAL ESTATE MARKET TODAY Homes for sale: 169Price range: $350,000 to $9,500,000Under contract: 64Absor...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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When I think back on the first home my parents bought in 1955 I’m impressed that they accomplished it. They had just emigrated here in 1951 and somehow managed to secure jobs and buy a house (shown above.) Did they even get a mortgage back then? I can’t tell you the details of their purchase beca...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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2 new homes were listed in Hubbard Woods in May which is low considering that we’re still in the spring market. NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS 1065 Vine - $599,000            841 Bell - $1,750,000             SOLD HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS - 7 closed sales in May 1091 FisherOriginal list price: $2,195,0...

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