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Evanston, IL Real Estate News

By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Evanston IL has three codes. 60202 is an area south of Dempster street and then East to the Lake Michigan Lakefront. The 60202 zip code Real Estate includes the South East area of Evanston that goes from Chicago Avenue to Sheridan Road and includes Hinman, Forest, Judson, and Michigan Avenue. A very sought after area.The Main street business district is part of this 60202 area too and there are may unique shops, restaurants of all types and prices and easy access to public transportation via the Metra and "EL" trains. People just love Main Street and the cozy coffee shops that are always full of friendly people ready for some interesting conversation.Click Evanston Real Estate zip code 60202 Houses and Condos to see the latest inventory. This is a direct connection to the Multiple Listi...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
The great bike ride called "Bike the Ridge" will be held September 25 which is next weekend. This is a truly fun event that people really look forward to. Evanston IL is full of people who enjoy bike riding and this year will be great fun.The city of Evanston says The annual “Bike the Ridge” event will take place on Sunday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic from Howard to Church Streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Ridge Avenue residents who plan on driving during that time, please note: Residents along Ridge Avenue will not be able to use their driveways between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 25. If you plan to use a car that day, it should be parked on a side street before 8 a.m. that morning. East/west streets that in...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorEvanston's August Property sales were 130, up 4.0% from 125 in August of 2015 and -10.3% lower than the 145 sales last month. August 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2015 and 2014. August YTD sales of 826 are running 5.2% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 785. The Median Sales Price in August was $316,750, up 12.3% from $282,000 in August of 2015 and down -9.5% from $350,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $418,033, up 11.4% from $375,278 in August of 2015 and down -6.1% from $445,114 last month. August 2016 ASP was at a mid range compared to August of 2015 and 2014. The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of August was 266, down -4.3% from 278 last month and down -32.5% from 394 in August of la...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Yesterday at about 8 PM I looked out the window and saw a very bright Moon. It was unusual to see the moon this bright at such an early time of night. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots. I always try to get moon photos but usually do not have very good luck. If you see the man in the moon let me know.Enjoy your day. 
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Today I went with a couple who is under contact on one of my listings to get a work estimate and they asked me to let them pose for this photo. These youngsters are so happy and so am I. I am proud to have their smiling faces standing next to a sign with my name on it. I feel like these folks are give me quite an endorsement.
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
On Sunday the same day that people were thinking about the September 11 tragedy we spent some time going for a long walk along the lake front of Evanston and Lake Michigan. A time for reflection and exercise, We saw many people out as it was a very nice day.I took some time and got some photos of clouds. Lately I have felt an interest with the different cloud formations and how they look over the water. This makes for a nice set of photos on a clear day.So I am going to share a few of the pictures I shot with you. Peace and Love to the world and happiness to everyone. I want to say a special word to anyone who is suffering any mental or physical pain. Life can be bittersweet and you never know what someone may be going through.I love the reflections on this one These clouds seem to be v...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Evanston IL zip code 60201 is hot for Real Estate Sales. I think that there is double the sales in 60201 as compared to 60202 or 60203. I wanted to talk a little about 60201 today and what is offered.  What you get in 60201 and another day we can go into the other zip codes in depth.The 60201 zip code includes the downtown Evanston area. It is closer to the Northwestern University campus. You get so many great and unique restaurants, interesting stores and a ton of entertainment. The dining I mention  goes from casual to date night types of food and includes every ethnic food you would ever want to sample.Another great thing about zip code 60201 in Evanston IL is that there is multiple access to the public transportation via the Metra and "EL" trains. There are public trans access all t...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Our Evanston 1905 6 bedroom home has been reduced to $425,000. This house is all original with fantastic oak trim but needs updating. A great location blocks from downtown Evanston just waiting for someone to put their touches on it and you will have a classic spacious home that you will treasure for years to come.Turn of the century (1905) Firemen’s Park neighborhood family two and half story home for sale by fourth owner of 45 years. Location allows walk to: Firemen’s Park, CTA and Metra, Lighthouse Beach, Century Theaters, Evanston Art Center, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Northshore-Evanston Hospital, Garret Theological Seminary, Northwestern Univ, Evanston public schools and library, downtown.Solidly built house with original oak wood trim, hardwood floors, pocket door, some original...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
I woke up this morning at 5:00 AM and felt restless. I was not sleepy any longer and it was very hot. The AC was on but it was close to 80 degrees outside. So I got up and started my day about an hour earlier than usual.I looked outside and it was very calm out. I got an urge to go to the beach across the street and watch the Sunrise. I brought my camera with me and documented the morning. When I got to the water there was about 15 people swimming and hanging out with their dogs. It was a great way to start the day.When I was standing at the edge of the water a woman in about her 70's came by and said good morning. I did not know her. She mentioned to me that it was a glorious day and that she felt I had a great idea by take photos and video of the Sunrise which came at 6:20 AM. She tal...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
It has been a great Summer of 2016. It is also hard to believe that it is Labor Day already. It seems like this Summer flew by in a flash. That it did but today is a nice sunny day and I want to wish Peace and Love to all my friends and that means everybody that reads this.I remember when I was about 17 and thinking that I could not wait until I was a legal adult so I could do whatever I wanted to do. Then I thought wow it is going to be a long time until that happens, it seems like forever. Time seemed to go so slowly then.Now time flies. Maybe that is because I am getting Old? I do not know about that, maybe my body is aging but I am still a kid at heart. Happy Labor Day to everyone out there, I hope you are enjoying yourself
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
With 11 days on the market my seller client closed 719 Hinman 2N Evanston IL 60202 with a full price offer today. I had sold this Condo to the people about 3 years ago, they are now moving out of state and were really thrilled with how this transaction went so smoothly and fast. The full price offer with multiple contracts did not hurt either.In order to get a sale for people selling properly to go so swiftly and with people who are aggressively presenting offers on the home takes the skills of an experienced listing agent and team. My Coldwell Banker Evanston Team took care of this sale with ease and speed. Also the ability to price the home properly so you hit a sweet spot where the majority of the traffic is was important and helped this home attract a large buying audience. Folks ar...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Today my buyer clients closed on this house at 9509 Crawford Evanston IL 60203. This 60203 zip code of Evanston IL is known as SkEvanston a name made up by combining Skokie IL and Evanston IL and you have a small area of town that some people do not know about but if you have followed my blogs in the past you can read about Skevanston and the history of this great location.Some people think I am kidding when I tell them about "Skevanston" others know about the extra zip code offered in Evanston. Without going into lots of detail you get the Skokie Taxes but the Evanston school district and that could be a make it or break it factor for people wanting to get the most bang for the buck in house values and stretching value to find a truly wonderful neighborhood that satisfies many people a...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Hello friends it is time once again for a few quotes. Quotes, few words that mean so much. Peace and Love to the people of America and the people of the world. We all love you. I want you to take my suggestion and do something nice for your neighbor, Something for no reason and with nothing expected in return. It can be that easy. Please enjoy these quotes with me and let me know if you have any favorites or have something to add.To rule is easy, to govern difficult. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him. Man Ray Let us always meet each other with smile for the smile is the beginning of love Mother Teresa To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are. Cat Stevens These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess. ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
More and more people are becoming interested in living in or near the downtown area of Evanston IL. The past decade has been a time where so much changed and it has been from viewed from a positive standpoint. People are really interested in this type of lifestyle and want many aspects of their day to day activities within walking distance or at least to have public transportation nearby.Life in downtown Evanston is free and easy. You will find "EL" and Metra stops throughout town as well as busses and so many public parking garages where is costs $2 an hour to park your car. I remember a few years ago being able to name every good restaurant on one hand. Now new choices are opening up all the time including about four microbreweries and even a distillery making great spirits and offeri...
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By Alan May, Cicadas are coming! Cicadas are coming!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
"Never, ever, ever remove that thing.  It brings the protection of the Gods!" the inspector explained to the first-time-home buyer.This is not the first time I'd heard that said about the exotic thing hanging on the front-door's jamb.What the heck is that thing on the doorpost anyway?  It's not even hung straight!Well, it's a Mezzuzah, (Meh-Zu-Zah), and it's designed as a case with a special parchment (inscribed with a special prayer) designed to protect a Jewish household.  Its angled on purpose... angled to point "inward" toward the area it's supposed to be protecting from - dun-dun-duuuunnn - the evil eye!  It doesn't bring the protection of the Gods, as the inspector strongly advised.  Since it's a Jewish religious symbol... it could only bring the protection of ONE God.There's a se...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Evanston IL is a great place to call home and over the years has gotten even better. I love to love in Evanston and want to tell you more about why. If you ever get the chance to check our town you should and would love it here.We are the first town sitting on the border of Chicago and the Lake Michigan lakefront. In the last decade the city has changed the building ordinances to allow a few high rise condo buildings that became full amenities properties. This has caused more people to want to live in town and also more great business to start up in town.It used to be a situation where you could name every good restaurant in town in five seconds and everyone would get bored, Now there are so many new places to eat and often new ones popping up that people love Evanston. We now have a gr...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
I noticed a total gut rehab project of a vintage 6-flat in my neighborhood and took a quick video of what we saw. This property is steps from the lakefront and Evanston beaches. They were once 3 bedroom 2 bath properties and now are down to the studs. I am going to look into what is happening here and will update this when I do. It is great progress and welcome to the Evanston area.
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
We took some time this afternoon to walk along the beach and wade into the water. It was so refreshing at about 70 degrees. I thought about the beauty of the clouds and took a few photos while in the water almost up to my waist. What a fun Summer day. Fun to be out and enjoying the day.
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
We have the Evanston IL Real Estate update for August 2015. I write these reports each month and focus on comparison of this time frame as opposed to the same time one year ago. We talk about a one month time frame but the supplied report will show you much more. We go into trends and if you check out the chart at the end you can see the complete picture for Evanston Real Estate and goes into great detail so you can see for yourself what is happening and what to expect.When we look at Evanston IL Real Estate in general, that is all property types we have a decline of 14.7% of new listings. That indicates a seller's market. That means that there is high demand and still a good time to sell a home or condo if that is what you are considering. Evanston IL has a 2.9% gain in closed sales an...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
1700 Madison Evanston IL 60202 a 2 flat property listing I started marketing for my seller client 10 days ago is now under contract. The 2 flat is listed for sale at $350,000. We got an offer after 3 days and many showings. The inspection was Friday morning. The closing will be in about 30 days.This property, 1700 Madison has been in the same family for many years, maybe since the 1970's. Each flat is 3 bedrooms and 1 and a half baths. The flats each have their own 100 amp circuit, hot water heater and washer and dryer in the basement as well as central HVAC. That basement is unfinished and offers some great chances to make an in-law suite, work space and the ideas are unlimited.Along with the building is a brick 2 car garage that looks to be the same vintage of the two flat, 1962. This...
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