Wilmette, IL Real Estate News

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
In Wilmette, there were an amazing 53 closed home sales in April!  Wilmette continues to outsell its neighbors and be a popular place to grow roots. However, even with these numbers, the current absorbtion rate is 5 months which while still a buyer's market, it's not a particularly strong one.    The current real estate market in Wilmette:  Homes for sale:  161 Priced:  $349,000 to $3,199,000 Homes under contract/pending:   87 Absorption rate: 5 months Condos for sale:  29 Priced:  $143,000 to $1,600,000 Median price for the past 12 months:  SEE ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN WILMETTE To contact Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email margaret.goss@bairdwarner.com Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker practicing since 1998 in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, ...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Wilmette IL Real Estate Report April 2018We now have your viewing pleasure the Wilmette IL Market report for April. Wilmette is one of the most sought after communities to call home. A quiet bedroom community with cobble stone, tree lined streets. I personally just love this community.The Metra train station stops right at the downtown area making is so easy for residents to get downtown in comfort. The train is much faster than driving and there is a parking lot so you can leave your vehicle at the station for the day as you head into Chicago's Loop.The schools in Wilmette IL are top of the line and the high school is New Trier. This is one if the best education paths in the country. If your child is interested, there is a path to the highest rated Universities and a great future.I hav...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
 UPDATED 2019 Both buyers and sellers often ask if they need to attend the closing of the home they just purchased or sold. It can be a tedious affair and who wants to sit around for hours waiting for funding,  survey corrections, walkthrough resolutions, and a myriad of other little matters that can cause delays. The closing itself a process where the home buyer and seller fulfill all the agreements that were written into the purchase contract. Money and possession are being transferred. In Winnetka and the North Shore, closings are typically held at title companies where a closing agent handles all the paperwork details. The closer takes all the documents and money and pays off the old loans, the seller, the real estate agents, the attorney, and any other service providers. So the clo...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Home sales are starting to pick up as we roll along in the 2018 spring market. Click your village below to see all sales in March plus current statistics on homes for sale: WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD GLENVIEW   To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.com Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.  See full BIO for Margaret Goss.
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
In Wilmette , there were 25 closed home sales in March:   The current real estate market in Wilmette: Homes for sale:  156 Priced:  $349,900 to $3,199,000 Homes under contract/pending: 99 Absorption rate:  5 months Condos for sale:  21 Priced: $175,000 to $1,600,000 Median price for the past 12 months  SEE ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN WILMETTE To contact Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email margaret.goss@bairdwarner.com Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker practicing since 1998 in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston. See full bio for Margaret Goss
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
There were many closings in January throughout the villages. This means that the usually quiet months of October through December were busy last year - including many high-end homes that sold and closed. Included in the reports (click on your village to access report) is the absorption rates which have lowered dramatically over the past 15 months. At one time, Kenilworth's absorption rate was about 18 months and is down to 7 months. That is still considered a buyer's market but it's still a remarkable and hopeful change. WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD GLENVIEW  
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
  There were 23 closed home sales in Wilmette in January, 2018. These homes most likely went under contract during what is considered the slowest time of the market. There was one home over $2 million, and 1 home over $3 million but the majority of homes sold at the sweet spot of under $1 million.    Snapshot of current Wilmette market: Homes for sale:  113 (priced $350,000 to $2,699,000) Under contract: 45 (priced $320,000 to $3,999,999) Current absorption rate: 3.6 months (a solid buyer's market) Condos for sale: 18 (priced $109,900 to $999,500) See all homes for sale in Wilmette To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comMargaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
  Gorgeous East Wilmette newer construction home built in 2006 Blocks to Gillson Park and beach 246 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 Price:  $1,489,000 MLS#: 09836608 Bedrooms: 4 + one below grade Bathrooms: 4 1/2 Exterior:  Brick and stone Roof: Wood shake shingles Elementary School:  Central High School:  New Trier  Call Margaret Goss at 847-977-6024 to see if this property is still available and to arrange a showing. Wonderful views of the Baha'i Temple and Canal Shores Golf course. This home has a sought-after floor plan with a cook's eat-in kitchen that opens to a large family room with easy access to the dining room for entertainment. All four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the laundry is located on the second floor, there are hardwood floors throughout the house and there are th...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
January 4 of this new year saw a significant sale, but that will have to wait until next year's report. For the 2017 year, here are the most expensive homes that sold in Winntka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield. MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES SOLD IN THE NORTH SHORE 2017 Wilmette - 15 Linden Avenue This sensational home on almost an acre of lakefront property sold for $7,500,000.  It was first listed in June of 2015 for $10,900,000 - after 691 days on the market, it was relisted and reduced to $8,499,000 and sold after 101 days.    Winnetka - 973 Sheridan Road Another distinctive property on the lakefront with 1 3/4 acres of land. Originally listed in 2012 for $10,000,000, the sale closed in September for $6,187,000.      Glencoe - 346 Grove Street Custom built in 2008 and sitting o...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
 In Wilmette  , there were 24 closed home sales in November, 2017.  The current real estate market in Wilmette  Homes for sale:  99 Priced:  $349,000 to $3,473,000 Homes under contract/pending:  36 Absorption Rate: 3.25 months Condos for sale: 18 Priced:  $122,000 to $865,000   Median Sales Price over past 12 months   See all homes for sale in Wilmette   To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comMargaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.  See full BIO for Margaret Goss.
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
See what homes sold in your village in October 2017 - Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, and Glenview    WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD GLENVIEW    
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
In October 2017 , there were 14 closed home sales in Wilmette  The current real estate market in Homes for sale:  124 Priced:  $349,000 to $3,495,000 Homes under contract/pending: 40Absorption rate:  4 months (fairly hot market!) Condos for sale: 20 Priced: $159,999 to $1,089,000 See all homes for sale in Wilmette To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comMargaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.  See full BIO for Margaret Goss.
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
 Click on your village below to see a list of homes that closed in September 2017. Remember, it's the start of autumn and these sales reflect summer activity that is not as robust as the spring and summer. WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD    To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.com Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.   See full BIO for Margaret Goss.
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorWilmette’s September Property sales were 29, down -32.6% from 43 in September of 2016 and -40.8% lower than the 49 sales last month. September 2017 sales were at their lowest level compared to September of 2016 and 2015. September YTD sales of 403 are running 0.2% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 402.The Median Sales Price in September was $537,500, down -5.9% from $571,500 in September of 2016 and down -8.9% from $590,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in September was $667,052, down -2.8% from $686,261 in September of 2016 and down -8.7% from $731,004 last month. September 2017 ASP was at the lowest level compared to September of 2016 and 2015.The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of September was 169, down -4.5% from 177 last mon...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
WILMETTE There were 12 closed home sales in Wilmette in September.   The current real estate market in Wilmette: Homes for sale:  143 Priced: $319,000 to $3,95,000 Homes under contract/pending: 35 Condos for sale: 26 Priced:  $159,000 to $1,140,000  See Wilmette homes for sale To CONTACT Margaret Goss, please call 847-977-6024 or email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comMargaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 servicing the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.  See full BIO for Margaret Goss.  
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
Well, I certainly hope not - our shores are filled with beautiful large estates and roomy homes with 4+ bedrooms.  But a recent article by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is pointing out some  interesting Millennial trends. Millennials are: getting married later in life delaying their first home purchase having children later in life still paying off student debt some are not having children (4-5%) preferring living close to work or downtown NAR is pointing out what troubles could lay ahead for housing because of these trends.  Clearly, for a smaller family, a large a house  with four or more bedrooms will likely no longer be in demand. Households without children may opt for townhouses or condos near work and friends. But the North Shore rarely reflects the national trend in...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
While the sales of single family homes have been so-so, our condo market is most definitely a seller's market. Months supply of condos has come down since February 2017 and is now at four months or less.This chart shows the market time in months for Winnetka/Northfield, Wilmette, Glencoe, and Glenview. I have omitted Kenilworth because of its small condo market.  Along with month's supply, it's also good to know the average time it takes to sell a condo. In Winnetka, that time is 147 days (less than 5 months) down to 71 days in Glenview.  What about the list price to sale price ratio? That remains about the same as single-family homes and ranges from 90.7% in Winnetka to Glenview at 95%. That ratio has stayed fairly steady for the last three years.  Here's what the current market looks ...
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By Art Wilson, Realtor - Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
By Art Wilson, RealtorWilmette’s August Property sales were 49, down -9.3% from 54 in August of 2016 and -29.0% lower than the 69 sales last month. August 2017 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2016 and 2015. August YTD sales of 374 are running 4.2% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 359.The Median Sales Price in August was $590,000, down -7.7% from $639,500 in August of 2016 and down -1.5% from $599,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $731,004, up 6.5% from $686,084 in August of 2016 and down -4.9% from $768,689 last month. August 2017 ASP was at a mid range compared to August of 2016 and 2015.The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of August was 176, down -10.2% from 196 last month and down -17.0% from 212 in August of last year....
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
UPDATED 2019 You're planning to move so you make a budget.  There are some obvious costs ahead of you including movers, the real estate agent's fee, the loan (of course!), and house cleaners. Maybe you  need some new furniture or want to refinish the floors and paint the new house. That's about it right?Before you start planning a trip to Italy with your house sale profits, be prepared to fork over some "hidden" fees.  While some are small, they do add up. Preparing Your Home for SaleStaging your home can be as simple as moving furniture around and packing away display items. Or it could be stripping wallpaper, repainting, pulling up stained rugs, repairing or replacing broken items, and working with a professional stager to get it all done.  In my opinion, home staging is not an option...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
To see what homes sold in your village, just click on the links below. Includes sales, current homes for sale, condos, and absorption rate. WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD GLENVIEW   
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