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Real Estate Agent - Baird & Warner Real Estate
Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Over 15 years of experience selling single family homes, condos, new construction and land. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
Most people know that the springtime is a good time to list your Winnetka home for sale.  Particularly in colder climates, the hope for better weather has sellers waiting longer before listing.   You might want to consider listing in early spring rather than late spring or early summer.  The reas...
I'm not one to usually get teary-eyed about structures, houses, or buildings being torn down.  Progress, I guess. But I was saddened today to learn that the Hubbard Woods Gazebo, located at the south end of Hubbard Woods Park, will be torn down during the remodel of the entire park, this spring, ...
WhenWinnetka and North Shore real estate agents have listings we sometimes get calls from potential buyers who would like to view a property.  The first thing we ask is are they already working with an agent.  Often, they reply that yes they are, but they don't want to bother them. Say what?  I w...
Hubbard Woods real estate was very active in 2014.  Here are the stats: Total Sales:  54 homes    Low Price:  $585,000    High Price:  $3,550,000 Currently for Sale:  27 homes    Low Price:  $599,000    High Price:  $7,750,000 Pending/Under Contract:  8 homes    Low Price:  $399,999    High Price...
Below are home sale prices for December 2014 for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.                 If you would like to receive additional information about these statistics (i.e. original list price, time on market, etc.) please email or call me.  947-977-6024.  ...
The theme for home sales in the North Shore - Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe - is higher prices and lower sales in 2014 compared to 2013.       Single Family Homes     2013 2014 Total Sales 899 831 Average Sold Price $1,011,222 $1,087,353 %Ratio (List to Sell Price) 93% 9...
"Expensive" is a relative term when discussing the prices of homes.  In the Winnetka and North Shore area of Chicago, the average home price was $1,091,000 in 2014 (Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe.)  The average house price in the United States, on the other hand, was $175...
What does it really mean when your Winnetka or North Shore home is under contract?  Do you celebrate with a nice bottle of wine?  As a seller, do you start packing in earnest?  Are the showings finally over?  As a buyer, is the house really yours now? I have found in my many years in real estate ...
This weekend the Chicago Tribune reported that:   "In the Chicago area, home sales in the million-and-up category were up 8 percent from January through September, with a median price (in that bracket) of $1.35 million, according to Re/Max Northern Illinois." I checked to see how those numbers co...
I know that buyers and sellers love scrolling through Zillow, Trulia, and other real estate sites to look at properties.  Personally, if I am looking for properties in an area that I'm unfamiliar with, I prefer to find a local realtor or brokerage and peruse their site. Why?  Because I know that ...

Margaret Goss

Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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