Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deerfield Market Stats for April 2015

City Active Listings: There are a total of 139 properties actively on the market with the average price of $723,535 in Deerfield.

City Sold Listings: 26 properties closed last month in Deerfield with an average sales price of $411,009. The average time on market for these properties was 55 days. 





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Northbrook Market Stats for April 2015

City Active Listings: There are a total of 246 properties actively on the market with the average price of $706,509 in Northbrook.

City Sold Listings: 52 properties closed last month in Northbrook with an average sales price of $504,095. The average time on market for these properties was 77 days. 




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Glencoe Market Stats for April 2015

City Active Listings: There are a total of 87 properties actively on the market with the average price of $1,506,905 in Glencoe.

City Sold Listings: 12 properties closed last month in Glencoe with an average sales price of $1,123,333. The average time on market for these properties was 92 days. 






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Highland Park Market Stats for April 2015

City Active Listings: There are a total of 277 properties actively on the market with the average price of $925,079 in Highland Park.

City Sold Listings: 30 properties closed last month in Highland Park with an average sales price of $493,624. The average time on market for these properties was 89 days. 






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Winnetka Market Stats for April 2015

City Active Listings: There are a total of 181 properties actively on the market with the average price of $1,942,126 in Winnetka.

City Sold Listings: 18 properties closed last month in Winnetka with an average sales price of $1,318,750. The average time on market for these properties was 100 days. 




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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Glencoe, Deerfield, Winnetka Home Sellers: Staging Tips for Your North Shore Home

Warmer weather typically brings busy schedules to North Shore residents and when selling your home, your to-do list is bound to grow! Now is the time to spring clean from top to bottom, toss out old furniture and knick-knacks, work with your real estate agent to ensure you're on the right track and get ready to welcome North Shore buyers inside.

Staging your home is key to allowing buyers to visualize themselves and their belongings inside the property. As you clean out the clutter this month and begin to set the scene for homebuyers, take into account these must-do's and absolute do-not's of home staging.

Say goodbye to the old
Picture yourself walking into a home in Glencoe, Winnetka, Deerfield, Northbrook or Highland Park and find that the homeowners have old, worn-out furniture. It will likely have an impression on your opinion of the home overall— just for that one reason. When staging your own home to sell, choose the furniture that showcases your home well!

Focus on the home itself
One of the best ways to showcase the features of your home is to allow them to speak for themselves. Don't overwhelm buyers with wallpaper, dozens of knick-knacks or loud decor or distracting wall colors. Keep it simple and when in doubt, do an edit of the space! Anything you feel might take away from a space should be removed.

Be consistent
Think of your North Shore home as a book— every room should be a part of the same story. If you leave one space in disarray while the rest of the home is clean, tidy and updated, buyers will notice. Consistency from room to room is key! Every space should feel comfortable and reflective of the love you have for the property.

Say no to themes
Using themes or bright, bold colors can be a distraction for North Shore homebuyers. In fact, one of the main rules of staging is to stick to a neutral palette. Soft, calming tones allow a buyer to envision their own furniture inside and harmonize with the home, instead of overpowering it.

Remember, there is always a chance North Shore homebuyers will not like your staging job. If you have questions about what buyers are looking for this year, always feel free to reach out to me! With years of experience in area real estate, I can provide you with insight into local buyer's minds!

Janie Bress
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Buy Local, Eat Local at North Shore Farmers Markets

The North Shore of Chicago is a hub of culture, history, entertainment and shopping. This spring, there is so much to do and see locally that there is no need to even leave the area! One of those treasured events returning to North Shore communities this spring and summer is the farmers market.

Many North Shore locales— like Glencoe, Northbrook and Evanston—host farmers markets featuring their own home-baked goodies, flowers, fruits and vegetables, in addition to local wares. As the weather continues to warm up, be sure to make plans to visit one of the following farmers markets nearby:

  • Evanston Farmers Market
Begins third week of May

When: Open Saturdays, 7:30 AM to 1 PM
Where: Held on University and Oak Streets

  • Glencoe Farmers Market
Begins first Sunday in June

When: Open first Sundays in June through November,  9 AM to 2 PM
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Glenview Farmers Market
Begins first week of June

When: Open Saturdays, 8 AM to 12 PM
Where: Wagner Farm, Lake Avenue and Wagner Road

  • Northbrook Farmers Market
Begins first Wednesday in mid-June

When: Open Wednesdays, 7 AM to 1 PM
Where: Our Lady of Brook, Dundee Road

As your North Shore real estate expert, I am happy to share the many reasons why our area is such a great place to call home. Contact me today with any questions you have about buying a home on the North Shore or selling your current property!

Janie Bress
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