Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winnetka Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016

City Active Listings: There are a total of 114 properties actively on the market with the average price of $1,992,634 in Winnetka.

City Sold Listings: 17 properties closed last month in Winnetka with an average sales price of $1,542,897. The average time on market for these properties was 117 days. 


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Glencoe Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016

City Active Listings: There are a total of 67 properties actively on the market with the average price of $1,614,958 in Glencoe.

City Sold Listings: 6 properties closed last month in Glencoe with an average sales price of $883,333. The average time on market for these properties was 63 days. 


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Northbrook Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016

City Active Listings: There are a total of 218 properties actively on the market with the average price of $794,570 in Northbrook.

City Sold Listings: 44 properties closed last month in Northbrook with an average sales price of $536,134. The average time on market for these properties was 63 days. 


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Highland Park Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016

City Active Listings: There are a total of 272 properties actively on the market with the average price of $903,105 in Highland Park.

City Sold Listings: 38 properties closed last month in Highland Park with an average sales price of $508,121. The average time on market for these properties was 73 days. 


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Deerfield Real Estate Market Stats for December 2016

City Active Listings: There are a total of 105 properties actively on the market with the average price of $763,090 in Deerfield.

City Sold Listings: 19 properties closed last month in Deerfield with an average sales price of $491,204 The average time on market for these properties was 92 days. 


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

5 Reasons to Hire a North Shore Real Estate Agent in 2017

As you embark on your real estate journey in the new year, there are many decisions to make. For instance, when will you start? Will you take advantage of the current market conditions and winter opportunities or will you wait for the wave of activity that hits in the spring? As I shared in a previous blog post, winter can be an ideal time to score a deal in the market! Either way, one thing is certain— you will want a North Shore real estate expert on your side!

Why? An experienced real estate agent is an invaluable part of your home buying and home selling journey, from handling negotiations to helping you decipher each document and disclosure. Below are five reasons to resolve to hire an agent in 2017:

I know the market
You may be hearing about rising mortgage rates, low inventory and whether or not now is a good time to buy or sell in today's industry headlines. But take all of it with a grain of salt until you can speak with your agent! I know the market and am happy to discuss how each of these relates to our specific area so you can move forward as an informed buyer or seller.

I know home values
Pricing your home is one of the most important aspects of selling, as is formulating the perfect offer on a new home as a buyer. With my knowledge of home values and market conditions, you can rest assured that you're making the best decision for real estate success!

I handle negotiations
There are dozens of parties involved in a single real estate transaction—from the lender to the appraiser to the inspector—and proceeding without an agent means all of the negotiating falls on your shoulders. Let your Winnetka, Glencoe, Deerfield, Northbrook, Highland Park agent handle the negotiating for you!

I help with paperwork
Today's market is inundated with regulations and rules which can be tough to understand for buyers and sellers. As your North Shore real estate expert, I will walk you through each form, document and disclosure so you feel confident in your decision to buy or sell.

I have experience
Assisting North Shore buyers and sellers is my passion and I am well-versed in the entire process from start to finish. By working with an agent, you can eliminate the stress factor as I will make every step as seamless as possible!

Ready to make a move and buy a new home on Chicago's North Shore? I have helped numerous buyers and sellers make their real estate dreams a reality! Give me a call today!

Janie Bress
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

5 Ways to Ring in the New Year on Chicago's North Shore

The new year is now just a mere days away, so why not start planning how you'll ring in 2017 on Chicago's North Shore? There are dozens of ways to celebrate the new year in Winnetka, Glencoe, Deerfield, Highland Park, Northbrook and the surrounding areas and as your local real estate expert, I'm happy to share a few of them with you below!

It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play
December 30, 2016
Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview IL

This classic North Shore event is back again this year! Attend the show for complimentary cookies and hot chocolate and witness a cast of six actors reenact the popular It's a Wonderful Life story with the help of only a sound effects artist— as though it is Christmas Eve 1946 at WBFR Radio.

New Year's Eve at Pinstripes
December 31, 2016
Pinstripes, Northbrook IL

Head out to Pinstripes to watch two balloon drops, the first beginning at 8 PM (ideal for the kids!) and the second at midnight. There will be complimentary champagne, party favors and live music for all to enjoy. You can also try your hand at the pins as both the bowling lanes and bocce courts will be open!

New Year's Eve Bash
December 31, 2016
Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview IL

One entire wing of the museum will be transformed into a giant Times Square style party with a huge confetti drop to ring in the new year! The event lineup also includes a children's concert with Wendy Morgan & DB, DJ and dance party, hat making and horns, free hair styling, family photos and more! Kids under 12 months are free.

New Year's Day Skate
January 1, 2017
Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka IL

The holiday season may be coming to an end, but the winter fun is still alive and well in Winnetka! Celebrate the new year with an open skate around the ice arena. Admission is $2 and skate rentals are $3.50.

Wonderland Express
Through January 2, 2017
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe IL

Kick off the new year on the North Shore with this light show, greenhouse extravaganza, railroad garden and more! Here you can find the city of Chicago in miniature form, explore while it magically snows indoors and take in every holiday exhibition before it ends on January 2! This display has been called one of the Chicago area's top holiday "must-see's," so you won't want to miss it!

The new year is also an excellent time to consider moving to a new home in Winnetka, Glencoe, Deerfield, Highland Park, Northbrook and beyond! Give me a call today for more information about available properties and next steps in the buying process.

Have a safe and happy new year!

Janie Bress
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Locally or across the country, think of me as your national connection. I can help you with all your real estate needs anywhere in the United States.