Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Winnetka Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 77 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $1,833,372 in Winnetka.

City Sold Listings: 17 properties closed last month in Winnetka with an average sales price of $961,412. The average time on market for these properties was 51 days. 



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Northbrook Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 224 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $653,015 in Northbrook.

City Sold Listings: 40 properties closed last month in Northbrook with an average sales price of $498,235. The average time on market for these properties was 52 days. 


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Highland Park Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 224 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $879,402 in Highland Park.

City Sold Listings: 43 properties closed last month in Highland Park with an average sales price of $433,904. The average time on market for these properties was 83 days. 


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Glencoe Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 55 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $1,649,208 in Glencoe.

City Sold Listings: 11 properties closed last month in Glencoe with an average sales price of $893,555. The average time on market for these properties was 125 days. 


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Deerfield Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 101 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $574,926 in Deerfield.

City Sold Listings: 16 properties closed last month in Deerfield with an average sales price of $355,922. The average time on market for these properties was 54 days. 


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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How to Make Your North Shore Home More Sustainable

Sustainability is a hot topic in today’s world! People want to make their lives more sustainable, which includes their homes. If it’s a goal of yours to make your North Shore home more sustainable in 2020, as your North Shore real estate agent, I’m here to share some tips. The perk to sustainability is that many of these tricks can help lower your energy costs, and can increase your home value when you go to sell!

1.  Insulation and heating. Winter is a great time to tackle this step! Have an energy audit done to determine your home’s efficiency. Or, take the old fashioned route and hold a candle up near windows and doors to see where there are drafts. Either way, you’ll know where to air seal by caulking gaps. If your home was built before 1990, you may need to update your heating and cooling system. There are many new, more sustainable options, such as geothermal ground source heat or air source heat pumps. A programmable thermostat is a great, easy way to cut back on energy usage when you’re not home.

2.  Landscaping and water. When planning for your landscaping in 2020, opt for sustainable methods, such as growing native plants, incorporating permeable pavers, and using drip irrigation systems, all which help cut down on water usage. Planting large shade trees can help shade your home, cutting back on air-conditioning usage in the summer. Collecting rain water for watering your gardens on dry days will cut back on water usage. And of course, watering at the correct times of the day help the water properly absorb, like as the sun is rising, or when it is setting.

3.  Solar panels. These are growing more popular among homeowners with each passing year. The tax credit for the system cost is 26 percent in 2020, 22 percent in 2021, and 10 percent in 2022, so the sooner you add them, the more you’ll save! It’s wise to invest in solar panels and a battery storage system, to allow you to store energy when the sun isn’t shining. It’s an investment, but it can yield a huge decrease in energy costs over the long-run. For a less expensive approach, update your roof with light-colored shingles, which retain less heat.

4.  Lights. The cheapest source of lighting for your North Shore home is natural light! In the winter, always allow natural light to stream in during the day, warming your home and also making it more cheerful. For artificial lighting, LEDs are still the preferred choice. They use 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Check out this sustainability article from Realtor Magazine for tips on how to make your home more sustainable in the areas of plumbing, natural materials, transportation, recycling and building materials as well. Lots of information is available to keep you busy this year!

When ready to achieve your North Shore real estate goals in 2020, give me a call! As your North Shore real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you achieve all of your home-selling and/or home-buying goals in the New Year.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Winnetka Real Estate Market Stats for November 2019

City Active Listings: There are a total of 102 properties actively on the market with the average listing price of $1,704,542 in Winnetka.

City Sold Listings: 20 properties closed last month in Winnetka with an average sales price of $1,351,775. The average time on market for these properties was 85 days. 



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