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Highland Park Market Report – May 2014

As of May 31, there were 218 active listings in Highland Park, with a median list price of $769,000 and prices ranging from $49,900 to $16,000,000. (If you take out Michael Jordan’s house, the next highest priced house is $9,800,000). The average market time was 75 days/

Single family detached homes represented 86% of the total listings.
34% of them are over $1,000,000.

During May there were 37 closed sales of single family homes, with a median selling price of $637,500 and an average of 88 days on market. Selling prices ranged from $180,000 to $1,850,000.

Year to date there have been 120 closed sales in Highland Park, with a median selling price of $532,500 and an average of 96 days on market.

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Wilmette Market Report – May 2014

Wilmette signAs of May 31, there were 113 active listings in Wilmette, with a median list price of $729,000 and ranging in price from $108,000 to $4,500,000.

Single family detached homes represented 98 of the total listings. 28 are in East Wilmette (Central School), 17 in McKenzie, 21 in Harper, 19 in Romona and 13 in Avoca (District 37).

During May there were 54 closed sales with a median selling price of $659,500 and an average of 73 days on market. 42 of the closed sales were single family detached houses with a median selling price of $850,000 and ranging from $241,068 to $2,455,000.

Year to date there have been 133 closed sales in Wilmette, with a median sold price of $686,000 and an average of 102 days on market. 57 of the closed sales were single family detached homes with a median selling price of $625,000 and ranging from $210,000 to $2,455,000. The average market time was 68 days.

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Evanston Market Report – May 2014

Evanston_signAs of May 31, there were 346 active listings in Evanston, with a median list price of $310,000 and prices from $39,900 to $4,300,000.

Single family detached homes represented 39% of the total listings.24% of them are over $1,000,000.

During May there were 104 closed sales with a median selling price of $287,500 and an average of 102 days on market. Selling prices ranged from $70,000 to $1,470,000.

Year to date there have been 319 closed sales in Evanston, with a median selling price of $297,500 and an average of 94 days on market.

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Glencoe Market Report – May 2014

Glencoe signAs of May 31, there were 75 active listings in Glencoe, with a median list price of $1,499,000 and ranging in price from $219,900 to $5,950,000.

Single family detached homes represented 96% of the total listings.
71% of those are over $1,000,000.

During May there were 15 closed sales with a median selling price of $1,035,000 and an average of 227 days on market. Selling prices ranged from $150,000 to $1,976,200.

Year to date there have been 45 closed sales in Glencoe, with a median selling price of $1,035,000 and an average of 136 days on market.

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Winnetka Market Report – May 2014

As of May 31, there were 153 active listings in Winnetka, with a median list price of $1,699,000 and ranging in price from $159,900 to $18,750,000.

Single family detached homes represented 145 (93%) of the total listings. 36 are in Greeley School, 47 in Crow Island, 38 in Hubbard Woods and 24 in Avoca (District 37).

During May there were 29 closed sales with a median selling price of $1,315,000 and an average of 95 days on market. 28 of the closed sales were single family detached houses with a median selling price of $1,353,500 and ranging from $435,000 to $5,500,000. Average market time was 93 days.

Year to date there have been 76 closed sales in Winnetka, with a median sold price of $1,052,000 and an average of 117 days on market. 69 of the closed sales were single family detached homes with a median selling price of $1,149,000 and ranging from $435,000 to $5,500,000. The average market time was 124 days.

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3 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore May 31st & June 1st, 2014

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“Don’t miss the seasons biggest event on the North Shore! “

 

Saturday May 31st

Fathers Day!
Winnetka Community House
Ceramic Workshop – Father’s Day
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm/ cost| $30
Calling all Moms! Bring your children to the Ceramic Studio to make and decorate a memorable and unique clay gift for Dad. Participants will be creating a stein that can hold Dad’s favorite beverage. All projects will be ready for pick up by June 8. Space is limited so sign up today! To register visit: http://bit.ly/1tUwFFa

GLENCOE GRAND PRIX
11-5: kids fun area in the village court
Noon: kids races
Adult races throughout the afternoon
8.30: block party in the village court
With a performance by sixteen candles!
Visit the site at: http://www.glencoegrandprix.com

Sunday June 1st

Peter Pan Jr.
Winnetka Community House
June 1 @ 2:30 pm/ cost | $11.25
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Glencoe Park District and HUF’s Broadway Bound students will perform Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required! For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1k5d2Zi

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Your Guide to Memorial Day on the North Shore 2014

 

 

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Memorial Day on the North Shore! We Salute you…

Wilmette
Parade
The Village of Wilmette and Huerter Post #46 of the American Legion will host a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th. The parade will begin at 10:00 am at Lake Avenue and Ridge Road, proceeds east to Park Avenue, south to Wilmette Avenue and conclude at Village Hall at 1200 Wilmette Avenue. Parade units will include Veterans, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Wilmette Police and Fire Departments, and more. Once at the Village Hall, a brief ceremony will be held near the Wilmette war memorial.

Deerfield
Parade
The American Legion will again hold its Memorial Day services starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Veterans’ Memorial in Jewett Park.

Northbrook
Memorial Day Parade
Held by American Legion Post No. 791 on Monday, May 26. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from the corner of Cherry & Western, east to Church and Shermer and continues on Shermer west to Meadow. Free popsicles after the ceremony at the American Legion Post 791 on Shermer (while supplies last).

Highland Park
Parade & Observance
The City of Highland Park presents a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park, 405 Prospect Avenue. The park is just east of the Highland Park Public Library at the intersection of Laurel, Prospect and Linden Avenues. The event will be held near the bandstand. Representatives from the American Legion Post #145, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4737 and Jewish War Veterans #29 will be in attendance. Special guest speakers include Illinois Senator Julie Morrison, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Novak, and Mayor Nancy Rotering. Members of the Highland Park High School Band will perform. The event will take place rain or shine. All are welcome to attend.

Glencoe
Memorial Day Parade & Service
The Parade begins at Central School at 10:30am, Service at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 11:00am Meet & Greet with Village Officials following the service sponsored by the Glencoe Human Relations Forum.

Winnetka
Parade & Ceremony
The Winnetka Park District and the Village of Winnetka invite residents to the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26. The Parade begins at 10:00 AM on the corner of Glendale and Elm, and ends with a ceremony at the Village Green. To see more information about the ceremony, click here. Anyone interested in volunteering as a parade marshal, please contact Toby Ross at the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040.

Glenview
Parade & Service
Honor the memory of all those who served in wars fought by American forces at the 2014 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. This year’s parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, east of the railroad tracks on Grove Street, continues east to Church Street (a change due to construction), then south to Glenview Road to the Veteran’s Memorial at Glenview road and River Drive, where the ceremony will take place. The events are sponsored by the Joseph M. Sesterhenn American Legion Post 166, in cooperation with the Village of Glenview.

 

 

 

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore~ May 16-18, 2014

 

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Friday the 16th

Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
Bald is Beautiful Photography Exhibition
From 6:30-9:30
Winnetka Community House is proud to host Bald is Beautiful, a celebration of self-confidence benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Day Foundation and their goal and their goal to end Pediatric Cancer. A celebration of self~confidence benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Day Foundation & their goal to end pediatric cancer. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1mXTpjn

Saturday the 17th

Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Bonsai Exhibition
Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
The Midwest Bonsai Society’s spring show features spring-blooming trees, bonsai on rocks, and suiseki (the Japanese art of stones). Visitors can also enjoy demonstrations and workshops and shop for bonsai and bonsai supplies. Registration is required for workshops.
To register click here: http://bit.ly/1nJt24z

American Red Cross Babysitting Training
Glencoe Park District
999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe
From 9am-5pm
Get the knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. A certified instructor from the American Red Cross will teach you how to perform first aid, identify common safety hazards and prevent injuries, make responsible decisions, and perform basic care routines like diapering, feeding, and dressing. Students will receive a 30-minute lunch break; refrigeration for bag lunches will be provided. Please note: students arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive certification. CPR/First Aid/AED certifications are not included in this training. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1lo6lgj

Sunday the 18th

Highland Park Strings Concert
Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave, Highland Park
Starting at 3 o’clock
Free event!!!
Highland Park Strings founder, Larry Block, was recently featured in a Chicago’s Very Own segment of the WGN news. Take a look at the feature below. http://bit.ly/1gDRpcr

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Jumbo Split-Level Home Near Romona School

519 Koerper Ct., Wilmette, IL
519 Koerper Court, Wilmette, IL

This recently updated and light-filled home sits on a quiet cul de sac just south of Romona School. At $599,000 it’s a terrific value and a great way to get into the Wilmette and New Trier school districts. The home has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and an over-sized two car garage.

Here’s why we think this home is such a great value:

  • It’s bigger than most split-level homes in the area and has great flow.
  • Unlike most splits, this one has a family room on the main floor as well as a huge rec room on the lower level.
  • It has lots of updates, including a newer kitchen with maple cabinetry, remodeled master bath, new laundry room, energy efficient windows, new flooring and it’s freshly painted throughout.
  • It has a super-convenient location, within walking distance of the schools and Centennial Park.

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3rd Annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale

Kenilworth Gardens Yard SaleThe Come Home North Shore real estate team is sponsoring the third annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 17.

If you live in the neighborhood and want to participate, it’s easy.  All you have to do is go to our new interactive website and sign up (it’s free). That way your home will be on the interactive map that shows shoppers which houses are participating. Or, if you prefer, just drop us a line and tell us you want in.  On sale day put prices on your merchandise, drag it outside and welcome the hoards of buyers that are bound to show up on sale day. That’s it. We’ll supply the signs and the advertising to ensure we get a good turnout.

If you’re not from the neighborhood, we hope you’ll stop  by and check out all the wonderful “treasures” we’ll be selling. I’m sure you’ll see lots of stuff you didn’t know you needed!

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where: Beechwood, Kenilworth, Chestnut, Thornwood, Greenwood,  Elmwood and Hunter (north of Lake Ave. and west of Ridge Rd.) in Wilmette

What to know more? Give us a call at 847-881-6657 or email us.

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