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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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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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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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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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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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Home sales were down 6% in May vs. last year. Only four towns had increases: Lake Forest (+29%), Northfield (+16%), Wilmette (+5%) and Glenview (+4%). In large part the decreases were due to low inventory of homes for sale, particulary in the <$1,000,000 price ranges. There is plenty of inventory above $1,000,000: 514 homes are currently for sale over $1,000,000 on the North Shore. 216 of them are over $2,000,000, where there have only been 33 sales in 2014.
With low inventories have come bidding wars, which has driven prices up for homes under $1,000,000. Wilmette continues to be very hot, with the median price up 50% over last year. Highland Park has also rebounded, with prices up 42% from last May.
North Shore Real Estate Update – May 2014 vs. Year Ago
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Saturday May 31st
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
North Shore events are brought to you by the come home north shore team of Coldwell banker.
Memorial Day on the North Shore! We Salute you…
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memorial Day Events are brought to you by the Come Home North Shore Team of Coldwell Banker.
Friday the 16th
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka
Bald is Beautiful Photography Exhibition
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
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
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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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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