Archive for June 2010

More historic Adler homes for sale than ever before in Lake Forest

Local correspondent Ned Skae reports that Lake Forest has more David Adler historic homes on the market than perhaps ever before. “The homes vary in price, size, and location, and represent unique opportunities to own a piece of history,” said Skae, manager of the Lake Forest Coldwell Banker office. Skae provided the following write-up in... Read more »

An introduction to Kenilworth Gardens, Wilmette

Kenilworth Gardens is the area bounded on the east by Ridge, on the south (approximately) by Lake, on the north by the Indian Hill Club, and on the west by Hunter or Illinois, depending on who you ask. Taylor Lindstrom has lived in Kenilworth Gardens for more than a dozen years, and is raising her... Read more »

Open house at 1104 Ashland, in the CAGE in East Wilmette

The historic CAGE neighborhood in East Wilmette takes its name from the streets that comprise it: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. In the video you’ll meet one of the owners of 1104 Ashland, which is having an open house this Sunday, June 27, from 1 to 3. The 6/7-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Tudor reproduction is... Read more »
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Three homes in the CAGE in East Wilmette

Local correspondent Donna Rolf, who manages Koenig & Strey‘s Winnetka office, alerted me to a home at 1126 Ashland that went under contract within a week of going on the market. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home was priced at $1,049,000. I headed over to Ashland to revisit what I knew to be a beautiful block and... Read more »

The home sales action in Evanston is in the $600-$800K range

Coldwell Banker‘s Alan May reported in yesterday with an update on the Evanston market. Many of you will recognize May from his frequent helpful posts and responses in Trulia Voices. Trulia selected May as one its MVPs and “Mayors,” i.e., people who are “great social media role models and innovators.” “People are out there buying,”... Read more »

A buyer talks about Evanston's Grand Bend at Green Bay

There’s often a disconnect between what real estate developers perceive as the most attractive features of their projects and how their buyers perceive them. Jillian, a mergers and acquisitions specialist with a large accounting firm, and her husband bought their unit at Grand Bend at Green Bay pre-construction two years ago. She set aside a... Read more »
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A recently renovated 6-bedroom in the CAGE in Wilmette

The CAGE? If you’re unfamiliar with the neighborhood, it refers to four brick streets flanked by large older homes, east of the Metra tracks in Wilmette: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. Click on any of the links for a video drive of the street. The 6-bedroom (all on the second level), 5 ½ bath home... Read more »

At Friends Park, talking about Glencoe with Shirley Olin

Glencoe, on Chicago’s North Shore, was built as a railroad suburb. Like most of that genre, it has a retail-oriented downtown, with very much the feel of a city neighborhood, just off the train station. A popular downtown spot is Friends Park, which has a playground that’s often teeming with little kids. As part of... Read more »

Signs of increasing buyer confidence in Wilmette market

Local correspondent Trish Capitanini checked in this morning with an update on the Wilmette market. “There’s a wide selection of single family homes in the $500K to $1.1M price range – 116 homes, to be exact,” said Trish. “The condo and townhome supply is more limited, with only 18 homes currently active.” “Sellers are being... Read more »
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Evanston leads foreclosure list on Chicago's North Shore

There were 85 foreclosure filings in Evanston during the first quarter of 2010, gaining it the top rank among Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, according to data compiled by the Woodstock Institute. That’s to be expected, since Evanston is far and away the most populous of the North Shore suburbs. Other North Shore suburbs included in... Read more »