North Shore homes for sale often are pulled from the market before the holidays and relisted as "new" after the first of the year. Genuinely new first-time listings start appearing with greater frequency after the Super Bowl – or earlier depending on what kind of a season the Bears have had.
Although you won't see many first-time listings at this time of year, if you're paying attention you've seen a flurry of price reductions, some for significant amounts, far too many for less than the price of a monthly Metra pass. A decent price reduction strikes me as worthy of attention as a first-time listing.
The 6-bedroom Victorian home at 645 Kincaid St in Highland Park came on the market nearly a year ago at a list price of $1,800,000. After the latest in a series of price reductions, it's now asking $1,129,000 and the listing copy blares "MOTIVATED SELLER SAYS MAKE AN OFFER!!!"
The home is on a more than half-acre lot in a convenient location, less than a block from Ravinia Elementary School and Roger Williams Park, and two blocks from the Ravinia Metra stop.
Coldwell Banker's Nancye Shaevitz has the listing.