Chicagoland Real Estate Blog

North Shore Chicago Real EstateBrowsing the same old home and condo listings can get frustrating, especially if you’re a home buyer who’s been searching for that perfect new place to live for awhile now. And depending on where you’re looking on the North Shore, new listings might not hit the market as frequently as Chicago or other larger cities, making the home search process even more tedious and sometimes annoying. 

So if you feel like you’ve seen everything there is to be seen, take a few minutes and check out what just hit the market in some of North Shore’s most desirable communities below. Featured on this page are only the newest listings to come online, ensuring you won’t be sifting through the same old property listings you’ve already seen up to this point. 

And as

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Home Sales on the North ShoreAccording to recently released figures from Illinois Realtors, home sales across the Chicagoland region were up big time back in November. Across the 9-county region, 6,979 homes were sold in November, which is up by an impressive 16% compared to November of 2015. 

In addition to the higher sales volume, home prices across the region were also up as the median sales price hit $215,000 last month, which is up by just over 10% from last year. Lake County saw the largest jump in sales, recording a 25.6% jump year-over-year. Chicago saw a 13.2% increase, while Cook County overall also just just over a 13% jump as well. 

According to Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, the following suburban communities saw the highest gains in home sales from November

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North Shore Real Estate For SaleAlthough November typically brings somewhat of a slowdown to the housing market, the holiday season can actually be an optimal time to buy a new home for a number of different reasons. As most people are preoccupied with holiday events and festivities, you might notice there’s usually a whole lot less competition to deal with if you're still out there trying to find your dream home before the end of the year, which can often mean securing a home or condo for a price that’s much more favorable compared to shopping for a new home during the height of the buying season.  

Additionally, because of a slowdown in traffic, you might also get lucky and catch some home sellers who are more motivated, meaning more price cuts and more willingness to negotiate

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New Construction Homes in Glenview IL With the most recent housing crash now long in the rear-view mirror, new construction is once again thriving around the North Shore, and especially over in Glenview. Widely considered to be one of the North Shore’s most desirable communities, Glenview also offers perhaps the most diverse mix of housing options in the region for home buyers to consider, which no doubt helps contribute to its appeal. 

When it comes to new construction homes in Glenview, though, home builders rarely leave potential buyers wanting more, often including top-of-the-line finishes and features on both the inside and out. In addition, Glenview’s access to some of the North Shore’s top schools also helps make it an attraction option for buyers looking to upgrade or find that

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Downsizing on Chicago's North ShoreRegardless of who you are or where you live, there’s likely going to come a time in life when you take a look around your spacious single-family home up on the North Shore and realize you really don’t need all that extra living space anymore. Perhaps the kids have gone off to college or are all grown-up, or maybe it’s as simple as not wanting a home with stairs anymore. Whatever your reason is for wanting to move, downsizing doesn’t always have to be a painful process.

In fact, more and more North Shore residents who are downsizing are actually opting to stay somewhere in the area, with the inventory of smaller villa-style homes and charming little townhouses continuing to grow as development picks back up.

Sure, there’s always going to be emotional ties

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Evanston, IL Homes For Sale

Evanston is known for its historic homes and charming tree-lined streets, and few homes offer a better example of this than 325 Davis Street—one of the city’s hottest new listings. A five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom beauty located just off the lakefront, it’s not every day opportunities as unique as this one come along, especially if you’re someone who really values and appreciates historic homes.

Originally built back in 1879, the interior is full of antiquated features like original hardwood flooring, exquisite moldings, and even a vintage stand-alone bathtub that couldn’t blend in more with the one-of-a-kind allure that defines this late 19th-century masterpiece.

It’s location within the Evanston community also couldn’t be better, as Dawes

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New Construction Homes For Sale in Glenview, IL

For many of today’s home buyers, especially on Chicago’s North Shore, new construction really is the only way to go when purchasing a new home. There’s just something special about being able to have a hand in designing and building a custom home that’s fit specifically for your needs and wants; and even if you’re settling for a spec home that’s already fully finished, just knowing you’re the first to enjoy all the fabulous new features and finishes that usually coincide with a brand new home is almost always worth the premium you’ll likely have to pay for a fabulous new construction home for sale here in some of Chicago’s hottest suburban communities.

In Glenview, IL specifically, the new construction market has significantly picked up over the last

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Dog Parks on Chicago's North Shore

If you’re a dog owner on Chicago’s North Shore, you don’t need us to tell you just how many pet facilities, amenities, and park spaces there are for both you and your four-legged part of the family to enjoy. Sure, many homes for sale in the North Shore might feature large back yards or any number of places for your dog to run around right from the convenience of your very own property, but with so many great North Shore dog parks and North Shore dog beaches available to local residents, why not take advantage?

But for the safety of your dog and for the safety of other dogs visiting North Shore dog parks, each city typically has a seasonal fee, which can actually be pretty steep for non-residents of a particular town. So, whether you’re considering a

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Glenview, IL Houses For Sale With a PoolWhen you live in an area like Chicago's North Shore, taking full advantage of the warm summer weather is crucial given the winters can be so harsh. And although those of us living on the North Shore have full access to some of the best beaches and outdoor park spaces on Lake Michigan, there's still nothing quite like being able to head out to your very own backyard to enjoy the warm summer sunshine while sitting poolside. 

Despite being one of the larger villages in the entire North Shore, the inventory for Glenview homes for sale with a pool can often be somewhat limited. A private pool can be a pretty special amenity to have, so there’s no doubt such properties are always ones that stand out above the rest when it comes to today’s home buyers.

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Our Chicagoland real estate team is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy agent(s) to handle all incoming leads for one of our high-traffic suburban websites. Leads from this particular website range from the North Shore to the Western suburbs, so the ideal candidate must possess excellent time management skills and understand how to manage web leads effectively. This means contacting each lead through phone calls and e-mails to determine the status of each buyer/renter and following the various systems we’ve put into place to maximize your success.

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