Holiday Buying and Selling Benefits: North Shore Real Estate

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As with the rest of the nation, the 2015 holidays are upon us on Chicago’s North Shore. Places like Northbrook, Glo-2015ReviewDeerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Northfield, Riverwoods, Wilmette, Winnetka, as well as Lake Forest; will be buzzing with good cheer, places to go, things to do, holiday events and festivals all around. But, real estate still has its place in the hustle and bustle of the season. Now may be one of the best times to buy or sell a North Shore- Chicago home. The benefits, hows and whys are outlined below:

 

Tis’ the season for BUYERS during the holidays

Commonly there’s a wider selection of homes to choose from. A peak season for the real estate market, buyers will find there are many more beautiful homes to choose from during the fall and holiday season. There’s no better time to find your dream home! Utilize vacation time to act on your desire to research online or even visit Chicago North Suburban open houses.

Don’t forget year-end tax breaks. Buying property before years’ end yields some great benefits; including property taxes and mortgage interest, both deductible from gross income.

 For SELLERS, the season brings good things

Beautifully decorated homes are certainly more appealing to potential buyers. What is more beautiful and inviting than a North Shore home that’s elegantly decorated for the holidays? The warmth and spirit of the season makes many homes seem even more stunning during this special time of year. With that comes more exposure for your home. Many people enjoy hosting holiday parties for friends, family and co-workers. When you have a “for sale” sign in your yard, it will likely grab the attention of those who are visiting your neighbors or attending holiday parties, including  yours. Usually the serious buyer will shop for a home during the holidays. The fact is if someone is interested in your home during one of the busiest seasons of the year, chances are they are serious. If your home is priced appropriately, the likelihood is high for getting an offer!

Another year of good tidings, client centered happiness, and high ranking results… all examples of North Shore real estate at its best is summarized in the photo attached below. Feel free to contact Gloria Matlin for assistance buying and/or selling this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

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Just Listed – 904 Glencoe Drive in Glencoe-North Shore, Chicago Real Estate

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904 Glencoe DriveSteps To Your Glencoe Lifestyle…

Custom built Timm Martin all brick Georgian residence on quiet cul-de-sac just steps from the heart of town, including restaurants, Writer’s Theatre, library, grocery, pharmacy and more.  This home was built for suburban / beach town environment within easy reach of downtown Chicago, yet without typical suburban, car-only lifestyle.   Near transportation, schools, Ravinia Park, Chicago Botanical Garden and our magnificent beach and North Shore lake front park.

Blue stone steps welcome you to the gracious entry and 2 story foyer with spiral staircase, recessed lighting and natural light filtering in from large windows.  Gracious living space unfolds from here with a design that allows for easy living, entertaining or tranquil alcoves.

Double French doors open to the Library/Living room with handsome hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, crown moldings and recessed lighting.  A wood burning, gas starter fireplace has a slate surround and wood mantle – a peaceful spot for quiet gatherings or for reading or reflecting.

The Dining room, with hardwood floors, recessed lighting and large double windows, connects to the kitchen and is perfect for entertaining!

The open bright Family room and adjacent Sun room and Kitchen feature hardwood floors, recessed lighting and scenic vistas from the many windows and French doors opening to the beautifully landscaped property.  This area was designed to allow family interconnectedness and also separate undistracted activities.

The Family room has a wood burning, gas starter fireplace with granite surround and wood mantle.  Built-in cabinetry and French doors that open to the stone paver patio and landscaped yard   complement the space – a perfect place for large gatherings or quiet intimate evenings at home.

The Sun room is a peaceful alcove surrounded by windows and French doors with easy access to the patio and yard. The fabulous Kitchen has an abundance of beautiful floor to ceiling cherry wood cabinets, some with lighted art glass inserts, a large island with prep sink and granite counters.  Appliances include:  a Sub Zero refrigerator, a Thermador 4 burner stove with char broiler and griddle, and a Bosch dishwasher.  The large eating area also has a wall of cabinets and work area.

Completing the first level is a stunning Powder room, ample closets and a separate mud room connecting the side entrance and kitchen.

The 2nd level has 4 spacious bedrooms including a luxurious Master suite.  There are hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout.  One bedroom, currently used as an office, has a private bath with spa tub.  A private suite has 2 bedrooms with fitted closets and ample natural light. They share a bath with double sinks, granite counters, storage towers, mirrored medicine cabinets and separate shower.

The Master bedroom has a wood burning, gas starter fireplace flanked by 2 glass sconces and a sitting area.  The spa oasis bath features Jerusalem stone counters, Kalista double sinks and Mahogany cabinetry.  There is an extra- large spa tub and a multi-head double shower with bench, steam and music!  A large fitted walk-in closet has a private stairway (also accessible from the main hall) going to a third floor retreat. Currently a private office, this flexible space allows for another bedroom with walk-in closet, a master lounge or a playroom.

The large, finished basement with 9- foot ceilings and its own HVAC zone, is carpeted, has recessed lighting and has multiple closets for storage.  A laundry room with Maytag washer and dryer and many cabinets is connected by chutes from 1st floor mudroom and 2nd floor bedroom suite area.  A bedroom, currently used as an exercise room has recessed lighting and a large closet.  An additional room, now used as a 5th bedroom, also has many possibilities. The spacious multi-use recreation room is set up for media and a large play area.  A full bath has a shower and is connected to both the bedroom and main recreation area for convenience.  Plumbing is in place for the addition of a kitchen/bar, if desired.

Other highlights of this special offering include:  3 zone HVAC, 2 water heaters, 400 amp electric service, double sump pump battery back-up, underground sprinklers on main property, security system, speakers in many areas of the home including the exterior, and a 2.5 car garage with extensive shelving designed for storage.

The private property on nearly ½ acre has a stone paver patio with fire pit, play yard and an unusually large side yard – the land was annexed from a neighboring lot and, if desired, allows potential for a pool, greenhouse, sports court, skating rink, addition or other lifestyle choices.  More information and a custom tour HERE and HERE

Architectural Masterpiece – 725 Greenleaf: Glencoe Real Estate

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More information HERE and HERE

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New Listing – 351 Adams Ave., Glencoe.-Chicago North Shore Real Estate

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New Listing/Just Listed/For Sale/New on the market – 351 Adams Ave., #Glencoe..NEWER CONSTRUCTION, PERFECT FOR TODAY’S LIFESTYLE, MOVE RIGHT IN! See the North Shore property tour here http://ht.ly/cUsBP and additional information HERE as well as HERE.  Contact Broker-Realtor Gloria Matlin for a private showing.

Come experience the amazing open floor plan with natural light filtering in from the abundance of windows all around. Hardwood oak floors are throughout this breathtaking home, along with crown moldings, detailed ceilings and recessed lighting. Feel free to stop by our Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate office to enquire about this Chicago North Suburban property. We are located in the heart of downtown-640 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, Illinois-60022.

Just Listed -716 Sycamore Ln., #Glencoe.

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Just Listed -716 Sycamore Ln., #Glencoe..Floor to ceiling windows,bright,light & open space!See Tour! http://ow.ly/i/LWUr http://ht.ly/cfXOE

New Listing – 1020 Bluff Rd., #Glencoe-North Shore Real Estate

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New Listing – 1020 Bluff Rd., #Glencoe….3/4 acre, English Tudor exudes vintage charm.. See Tour! http://ow.ly/i/KzbM http://ht.ly/c3SlA

New Listing-4525 Lindenwood Ln., #Northb

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New Listing-4525 Lindenwood Ln., #Northbrook..MAINTENANCE FREE 1 FLOOR LIVING..See Tour! http://ow.ly/i/Ic6y http://ht.ly/bITHV

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