Southgate is a housing development with 237 single family homes in The Glen. It also has 62 townhomes and villas. The Glen is the premier lifestyle community on Chicagoland’s North Shore in Glenview Illinois with 9 distinct neighborhoods offering luxury homes of all kinds, including single family homes, townhomes, row homes, villas, apartment condos, duplexes, and two-flats.
I haven’t blogged about Southgate since February 3rd, so I’m devoting this blog and my next to that wonderful neighborhood. Today I’ll address the sales of its single family homes, comparing with last year-to-date. Next week I’ll write about home prices. (Hint, they’re going up this year.)
So, analyzing sales data from January 1 through June 15, I’ve found that overall activity is similar to last year. That is rather amazing given the fact that we experienced such a long and severe winter. Real estate sales throughout the country were down through March, but started to pick up thereafter.
HOMES SOLD: In this 5.5 month period 4 single family homes have sold, meaning that the transactions are not only under contract, but they have actually closed. In the same period last year, 5 homes had closed.
UNDER CONTRACT HOMES: In addition to the homes that have closed, 5 are under contract (at June 15th) waiting to close sometime in the next couple of months. Last year, 4 were under contract on that date.
FOR SALE LISTINGS: Both in 2013 and 2014 there were 2 homes listed for sale at June 15th.
While activity has been similar in the two years, I’ve noticed that the real estate market in Southgate picked up last year after June 15. In fact, while 5 had closed by June 15, 2013, 8 more closed the rest of the year. Perhaps Southgate will experience a similar increase the rest of this year, though my guess is that 2014 may see somewhat fewer sales as compared with the red hot market in 2013.
If you would like to know more about living in Southgate or anywhere in The Glen, please contact me at 847-401-1802 or by email Margaret.Ludemann@cbexchange.com. I am a long time Glen resident and a Coldwell Banker Realtor.