76 home sales in The Glen in 2016

There were 76 home sales in The Glen in 2016, almost identical to the 78 sold in 2015.  The Glen is a residential and retail development in Glenview Illinois known for its luxury homes and Glen Town Center, the shopping and restaurant mecca of Chicagoland’s North Shore.  It resides on the former property of the […] Read more »

2017 should be a solid year for home sales and prices in The Glen

The Glen in Glenview, Illinois is not only a great place to live, but it also enjoys a strong real estate market. I thought you would find it interesting to look ahead to Glen home sales and prices in 2017. The economic environment for real estate sales was positive in 2016 which is good news […] Read more »

Why a home sale falls through

Home sales are complicated. There’s a lot more to it than putting a buyer and seller together. Things can go wrong. Deals do not always close. And here are the top reasons why some home purchases fall through: Inspection surprises. Each transaction involves an inspection by a licensed home inspector. Some are very good. Some, […] Read more »

Interest in buying homes starting early

There are definite signs that buyers interested in purchasing homes are starting early this year. In a typical year, new contracts for home sales decline significantly after Thanksgiving, and the real estate market is dead through year end. Within a week or two after the New Year, we begin seeing a few buyers poke their […] Read more »

Homeowner associations’ role in a home sale

Chapel Crossing at The Glen- Glenview IL

Home sale transactions in The Glen generally involve homeowner associations after an agreement has been reached between buyers and sellers. When the Village of Glenview Illinois took ownership of the former Naval Air Station Glenview in the late 1990’s it developed a master plan for its use. The result is what we now know as […] Read more »

Conditions are favorable for home sales

Stepping back from my usual Glen-specific blog content, I thought I would share with you some thoughts about the state of the housing market generally. The environment for home sales remains strong as it has been for the last couple of years. Jobs are critical to a strong housing market, so I was heartened to […] Read more »

The real estate market is strong this year…nationally and in the Glen

As a realtor I’m asked about the real estate market every day.  And since I live in The Glen, a luxury home development in Glenview Illinois, everyone wants to know how homes are selling here.  Well, the market is strong, thank you very much. Home sales are up nationally and in in the Glen. New […] Read more »

Walk to Glen Town Center’s restaurants and shops from your new condo at Patriot Commons

Condos in the Glen have always sold well. And why not? After all, not only do you get a beautiful home, but you also get the incredible lifestyle that only the Glen has to offer. Let me tell you more. The Glen is the premier lifestyle community on Chicago’s north shore in Glenview Illinois. The […] Read more »

If you love golf you’ll love living in The Glen

Name another community like the Glen that has two quality golf courses within walking distance of every home.  (I’m waiting.  Still waiting.  Yup, still here…and still waiting.) One of the great things about living in the Glen is the easy access to The Glen Club and Glenview Prairie Club…two courses of very high quality and […] Read more »

Hey buyers…there are plenty of Glen homes for sale

The conventional wisdom in real estate right now is that it’s a seller’s market because of low inventory (homes for sale) and high demand (lots of buyers). And that’s right, up to a point. It really doesn’t mean that there are few homes for sale. It only means that there are more buyers than sellers. […] Read more »