Sales in the first 11 months of 2018 were 2.7% higher than in 2017.

. . . and of course the ongoing, bilious political situation in Washington could create some as-yet-unseen crisis, introducing “a whole different level of uncertainty.” But at the moment, there are green shoots in sight — signs of better balanced market conditions ahead.

It’s exciting to see the single family and duplex villa models taking shape at Hinsdale Meadows. Over the coming weeks, work will continue on both the exterior and interior details. When all construction is complete, our design team will take over and furnish each model to perfection. Follow us here and we’ll update you on the model grand opening dates.

9th Closing at Anets Woods: A Stunning Contemporary Approach

Anets Woods of Northbrook won big at the Annual Key Awards presented by the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Chicago. The Edward R. James team won a platinum award for “Outstanding Design: Semi-Custom Home;” a Platinum award for “Outstanding Design: Single Family Luxury” and a gold award for “Outstanding Design: Land Planning Community Planned Development.”

Julia Lind, Michelle Gribac, Jennifar Evans, and Priscilla Schumacher accept the team’s 2018 awards.

Anets Woods is the fastest selling community on the North Shore and we’re now 53% sold! Here are a few pictures taken this fall. The landscaping is maturing beautifully. Stop by our fully furnished model and see for yourself our “Exceptional Homes . . . Exceptional Places.”

Through August, Chicago had already recorded as many luxury sales as in all of 2016 or 2017.  Chicago’s luxury housing market set a record for $1 million-plus sales in the third quarter. The city tallied 424 luxury home sales in the third quarter, a 19 percent increase year over year, according to the Re/Max Luxury Report for the Chicago metro area.

In the early 2010s, economic development emphasized renting over homeownership and young people over families, and clustered economic activity in urban cores instead of outlying areas. This model didn’t need much from the political system. But trends in recent years, affirmed by the latest census data, show that we’re going to need a different framework in the years to come, and it’s not clear yet if the economy and political system are up to the task.