|It was cold on Evanston's bustling Central Street on Saturday! My partner Bob took the Metra to the Central Street Station and waked to our house showings. Our clients would still like walkable businesses nearby the house. This makes homes near Central Street attractive to them.|
We have a couple groups of clients looking for a single family home in Evanston. Proximity to Metra stations and a good sized yard are priorities for both. In fact, it's the yard size that is pushing them out of the city to Evanston. They both have the budget for a nice house in the Lincoln Square, Chicago area but the yards will be comparatively small. Here's a look at over-all single family home sales over the past few years.
|A familiar looking brick bungalow in north Evanston. Our clients are moving from a similar Chicago bungalow!|
Evanston Single Family Home Sales
-38 single family homes have already closed in 2022 (January 1st through February 13th) with a median price of $585,000. Eight of these home sales have been over $1,000,000.
-504 single family homes sold in Evanston in all of 2021. The median price was $630,000. The median price is up about 9% year to year over 2020.
-The highest priced sale in 2021 is 706 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60202 for $2,400,000 (I thought there may be a higher priced sale considering the explosion of the high-end market over the last 18 months). Six houses sold for over $2 million.
-The lowest priced single family home sale was $151,500 at 1712 Grey Ave, Evanston IL 60201.
-537 single family homes sold in 2020 with a median price of $580,000. More houses sold in that first and more uncertain pandemic year than the crazy heated 2021. Sales in 2021 reflect low inventory and priced going up (making home buying more competitive). Inventory could not keep up with buyer demand. Four houses sold for $2.5 million or more in 2020.
|A typical block of homes near Central Street, Evanston.|
- 2021: 504 single family homes sold with a median price of $630,000
- 2020: 537 single family homes sold with a median price of $580,000
- 2019: 431 single family homes sold with a median price of $508,000
- 2018: 422 single family homes sold with a median price of $550,000
- 2015: 492 single family homes sold with a median price of $504,000
- 2012: 431 single family homes sold with a median price of $440,000