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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Selling single family homes, condos, new construction, and land on the North Shore since 1998. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
As Kenneth R. Harney says in the opening of his article, "It was bound to happen . . ."I have often wondered why someone hadn't already given it a try - they are so ripe for this even though they claim their Zestimates are not appraisals.  It's true that Zillow has an explanation that defends the...
If you would like to own a bit of Kenilworth's history - plus live walking distance to local schools, Lake Michigan,  and the Metra North Line, then this could be the house for you.515 Abbotsford Road in Kenilworth is a Centennial home - built in 1894 but completely updated and beautifully restor...
Several years ago, the North Shore village of Kenilworth was named Illinois' most affluent town and 7th nationwide.  Now another village has received its own accolade:  Winnetka for the Most Educated Town in Illinois.  (The entire article can be read at:  Most Educated TownsThe data was based on ...
What area might they be referring to?  As far as the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield, the statistics are mixed.Here are some recent headlines -from the Chicago Tribune:  ". . . The Illinois Realtors reported Friday a 13.1% jump in sales and a 10%...
NEW LISTINGS IN HUBBARD WOODS 1377 Asbury - $835,0004-bedrooms and 2.1 baths + office       1243 Forest Glen - $1,249,00Nicely updated 4-bedroom, 2.2 bath home      993 Westmoor - $1,399,000Built in 1996, this home has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths      645 Hibbard - $2,599,000Why so much for a ranch ...
A detailed discussion of Illinois property taxes could induce me to become inarticulate, crazed, and possibly jailed for spreading misinformation.  So I'll keep it simple because it's a question that is often asked by both buyers and sellers.In Illinois, homeowners pay real estate property taxes ...
Many people on the North Shore use the term "au pair" to refer to any baby sitter that lives with their family over the summer months.  In truth, an au pair is a foreign person that comes to live with you for a full year and exchanges baby sitting and other childcare chores for free room and boar...
The yearly ritual of Winnetka residents hauling junk out to the curb is about to begin again.  Old furniture, boxes, toys, and just about anything that two men can reasonably lift into a truck will be accepted.There are a few exceptions:NO:  electronics, tires, yard waste, construction debris, lo...
It's been a busy busy March in Hubbard Woods - 14 new listings that have not been on the market previously.  And of these 14, four are already under contract.  Plus, 12 homes went under contract and 11 closed. NEW HUBBARD WOODS HOMES FOR SALE IN MARCH    281 Scott - $749,000Very cute house, under...
Glenview IL has a lot to offer its residents - a wide variety of housing styles and prices, great schools, and the most stores or malls including the Glen. It also has great options for people looking to move into condos or townhouses.Let's see what the current real estate market looks like in Gl...

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