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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.
Remodeling Before SellingIt seems like an incongruity to remodel your home before you put it on the market to sell.  Most sellers understand the need to freshen up a home, maybe hire a handyman to tighten things up.  But what about actually taking on some remodeling projects in anticipation of 1)...
I remember exactly the moment that I fell in love with all things French.  Having traveled the country extensively and mangled the language thoroughly, I decided to ask Maria Kurt, owner and founder of the French Institute of the North Shore how and why she fell in love with France and French cul...
Luxury homes are defined by their local marketplace.  Depending on the town, $2,000,000 to  $2,500,000 would be considered the starting price for a luxury home in the Chicago North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.The sales of luxury homes in 2016 looked l...
The last month of 2016 was predictably quiet in the Hubbard Woods area.  There was just one new listing - although it's one we've been watching go up for a while: NEW LISTING 865 Gordon Terrace - $3,495,000New construction by George Adamzcek It will have 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths plus a basement...
Winnetka  One important issue to be decided in 2017 (both short and long term) is the Winnetka School’s enrollment imbalance.  Crow Island school been experiencing overcrowding while Hubbard Woods and Greeley schools have empty classrooms.  Several solutions are being considered Dealing with exce...
Here are the final sales of the year - December 2017 - for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe.  WINNETKA   WILMETTE  KENILWORTH  NORTHFIELD    GLENCOE
It's always revealing to prepare a year-end market report and see if my hunches throughout the year were correct.  The North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe are still firmly in a buyer's market because of high inventory and long market times.I cannot d...
If you have hunks of "block" styrofoam left over from holiday presents you can now recycle them in Wilmette through a special short-term program.  This type of styrofoam is used in packing appliances and other fragile goods and cannot be otherwise recycled in Wilmette.This recycling program has s...
Every winter it happens - pipes freeze, burst, and cause incredible destruction.  Pipes that burst while you are out-of-town mean you may have to vacate your home while it's being cleaned, remodeled, and possibly mold-remediated.This is not just a occurence of older homes - it happened to my frie...
You can tell when we're going into the holiday season - no new listings in Hubbard Woods in November. There were 6 new listings in Winnetka but none were in the Hubbard Woods school district. There were, however, 6 closed sales in November. CLOSED SALES256 WoodlawnOriginal list price:  $929,000So...

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