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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.
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I saw a remarkable home this morning on broker's tour in Winnetka. The home is in top condition - move-in ready, in a great location, with a superb price.  It sounds trite to say "priced to sell" but this home actually is.  The Details Address:  312 Rosewood, Winnetka IlPrice:  $1,055,000Bedrooms...
03/22/2017
Do you sometimes wish you could quickly look up certain information about your children's schools? There is a site that is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education that offers much of the data you might be looking for.Here are the links for Winnetka School District #36:How Much Does Winn...
03/20/2017
Yogi Barre opened in Winnetka in 2015 and offered something called "fly" classes that definitely piqued my interest. Students use suspended hammocks in a yoga workout that integrates body and mind in a holistic way.  And it's fun.Jessica Gonzales and Joann Pollina met in college through mutual fr...
03/15/2017
 1293 Westmoor Trail, Winnetka ILOpen Sunday, March 121-3 pm$1,479,000 Gorgeous, renovated brick Georgian on a private drive has all the amenities you are searching for in a home.The original charm is in the formal living room and dining room that connect to a fabulous updated chef's kitchen with...
03/10/2017
Green Bay Cycles - WinnetkaSince Alberto's Bicycles left Winnetka in the mid 90s,we'd been without a dedicated bicycle shop. In 2011, an employee of Alberto's opened Green Bay Cycles at the coveted spot where the dress boutique,Young in Heart, used to be.Co-owners Larry Faulkner and Sam Mack open...
03/10/2017
In Winnetka and the surrounding North Shore villages, the housing industry generaly kicks into gear after the Super Bowl - there's no good reason for this except who wants to go outside in January to do anything?  Real estate agents often say that biggest selling time is spring, which is actually...
03/07/2017
Friends - don't let this happen to you!  I can say that because I did this to myself.I have spent many years explaining to clients the pitfalls of relying on Zillow and other third party sites for their real estate information.  As we all know, many sellers look up their home's Zestimate before t...
03/06/2017
Getting a great education in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka IL is the goal of all parents with school age children.  My observation with buyers, particularly out-of-town buyers, is that any house they purchase must be located in an excellent school district. In the North Shore communities of  Winnetka, ...
03/02/2017
Seven new listings in Hubbard Woods for the month of February - a good number I think because of all the nice weather we've had.  It's interesting to note that two of these homes, 1482 Edgewood and 809 Locust were both built in 2015 and are being resold now for less than purchased.NEW LISTINGS HU...
02/28/2017
 The luxury market (in this case over $4,000,000) took a hit in 2015 in the combined North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.There were only 4 homes that sold in that price range in all of 2016.  There were 10 sales in 2015 (see chart below for sales going ...
02/28/2017
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