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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Over 15 years of experience selling single family homes, condos, new construction and land. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
August is slow time in real estate - kids are finished with camp and summer school so families head off to vacation.  And when they return, it's back-to-school time.  There are a good number of closings, but those are properties that sold earlier in the summer.  Let's see what happened in Hubbard...
Here are the closed  home sales for August 2015 for Winnetka Kenilworth, Wilmette, Northfield, Glencoe   WINNETKA WILMETTE KENILWORTH GLENCOE NORTHFIELD
August is fairly quiet in real estate time for new listings - but there are a lot of closes before the start of school.  Two things jumped out at me regarding the statistics below.  One point is that days-on-market for listings is considerably lower than it used to be - with the exception of Keni...
Search current inventory of ranch homes in Wilmette in Romona School Listing Details:Brick Ranch in Wilmette2616 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, ILPrice:  $499,000MLS#:  Bedrooms:  3 (+ 1 possibility in basement)Bathrooms:  2Square Footage: approx. 1688Lot Size:  61 x 166Please call Margaret Goss (847-97...
 733 Beaver, East GlenviewOpen House 1-3 pmRomona School & New Trier High School District 733 Beaver is a 4-bedroom 2-bath home in east Glenview, located in the New Trier School District.  Wood beamed ceilings in living room and master, kitchen with granite counters and pantry.  Newer windows, re...
In August of 2012 I wrote a blog about starting a relationship with an "accountability partner" (Want to Know How to Achieve Your Goals?  Get an Accountability Partner.)  I can proudly say that Deb McNeil from Ft. Worth, Texas and I have talked almost every week since that date.  We have talked a...
 Here's a fun thing to do during our hot summers - rent a kayak or canoe and drift along the Skokie Lagoons in Winnetka.  I figured if I started here, then I could progress to the lake someday and eventually to the ocean (dream on, sister!)Chicago River Canoe and Kayak (which also offers rides on...
I just read a very informative and eye-opening article from Inman News about the ten most common ways that agents go wrong and end up getting sued.  It's not always something intentional, in fact, it's mostly unintentional. And that's why we need to be so vigilant in understanding our roles and h...
Alternatively, the title could be:  Selling a Home - the Seller Got Everything he Wanted.  Because both sides of the transactions want the same thing:  the best deal!I have always appreciated the line, "It's a win-win situation."  It feels good to tell both sides of a real estate transaction that...
Two exceptional luxury homes are being built side-by-side in Wilmette by Kaplan Custom Homes.  These two homes are located in nationally recognized Avoca School and highly acclaimed New Trier school districts.  And it's still not too late to make customizations.Both homes include exquisite archit...

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