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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.
When you buy a home you assume that certain responsibilities will be taken care of by your village government.  Some of those things might include street and curb repair, snow plowing, or other maintenance chores.What you might not be aware of is that Winnetka has a whopping 24 private roads and ...
I am often impressed to discover some of the services that Winnetka offers its residents.  Whether a program through the Township office (that would benefit the entire township) or the programs offered through other local organizations, they are so varied and amazing.  Some are free and others ch...
After a property showing, home sellers love to receive feedback.  They (or their agent) appreciate the comments that help them make tweaks to their homes.  Feedback could include price, condition, location, smells, or any myriad of things that irk buyers.  Here in Winnetka and the North Shore, ho...
Emotions are on the rise in Wilmette over a developer's plan to build an affordable housing unit near the intersection of Wilmette Avenue and Ridge Road where the American Legion Post now stands (1925 Wilmette Ave.)  Emotions both for and cautiously against.The development was requested by the Ho...
Homes are still coming on the market - and going under contract.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that this time of year is slow.  Okay, it's slower, but every day things are humming and moving in the real estate world.There were 3 new listings in Hubbard Woods in October:900 Burr Listed for $560,...
On a listing I had recently, a buyer's agent asked me when my seller had bought the house - 2007, I said. "Ah, the top of the market," she said.Yes, she was right - in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield, 2007 was indeed the high point.  Buyers p...
 If you are stumped for gift giving ideas – consider visiting one of the local Holiday Craft Fairs that pop up every November and December.  These little bazaars have mostly locally made and artisan goods that won’t strain your budget.  You’ll find artwork, jewelry, scarves, gourmet food, holiday...
Again, we like to see what the absorption rate is because it tells us the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes on the market.  As a real estate agent, I want to keep track of this number because it helps me to better price your home.  When the number of months decreas...
 I met Claudia because I sell real estate in Wilmette and the North Shore and she assists sellers in handling the dreaded "downsizing" that comes after living many years in one house.  The often asked question, "What do I do with all my stuff?" is Claudia's specialty.  I personally can advise sel...

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