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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.
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...
Now that Willow Road is complete it's a joy to travel to Northfield. So many good restaurants and shops that were just too hard to get to before! The median sale price in Glencoe has been steady at around $630,000 since August 2016.   The condo market median price has been decreasing since last D...
While looking at Google Maps recently, it was so interesting to see the Chicago Botanic Gardens (in Glencoe) from above.  It's amazing how large the area actually is.  What a great draw for the village!  And . . . Glencoe will be celebrating their sesquicentennial in 2019.  Yeah - I had to look u...
One of the greatest pleasures and benefits of home ownership is the ability to tailor your home’s décor to your personal style. But when it’s time to put your home on the market, is your décor turning potential buyers off? Here are five personal touches that may just lower the resale value of you...
Tiny Kenilworth was just named the priciest zip code in the state of Illinois by Property Shark.  In 2016, Kenilworth surpassed $1 million as the median price range.  Kenilworth has one school - Joseph Sears - which educates children from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade - a big advantage over ...
Wilmette is ever popular - large enough to have a wide range of housing prices yet a small-town feel. Great schools, park district, transportation, and a thriving downtown make it a draw for people everywhere.If you live here now, or plan to move to Wilmette in the future, familiarize yourself wi...
Winnetka IL is a charming and attractive village that draws buyers from all over the country.  Excellent schools, easy transportation options, and lots of cultural events make Winnetka a popular place to live.Whether you live here currently or are considering a move, here are the current conditio...

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Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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