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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.
There is a small area of east Glenview that is zoned for Wilmette schools and New Trier High School. That fact has always made this area a bit more expensive than the surrounding areas of Glenview but less than Wilmette - although Glenview schools are every bit as excellent as Wilmette or Winnetk...
As in most North Shore villages, there is an east and west side of town.  The east is considered everything that lies east of Green Bay Road as it runs north and south parallel to Lake Michigan.  Often, but not always, the most expensive homes are found on the east side.When considering buying a ...
 Twelve new homes came on the market in Hubbard Woods in May.  Only one was under $1 million.  NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS   1510 Tower - $849,000         1000 Vernon - $1,150,000        1502 Edgewood - $1,225,000        246 Scott - $1,250,000         693 Walden - $1,280,000        1045 Pine - $1,...
See what sold in May in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.  Wilmette continues to show strong sales with a total of 46 closes compared to Winnetka's 16. WINNETKA Median price:  $1,080,000Average price:  $1,370,0001 foreclosure  WILMETTEMedian price:  $710,000Averag...
As Kenneth R. Harney says in the opening of his article, "It was bound to happen . . ."I have often wondered why someone hadn't already given it a try - they are so ripe for this even though they claim their Zestimates are not appraisals.  It's true that Zillow has an explanation that defends the...
If you would like to own a bit of Kenilworth's history - plus live walking distance to local schools, Lake Michigan,  and the Metra North Line, then this could be the house for you.515 Abbotsford Road in Kenilworth is a Centennial home - built in 1894 but completely updated and beautifully restor...
Several years ago, the North Shore village of Kenilworth was named Illinois' most affluent town and 7th nationwide.  Now another village has received its own accolade:  Winnetka for the Most Educated Town in Illinois.  (The entire article can be read at:  Most Educated TownsThe data was based on ...
What area might they be referring to?  As far as the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield, the statistics are mixed.Here are some recent headlines -from the Chicago Tribune:  ". . . The Illinois Realtors reported Friday a 13.1% jump in sales and a 10%...
NEW LISTINGS IN HUBBARD WOODS 1377 Asbury - $835,0004-bedrooms and 2.1 baths + office       1243 Forest Glen - $1,249,00Nicely updated 4-bedroom, 2.2 bath home      993 Westmoor - $1,399,000Built in 1996, this home has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths      645 Hibbard - $2,599,000Why so much for a ranch ...
A detailed discussion of Illinois property taxes could induce me to become inarticulate, crazed, and possibly jailed for spreading misinformation.  So I'll keep it simple because it's a question that is often asked by both buyers and sellers.In Illinois, homeowners pay real estate property taxes ...

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