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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Ever popular Kenilworth Gardens (which is in Wilmette, not Kenilworth) continues to perform well in home sales.Currently, the real estate statistics for Kenilworth Gardens look like this: For sale:  9 homesLow price:  $769,000High price:  $1,150,000Under contract:  3 homesSales in past 12 months:...
08/30/2016
The sounds of cement trucks and hammers have been buzzing a lot in the Hubbard Wood area of Winnetka.  Two local and well-known builders both bought single large lots within blocks of each other and divided them into two buildable lots.  Thus four new, large homes for sale.  The first two homes t...
08/29/2016
If you are looking for one-level living and an alternative to a condo - you must see 3223 Sprucewood in Wilmette.  Not only is it move-in ready, but there is no basement for you to worry about water seepage! the eat-in kitchen is updated with stainless appliances and granite counters large living...
08/18/2016
Yes!  If you have a relationship with your agent, it's normal to have that person list your home and help you find a new home.  As long as you are moving within the same geographical area, I see no problems with that scenario.No!  When you are moving from, say, Chicago to Winnetka.  There could b...
08/12/2016
Mold is a scary word to home buyers.  They immediately think of a home in Texas that had to be destroyed because the mold could never be removed.But understanding  that that scenario is a rare occurrence and many types of molds live among us will go a long way in educating you, the buyer, about t...
08/10/2016
Good and bad news inWinnetka  real estate - as always.  I've looked at home sales year-to-date in Winnetka from 2015 to 2016.  Below is a chart that shows that more homes sold in 2016, but the prices dropped by 4%. However, home sellers have been pricing their homes better and the list price to s...
08/09/2016
 Are open houses a waste of time?  It depends on whose time we're talking about.  If we mean the listing agent and the home owner, then it's usually a waste of time.  But for the open house attendees, it's a fruitful time.  But that, unfortunatley, does not result in sales.A case in point is this...
08/09/2016
It's that time again - let's look at the new listings (some very high end ones,) homes that sold, and other crazy foibles that went on in Hubbard Woods in July. New Hubbard Woods Homes for Sale 250 Woodlawn - $649,0004 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths + screened porch      1152 Scott - $875,000Nice house wi...
08/02/2016
Today, most good agents use professional photographers to take the pictures of their listings.  The color is balanced, they are sharp, and they always show so much of each room.  Wide angles lenses allow more of the scene to be included in the photograph. They ideally work for interior situations...
08/02/2016
Here are the sales, by price and address, for all homes sold in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield in July 2016. WINNETKA   WILMETTE KENILWORTH NORTHFIELD GLENCOE
08/01/2016
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