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Wiley Coyotes in Winnetka and North Shore Suburbs - 10/31/09 04:48 PM
After reading about the tragic death of a young folk singer in Canada from an attack by two coyotes, I am reminded that these wild animals should be treated with caution and never, ever fed. These amazing animals have been thriving in our urban/suburban environement. Because they look like the famiily dog, well-meaning people can sometimes forget that coyotes need to be left to fend for themselves. This is for their protection as well as ours. Experts say this this type of attack is extremely rare. In order to keep facts in perspective, there are 4.7 million dog bites every year (6 comments)
Winnetka & North Shore Suburbs - Cook County Tax Bills Have Arrived - 10/30/09 04:19 PM
Every buyer I have ever worked with has asked me to explain the Cook County system of property tax assessment. Explain? How could I adequately do this when the Civic Federation says this on their blog: "The Cook County property tax system is so complex that it is impossible to predict exactly how the new tax rates will affect an individual property owner’s bill." And in today's Chicago Tribune, in an excellent article by Eric Zorn, he writes: "Just about everything having to do with property taxes is convoluted and every explanation is filled with jargon, acronyms and more math than (0 comments)
New Trier High School in Winnetka is hoping that the school board will vote to set a referendum for next February to allow voters to decide on going ahead with plans to refurbish portions of the campus. The estimated cost of renovations is $185 million which translates into approximately $300 additional in residents' tax bills. Earlier this year the district nixed more expensive plans, including a $400 million rebuild that voters said was too expensive. If approved the project would commence in the summer of 2010 and be completed in two years. The school has not had a proper renovation (3 comments)
Great Winnetka Value! 2 Bedroom Condo in Downtown Hubbard Woods
You can't beat this sunny and bright condo for value . . . 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, hardwood floors throughout, end unit with south and west exposures. A 1-minute walk to the Metra Station Restaurants in all directions Tower Road Beach just several blocks away Stores, services, banks, communites services nearby Plus an updated kitchen with tumbled stone backsplash, tall cabinets, dishwasher, storage unit and new appliances. Kitchen with tumbled stone backsplash, new cabinets and appliances
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Finally It's a Beautiful Fall Day in Winnetka! - 10/19/09 04:10 PM
Summer wasn't so hot. Fall has been cloudy and damp. But then today happened - warmer temperatures and the sunshine just made the fall colors sparkle like rubies and garnets. Here's my take on today:
No Dairy Queen for Winnetka! - 10/18/09 02:07 PM
No Dairy Queen for Winnetka! Winnetka residents waited all summer long for Dairy Queen to open up on the corner of Elm and Lincoln streets. The windows to the old Depot restaurant were papered over and a hopeful sign there said Dairy Queen was doing the renovations. Month after month went by and the brown paper in the windows started to look bedraggled and the permit vanished. Nary a workmen showed up. I started to worry when I called Dairy Queen last spring inquiring about the opening date and was told there were no plans to open one in Winnetka. Now (2 comments)
Stage the exterior for under $50 - 10/17/09 02:51 PM
As an agent who strongly believes in staging (and has staged homes since before the word "staging" became commonplace,) here's a little twist on that idea. Use an upcoming holiday to dress up the house without spending a fortune. Via Jennifer Grant (Low Country Home Staging & Interior Design): Anybody can dress up an entrance or yard by simple adding a seasonal display outside. This will make the home seem warm and inviting. Don't forget those potential home buyers are already forming opinions as they are pulling up to the house. Having an inviting display outside of the home can give the potential home (1 comments)
Not so today. Realtors have had to listen and learn about the implications of short sales, pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, auctions, and other distressed properties. Certainly the North Shore has not been immune. While recently showing condo properties for a friend on the North side of Chicago, fully 90% of these units were distressed. The (2 comments)
Have you dreamed of waking up in the morning to beautiful, sunny lake views? Or what about windy roiling waters? Maybe deep dark clouds with a promise of rain?
How about 1 level living? Not feeling like swimming in the lake? Go ahead and try the heated pool or soak yourself in the hot tub.
For the unimaginable price of $188,000 you can have a premier two-bedroom, two-bath unit at the prestigious 1630 Sheridan Road building. While (0 comments)
September House Sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Kenilworth & Glencoe - 10/01/09 03:15 PM
Another month, another set of stats. Sales are still below average (what is average nowadays, anyway?) Sale prices have continued with downward pressure - except when priced properly. As I've shown month after month, competitive price = quick sale and more profit. It's really that simple. Winnetka - 12 closed sales (20 in August) 1035 Elm $569,500 161 days on market, 82% of asking price 1257 Scott $575,000 33 days on market, 87% of asking price 1413 Tower $590,000 398 days on market, 66% of asking price 910 Spruce $647,500 428 days on market, 82% of asking price 437 Chestnut $730,000 (0 comments)
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