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I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow Is Not - 07/31/10 01:33 PM
Zillow is a fun tool - but consider it more of a toy than something to take seriously. Via Leesa L. Finley, REALTOR®/RE Strategist Wake Forest NC Real Estate & Wake County (Circa Properties - Your Wake Forest NC Homes Specialist): I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow is Not Whether you are thinking of buying a home or possibly selling your home you more than likely have stumbled upon Zillow and thought you hit the mother-load of real estate information! It's a fancy site with Zestimates, has homes marked on a map that are either currently listed or have recently (4 comments)
Where to Cool Off in Winnetka and Surrounding Areas It's summer, it's hot, what to do? Seeking a place to cool off seems like a done deal. But the beaches are not for everyone, everyday. Sometimes you just need a . . . slide . . . or diving board! LakeMichigan Gillson Beach, Wilmette Kenilworth Beach, Kenilworth Elder Road Beach, Winnetka Maple Road Beach, Winnetka (3 comments)
Decorating, Updating & Staging: What's the Difference? - 07/26/10 05:20 PM
Don't get decorating confused with staging a home. Decorating is what you surround yourself with that you love. Staging may undo some of those decorating elements for a more neutral and calm setting. Via Patsy Overton (Stage, Show & SELL Home Staging Co. Atlanta, Georgia): Decorating, Updating & Staging: What's the Difference? A week or so ago I wrote a post titled "Please Don't Tell My Husband, But We're Moving." In short form, it speaks of the fact that we began updating our home in December of 2008 to put it on the market in the spring of 2011 (only I'm still keeping (1 comments)
Have you driven by the Mallinckrodt building on Ridge Road near Lake Avenue and wondered what they are like inside? Does it feel like the former convent it once was, or the school it was converted to? The answer is yes . . . and no! This beautiful Renaissance building has retained some of the stunning features of its past, both inside the converted condos and outside. But beyond that, the nun's rooms and classrooms are long gone in favor of quality built units with all the modern amenities. Mallinckrodt sits on a stunning 14 acre (2 comments)
Tour de Winnetka - Self Guided Bike Tours - 07/21/10 12:44 PM
The Winnetka Park District has a wonderful program called Tour de Winnetka - a healthy and fun way for you and your family to visit the Winnetka parks. There are four self-guided tours ranging from 45 minutes to 2 1/2 hours depending on how much time you spend at each park. Packets detailing suggested tours and information about the parks are available at the Winnetka Park District office at 540 Hibbard Road (847-501-5779.) The packet contains tour maps, park guides and park history. As you and your family bike through town, you can share your stories and photos and document your (0 comments)
In Wilmette, as of today (July 18, 2010) there are currently 178 homes for sale - these homes are priced from a low of $270,000 to a high of $4,195,000. The most expensive home is very near the beach, but not actually on the water. Wilmette is more affordable than Winnetka, Kenilworth and Glencoe - in fact, 117 of the 178 homes for sale are listed under $1 million. Some are new construction homes, but the majority are older homes, many of which have been substantially renovated and updated. Wilmette is fairly large for a (1 comments)
Winnetka's Sidewalk Sale starts this Friday and continues Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. with a little extra pizazz this year. There will be the usual great bargains to be found in the three shopping areas as well as some New Orleans jazz music. There will also be children's activities, a display of village trucks, food, and bargains! Along with retailers selling clothing, jewelry, gifts, books, and sporting goods, there will also be food vendors, charity organizations, and other business services on display. What makes this year's Winnetka Sidewalk Sale (2 comments)
Come view this well-priced 5-bedroom home in Winnetka and be WOWED. Cute and updated, with 4 bedrooms on the second floor and a 5th on the third floor. Family room plus sunroom on first room and beautiful, deep lot. All brick home. Great Winnetka value. Hubbard Woods Elementary School and New Trier High School. Priced at $648,500.
There must have been a fire sale event in Wilmette in June - almost twice as many houses sold than in the previous month of May. Winnetka saw an increase of 54% in sales, Northfield increased sales by 200% (2 in May, 10 in June.) Glencoe was the only village that saw a decrease in total sales, from 13 in May to 9 in June. However, Wilmette recorded 52 closed sales of single family residences in June - a huge increase from 27 in May. Winnetka - 28 closed sales (2 comments)
It's that time again - fireworks, barbecues, parades, block parties and bratwurst. For Winnetka, it's their 123rd celebration of the Fourth of July! Weather will be fair with a high of 87 degrees and a 30% chance of thunderstorms. There will be lots going on all day long - here's a rundown for Sunday, July 4: 1:00 - Winnetka Fourth of July Parade - starts at Elm and Glendale and proceeds along Elm Street east to the Village Green 2:00 - Events on the Winnetka Village Green - includes flag raising, national anthem, (0 comments)
With Current Interest Rates This LOW .. Do Yourself a Favor and Make the Call! - 07/01/10 06:14 PM
Working with a lender before you start looking for a home is one of the most important things you can do. Great advice here: Via Gene Mundt (Chicago Bancorp): The headlines of an Associated Press article found on MSNBC.COM this morning shouted "MORTGAGE RATES AT LOWEST IN FIVE DECADES". This article reported that the last time we saw rates this good was in the 1950's. But also reported within the article? Low rates are still not causing much of a stir amongst consumers. They're just not taking action. I am here to make the plea to all current homeowners ... or those thinking (0 comments)
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