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Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - East Elm - 12/17/10 09:58 AM
Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local! East Elm There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment. But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs. In fact, Winnetka has 50 retail stores scattered throughout its three shopping areas: Hubbard Woods, East Elm, and West Elm. Shopping locally has been touted for years as a way cut down on driving, keep the money and taxes in town, and discover hidden treasures that no mall could possibly have (1 comments)
Rocky Wirtz - Owner of the Chicago Blackhawks - at the Book Stall in Winnetka - 12/16/10 10:57 AM
Rocky Wirtz - Owner of the Chicago Blackhawks - at the Book Stall in Winnetka In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup for the fourth time. Chicago was ecstatic to see this young (in terms of player's ages) team plow through the competition and emerge victorious. The Blackhawks are, in fact, one of the original six NHL teams and have been playing professional hockey in Chicago since 1926. Tonight, December 16, Rocky Wirtz, owner of the Blackhawks, will be at the Book Stall in Winnetka to autograph his new book "One Goal Achieved: The Inside Story of the (5 comments)
Steve Baird Again Named in "100 Most Influential" in Real Estate by Inman News - 12/15/10 05:46 PM
Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird and Warner Real Estate, has been named for the third straight year to Inman News' 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate. Compiled annually, the list reflects those power brokers, experts, insiders and visionaries who influence real estate. The list covers a broad group of individuals both directly and indirectly involved in real estate, including, brokers, government officials, journalists, consultants, and those in the financial services sector. Steve is the only representative on the list from the Chicago Metropolitan area. As an agent for Baird & Warner's Winnetka office, I am very proud that (0 comments)
Dining Guide for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe & Northfield - 12/13/10 11:50 AM
Dining Guide for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield With Chicago being just a short drive (or train) ride away, it's tempting to just head downtown for dinner. But the North Shore is brimming with good dining spots within our villages or very nearby. Here's the rundown: Winnetka/Northfield: Boris' Cafe - 972 Green Bay,Winnetka 847-446-5595 - 50s style diner open all day Cafe Buongiorno - 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka, - 847-784-8899 - made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches Happ Bar & Grill - 305 Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-0784-9200 - American continental Hunan Chef - 1743 Orchard Ln, 847-446-2506 - casual, mostly take-out (4 comments)
The Winnetka Community House Presents Breakfast With Santa and "The Nucracker!" - 12/07/10 11:27 AM
Two Christmas Events in Winnetka at The Winnetka Community House This month of December, The Winnetka Community House is hosting several events just perfect for your holidays celebrations. Families with young children will love Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11, from 8:30 to 11:00 am. A delicious full breakfast will be served and children can have their pictures taken with Santa. Craft making and goodie bags will be available. Cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is recommended at: Breakfast With Santa. Another holiday favorite with a definitively American twist is Entre Nous' version of the Nutracker Ballet, called The (1 comments)
Do You Need a Buyer Agency Agreement? - 12/06/10 02:26 PM
I've gotten calls from potential buyers who are looking online and they inevitably ask "Are you the listing agent?" If I am not, I will explain exactly what it means to work with a listing agent when buying a home versus working with a dedicated buyer's agent who represents you, the buyer of the home. While "dual agency" is legal in Illinois, think how an agent is supposed to "serve two masters." It won't go in the buyer's favor. Read on for more information. Via Leslie Ebersole (Baird&Warner Real Estate): Is a Buyer Agency Agreement just a ploy for a real estate agent (2 comments)
Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - West Elm - 12/04/10 12:19 PM
Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local! West Elm There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment. But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs. In fact, Winnetka has 50 retail stores scattered throughout its three shopping areas: Hubbard Woods, East Elm, and West Elm. Shopping locally has been touted for years as a way cut down on driving, keep the money and taxes in town, and discover hidden treasures that no mall could possibly have (4 comments)
Closed Sales for November 2010 in Winnetka,Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe - 12/03/10 11:01 AM
Closed Sales for November 2010 in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe Sales have remained fairly steady from October in Winnetka, Wilmette and Glencoe. Northfield had 6 closed sales in October and Kenilworth had 1, but that is not important over a one month's period. One notable sale was at 1175 Whitebridge Hill in Winnetka which started at $10,750,000 and closed for $6,500.000. There were several new construction homes that sold in the $1.5 to $1.7 million range (one with a 75 x 180 lot) - just three years ago the prices would have fetched around $250,000 more. One (0 comments)
The Wonders of Lake Michigan - in Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glencoe - 12/02/10 11:36 AM
The Wonders of Lake Michigan - in Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glencoe At this time of year, we've all but forgotten about an outing to the beach - the first flurries blew through yesterday and we're lighting up the fireplaces and turning up the thermostats. But Lake Michigan is a constant wonder all year round even if it's off our radar. And it can be very moody indeed - from just barely lapping the shore to waves that can almost (almost) remind me of the Pacific surf when I was growing up in Los Angeles. Living alongside a body of water (2 comments)
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