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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.



Amy Dickinson Discusses Teenagers (!) at the Wilmette Theater One of the toughest jobs in the universe is parenting teenagers- neither here nor there beings that make us lose our hair and our patience.  If you're at this point in your life, help is on the way. Nationally syndicated author and hel...
Green Bay Cycles - Welcome to Winnetka Since Alberto's Bicycles left Winnetka over 15 years ago, we've been without a dedicated bicycle shop (with the exception of T.L. Fritts Sporting Goods which carries bikes.)  So now a former employee of Alberto's has opened Green Bay Cycles at the coveted sp...
When you purchase a home in Winnetka, Wilmette or Kenilworth, your contract will have contingencies in it that you may want to use.  Almost universal, are the home inspection and attorney approval contingencies.  Less common is the contingency of a home sale, that protects you if you want to buy ...
Where to Get Pizza on the North Shore Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield     I gave up cooking on Friday nights a long time ago - after a week of working and making dinners, I just got pooped out.  Over time, Friday night became Pizza night and it takes a major holiday or eve...
Plaza del Lago Condos for Sale in Wilmette Along Sheridan Road across from the Plaza del Lago shopping center is the area known as "No Man's Land."  Starting in the 1960, condos and co-ops were built here, each maintaining its own architecture, style, and price. Starting north and going south, th...
As a member of the large and influential group called Baby Boomers, I have often worried that my children will not reap the benefits of home ownership as I have.  Yet real estate values in almost all parts of the country has tumbled over the past two years and we don't want them to miss out on a ...
This is What Happens When You Overprice Your Home Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield The importance of pricing your home properly has never been more critical.  I firmly believe that a home should never be overpriced, and at the present time we have too many houses to choose ...
Development Opportunity in Northfield, IL Hibbard Road Gardens at 62 Hibbard Road (at the intersection of Winnetka and Hibbard Roads) has been for sale for slightly over a year. But the recent price reduction for this 3.67 acre parcel really makes it something worth looking at.   It originally c...
Shopping in Winnetka, IL Some things just 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 t...
December 2010 Closed Home Sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe & Northfield Sales in the area continued at about the same pace as previous months with Wilmette still the leader in closed home sales.  Town                # Sold          Average List             Average Sold            ...

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