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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Selling single family homes, condos, new construction, and land on the North Shore since 1998. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.

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2008 

Ironically, next week's election has two neighboring towns, Winnetka and Kenilworth, IL, with referendums on historic homes - another attempt at dealing with the teardown/McMansion issue.  Preservationists have decried for years that their villages are changing irrevocably for the worse while ot...
10/30/2008
Sometimes you just wanna have a little fun.  As I go through listings on the multiple listing service  I  get a good laugh occasionally (at someone else's expensive, unfortunatley) and thought I would share some choice pictures.  These homes are located in the North Shore communities of Winnetka,...
10/26/2008
Real estate news has been somewhat dismal for the past few months with homes sales trending downward and a resulting glut of homes for sale.  As a realtor, I've wondered where have all the buyers gone?  Lots to choose from and falling prices makes for an easy decision. Well, maybe some of those b...
10/24/2008
A client wrote me yesterday that he had just returned from a meeting of economists last week and was disturbed by their predictions.  They had made a rather convincing argument that we will not see the bottoming out of this debacle until approximately 18 months after foreclosures peak.  Since the...
10/16/2008
In the good old days, (well, not so old, really) we wrote offers for properties without mortgage contingenices and then planned to close within several weeks.  But since the beginning of the mortgage crisis last August you won't get a quick close with mortgage financing.  The process takes time, ...
10/13/2008
With the real estate market slow down that we've seen, there are now over 99,000 listings in the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois as of today.  Since properties are taking longer to sell, home sellers are looking at every possible means of snagging a buyer. The new buzzword is "Real ...
10/03/2008
Here are some great reasons to get up, get out, and make the most of our beautiful home: the North Shore of Chicago which includes the suburbs of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff No. 1 THE NORTH SHORE COASTLINE AND BEACHES Stretching fro...
10/02/2008
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