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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.



  Finally!  I was so pleased to hear that the Village of Winnetka is now accepting all that little junk that we don't know what to do with.  We know we shouldn't throw that stuff in the garbage - so we stick it in a drawer or box and years later, it's still there.  What stuff am I talking about? ...
Not only is this sunny adorable colonial the best deal on the block, it's the best deal in Kenilworth.  Located just 1/2 block from one of Kenilworth's parks, this home has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.  The first floor includes the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, office, and ut...
Several weeks ago I wrote a post about the possibility of Townley Field in Kenilworth being replaced by artificial turf (see Townley Field in Kenilworth Going" Ungreen"?)  The question was put to rest on Election Day when 81% of voters decided not to opt for artificial turf, even if private donat...
I'm still wondering where all you buyers are. . . a few of you have stepped up and bought a home, taking advantage of the large inventory and deflated prices.  The majority of homes on the North Shore (Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe) are competitively priced to sell with new listings...
A lot has happened since April 22, 1970.  That was the first time a day of awareness was dedicated to our small pebble, the Earth.   I try to live my life as sustainably as possible and set an example for others who struggle with this idea.  But why is it a struggle? It's so much easier to live t...
Winnetka recently rolled out a great tool for homeowners and prospective buyers.  This new internet mapping services allows users to access information for specific addresses, and provides facts on school districts, recycling day pickups. voting districts, and taxes. Here's a screen shot of what ...
2009 First Quarter In this year's first quarter, there were 71 sales of single family homes in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe. The breakdown above is shown in the number of units sold by price range.  I think this is interesting because although it shows a 67% decrease in the total s...
 UPDATED 2020 100 Abandoned Houses - a Photo Essay by Kevin Bauman Houses are my business - I spend most of my waking hours trying to procure them for sale, list them, design marketing for them, come up with new and innovative ways of selling them and finally, to SELL them. This is something I've...
Short sales and foreclosures are happening in in many North Shore suburbs such as Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.  In the recent past they were rare, but not so anymore with dozens and more in the above communities.  What are they exactly?If you purchased your home in the p...
Townley Field is a 3.4 acre field located just behind and south of Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth.  Having had two children make their way through this K-8 school, I am too aware of the field's shortcomings.  The field hosts innumerable events including football, soccer, track and field, and a...

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