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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.



Zillow is a fun tool - but consider it more of a toy than something to take seriously.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 ...
 UPDATED 2019  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!  Lake Michigan                  ...
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.Decorating, Updating & Staging:  What's the Difference? A week or so ago I wrote a post titled "...
Mallinckrodt Condos in Wilmette   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 b...
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 sug...
UPDATED 2019 In Wilmette, as of today (March 9, 2017)) there are currently 176 homes for sale - these homes are priced from a low of $299,900 to a high of $9,900,000.  The most expensive home is on the lakefront down a private lane.Wilmette is more affordable than Winnetka, Kenilworth and Glencoe...
Winnetka Sidewalk Sale - Friday & Saturday, July 16-17   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 mus...
Winnetka Open House - 1507 Tower Road from 1-3 (July 11)   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.  Gr...
June Market Stats for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe   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.)...
Winnetka & Area Fourth of July Celebrations   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 lot...

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