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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.



  Winnetka Condos for Sale 711 Oak St Maintenance Free Living Doesn't that sound enticing?  Maintenance free - no landscaping, snow blowing, driveway sealing, window replacement, etc. etc.   711 Oak Street - located at the northeast corner of Lincoln and Oak, this 38-unit building was built in 19...
45 Old Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL Fabulous New Listing This home is a perfect New England Colonial on 6/10 of an acre with a stunning interior. Carefully and completely renovated with grand sized rooms and traditional details throughout. Over 5500 square feet of luxury space. Amazing kitchen wi...
Get Your Antiques Appraised in Wilmette at Plaza del Lago - 9/25/10 If you're a fan of Antiques Roadshow and have always wondered about the value of certain collectibles you own, you are in luck.  Tomorrow, Saturday, September 25, appraisers Gary Sohmers and Daniel Buck will be at Plaza del Lago ...
Winnetka & North Shore Number of Days in School - Compared to State Ranking An article in the Chicago Tribune (9/22/10) stated the traditional number of school days in American schools is 180 - Illinois has an average that is  below that number.  The requirement is 176 days which is already fewer...
Oui Madame Opens in Winnetka It's so good to see a new retail store open in Winnetka because so many have closed - I hope this is a positive sign for our area.  And being a long-time, committed, undeniable, and wholehearted Francophile, I was tres happy to see Oui Madame come to town.  The store ...
Please Stop for Pedestrians - the Signs Are Out in Winnetka This past summer, Illinois passed a little-noticed law requiring that cars stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.  If  you are from California like I am, that's nothing new.  California drivers slam on the brakes before you've even stepped ...
Predictions on Further Real Estate Market Declines   At the website, Housing Predictor, one can vote in a poll about your opinion of how much more real estate home prices will drop.  It's very unscientific and not a broker's opinion, but interesting nevertheless. The majority of voters (35%) are ...
Wilmette Open House - 1028 Elmwood on 9/19 from 1-3 pmCome view this "CAGE" beauty in east Wilmette on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Great 5 bedroom home with a huge family room off the kitchen, 2 car garage, full basement.  Walk to the beach and train.  $899,000                                           ...
Emerald Ash Borer Scourge in Winnetka          Long before I moved to the North Shore, I heard stories about towering elm trees whose crowns met in the middle of streets to form canopies, like driving through a green tunnel.  Those days are long gone along with the majestic American Elms that wer...
Say Goodbye to These - Summer is Nearly Over                                     Weeds are the bane of many a gardener - in fact, I have a lawn that is host to more varieties of weeds than blades of grass with the dandelion being the queen of them all.  Shunning chemicals, I dutifully crawl aroun...

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