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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 Memorial Day 2011 After days of rain and cold, the skies cleared and the temperatures soared.  I think half the people of Winnetka came out of hibernation to walk, run, bike or drive over to Elm Street to see the Memorial Day Parade, invocation, and speeches at the Village Green. At abou...
Closed Home Sales May 2011 Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Glencoe # Sales Average List  Price Average Sell  Price Ratio Days on Market Winnetka 18 $1,789,556 $1,555,028 87% 234 Wilmette 21 $792,796 $709,748 90% 112 Glencoe 12 $1,760,116 $1,328,834 75% 182 Kenilworth 5 $1,159,400 $1,021...
MIKA BRZEZINSKI Hosted by the Book Stall MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host, Mika Brzezinski will be speaking at the Union League Club about her new book, "Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth,"  on Wednesday, June 1.   Her book is based on interviews she had with prominent bus...
North Shore Memorial Day Schedules Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe Winnetka - Memorial Day Parade at 10:00           The parade kicks off at 10:00 at the corner of Glendale and Elm Streets and heads east toward the Village Green where a ceremony will follow.  In case of rain, the ceremony will be hel...
Wilmette Beaches Open Tomorrow! Saturday, May 28, 2011 If you read yesterday's post, Wild and Wet Spring, then you might wonder why I would even write about beach openings. I guess it has to warm up sometime and the Wilmette beaches will reopen no matter what the temperature.   Both Gillson and L...
Wild and Wet Spring in Winnetka and the North Shore Suburbs Hold on to your hat (if you're smart enough to wear one!)  It's not just the rain, but wind and hail too. Whatever little sayings you have heard about Midwestern weather, they are surely all true this Spring of 2011. One of the first thi...
Do Short Sales Occur in Winnetka and Other North Shore Villages? Yes, they do. Not nearly to the extent that they do in Florida or Nevada, or even Evanston or Naperville for that matter.  But we are not immune to this happening and I find myself currently negotiating a contract that seems to be t...
  Although short sales are not commonplace on the North Shore, they do occur.  I sold one last year in Glencoe that tried our patience with over two months of delays.  Now I am negotiating a contract that is slowly turning into a short sale.  My fellow blogger from California has written a great ...
I Saw the Home Alone House Today in Winnetka Today, the Home Alone house, at 671 Lincoln St. in Winnetka, IL,  was open for brokers to preview - a business card was required to insure that only licensed real estate agents were viewing the home. The home was built in 1921 and is gracious, comforta...
10 Reasons to Buy a Home in Chicago's North ShoreWinnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe #1 THE NORTH SHORE COASTLINE AND BEACHES                        Stretching from Wilmette to Lake Bluff, North Shore communities revel in their national status as the "Third Coast." Sailing clubs, private and...


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