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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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2011 

North Shore Homes Prices - No More Roller Coaster? Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield Everyday I read dozens of real estate headlines like:          "Pending Sales Lowest in Two Years" "Bottom Nowhere in Sight" "New Home Sales Slip 2%" "Existing Home Sales Drop 3.8%" and on a...
06/28/2011
 UPDATED 2019 Understanding Real Estate Commissions When You Are Selling Your North Shore Home inWinnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield Many sellers (and buyers for that matter) do not understand how the real estate commission they pay to their broker really works. They know they...
06/24/2011
Chicago North Shore - Winnetka & Keniworth Storm Damage - Some Bad, But Mostly Okay Last night around 8:30 while watching "Master Chef" that we had recorded from the night before, a warning bleeped through the recording to tell us to skeddaddle to the basement - a real TORNADO WARNING.  At about ...
06/22/2011
UPDATED 2019  Where to Park in WinnetkaI am often asked by buyers who are new to Winnetka about parking,  particularly for commuters.  The Metra North Line runs right through the eastern side of Winnetka and the village has three stations: Indian Hill (at Winnetka and Green Bay,) Winnetka (at Elm...
06/21/2011
With long market times for most of Chicago's North Shore communities, it's important to treat potential buyers like royalty.  Every showing of your home whether it's in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth or Glencoe could lead to a sale.  If you list your house for sale you obviously want it to sell, ...
06/20/2011
Where Are Home Prices Headed in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe There is much confusion about this question - as there should be since predictions are hard to make and even harder to stand behind in this ever changing market.  My opinion has been , backed by MLS statistics, is that hom...
06/16/2011
UPDATED 2019 The Winnetka Children's Fair Every June   In 1988, my 3-year old son squealed "that was the funnest thing ever!" as we left the Winnetka Children's Fair after an afternoon of rides, ponies, firetrucks, and games.  It's still true today, although it has grown to be a much larger and s...
06/07/2011
Free Glencoe Summer Beach Concerts The North Shore is awash in music concerts - virtually all towns will be offering tunes of some variety in June and July.  For the big stuff head to Ravinia, for something more casual and family oriented, head to the Glencoe beach for these fun concerts: June 12...
06/06/2011
World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe This tree-hugger did not know there was an official World Environment Day - it turns out that the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe will be celebrating it tomorrow, Saturday, June 4 (the actual World Environment Day is Sunday.)   Worl...
06/03/2011
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