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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.



Not correctly pricing your North Shore home is the only reason it hasn't sold.  I have always said that building a house on a freeway overpass would result in a sale if it were priced right.  Your Winnetka real estate professional is in the best position to help you determine price based on a var...
Get Your Furry Friend Photographed for a Good Cause in Winnetka Classic Kids Photography in the Laundry Mall in Winnetka is hosting a fund raiser to benefit PAWS, Chicago's largest no-kill pet shelter.   Now through the end of August, bring your pet in for a "mini-photo shoot" which costs only $9...
Property Tax Info for New Trier Township - Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe Groan.  More information about taxes. Cook County property taxes are notoriously difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain to a new homeowner.  If you have recently purchased your home or made cha...
10 Tips to Help Keep Your Winnetka House Cooler This Hot Summer I have lived in the Chicago North Shore area for 25 years - in Kenilworth, Wilmette, and now Winnetka, and I've seen different kinds of summer weather.  The summer of 2011 is a tough one. This hot and muggy weather has strained our m...
Updated 2019  Cooling Off in Wilmette - Centennial Pool   It's almost 100 degress outside - and humid.  There are several places to go to deal with this: 1.  Stay in an air-conditioned place 2.  Go to the beach 3.  Go to Centennial Pool in Wilmette For some reason, that pool seems the most inviti...
  I always tell my sellers that first impressions are everything in real estate.  Buyers react to homes the moment they walk through the door - and if everything is in order, neat and clean, then they have a clearer idea of what the house represents.  Staging a home does not have to be expensive,...
Emerald Ash Borer and Infected Trees - Don't Get Fooled in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe The push is on to get infected ash trees cut down - the disease is so widespread that that every ash in the North Shore communites of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe will probably come ...
Winnetka and Northfield Sidewalk Sale This Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 Notice I included "Northfield."  For the first time, the villages are holding their annual sidewalk sales together since the Chambers of Commerce of Winnetka and Northfield merged earlier this year.  This means four shoppi...
Wilmette's Oldest Tree - a Sad Farewell Living in the Midwest means that one is used to storms bareling through and leaving behind downed trees, fallen branches and electrical wires.  There was the super-storm,  mini-maybe-a-twister in 2008 -  then we had one in June, then again this past Monday ...
  In the boom days of real estate, there were some contracts writtten in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe  without contingencies - some buyers even skipped the inspection contingency to better their chances to getting the home they wanted.  But almost all contracts have some sort of con...

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