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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.



Queen Anne's Lace - a Wildflower That is Actually a Wild Carrot! The prolific Queen Anne's Lace is a wildflower that grows all along Illinois roadways, bike paths, empty lots, and sometimes right out of the sidewalk. Today I learned that Queen Anne's Lace is not a native wildflower like I had alw...
As a home buyer, it is crucial that you have your own representation - a good buyer's agent. Calling up the listing agent to see their listings can and does have many pitfalls for you - including possibly paying more than you would if you worked with your own agent.  Read on to see what I mean. B...
Files Stuffed With Old Bank Statements and Checks? Old Medicines and Cell Phones Lying Around? Wilmette Has a Special Shredding Day for You I've been into offices and basements of Wilmette clients who have not thrown out any important paperwork in dozens of years.  These bank statements, canceled...
I am often asked "When will the market return to previous levels?"  People are stunned when I answer that it probably won't in our lifetimes.  The business of real estate is changing and it will never be the same again.There’s nothing typical about the current housing market, but the changes in h...
Terrific Winnetka Value for a 4-Bedroom Home Just as I begin to think that Winnetka home prices have started to stabilize, something happens to change my mind.  Today a house came back on the market for $795,000 which was originally listed for over $1,100,000.  This home is in very good, move-in ...
Chicago Good College Town for Investors - Evanston has listed 7 towns that are good college towns to invest in - Chicago came in at #3.  Both sales and rentals are good values. Looking a little north of Chicago is Evanston, home to Northwestern University.  If your child is headed this w...
Tired of That Old Refrigerator in Your Winnetka Basement?   That second refrigerator or freezer in the basement was handy when the kids were younger.  You always had it filled with soda cans, milk, popsicles, and other treats that just wouldn't fit in the main kitchen refrigerator. Now it just si...
Avoca West School Parents Meet & Greet with Dr. Gendel, Principal There is still time to attend an informal meet and greet with Dr. Gendel - she will be meeting with small groups of parents in the Avoca West conference room.  Here are the dates and times: Tuesday, August 16 at 5-6 p.m.   Tuesday,...
Housing Prices Show Increase in First Half 2011 Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield "How's real estate?"  That's the question I hear often enough.  Now I've got some new and amazing facts to discuss (and crow about) in the Chicago North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette...
 UPDATED 2019 Strawberry Hill in Glencoe, Illinois is a subdivision that lies in the very western end of Glencoe - abutting the beautiful forest preserves and Skokie Lagoons.  After the main part of Glencoe was developed, this site, which was called the Skokie Marsh, was drained and built upon. S...

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