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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 

A great article about dreaming of the gold old days in real estate.  As a Winnetka or North Shore home seller, you most certainly will be getting much less for your house than back in 2005.  But keep in mind that most of you will be buying something new - a home or condo that is also deeply disco...
09/29/2011
Important North Shore Phone Numbers New Trier Township Here is a list of phone numbers that you might want to keep handy - some should be in your phone for easy access.   Police or Fire Emergency:  911 WINNETKA Winnekta Police Department 847-501-6034 Winnetka Fire Department - 847-501-6029 Villa...
09/27/2011
I recently wrote a post "Dare I Say the "F" Word?" about some excellent opportunities for investors to rehab properties in Wilmette.  It's important to keep in mind though, that hidden costs can derail your investment. I have written before on real estate investor mistakes, and one of them is wor...
09/23/2011
The Cage or Indian Hill Estates in Wilmette? Where to Buy a Home? Home buyers looking to buy an upper end home often concentrate on the CAGE area of Wilmette - roughly the area east of Green Bay Road comprised of Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood streets (I include Forest as well.)  In Wi...
09/21/2011
Winnetka Real Estate Market Snapshot I discovered an interesting statistic today - there are 152 single-family homes for sale in Winnetka as of September 18, 2011 with an average list price of $2,100,000.  That seemed high to me so I wanted to see what made up this number. $225,000 - lowest price...
09/19/2011
What Does $32 Million Buy You in Winnetka? You could buy 53 $600,000 homes.  Or you could get 32 $1,000,000 dollar homes. Or you could get it all in one fell s-w-o-o-p by purchasing 68 Locust Road for $32,000,000.  But what's in a number anyway? This number may make sense to the sellers, they sur...
09/15/2011
As a homeseller in Winnetka and other North Shore suburbs, you want to know that your home will be seen by as many eyes as possible.  My brokerage, Baird & Warner, uses the most sophisticated and precise technology to make sure that happens for your Winnetka home.Is Your Listing Everywhere on the...
09/15/2011
Holy Smokes - It's Wafted Here from Minnesota! I went out for a quick walk with my dog yesterday afternoon around 5:00 pm and a woman passed me by and asked "Do you smell smoke?"  Childhood allergies put an end to my nose pickup up anything less pungent than, say, skunk, so I had to admit that I ...
09/14/2011
I represent both buyers and sellers - my job is to get the best price for you either way.  As a buyer's agent, I would never push a client to pay more for a home just because my commission . . . would be slightly larger.  That is flawed thinking - after all, I sell $5 million dollar homes as well...
09/08/2011
Winnetka and Northfield Fashion Night Out! Did you know that the New York Fashion Week starts tomorrow.  Don't despair if you can't get there - Winnetka and Northfield have their own versions to offer savvy shoppers. Tomorrow evening - Thursday, September 8, select stores in Winnetka and Northfie...
09/07/2011
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