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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.



Mr. Seller Won't Play With Us The listing agent had told me that her Wilmette sellers were not motivated (so why are they selling?) They had a decent house in a great neighborhood that had been on the market for over a year. But the price was too high.  Slowly and laboriously, they lowered the pr...
Housing Sales Since the 1960s - a Graph that Says "Ouch" This graphic, sent by Bloomberg today, shows and confirms what most of us already know about the real estate market in this country.  For decades single-family housing sales bumped along with occasional spikes that almost immediately came b...
Are You Ready to "Leap in the Lake" This Saturday Glencoe Beach, Glencoe, Il Glencoe and other North Shore residents know that we have had a mild winter thus far - and that is why jumping into Lake Michigan might not seem so frightening as it normally would. Alas, a new winter storm arrived today...
Noah's Ark - Celebrating 9 Years in Winnetka! Noah's Ark Pet Store will be celebrating their 9th year in Winnetka!  I still remember when they opened and find it hard to believe it's been that long.  But luckily for us, they have done well and thrived in Winnetka. They will celebrate this event b...
Does the Housing Slump Have You Stuck in Place? As a real estate broker in the Winnetka area, I have spoken to some sellers who are making the decision to stay in their home rather than sell for a loss. Some of these people are empty-nesters who are making an important lifestyle decision based on...
Home buyers often ask me what is meant by "points" when they discuss home loans.  While I understand what they are, there is nobody better than a qualified home loan lender to explain exactly how they work and how paying points on your loan might benefit you.       What's Your Point??  Nawwwww .....
Understanding Real Estate Agency in Illinois For Home Sellers in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe When you look up "real estate agency" in Google, you will find a list of real estate agencies that are in the business of helping you buy, sell, or lease real estate.  That is not what I am...
Winnetka Public Schools Open House If you are thinking of moving to Winnetka or recently have, you might be interested in their upcoming open house. The office had not been modernized in decades and now, after some expanding and updating, they are ready to show off.  They have added a second conf...
Tuesday, February 14 Market Report Winnetka, Wilmette and Kenilworth There is some definite buzzin the market these past few weeks - it is the Spring market after all and the weather has been mostly cooperative. Today as I toured broker open houses I had two thoughts: some sellers are pricing to ...
Computer and Electronics Disposal in Winnetka - Update   You don't have to travel far out of Winnetka to dispose of old computers and other electronics - read my post from last year:  Computer and Electronics Disposal in Winnetka. But now there's an update to be aware of if you have continued to ...

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