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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.



The Cage in Wilmette - why is it called that?  Because the four streets that comprise the CAGE run parallel to each other (like the bars of a cage) and are named Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood.  The CAGE area is specifically the sections of those streets located between Green Bay and Sh...
Meadowlake Condos in Northfield (Arbor Lane) The Meadowlake condo complex - more commonly called Arbor Lane - is located on the corner of Happ Road and Winnetka Avenue in Northfield.  The complex consists of 8 separate buildings along a winding road that wraps around a large pond in the middle.  ...
Condos for Sale in Glencoe Condos in Glencoe are mostly found along the Green Bay Road corridor, with a few found elsewhere in town.  If you are looking to downsize, the availability  here is not as extensive as Winnetka or Wilmette.   The units with the best location in Glencoe were built in 199...
"I Just Write the Contract and Sell" . . . . . . is what a buyer's agent told me this morning.  The discussion centered on the fact that his buyer was not up front with him when writing a contract on one of my listings..  He was holding back some important information that almost scuttled the clo...
1015 Oakwood in Wilmette Picture Perfect and a Great Value   A home with a pretty wrap around porch is always a nice thing to have because your house automatically has great curb appeal.  Combine this with an interior that matches and you have a very charming east Wilmette home. With four upstair...
Some Days Just Bring a Little Smile I had a broker's open house yesterday at my new Wilmette listing at 1015 Oakwood Avenue.  The house has a beautiful wraparound porch that has a swing at one end.  As I opened the front door I noticed a small sign on the bench: Hmm.  Not something you see every ...
UPDATED 2020 The Green Bay Trail in Illinois The Green Bay Trail is one of the first things I like to tell my clients about because it appeals to everyone. It runs alongside the Chicago Metro North Shore Line and whether you run, walk, bike, hike, roller blade or just meander, you will enjoy the ...
Real Estate Market Report May 2012 Winnetka,Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe We have some interesting numbers this month - both good news and not-so-good.  I have sensed for a while that Wilmette's prices are rising and Winnetka's are staying flat or still declining.  I have compared May 2012 to Ma...
Several years ago, one of my sellers left behind a basement closet full of old paint.  She loved to paint the interior in varied and vibrant colors.  When the buyers discovered the old paint on the walkthrough, they wanted it removed, but my sellers were already gone and out-of-state. So I went o...
Why the North Shore Does Not Use Square Footage Numbers It's pretty typical to ask your real estate agent "What is the square footage?"  It's a simple, although not always accurate, way to compare homes.  It works best in communities where many homes were built by a single builder and have simila...

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