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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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2012 

Winnetka Swimmer Wins Olympic Gold Medal! On the same day that Michael Phelps made Olympic history by earning his 19th medal (breaking the previous record of 18) Winnetka native Conor Dwyer also earned a gold medal. The race was the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay and the four swimmers, Dwyer, Phel...
07/31/2012
UPDATED 2019 What a Buyer's Agent Will Do For You First, let's start with the idea of a Buyer's Agent - you're wondering why you need one when you've done so much searching online. You say that you already know the area, the pricing trends, and the general market. You're wondering what a buyer's ...
07/31/2012
Buying a Home in Winnetka and the North Shore Why You Need a Buyer's Agent Your first step in looking for a home in the Chicago North Shore suburbs is most likely online.  You have spent weeks or months pouring over new listings and watching older ones as they go under contract and sell.  You hav...
07/26/2012
New Homes for Sale in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe (week of July 23, 2012) Twenty-two* new listings came on the market this week priced from $329,500 in Wilmette to $3,275,000 for a house for sale in Kenilworth.   I think it will be a long summer for certain hopeful sel...
07/24/2012
Blue Star Memorial Highway in Wilmette For years I have driven by this sign on Green Bay Road in Wilmette and had no idea what it meant.  It turns out that  Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that have been marked to pay tribute to American armed forces. This practice w...
07/22/2012
Wilmette and Kenilworth - First Half 2012 Home Sales In the two villages of Wilmette and Kenilworth, sales of single-family homes fell into line as I thought they would:  more individual homes sold in 2012 over 2011, but prices were down.  The other interesting fact was that the list price to sal...
07/18/2012
New Homes for Sale in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe Week of  July 9-16 Nineteen new homes came on the market this week - from $339,000 in Wilmette up to $3,375,000 in Winnetka.  I saw many of them this morning during Tuesday Broker's Tour - even though the heat is predic...
07/17/2012
Winnetka, Northfield and Glencoe - First Half 2012 Home Sales When people have asked me "How is the real estate market in Winnetka?" I have responded very positively this year.  It just felt like every frustrated buyer stepped up this year and decided to buy a house.  I had the busiest spring sin...
07/16/2012
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I reluctantly went into sales almost 30 years ago and have never looked back.  But being in sales, currently as a seller of homes, I know I am in a risky business.  Every day brings risk because there are no guarantees . . . .   There's a group of people on this Earth that have made a bold decisi...
07/14/2012
Hibbard Road Gardens in Northfield New Homes to be Built by Edward R. James Partners After being on and off the market for several years, Hibbard Road Gardens has officially been sold to builder Edward R. James Partners of Glenview.  The 3.68 acre lot is located at the corner of Winnetka and Hibb...
07/13/2012
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