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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.



Here is my mantra about pricing your home:  don't overprice.  So many things can go wrong but you will almost always be "chasing the market."  Read on for a good explanation how this strategy can backfire.   Pricing your home when you list it is always a tricky thing....this is nothing new. I thi...
Want to Know How to Complete Your Goals? Get an Accountability Partner   Sometime last year I was reading a random blog (sorry, but I can't remember the author) and she mentioned the term "accountability partner."  I didn't have to ask what it meant because it immediately made sense to me. So muc...
Kayak and Canoe Rentals at the Skokie Lagoons Here's a fun thing to do during our hot summers - rent a kayak or canoe and drift along the Skokie Lagoons in Winnetka.  I figured if I started here, then I could progress to the lake someday and eventually to the ocean (dream on, sister!) Chicago Riv...
New Winnetka Foreclosure - $999,950!   People are often interested in purchasing a Winnetka foreclosure without understanding the process about how one of these homes comes on the market.  Many internet sites that advertise foreclosures are homes that may never become available. Here is one house...
Winnetka and North Shore New Listings on the Market for August 20, 2012 It is slim pickings on Tuesday mornings in August - the flood of new listings earlier in the year has sloshed down to a mere brooklet.  But it is to be expected - school will be starting soon and that yearly occurrence puts t...
Baird & Warner in Winnetka  Consistently Beats the Opposition! If you are planning to sell your Winnetka or North Shore home, why not list with the company that will get you the most money?  In my market reports, I often discuss the ratio between list and sell price and why it is so important to ...
Winnetka Schmidt-Burnham House - Open Sunday at 1:00 An Open House You Can't Buy! The Schmidt Burnham home - a 1830s era log house, will be open this Sunday, August 19, 2012, for a small fee of $5.00 ($3.00 for children.) The original portion of the house remains in its pristine state, and an add...
Winnetka and North Shore Real Estate Market Report July 2011 and 2012 Comparison If you have bumped into me (or any other agent) in the past few months and asked how the real estate market was doing in Winnetka, you would have received a positive reply.  Because we were very busy this past spring...
Two Fun  North Shore Things to do This Weekend - August 11-12 Garden Kite Festival Held both days at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, there will be kite demonstrations, kite making workshops, stunt kite flying performances and much more.  At the meadow east of Evening Island, this show will...
My husband and I recently encouraged our 24-year old daughter to stop using her debit card and open a credit card.  Why?  Establishing good credit takes a long time and one must start somewhere. Read on for smart advice from mortgage lender Gene Mundt:    Hoping to Buy a Home?  Juggling some cred...


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