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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.



Arbor Lane Condos in Northfield, IL The Meadowlake condo complex, more commonly referred to as Arbor Lane, is located on the corner of Winnetka and Happ Roads in Northfield.  It has always been a popular place to live and quite affordable depending on the size.  Arbor Lane Condos for Sale click h...
Lights - Action - QUIET! If You Must Accompany - Please be Scarce Some people have said that buyers know if they like a house within the first few seconds of entering.  Having sold real estate for 15 years, I believe that this is an accurate assessment of buyers' first impressions of homes.  If t...
Winnetka & North Shore New Listings on the Market for September 24, 2012 Yesterday I saw just a few new listings - not too many came on this week.   A magnificent estate on Indian Hill Road in Winnetka listed for $7,999,000 that was beautifully appointed, very expansive with seven bedrooms plus a...
Updated 2020Hubbard Woods is a charming section of Winnetka that is located along the north end of the village.  It was named after Gilbert Hubbard who lived and developed the area in the 1870s after the great Chicago fire.Hubbard Woods is one of the three main shopping areas of Winnetka - along ...
It will be tax reassessment time again in 2013 in New Trier Township.  What towns does that include?  Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and portions of Glenview and Northfield.  The property tax assessed valuations are not easy to understand.  But most of us do try to lower the assessments...
Is Real Estate Better Now Than Four Years Ago Sometimes the simplest of graphics explains it all.  In this case, Steve Harney has published this graph from his KCM Blog which compares  national median home sale prices, PMI, and mortgage rate of August 2012 and August 2008. The National Associatio...
There are golden rules for good reasons - they should be followed.  And when it comes to buying a home and getting a mortgage, nothing is more important than being extra careful with your finances during escrow.  As one lender I know has said, "do not breathe without talking to me" - read on to s...
Use Your Wilmette Library Card to Get Discounts! Another great reason to have a Wilmette or Kenilworth library card  is to get some pretty nice discounts at retailers and service providers around town.   Not just for borrowing books, your library card can be used during the month of September to ...
Wilmette Lakefront Condo at 1616 Sheridan OPEN HOUSE Unit 9E Come see for yourself how beautiful the lake views are!   This roomy three-bedroom unit will be open on Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. The building has an outdoor pool, 24-hour security and doorman, indoor covered parki...
Northfield, IL - August 2012 Market Report   9 homes and 6 condos sold in Northfield during the month of August - the last big push before school started.  For single-family homes the average sale price was $719,444 and market time averaged a reasonable 118 days. The list:price ratio was 87% - be...


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