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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.



January 2012 Real Estate Market Report Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield How many homes closed in January 2012, how many are under contract and what is currently available in the North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.  Even though it's la...
What Motivates an Unmotivated Seller? I spoke to a listing agent today regarding a home for sale in Wilmette that my client had an interest in.  I asked if I could get inside and take additional photos for her since she lives out of town and last viewed it in May. And this is what the agent told ...
I have written many times about the dangers of overpricing your Wilmette, Kenilworth,  or Winnetka home.  Overpricing may, in fact, leave you with even less money.  How Do You Figure Out How Much to List For When Selling Your Home? Picking a list price is not rocket science.  When you are working...
Updated 2019 Knobel Kitchens and Baths, Wilmette IL Knobel Kitchens and Baths in Wilmette has been around for a long while - since 1933 to be precise.  Longer than any of their local competitors.   Owned by brothers Peter and Paul Knobel, along with Peter's son Mark, the company is three-generati...
Winnetka Property Taxes - Where Does the Money Go? Winnetka residents understand that our taxes are what they are because the lion's share helps fund our excellent school district.  But how much exactly and what else do they pay for? Here's a great graphic (reprinted with permission from the Winn...
Who is Joby Berman and Why is There a Parking Lot Named After Her? Wilmette, IL Joby Berman is an old friend and neighbor of mine from Kenilworth.  Unbeknown to most of us, the Wilmette Commuter Parking Lot for the Metra train (at the corner of Lake and Green Bay) is named after Joby Berman.  You...
Wilmette - Hurry, Homes are Selling! I wrote several posts last year about the positive sales statistics coming from Wilmette - it seems the good news just keeps coming.  Homes for sale in Wilmette are keeping pace. One way to gauge the health of the local housing market is to do an absorption ra...
Did  you buy enough "forever" stamps or will  you be caught short?  Well, be prepared - postate is going up again, this time on January 22, 2012.  Postage Stamp Increase - January 22, 2012 Effective Sunday, January 22, 2012 mailing a first class envelope will cost you an extra penny going from .4...
Zia Gallery in Winnetka  In the summer of 2010, Zia Gallery took over the space that Sunday Afternoon Gallery had occupied for many years.  And Winnetka is culturally better for it since they are bucking the trend by opening here instead of downtown Chicago. Zia Gallery's owner, John Vlahakis of ...
Snow Everywhere!  And Just in Time for Glencoe's Winter Carnival   Thank goodness it finally snowed yesterday for about twelve straight hours.  About 6 inches later, it's time to have fun at the annual Glencoe Winter Carnival which will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 14. This year the event ...


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