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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 

If you have ever gotten excited about a new listing, only to find out that the house has been withdrawn from the market, then read on.   It's frustrating for buyers to see this happen - like stealing candy from a baby!  But there are some interesting reasons as to why this happens.A nice home com...
10/28/2012
Wilmette Open House - 2915 Wilmette Ave $330,000 Cute updated three-bedroom and two-bedroom ranch home with many updates in Wilmette.  All hardwood floors, newly remodeled main bath, updated kitchen with granite and maple cabinets (plus new microwave), full basement with additional bedroom or of...
10/28/2012
Come on Agents!  We Can Do Better Than This! I have been driving past this sign now for over a month.  It just hangs there, like this, a sad testament to someone's inattention or indifference to a job well done.  Has the agent not been by since it was hung (presumably by someone other than hersel...
10/24/2012
  Cook County Tax Appeal Seminar  in Winnetka Our homes are being reassessed for tax valuation purposes and we feel we are being charged too much.  It seems that if our homes prices have dived, so should our property taxes.   It doesn't always work that way but this tax appeal seminar might help ...
10/14/2012
Kenilworth Real Estate Market Report Third Quarter 2012 Sales of single family homes in Kenilworth when compared monthly or quarterly don't show a complete picture simply because the village is so small.  So keep that in mind when you read the stats for sold homes in Kenilworth. I think a better ...
10/11/2012
Back Up Offers - Good or Bad?   Recently, I felt exploited.  I often feel that way when delivering an offer as a back-up on a property that recently received another offer.   I was told by the listing agent that nothing was signed yet, and that there was a window of opportunity for my buyers beca...
10/10/2012
Glencoe Real Estate Market Report Third Quarter 2012 Sales of single-family homes in Glencoe were up by a pretty large number over last year:   50 home sales in Glencoe in the third quarter this year while only 30 last year.   Remarkably, prices rose by 9% for homes and condos by 16%.  Similar n...
10/09/2012
Wilmette Real Estate Market Report Third Quarter 2012 Sales of single-family homes in Wilmette rose 17% over third-quarter 2011, and condo sales were up by 33%! Remarkably, prices rose by 7% for homes and condos by 15%.  This increase in total number of sales and prices did not happen in Winnetk...
10/08/2012
Winnetka Real Estate Market Report Third Quarter 2012 Why does it feel like so many more homes are selling in Winnetka?  Oh wait, that was during the first and second quarters of the year.  But really, the third quarter is doing just fine - actually almost exactly the same as in the third quarter...
10/05/2012
If you are trying to sell your Winnetka or North Shore home or plan to, please be aware that making your house easy to show will help it sell faster.  Your baby is napping from 12-3?  Let buyers in but ask that they don't enter that one bedroom (have photos handy.) Cleaning lady comes on Thursday...
10/04/2012
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