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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.



Cooking with Poo Yes, there is a cookbook titled "Cooking with Poo" and it was written by a Thai cook whose nickname is Poo.  And if you saw that book on the shelf, you would pick it up, unable to resist the title. The book industry has a contest for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.  The award ...
I wrote a post a few days ago about our changing market here in the North Shore .   (Winnetka - Wilmette - Kenilworth Houses for Sale - Seller's Market?)  It's swinging toward a seller's market and buyers need to be prepared for this.  Unless a house has been on the market for a long while, this ...
Winnetka - Wilmette - Kenilworth  Houses for Sale Seller's Market?   Is real estate in the North Shore suburbs starting to come out of bondage to the recession?  Boy, I hope so.  But it will take more than hope for this to be true and I think I have some numbers to prove it. Homes in Winnetka, W...
UPDATED 2019Winnetka Condos for Sale711 Oak StreetMaintenance Free Living Doesn't that sound enticing?  Maintenance free - no landscaping, snow blowing, driveway sealing, window replacement, etc. etc. Right in downtown Winnetka!  711 Oak Street - located at the northeast corner of Lincoln and Oak...
Updated 2019 Great Steaks on the North Shore Woe is me, a vegetarian in Chicago, land of meat eaters.  But that doesn't mean I won't go into one - in fact, nowadays steakhouses offer a variety of excellent choices for non-meat eaters.  But that is not what this post is about.  For those of you wh...
UPDATED 2019 There are an abundance of condo choices if you are interested in living in downtown Wilmette. Several new restaurants have opened and your choices are numerous. There is also the theater, shopping, a library, and the train station. Plus, Wilmette adopted downtown revitalization progr...
 UPDATED 2019The Hedge Row Condos in Winnetka were built in 1997 and are comprised of two buildings (360 and 380 Green Bay Road)  with 20 units in each building.  They are conveniently located at the corner of Willow and Green Bay Roads and are walking distance to downtown Winnetka and the train ...
Number One Rule:   NEVER Take a Client for Granted About five years ago I received a call to discuss the sale of a very nice home - I knew I had at least one competitor - we were both friends of the seller.  The home was in the suburbs, the sellers had already moved downtown - about an hours dri...
Wilmette, IL January 2013 Real Estate Market Report   January is never a blockbuster month, particularly with the current low inventory that we have in Wilmette. But week-by-week, that inventory is building up - and well-priced homes are flying off the shelves, sometimes with multiple offers. Wi...
Winnetka, IL - January 2013   Real Estate Market Report   We like to say that the Winnetka real estate market doesn't get going until after the Super Bowl - which finally happened and was actually a great game to watch.  So the first month of 2013 was slow to start but nothing out of the ordinar...

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