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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.



UPDATED 2019   Are Tenants Ruining Your Chance to Sell Your House? I showed two homes for sale today in Winnetka that were currently being rented. There are a good number of rental homes available nowadays by sellers who couldn't sell in our current buyer's market. Now they've relisted it for sa...
New Trier High School's Ranking by US News & World Report The local news outlets this week published an annual "Best High School" report by U.S. News and World Report .  It was reported that New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL) was ranked at #12 in Illinois.  That was up one notch since its rank...
UPDATED 2019   THE CAGE IN WILMETTE IL  Clients often ask me why east Wilmette is referred to as the Cage. It's easy: the four parallel streets named Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood, Elmwood east of Green Bay are called the CAGE.   It is an extremely popular place to live with large lots, gracious ...
Real estate buyers and sellers in Winnetka and the North Shore disappeared for a number of years.  Who could blame them - the recession caused prices to plummet to unfathomable lows and mortgages were dispiritedly difficult to obtain.  That has changed!  Prices have gone up enough that it should ...
Driving In Winnetka?  You Will be Ticketed for Using Your Cell Phone! Not all of our local villages have laws that restrict hand-held cell phone use while driving.  One can conceivably start a legal conversation in Wilmette and cross into Winnetka and get a ticket. The towns that ban cell phone ...
Winnetka & North Shore Summer Camps - 2013   While the weather outside is frightful (can you sing along?) it is actually time to starting thinking about summer camps for your children. The North Shore area, including Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview, Northfield, Glencoe, Evanston and Hig...
How to Protest Your New Trier Township Property Taxes Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe YEA for those of us living in North Cook County - 2013 is the tri-annual property tax reassessment for our area.  For property taxing purposes, Cook County is divided into three segments:  North, South,...
Updated 2019   Private High Schools Winnetka and Wilmette, IL There are many reasons families turn to private education in Winnetka and the North Shore suburbs.  For some, New Trier, an excellent and highly-rated public school, is not a good fit.  For some, the chance to play sports or work at t...
Wilmette & Kenilworth Real Estate Market Report March 2013 Homes are selling quickly - often with multiple offers.  Some sellers are seeing this as an opportunity to raise prices which I definitely saw today while touring new listings.  Inventory is low and seller's have the upper hand. WILMETTE...
Winnetka & Glencoe Real Estate Market Report March 2013 As I thought, home sales increased in March over February.  There have been so many homes going under contract so quickly that March and April had to have some good figures. Here's how March home sales in Winnetka and Glencoe ended up: WINN...

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