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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.



Noah's Ark in Winnetka Pet Adoption Day Interested in finding a furry friend to add to your family?  Well, it's your lucky day!  You can choose between four adorable dogs that will be on hand at Noah's Ark in Winnetka tomorrow. These four dogs will be available for adoption through PAWS Chicago -...
Winnetka Home Prices Rising  When writing my monthly real estate market reports, I noticed something odd. Winnetka was the only village (in the North Shore) that was seeing a decrease in home prices this year.  Homes were selling quickly, inventory was low, so it didn't make sense. Wilmette, Glen...
  STaging your home for sale is one of the most important things you can do.  Why?  Because your home will sell faster and for more money.  It's a small investment to hire a stager when you consider what you get back. Some sellers are resistant to this.  Read on for a great explanation about home...
  I've been needing new doors for my house for a while.  I always knew I would go with wood, but I thought the words "steel door" meant durable, strong and long-lasting.  Apparently not so.   This Is the Problem with Steel Entry Doors       It is important that the entry door to your home is attr...
  Wilmette Condos 3rd Quarter Market Report If you are looking to purchase a condo, Wilmette is a good place to start.  There are lots of choices (as opposed to Winnetka which has a much smaller condo inventory) and it's spread across all price ranges.  Plus, Wilmette is the only place between th...
Winnetka Condos 3rd Quarter Market Report Winnetka condos have been selling fairly briskly this year, as opposed to previous years when they languished on the market.  The biggest issue is simply inventory - there just aren't enough condos for sale in Winnetka to meet the demand.  Many people ch...
"We Told Her We Were Already Working with a Real Estate Agent . . ." . . . said the young mother who I was talking to at a recent coffee at a neighbor's house.  They had just moved into the neighborhood and when I mentioned that I sell real estate (I always mention that I sell real estate!)  she ...
Halloween Events in Winnetka, October 2013 Halloween is Thursday, October 31.  In Winnetka, children are encouraged to trick-or-treat between the hours of 3-7pm. If you can't wait until the, here are this year's Halloween events in Winnetka:     Doggy Trick-or-Treat & Costume Contest -Saturday, O...
North Shore Real Estate Year-to-Date Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Highland Park Chicago's North Shore communities rebounded in 2013 - the figures have been up every month this year as I have shown in previous posts.  Year-to-date single fam...
UPDATED 2019 Ellen's on Elm in Winnetka In another life, Ellen Holthaus made a living as a nurse. Then, in 2004 she did an about-face and took a part-time job at Multiple Choices in Winnetka.  She made an even bigger leap of faith in 2009 when she purchased the store and renamed it Ellen's on Elm...

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