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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.



Annual Winnetka Tree Lighting Winnetka will be ushering in the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting at Station Park - adjacent to the Winnetka Metro Station.  Festivities will begin at 5:45 pm -   Brings friends and family - children will be enchanted. Friday, December 6, 2013 Station Park...
UPDATED 2019Do You Want to Know if Someone Died in Your House?Winnetka and other North Shore suburbs have their share of bad fortune - murders, suicides, or other tragedies that occur in homes.  When I lived in Kenilworth, I walked my dog past a house that had had a murder that was undiscovered f...
Kenilworth Homes for Sale - Market Update Kenilworth has seen some wild swings in the market from the apex of 2007 to current times.  Market statistics on Kenilworth are often hard to interpret because of its small size and differences in price ranges.  However, Kenilworth has taken a bigger hit ...
  We've all seen the ads for companies that will clean the duct work in our houses.  I've never done it, but always thought it seemed like a good idea.  I heard a few rumblings several years ago that it's not necessary.  Well, it's not only unnecessary, but possibly harmful! Now that another heat...
Glencoe Homes for Sale - Market Update Glencoe has had a nice real estate recovery since the recession days which began in 2008.  Surprisingly, the one number that remained almost static is the median sales price.  The charts below cover one-year periods from 2010 to the present. Glencoe Median S...
Wilmette Homes for Sale - It's a Seller's Market The real estate outlook has improved greatly in Wilmette and it's hard to remember the bad old days of 2010.  We might want to forget, but the statistics are out there.   There are a few anomalies - particularly length of market time which increase...
Winnetka and Northfield Homes for Sale - Market Report Update All the signs are good for a solid recovery in the real estate market for Winnetka and Northfield. Just several years ago homes languished on the maket . . . forever . . . if I can use a distinctly vague word.  Homes just weren't selli...
UPDATED 2019 Homes with 1 Acre in Winnetka and the North Shore  Homes with large lots are not common in Winnetka and other North Shore communities. There are however, enclaves where large lots are in abundance. These would include Indian Hill Road, Woodley Road, and various parts of Northfield.  ...
New NAR Building Might Displace Chicago Landmark Billy Goat Tavern   One of Chicago's most popular and endearing landmarks, the Billy Goat Tavern, might be "unearthed" if the National Association of Realtors (NAR) gets approval for an $800 million to $1 billion redevelopment plan.  The group want...
Toys for Tots in Wilmette The annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots collection will be held this year from November 18 through December 15. Wilmette Residents are invited to drop of NEW and UNWRAPPED children's toys at the following locations:   Wilmette Village Hall - 1200 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette F...

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