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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.



There are 15 houses open on Sunday, March 30 in Winnetka, IL.  The weather might even be cooperative! Winnetka Open Houses 283 Ridge Road  1-3 pm  $659,999 (home is under contract) 91 High Street  12-2 pm  $$899,000 1216 Willow Road  2-4 pm  $909,000 1040 Elm Street 1-3 pm  $919,000 373 Sunset Ro...
Chicago's North Shore villages of Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview, and Glencoe have traditionally kicked off their real estate season as early as January.  Potential sellers have waited for the end-of-year holiday season to end before listing their homes.   Springtime brings ...
I am working with a family that is relocating from the East Coast and looking for a home in the North Shore.  Today I sent them a new listing that had "Extensive Waterproofing" listed in the remarks section of the listing. They emailed me and asked if that is needed often and are there "extensive...
I am a baby boomer with no parents alive to worry about their old age.  But many of you are in vastly different positions and will be needing to make some hard decisions in the coming years. The Chicago North Shore is blessed with many outstanding features that draw people in from all over the co...
Going Green Matters is hosting their 8th community environmental fair.  The event will be held from 1-5 pm at the Wilmette Women's Club. New exhibits this year include:  Latest Hybrid and Electric Cars and BicyclesWorking Solar SystemInteractive Eco-ZoneCooking DemonstrationsConversations with Ex...
When a non-real estate professional decides to write an article loaded with real estate statistics, can that be a good thing?  Particularly if those stats are accurate . . . but need some background to explain them? An editor for our local Patch newspaper (which does occasionally publish some of ...
You may have heard that there are not enough homes for sale in the North Shore towns of Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, and Kenilworth.  Seems impossible that just two years ago Kenilworth had over 100 homes for sale and now has only 35 with 4 being under contract. It is a cycle that's hard to br...
I just received my Spring newsletter from the Winnetka IL library (Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District.)  Twelve pages of events: readings youth programs trivia   music series armchair travel book clubs finance children's reading parties technology One Book, Two Villages Oh My!  The last ...
The frigid temps, snow, and ice have given us something to talk about this year.  One of those things is how it has affected housing sales.  A quieter start to the spring market is not just a local phenomenon - almost the entire country has been affected.It just means we can look forward to a rob...
YES, the frigid temps have affected the local (and perhaps national) real estate market.  Who looks forward to trudging about in deep snow, ice, and -0 temps to find a house?  Well, some for sure, but many are waiting it out. With that said, it's been a slow February for sales with promises of a ...

Margaret Goss

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