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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.

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2014 

5 Reasons You Should Stage Your House for Sale   I'm a real estate agent in Winnetka and the North Shore, not a home stager. Therefore, I know how important it is to discuss staging your home before you list it for sale.  I don't do the work but I see firsthand the difference it makes in both sel...
04/30/2014
I was licensed to sell real estate in Illinois in July of 1998 and I had my first sale in October.  The market was vibrant and there were about half as many agents as there are now in the business. I was lucky to land with a good agency and get a fast start. A young couple called in and I was han...
04/29/2014
It's that time of year again and I'm already seeing eager spring cleaners putting their junk out on the parkways.   The Village of Winnetka will pick up your junk (considered treasures by some who drive the neighborhoods looking for worthwhile objects) for free.  Here's the schedule: Monday, Apri...
04/26/2014
We are now going into the 2nd quarter of a strong seller's market in the North Shore towns of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe,Northfield, Glenview, and Northbrook.  Here are how the numbers look for sold prices comparing the first quarters of 2013 and 2014.       Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenil...
04/24/2014
Homes in Chicago's North Shore (including Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield) are generally priced at the higher end of the housing scale.  While we have a wide variety of homes and styles, the average sale price for single family homes during the past 12 months was $1,025,000. F...
04/23/2014
It's not easy to find a Winnetka condo for sale with this much space.  With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this 3500 sq. ft 1-level condo has plenty of space for family and guests.   Located steps from the Winnetka Metra train station, Starbucks, Grand Foods, restaurants, shopping and the Gree...
04/21/2014
Kenilworth is the North Shore's smallest village with a wide range of prices, albeit on the high end. Nevertheless, this does skew the numbers sometimes.  Let's see how Kenilworth's real estate sales looked like comparing the first quarter of 2014 to 2013.   Kenilworth 1stQ 2014 1st Q 2013       ...
04/13/2014
Wilmette continues to show strong market statistics - just like it did during the recession. Wilmette is the largest North Shore village (not including Evanston) and has a very wide selection of housing prices from which to choose.  I believe this has helped Wilmette remain a very good option for...
04/12/2014
The first quarter real estate statistics look good for Winnetka.  More homes sold than in the first quarter of 2013 and the prices rose as well. Winnetka 1st Q 2014 1st Q 2013       # Homes Sold 25 20 Average Price $1,339,700 $1,126,500 Percentage of Sale Price to List Price 93% 93% Days on Marke...
04/10/2014
What app to you use to search for homes?  Baird & Warner's cool app is packed with innovative features that will appeal to today's mobile buyer. Discover homes for sale and open houses near you with the touch of your finger. The app works by using your phone's GSP to give you the most up-to-date ...
04/10/2014
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