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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 

Flowers are a lovely gift but there are some fun alternatives.  Next time, consider "Candy Bouquet" a creative and colorful gift that will delight the recipient. Candy bouquets do indeed have candy "flowers" instead of real flowers and never wilt or die.   The Candy Bouquet business in the Winnet...
06/30/2014
I have thought for a long time that we could use some more condos in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield (although Northfield does have a good selection) Baby boomers (me included) are looking to downsize and for those that want to stay in the North Shore, it's no easy feat.  ...
06/27/2014
Winnetka and the North Shore are all about tradition.  We love our Fourth of July Parade and the annual sidewalk sale smack in the middle of July.  We even sport a McDonald's without the golden arches.   So you might think that finding a modern or contemporary home in Winnetka would be impossible...
06/26/2014
  Isn't that simply the worst job - keeping the glass shower doors clean and the tiles free of scum and mildew.  I've tried several different ways - they do look clean for a bit.  After one or two showers, those doors are streaking again! Read on for some great tips on how to tackle this househol...
06/21/2014
Who knows if we'll have plastic bags in the near future with all the bans  starting to pop up in big cities. But in the meantime, recycling used bags is always the best way to go. I take grocery bags to the Jewel or other stores and dispose of them in their recycling bins - usually found at the e...
06/20/2014
Winnetka, Illinois (zip 60093) has the most luxury homes for sale in the North Shore.   Winnetka is located on Lake Michigan, has three public beaches, excellent schools, and an easy commute to downtown Chicago.  Excellent dining and shopping is found right in town and nearby.   I am defining 'Lu...
06/16/2014
It was interesting for me to have a look at home sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Kenilworth since the beginning of the year.  We had a late start because of the beastly winter, but nevertheless, sales have increased to compensate for that. Here is the breakdown for sold home...
06/16/2014
Updated April 2019   Did you know that many yoga studios and gyms offer hot yoga classes, but none of them are Bikram Yoga.  If you would like to try Bikram (and become hooked like I have) than you should seek out a  Bikram Yoga studio. And luckily for us, there is a studio in Glenview IL which ...
06/12/2014
It's hardly summer yet but the Fourth of July is around the corner.  Traditions abound on the North Shore and in Winnetka and Wilmette there are lots of festivities to celebrate the 4th of July. WILMETTE (please note:  held on Thursday, July 3) 4:00 pm - festivities get started at Gillson Park an...
06/12/2014
  Winnetka's own mini-Ravinia!  Come early and bring your chairs, blankets, food and drink and enjoy music from the gazebo in Hubbard Woods Park.   The Winnetka/Northfield Chamber of Commerce will host a farmer's market along the east edge of the park so plan on purchasing some fresh fruits, vege...
06/10/2014
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