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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.



Indian Hill Road in Winnetka, IL is a lovely winding road that is just perfect for bikers, runners, and walkers.  It encirlces Indian Hill Country Club and is about 2 1/3 miles in length as it passes around the golf course and large stately homes.  Read more . . .
This year is Highlwood's Fourth Annual Garlic Fest - a fun (and stinky) event held at Everts Park from 4-9pm.  Highwood is known for its diverse number of restaurants and cuisines and this event celebrates garlic as it is used in many different types of dishes. As many as 5000 people will attend ...
Years ago, if you wanted to start a career in real estate in Illinois, you took classes that qualified you to be a "real estate salesperson,"(generally referred to as an agent.)  If you wanted to open your own firm or manage an office, you had to take additional training that qualified you as a "...
Winnetka and the North Shore area was settled a long time ago - it was a pass through for settlers heading farther west.  Some, however, stayed and the area was slowly developed.   Occasionally, I would read about a few roads in town where old taverns and inns had been located.  Long since gone, ...
I consider the "peak" of the market to have been 2007 - it was a year in which prices simply soared - I know because I sold a lot of them. If those home had to sell today - would their value be 25% lower than then?  KCM Blog (Keeping Current Matters) published this infographic this week.  It indi...
Evanston is always a popular place to live for people of all ages.  With close proximity to downtown Chicago and situated on Lake Michigan, it's got an ideal location.  Plus, a wide variety of housing and prices from condos under $100,000 to lakefront land for $4,300,000. There were more condos a...
I recently met Diane Schmidt, a retired banker who makes supremely excellent sugar cookies.  This came about simply because she loves to bake and considers her cookie creations an expression of her love for others. Sugar cookies were always her nemesis - too hard, too dry, too soft.  Then she cam...
Liz Digani is a self-assured and knowledgeable financial planner for UBS in Chicago.  We met recently in Winnetka to discuss how purchasing a home should be part of a financial plan. What exactly is a financial plan?  It's easier to understand when Liz demonstrates a cool software program that sh...

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