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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 

Yes!  If the long recession had anything to do with it - I would say that the majority of homes being listed on the North Shore now are more realistically priced.  In 2011, sellers were seeing huge discounts from their original list prices.  It was not uncommon to see them as low as 75-80%. As yo...
09/30/2014
Have you ever wondered if you're looking at a sugar or red maple?  Or maybe you can't tell a oak from an acorn - there's white oak, red oak, live oak, black oak, and Shumard oak.  And what's a chestnut tree look like?For curious minds that want to know, there will be a guided tree tour at Gilson ...
09/29/2014
You're planning to move so you make a budget.  There's the mover, the real estate agent's fee, the loan (of course!), cleaners, maybe some new furniture, perhaps hardwood refinishing and painting in the new house.  That's about it, right?Before you start planning a trip to Italy with your house s...
09/28/2014
Earlier this week the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about declining home sales in the 9-county Chicagoland area (Local Housing Market's Cool-Off Continues.)  The author states that sales fell by 14% in August 2014 compared to August 2013. Blaming a harsh winter and a stagnant economy, plus con...
09/25/2014
In the back of my mind, I know that there are some North Shore homes - Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Kenilworth, and Glencoe, that have been on the market for what seems like forever. Why does this happen? I always explain to my sellers that "time", as in market time, is not their friend.  The ...
09/24/2014
This is one of my favorite homes in Kenilworth - located very close to the train, award-winning Joseph Sears School, and New Trier High School.  Plus, it's adorable. 404 Sterling is a 3-bedroom 2 1/2 bath home just listed for $749,000.  It's updated, has hardwood floors, beautiful architectural d...
09/19/2014
Checking the median home sales from January 1 through today (September 12, 2014) it looks like Winnetka home prices have risen 15% over the same time period in 2013.   Even though the North Shore seems like one big contiguous area, the villages have distinct differences and sometimes the home sal...
09/12/2014
Why is this Evanston condo so special?   Evanston has a lot of condo inventory - there are many great places here from vintage walk-ups to modern high rises.  Prices range  from the low $100,000s up to $1 million.   My new listing at 2004 Colfax in Evanston is a vintage building that was gutted a...
09/11/2014
Sales for homes in Winnetka IL 60093 in Cook County were brisk this August.  Since school starts at the end of the month, many home buyers are eager to close and get moved in. Here are the home sales in Winnetka in August: Eleven homes sold under $1 million.  The least expensive home to sell in W...
09/01/2014
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