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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 

Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Library invite you to join Northbrook filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz in the first screenings of their film, “Food Patriots”. Touched by their son's battle with a foodborne superbug, the Spitz’s film documents their family's struggle to raise backyard ...
01/28/2014
Home prices have been rising slightly  in Wilmette -  just 2% since the beginning of 2013.  New listings are starting to come on the market - although slowly because of the extreme cold we've been having. Many experts predict, and I agree, that there will continue to be a shortage of inventory fo...
01/25/2014
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, think about this.  1000 real estate agents across the country were asked what they felt were mistakes that home sellers make.  The poll was almost unanimous for the #1 mistake that was made - overpricing your home.  The other mistakes are also...
01/24/2014
Frustrated Winnetka residents have finally heard an answer to their question "Why can't the Village do something about the flooding?"  After many meetings, discussions and debates, the first phase of the project has been awarded to the engineering firm, MWH Global.   The plan is for an 8-ft wide ...
01/23/2014
UPDATED 2019. I walked into a very dated older home in Winnetka recently during brokers' tour. After  viewing the house, I peered at the listing sheet and must have snorted because the listing agent  said:  "It's not me, the seller always decides the price."  Really?  Well, yes and no.  Yes becau...
01/15/2014
Dr. Brian Ross and his wife Dr. Kimberly Ross, opened their dental practice  (they bought the practice of Dr. Amy Wong) in Northfield. They are young, energetic and very hands on when dealing with their patients. Drs. Brian and Kimberly met at dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicag...
01/13/2014
In the Chicago Tribune, Mary Umberger wrote in December:  "The McMansion lives!  . . . No, I don't think the McMansion is dead.  People want that square footage." She spoke with a spokesman at Pulte Builders (who does not build on the North Shore) who said that buyers still want large spaces - wh...
01/06/2014
2013 was the comeback year for local real estate.  The comeback was slow and steady with increasing prices and demand in Winnetka and other North Shore villages.  There were multiple offers and many homes sold quickly - it was definitely a seller's market.   I foresee more homes coming on the mar...
01/05/2014
2013 was the comeback year for local real estate.  The comeback was slow and steady with increasing prices and demand in Winnetka and other North Shore villages.  There were multiple offers and many homes sold quickly - it was definitely a seller's market. I foresee more homes coming on the marke...
01/03/2014
You can always tell the age of a house if the floors are original.  The 1980s showed floors that were very light, and whitewashing was very popular.  Floors got dark, then light again, and now they're trending darker again.  If you are redecorating you will probably want to change the finish on y...
01/03/2014
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