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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.



"Red Invitation" Holiday Sunday Sale -Winnetka is once again having a pre-Christmas sale this coming Sunday, December 7. Merchants will be offering discounts, special deals, personalized service, and refreshments. It's always a very busy day but lots of fun.  All three shopping districts in Winne...
Well - almost a jiffy.  I've never made a wreath before but this year I decided to give it a go.  I found these fairly quick and easy ones that can be constructed with just a few supplies.   If you need a few things, Michaels in Glenview is a great place to pick up wreath forms, ribbons, glue sti...
Cooking - we either love it or loathe it.  We may be too busy with children, jobs, or volunteering to do it properly.  For whatever reason, it's good to know that someone else can do it for you.  Someone who will completely personalize your meals to your needs, your wishes, and with your input.  ...
UPDATED 2019  The Plaza del Lago shopping arcade is located at 1515 Sheridan Road across the street from the lake.  The area was formerly known as "No Man's Land," and has a very colorful history.  It's a lovely place to shop for unique items that one can't find in a mall.  Plaza del Lago is anch...
Winnetka has just expanded what it will accept in our recycling bins.  You can now include: milk cartons juice cartons soy milk cartons creamer soup broth protein drinks Previously, these cardboard cartons with a slightly waxy feel were not recyclable.  Throw 'em in!   The Village of Winnetka sta...
This week there were three new listings in Winnetka - something for everybody.     This first home on Arbor Vitae is great big sprawling home on a 1/2 acre lot.  The back yard is terraced and beautifully landscaped.  It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, plus 1 1/2 bath.  $1,745,000 (courtesy of Hu...
My parents were World War Two veterans.  They fought with the Allies against the enemy in their native Poland with the Polish Underground Army and were welcomed to this country in 1951 as veterans and refugees. My father spoke little about the war - other than a scar on his leg and the use of a n...
 Open House Sunday, November 9 1-3 pm   Stop By! 1330 Westmoor Trail, Winnetka, IL   Handsome well-maintained English style home sits on almost a 1/2 acre and is located on a coveted dead- end street. Enjoy the luxury of large-sized rooms that were meant for entertaining.  Perfect for the buyer w...
In October, Glenview had 41 homes that closed - that is slightly higher than last year's 37 homes.  Here is what the numbers look like: Homes sold:  41 Average sold price:  $606,000 Average list to sell price ratio: 93% Average days on market:  73 Currently Glenview Real Estate Market Homes for s...
Glencoe had 12 homes close in October which is 1 house more than last October, 2013.  Here are the numbers: Sold homes:  12 Average sold price:  $1,429,000 Average list to sell price ratio:  89% Average days on market:  94 The average list to sell price ratio is a fairly low 89%.  In checking dee...

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