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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.



UPDATED 2019 The Chicago North Shore is a strip of communities hugging Lake Michigan just north of Chicago. These communities include Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Evanston. There are certain customs that different parts of the country have and these are often cherished by the loca...
The Winnetka Village Council has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday evening, April 28 to discuss the stormwater tunnel.  This controversial project was put before the voters in a 2014 advisory referendum and did not pass.  However, as Winnetka is a home rule community, the council can contin...
Northfield is the one village that has not followed the same statistical path for home sales as other nearby villages including Wilmette, Winnetka, and Glencoe.  In Northfield, the total number of home sales was lower (as in the other towns) but the average price sank by 28%.  The average home sa...
Glencoe home sales in the 1st quarter of 2015 were lower - but prices rose.  This is exactly the same scenario as in all the other North Shore villages including Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glenview.Since there was only 1 condo sale in each year in the 1st quarter, we can't gl...
Usually when I write market reports for tiny Kenilworth, I must remind readers that Kenilworth is, well, tiny.  That means there are fewer sales, and thus fewer stats.  When the numbers are so low, it's not realistic to extrapolate too much from the stats.  I like to do quarterly reports, but to ...
As you will see below, the trend this 1st quarter over the same time period in 2014 is that fewer homes sold - but the prices have gone up.  This is not news in Wilmette because the real estate market there has been very hot for over a year.  What is startling is how high prices have risen! Notic...
906 Oak St. in Winnetka was completed in 2011 and custom built by local builder Gene Britva.  As the owner likes to say, "it's a rock star house."  What makes this house so special:Here's the short list: custom de Guilio kitchen with marble (Calcutta Gold) on island Control4 smart house system fo...
My friend, Claudia McLaughlin, owns CMF Transitional Organization, a company that helps with moving and staging homes for sale.  I wrote about her business at Claudia McLaughlin - Helps you Stage, Organize, Design, Entertain, and Get Dressed.  She's writtten a super article about addressing all t...
When a new dog groomer opened its doors near me in 2014, I was ecstatic.  With a rangy, mostly outside border collie that always needs a bath, I quickly made an appointment.  No groomer, ever, has brushed my dog's fur so thoroughly, resulting in a sleeker, and more comfortable dog.  Not only was ...
UPDATED 2019 During a real estate career that goes back to 1998, I have more than occasionally been challenged with the notion that we agents make too much money.  It's easy for buyers and sellers to think so when they get the settlement statement at closing and see those commission numbers. Part...

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