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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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2015 

Search current inventory of ranch homes in Wilmette in Romona School Listing Details:Brick Ranch in Wilmette2616 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, ILPrice:  $489,000MLS#:  09036486Bedrooms:  3 (+ 1 possibility in basement)Bathrooms:  2Square Footage: approx. 1688Lot Size:  61 x 166Please call Margaret Goss...
08/31/2015
 733 Beaver, East GlenviewOpen House 1-3 pmRomona School & New Trier High School District 733 Beaver is a 4-bedroom 2-bath home in east Glenview, located in the New Trier School District.  Wood beamed ceilings in living room and master, kitchen with granite counters and pantry.  Newer windows, re...
08/30/2015
In August of 2012 I wrote a blog about starting a relationship with an "accountability partner" (Want to Know How to Achieve Your Goals?  Get an Accountability Partner.)  I can proudly say that Deb McNeil from Ft. Worth, Texas and I have talked almost every week since that date.  We have talked a...
08/28/2015
 Here's a fun thing to do during our hot summers - rent a kayak or canoe and drift along the Skokie Lagoons in Winnetka.  I figured if I started here, then I could progress to the lake someday and eventually to the ocean (dream on, sister!)Chicago River Canoe and Kayak (which also offers rides on...
08/27/2015
I just read a very informative and eye-opening article from Inman News about the ten most common ways that agents go wrong and end up getting sued.  It's not always something intentional, in fact, it's mostly unintentional. And that's why we need to be so vigilant in understanding our roles and h...
08/26/2015
Alternatively, the title could be:  Selling a Home - the Seller Got Everything he Wanted.  Because both sides of the transactions want the same thing:  the best deal!I have always appreciated the line, "It's a win-win situation."  It feels good to tell both sides of a real estate transaction that...
08/25/2015
Two exceptional luxury homes are being built side-by-side in Wilmette by Kaplan Custom Homes.  These two homes are located in nationally recognized Avoca School and highly acclaimed New Trier school districts.  And it's still not too late to make customizations.Both homes include exquisite archit...
08/25/2015
New Trier High School has made the 2015 Newsweek Magazine's "Top Schools" list.  The school landed at #14, well ahead of Illinois' next in line school, Lake Forest at #34.  Two schools are above New Trier - Payton College Preparatory and Northside College Preparatory, both magnet schools.  Newswe...
08/20/2015
Are you ready to watch or participate in this year's 3rd annual North Shore Triathlon which starts at 6:45 this Sunday at Gillson Beach?  500 people will be participating, but for me, it's watch only! The North Shore Triathlon starts at 6:45 as a 500m (around 547 yards) swim along the lakefront -...
08/19/2015
I recently wrote about swimming pools and their value - or lack of it - when living in a cold climate.  They are a fantastic resource when it's 90 degrees and humid but with only a handful of days like that, are they worth it.Same thing with elaborate outdoor spaces.  Would you spend the money to...
08/18/2015
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