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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.



On a listing I had recently, a buyer's agent asked me when my seller had bought the house - 2007, I said. "Ah, the top of the market," she said.Yes, she was right - in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield, 2007 was indeed the high point.  Buyers p...
 If you are stumped for gift giving ideas – consider visiting one of the local Holiday Craft Fairs that pop up every November and December.  These little bazaars have mostly locally made and artisan goods that won’t strain your budget.  You’ll find artwork, jewelry, scarves, gourmet food, holiday...
Again, we like to see what the absorption rate is because it tells us the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes on the market.  As a real estate agent, I want to keep track of this number because it helps me to better price your home.  When the number of months decreas...
 I met Claudia because I sell real estate in Wilmette and the North Shore and she assists sellers in handling the dreaded "downsizing" that comes after living many years in one house.  The often asked question, "What do I do with all my stuff?" is Claudia's specialty.  I personally can advise sel...
As of today, October 19, there are 45 homes for sale under $500,000 in Winnetka, Wilmette, and Northfield. None in Glencoe or Kenilworth.  For those on a limited budget and hoping to get into the New Trier school district, one of these homes may be for you. $259,9001623 Elder Lane, Northfield2 be...
Wilmette Open House2616 Wilmette Ave, WilmetteSunday, October 17, 1-3pm  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 166This roomy brick ranc...
I am including the North Shore villages of Kenilworth, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, and Northfield in this post.  Interestinly, only two of the homes are newer (built in 2001 and 2008) and one was built in 1896!  Three are in Winnetka, one is in Kenilworth, and one is in Wilmette.  $7,495,000 on ...
Last year's Hubbard Woods Art Show was a great success - partly because the weather cooperated by offering up a warm and dry day.  This year might be a bit chilly but that won't dampen the fun of wandering through all the unique stores and studios in Hubbard Woods to discover new local artists.Th...
UPDATED 2019 I check the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) several times a day for real estate updates in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, and Glenview.  Every time I do, there are several homes that are being listed or have gone under contract. Today is October 9 and Halloween i...
There were just five closes in September but that is to be expected - it's past the opening of school and most home closed earlier.  However, every day at this time year, homes are being listed and sold - just not at the previous pace.Here's what sold in Hubbard Woods in September:987 Asbury Cour...

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