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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.



At the pace of new construction happening on the North Shore (after the recession hiatus) builders will have to repeat the cycle and tear down their original homes!  Clearly it's not that bad (or good, depending on whom you are talking to) but the pace is frenetic.In Winnetka, 33 homes have been ...
Cooperative living is rare on the North Shore - there are, in fact, only three buildings in the area that are co-ops and all three are in Wilmette.Two are located along Sheridan Road on the lake across from Plaza del Lago, and the third is near Linden Square near the "L" station.Essentially, a co...
Here in Chicago's North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield, homeowners are forever updating, adding on, taking off, but always improving the value of their homes. In a recent article by Realty Times, they outline 5 updates that you can do to your home tha...
While other parts of the country are suffering from severe home inventory shortages, the opposite is true here in Winnetka.  People are talking about the number of "For Sale" signs that are on display throughout town.As of today, April 18, 2016, there are 197 homes for sale (plus an additional 18...
There are four elementary schools in Wilmette, IL that are comprised of grades K-4th grade.  Going east to west, they are:Central School  - 910 Central Ave. McKenzie - 649 Prairie Ave.Harper - 1101 DartmouthRomona - 600 Romona Rd.The school district boundaries:  Homes for sale in the Central Scho...
Communal condo living brings freedom from certain homeowner chores like landscaping, lot repaving, or installing a new roof. Unfortunately, those projects are considered "common" areas and still need to be done and paid for!  This is typically done by the condo association which collects an asses...
A client called and asked to see two homes for sale and gave me a time that would work for him and his wife.  I scheduled the two appointments online and waited to get confirmation.  Several hours later and nothing back from either one.This morning I see that one appointment has been declined and...
 The first quarter is behind us and Wilmette's real estate statistics are not as strong as last year.   The average sale price for first quarter of 2016 is down by 15% - however total sales are up by 18%. Market time is a around three months which indicates a seller's market - which is in contras...
 The first quarter of 2016 is behind us and has left some interesting statistics.  The chart below shows that the Winnetka real estate market has slowed down this year.  While sales are slightly up (+3) the average sale price is lower and the average market time is longer - quite a bit longer.   ...
Spring has sprung for real estate in Hubbard Woods - 12 new listings (not including ones that had been on last year and relisted) and 3 closed sales. 3 new listings under $1 million:1447 Tower - $699,000     1508 Edgewood - $715,000     256 Woodlawn - $929,000       6 new homes listed between $1-...

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