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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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2016 

What exactly is an absorption rate?  Apparently, other industries have used this metric for decades but real estate is just catching up.  It's a good tool to understand home market inventory and the rate of sale.Briefly, absorption rates means the rate at which a market absorbs or uses up invento...
05/31/2016
 WINNETKA  WILMETTE  KENILWORTH  NORTHFIELD  GLENCOE 
05/31/2016
 NEW HUBBARD WOODS LISTINGS 966 Pine Tree Lane$995,000Almost 3/4 of an acre and also being sold as "land"      1206 Tower$1,325,000Lovely older home with huge rooms, large lot, and pool     997 Vine$1,499,999Just west of Green Bay Road     1293 Westmoor Trail$1,550,000Beautiful remodeled home wit...
05/31/2016
If you've ever tried to prepare a nice meal for two people for $20, you may have found it a challenge. Just buying individual ingredients for a meal including salmon, a quinoa vegetable mix, and a tomato fennel salad would cost more.  What if I told you that you can buy one, fully prepared, delic...
05/30/2016
 Sinead O'Connor has been found safe after taking off on a bike on Sunday morning around 6am.  Local residents are scratching their heads wondering why Wilmette?  Sinead O'Connor in Wilmette?Police were concerned because someone had called in worried about her whereabouts.  She may have been stay...
05/16/2016
If you would like to own a bit of Kenilworth's history - and live walking distance to local schools and the Metra North Line, then this could be your house.515 Abbotsford Road in Kenilworth is a Centennial home - built in 1894 but completely updated and beautifully restored in recent years.  It h...
05/12/2016
It's almost a festive atmosphere - neighbors hauling boxes, desks, toys, furniture, and other junk out to the curb.  Then the enterprising and industrious come by with their vans and trailers picking through our "junk" to to repair, refurbish, and resell.This year, the spring clean-up is Monday, ...
05/08/2016
  Carefree living can be yours in this roomy and bright townhouse located in the heart of Glenview.  Walk in and be wowed by the dramatic two-story living room with a large palladian window.  More great features include:   Eat-in kitchen with ample cabinets and new stainless appliances. Large mas...
05/06/2016
Two homes were listed this week that I think are good (if not great) values.  Both are located on the tree streets west of Green Bay.  1152 Cherry is listed for $759,000 and has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  Needs updating and just calling out for an addition, it's priced well for any work that s...
05/03/2016
I live for summer - every winter day is a countdown to June, but I know that not everyone feels the same way.  Likewise with our animal friends - some welcome the heat, others shelter themselves somewhere cool.Our black border collie/Bernese that prefers sitting in the snow, seeks her hideout und...
05/03/2016
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