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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 

Of the 157 homes currently listed for sale in Winnetka (as of November 21), 8 homes are distressed sales. Though the recession is behind us, there are still homeowners who cannot keep up with the mortgage or taxes.  This chart shows the dramatic change in inventory from the recession to now for d...
11/22/2016
 I was reminded again last night why Wilmette is such a wonderful place to live.  I had dinner with my daughter at Nick's Neighborhood Bar & Grill and the streets in downtown Wilmette were packed.  There are so many restaurants there - good restaurants - that it's a destination for Winnetka, Keni...
11/18/2016
Some Winnetka residents have been alarmed by hearing news that Winnetka is proposing closing one of its elementary schools due to "unbalanced enrollment."  Which is another way of saying that one is overcrowded and the rest running at less than full capacity.The three Winnetka elementary schools ...
11/15/2016
My son moved back home to Winnetka recently after a job change made his commute from the city intolerable.  He had been planning to re-register to vote in the suburbs . . . but never got around to it.  As usual, he waits until time has run out.He decided yesterday to vote in our local Winnetka pr...
11/08/2016
In the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, there are 44 homes listed for sale that are priced over $3,000,000.  They are broken down like this:Glenoce:  10 homes  (priced between $3,175,000 - $4,595,000)Kenilworth:  4 ($3,495,000 - $7,749,000)Winnetka:...
11/07/2016
I won't be writing a lot of background about the Chicago Cubs' long wait for a World Series win - just about everybody knows about it.  But unless you were born here or have lived here for a while, you just really don't know how big a deal this is.I grew up watching the Los Angeles Dodgers face o...
11/03/2016
When you are involved in real estate by selling or buying a home, you will be working with some form of contract. When you buy a home you write a purchase contract with your real estate agent and when you are selling your home, you will receive a purchase contract from an interested buyer.Either ...
11/01/2016
Here are the closed sales for the villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe,  and Northfield for October 2016. WINNETKA  WILMETTE  KENILWORTHNo closed sales in October   GLENCOE   NORTHFIELD (An "S" after the price denotes a short sale and an "F" is a foreclosure sale.)
11/01/2016
There have been a lot of new listings in Hubbard Woods in October - still a good time to list and sell! 1565 Tower Road - $819,000Backs up to Corwin Park     938 Old Green Bay - $910,000Previously listed in 2015 for $1,139,000, this house is now in foreclosure     1244 Forest Glen - $959,0004 bed...
11/01/2016
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