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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.



Seven new listings in Hubbard Woods for the month of February - a good number I think because of all the nice weather we've had.  It's interesting to note that two of these homes, 1482 Edgewood and 809 Locust were both built in 2015 and are being resold now for less than purchased.NEW LISTINGS HU...
 The luxury market (in this case over $4,000,000) took a hit in 2015 in the combined North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield.There were only 4 homes that sold in that price range in all of 2016.  There were 10 sales in 2015 (see chart below for sales going ...
This turn-of-the-century Kenilworh home has all the charm of a bygone era but with the modern updates you want.  Starting with a beautiful Plain & Fancy eat-in kitchen and including updated windows, electrical, plumbing, roof, and much more.  Plus a coach house with bath over the garage! 515 Abbo...
From our earliest memory of remembering things, we know that there is death.  As children we might see other children die in one of our classes, or perhaps a grandparent, or a beloved pet.  It stays with us forever - that knowing, that understanding.  For most of us, it happens to someone else.I'...
Homes that close in January generally sold back in November and December of the previous year.  So it's a good month to see how the end-of-year activity looked.  Here are the median home sales in January for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, and Glenview.The bars show January s...
The Winnetka School District Board 36 decided recently that all incoming kindergarten students that live within Crow Island' schools's district have been assigned either Hubbard Woods or Greeley.  This decision was made after much discussion regarding the overcrowding at Crow Island school.In the...
Along Chicago's North Shore, there are many choices if you are looking to purchase a condo.  Some villages like Wilmette, Evanston, Northfield, and Glenview have many condo developments from which to choose while Winnetka and Kenilworth have fewer.Baby boomers have been selling their family homes...
UPDATED 2019 Of course location affects home value! We all know that. But I'm wondering how much in terms of actual dollars and cents. When you buy a home in a compromised location (i.e. busy street, across from commercial buildings) you know you bought at a discount. There are homes in Winnetka,...
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Hubbard Woods is a charming section of Winnetka that is located on the north side of of the village. It was named after Gilbert Hubbard who lived and developed the area in the 1870s in the years after the great Chicago fire.Hubbard Woods has one of the three main shopping areas located in Winnetk...

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