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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.



UPDATED 2019 A detailed discussion of Illinois property taxes could induce me to become inarticulate, crazed, and possibly jailed for spreading misinformation.  So I'll keep it simple because it's a question that is often asked by both buyers and sellers.In Illinois, homeowners pay real estate pr...
UPDATED 2019 Many people on the North Shore use the term "au pair" to refer to any baby sitter that lives with their family over the summer months.  In truth, an au pair is a foreign person that comes to live with you for a full year and exchanges baby sitting and other childcare chores for free ...
The yearly ritual of Winnetka residents hauling junk out to the curb is about to begin again.  Old furniture, boxes, toys, and just about anything that two men can reasonably lift into a truck will be accepted.There are a few exceptions:NO:  electronics, tires, yard waste, construction debris, lo...
It's been a busy busy March in Hubbard Woods - 14 new listings that have not been on the market previously.  And of these 14, four are already under contract.  Plus, 12 homes went under contract and 11 closed. NEW HUBBARD WOODS HOMES FOR SALE IN MARCH    281 Scott - $749,000Very cute house, under...
Glenview IL has a lot to offer its residents - a wide variety of housing styles and prices, great schools, and the most stores or malls including the Glen. It also has great options for people looking to move into condos or townhouses.Let's see what the current real estate market looks like in Gl...
Now that Willow Road is complete it's a joy to travel to Northfield. So many good restaurants and shops that were just too hard to get to before! The median sale price in Glencoe has been steady at around $630,000 since August 2016.   The condo market median price has been decreasing since last D...
While looking at Google Maps recently, it was so interesting to see the Chicago Botanic Gardens (in Glencoe) from above.  It's amazing how large the area actually is.  What a great draw for the village!  And . . . Glencoe will be celebrating their sesquicentennial in 2019.  Yeah - I had to look u...
UPDATED 2019 One of the greatest pleasures and benefits of home ownership is the ability to tailor your home’s décor to your personal style. But when it’s time to put your home on the market, is your décor turning potential buyers off? Here are five personal touches that may just lower the resale...

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