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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.
 Condo sales in 2019 compared to 2018 were remarkably similar. The numbers across the board varied just slightly with some villages selling more condos and others selling fewer but for a higher median price. The one thing that has definitely stayed the same is the lack of North Shore condo availa...
 Hubbard Woods Winnetka Year-End Housing Review Home sales in Hubbard Woods were remarkably similar in 2018 as in 2019. Here’s how the numbers looked:    It’s interesting to see that overall sales were down but the median price was up by 18%. I agree that that is an encouraging statistic but I ha...
 Winnetka/North Shore 2019 Real Estate Market Review  Most North Shore agents would say they’re glad 2019 is behind us. It was not as robust as 2018 and many of us felt that sales were sluggish with some outliers throwing the numbers out of whack. In the information below, for example, Kenilworth...
 WILMETTE IL CONDOS ON THE LAKE FOR SALE The seven buildings along the lakefront in Wilmette have always been referred to as Plaza del Lago condos. There are 5 condominiums and 2 co-ops. They vary in size, layout, lake access, cost, price, and amenities. In the photo above, you can see all seven ...
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020 For 20 years, the Pantone company has come out with a “color of the year” meant to influence design and color trends across many industries. Some have been bold while some have been subtle but over the years, pundits have either criticized or praised the choice. But...
 Why are Homes Priced with the Number 9? Same reason that just about everything is priced that way! Car prices always end with a lot of 9s. Same with clothing, groceries, gas, appliances, $ .99 cent stores, you name it. It’s called  “charm” pricing. Of course it’s a psychological trick -  buyers ...
 WILMETTE IL HOME SEARCH BY SCHOOL Wilmette IL has two school districts that both feed into New Trier High School. WILMETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT 39 (847-512-6100)This is the larger district and educates children that live in Wilmette only. There are four elementary schools (grades K-4), one middle sch...
  THE WINNETKA COMMUNITY HOUSE FITNESS CENTER I recently canceled my gym membership at a large national company and switched to the smaller and local Fitness Center at the Winnetka Community House. Not only was the cost half of the previous fee, but I’m thrilled with the equipment, staff, space, ...
  Homes in New Trier School District Under $1 Million There’s a good supply of homes you can buy for under $1,000,000  n the North Shore villages that feed into New Trier High School. Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield have ample inventory and styles for you to choose. In wes...
  NORTH SHORE MARKET REPORT for OCTOBER 2019Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield The green chart below shows that home sales and prices were down slightly this October over October 2018 across the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Keniliworth, Glencoe, and Northfield. The...

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