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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Over 15 years of experience selling single family homes, condos, new construction and land. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
Staging a home - it's important!  And if your Winnetka or North Shore home is vacant, it's even more critical to stage it properly. Not necessarily a full house of furniture, but enough to make it welcoming and warm. Check out this cute post about staging a vacant home Most Saturday morni...
I moved to Chicago's North Shore in 1986 - I believe I have now lived here longer than I did in California. But there is one thing that I have longed for all these years. I know you're thinking it's warm weather that I miss (I do.)   Perhaps it's the vast expanse of sandy beaches ...
If you have been thinking about adopting a dog or cat, stop by Encore & More Resale Shop in Wilmette this Saturday.  They will be hosting C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort) and will have 3 kittens, 1 adult cat, and 3 dogs ready for you to take home.  All the animals have been vaccinate...
  Super nice weather coming up this weekend - a perfect time to visit the Taste of Lincoln Avenue!  Lots of music, crafts, and food to keep everyone happy.   Taste Of Lincoln Avenue July 26-27th in Chicago The Taste of Lincoln Avenue is taking place this weekend July 26th and 27th. This is the 31...
The absorption rate is always a good way to look at what kind of real estate market we are having.  A stable market is a 6 months supply.  Below that number of months is a seller's market and above that is a buyer's market. As of today, July 21, 2014, the absorption rate is 5.4 months.  C...
Probably one of the biggest local sidewalk sales - Winnetka's is happening this Friday and Saturday, July 18-19.  Winnetka has several shopping districts so be sure to catch them all:   East Elm - along Elm and Lincoln streets east of Green Bay Road West Elm - along Elm and Chestnut streets w...
Winnetka's Annual Sidewalk Sale is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 18-19.  As part of that event, the Village of Winnetka hosts a great big block party for all!   Let Loose on Lincoln will be held on Saturday from 2pm to 10:30pm on the portion of Lincoln Avenue south of Elm St. Here a...
What exactly is an "alternative" yard tour?  And what makes someone's yard or garden alternative? Join Go Green Wilmette this Sunday (July 20) for a tour of 8 Wilmette yards that are creative and beautiful examples of alternative yards.  These yards are ones that the homeowners have...
Well, I'm stumped after reviewing the market statistics for Northfield for the first half of 2014.  Northfield's numbers go against the general trend.  Total sales were up (which differs from other North Shore villages) and prices dipped (again, going against the grain.)   Northfield 2014...
In the majority of my market reports for the whole North Shore, I use the average of any set of numbers. If 100 homes sell , I add them up and divide by 100 which gives me the average. However, in a small market like Winnetka or Kenilworth where homes can conceivably sell for $400,000 and $8,000,...

Margaret Goss

Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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