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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
My friend, Claudia McLaughlin, owns CMF Transitional Organization, a company that helps with moving and staging homes for sale.  I wrote about her business at Claudia McLaughlin - Helps you Stage, Organize, Design, Entertain, and Get Dressed.  She's writtten a super article about addressing all t...
04/17/2015
When a new dog groomer opened its doors near me in 2014, I was ecstatic.  With a rangy, mostly outside border collie that always needs a bath, I quickly made an appointment.  No groomer, ever, has brushed my dog's fur so thoroughly, resulting in a sleeker, and more comfortable dog.  Not only was ...
04/17/2015
During a real estate career that goes back to 1998, I have more than occasionally been asked (confronted, challenged)) with the notion that we agents make too much money.  It's easy for buyers and sellers to think that when they get the HUD at closing and see those commission numbers. Particularl...
04/13/2015
 The trend for the first quarter of 2015 over last year is that there were fewer number of homes sold, but an increase in the sold price.   In 2014, only 25 homes sold in Winnetka during the first quarter, but the average sale price was $1,340,000.  That's almost a 6% increase in the price of hom...
04/08/2015
1410 Sheridan Road is a cooperative building - one of two located along the lakefront in Wilmette, IL. This building is the southernmost one and right next door to Wilmette's Langdon Beach.   1410 Sheridan Road was built in 1963, has seven stories, and 28 units.  Units in the building are one-lev...
04/02/2015
  1616 Sheridan Road is a condo building located on the lakefront in the area known as No Man's Land. It is conveniently located right across the street from shopping, restaurants, medical, and dental offices. The building was built in 1961 and has 10 stories and 83 units.  They range in size fro...
04/01/2015
My market reports tell me that prices are up but sales are down.  That seems to indicate a lack of inventory but everyone is commenting on how many "For Sale" signs they're seeing.  Certainly anything priced around $1million goes fairly fast. Here are the North Shore home sales for March WINNETKA...
03/31/2015
Currently, the real estate market in Hubbard Woods, Winnetka looks like this:   53 homes for sale (priced from $599,000 to $7,750,000.)  See all Homes for Sale in Hubbard Woods Of those, 10 were new listings 7 homes under contract (with contingencies) 4 homes that are pending (contingencies clear...
03/31/2015
My Facebook friend Holly Marihugh (we have yet to meet in person and will have that coffee soon!) writes beautifully about her adopted home, Winnetka, IL.  I write a real estate blog about Winnetka and love stories about residents that tell readers a little more about the type of people that live...
03/30/2015
The Bottle Shop  Wilmette, IL Did you know that women are in charge of most of the wine shopping?  That is why the Bottle Shop in Wilmette came into existence!  Owner Amy Lafontant, with a background in finance and insurance, felt that the big box liquor and wine stores were run for a by men and...
03/25/2015
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