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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.
This is one of my favorite homes in Kenilworth - located very close to the train, award-winning Joseph Sears School, and New Trier High School.  Plus, it's adorable. 404 Sterling is a 3-bedroom 2 1/2 bath home just listed for $749,000.  It's updated, has hardwood floors, beautiful architectural d...
Checking the median home sales from January 1 through today (September 12, 2014) it looks like Winnetka home prices have risen 15% over the same time period in 2013.   Even though the North Shore seems like one big contiguous area, the villages have distinct differences and sometimes the home sal...
Why is this Evanston condo so special?   Evanston has a lot of condo inventory - there are many great places here from vintage walk-ups to modern high rises.  Prices range  from the low $100,000s up to $1 million.   My new listing at 2004 Colfax in Evanston is a vintage building that was gutted a...
Sales for homes in Winnetka IL 60093 in Cook County were brisk this August.  Since school starts at the end of the month, many home buyers are eager to close and get moved in. Here are the home sales in Winnetka in August: Eleven homes sold under $1 million.  The least expensive home to sell in W...
Indian Hill Road in Winnetka, IL is a lovely winding road that is just perfect for bikers, runners, and walkers.  It encirlces Indian Hill Country Club and is about 2 1/3 miles in length as it passes around the golf course and large stately homes.  Read more . . .
This year is Highlwood's Fourth Annual Garlic Fest - a fun (and stinky) event held at Everts Park from 4-9pm.  Highwood is known for its diverse number of restaurants and cuisines and this event celebrates garlic as it is used in many different types of dishes. As many as 5000 people will attend ...
Years ago, if you wanted to start a career in real estate in Illinois, you took classes that qualified you to be a "real estate salesperson,"(generally referred to as an agent.)  If you wanted to open your own firm or manage an office, you had to take additional training that qualified you as a "...
Winnetka and the North Shore area was settled a long time ago - it was a pass through for settlers heading farther west.  Some, however, stayed and the area was slowly developed.   Occasionally, I would read about a few roads in town where old taverns and inns had been located.  Long since gone, ...
I consider the "peak" of the market to have been 2007 - it was a year in which prices simply soared - I know because I sold a lot of them. If those home had to sell today - would their value be 25% lower than then?  KCM Blog (Keeping Current Matters) published this infographic this week.  It indi...
Evanston is always a popular place to live for people of all ages.  With close proximity to downtown Chicago and situated on Lake Michigan, it's got an ideal location.  Plus, a wide variety of housing and prices from condos under $100,000 to lakefront land for $4,300,000. There were more condos a...

Margaret Goss

Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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