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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.
Looking at home sales in Kenilworth Gardens from January 1, 2014 to date (October 18, 1014) there have been 23 sold homes.  They range in price from $558,000 to $1,430,000.   As of today, there are 3 homes for sale and 4 homes under contract.  The 3 homes for sale are priced at $950,000 to $1,349...
In 2010 there was a contentious battle to upgrade New Trier High School's campus in east Winnetka.  The school hosted tours, meetings, and events to help get the measure passed.  But ultimately it was too big, too ambitious, too expensive, and it went down.   This time around, the school is askin...
I think of Evanston as my big brother - just around the corner yet quite different in feel, size, demographics, and things to do.  There are plenty of things to do on the North Shore, but Evanston, partly because of its size, has so much more going on. Evanston is home to Northwestern University ...
Winnetka has several events planned for the Halloween holiday for younger children. First, the Winnetka Ice Arena will host a Halloween Party on Ice.  Wear your costume and skate to chilling Halloween music.   Where:  Winnetka Ice Arena When:  Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time:  1:40 to 2:55 pm Fee...
Are you ready to tackle Winnetka's Haunted Trail of Terror and experience hair-raising thrills? Rumor has it that every year at Halloween time, spirits return to Lloyd Beach to reclaim what is rightfully theirs and haunt those who dare to stand in their way.  Some say the spirits were lost at sea...
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 2:00-3:30   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 Evansto...
The average (and usually median) price of homes in the North Shore towns of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield usually hovers around $1,100,000.  Individually, they vary because Wilmette is large and has a diverse housing stock while Kenilworth is small and more homogeneous. ...
Yes!  If the long recession had anything to do with it - I would say that the majority of homes being listed on the North Shore now are more realistically priced.  In 2011, sellers were seeing huge discounts from their original list prices.  It was not uncommon to see them as low as 75-80%. As yo...
Have you ever wondered if you're looking at a sugar or red maple?  Or maybe you can't tell a oak from an acorn - there's white oak, red oak, live oak, black oak, and Shumard oak.  And what's a chestnut tree look like? For curious minds that want to know, there will be a guided tree tour at Gilson...
You're planning to move so you make a budget.  There's the mover, the real estate agent's fee, the loan (of course!), cleaners, maybe some new furniture, perhaps hardwood refinishing and painting in the new house.  That's about it, right? Before you start planning a trip to Italy with your house ...

Margaret Goss

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