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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 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 att...
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 ...
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...
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 cond...
I recently met Diane Schmidt, a retired banker who makes supremely excellent sugar cookies.  This came about simply because she loves to bake and considers her cookie creations an expression of her love for others. Sugar cookies were always her nemesis - too hard, too dry, too soft.  Then she cam...
Liz Digani is a self-assured and knowledgeable financial planner for UBS in Chicago.  We met recently in Winnetka to discuss how purchasing a home should be part of a financial plan. What exactly is a financial plan?  It's easier to understand when Liz demonstrates a cool software program tha...
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...

Margaret Goss

Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
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