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Real Estate Agent - Baird & Warner Real Estate
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.

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2009 

TOP TEN HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT BENEFIT SELLERS   Getting top $$ for your home is the target of a real estate agent- and the best way to hit the center mark is to make sure your home is in the best conditon you can make it.  I always go through a seller's home to assess the minimum that should...
11/30/2009
It's been drilled into our heads:  LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.  A desirable location can add real value while living on a busy street, across from commercial buildings or noisy areas can greatly decrease the value of your home.  But here's an interesting concept I came across:  your "...
11/29/2009
My parents emigrated to this country in 1951 from Poland.  They survived World War II as fighters in the underground resistance and internment in a prisonor-of-war camp in Germany.  Although I currently live in a mecca for people of Polish heritage (Chicago), I actually grew up in Los Angeles whe...
11/25/2009
Today's Chicago Tribune (November 24, 2009) front page headline proclaims:  "Home Sales Surge in Area."  Is it true in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield? Have prices plummeted as the article claims? Well, in a word, no.  And how much of this increase can be attr...
11/24/2009
Kenilworth Now Accepting Items for Recycling - The Village Hall in Kenilworth is now accepting certain items for recycling.  Old cell phones, digital cameras, DVDs, MP3 players, print cartridges and laptop computers can all be brought in to the Village Hall at 419 Richmond Road in Kenilworth.  It...
11/19/2009
Winnetka's Original Log Home - the Schmidt-Burnham Log house is thought to be Winnetka's oldest home.  Some fine homes are still standing that were built as early as the 1890s, but this simple design was built by the earliest settlers in the vicinity.  This log house is slightly more soph...
11/16/2009
I have been couseling home sellers to stage their homes since before the word "staging" became in vogue.  The difference a professional eye can make to your  home is amazing.  And it in no way reflects on your decor - it's just the simple fact that home buyers often don't have t...
11/09/2009
Here is a great chart that explains the differences between the new housing credit and the original plan.Below is a chart prepared by the National Association of REALTORS ® comparing the new changes to the Homebuyer Tax Credit. The biggest change is that current Homeowners are now eligible if the...
11/08/2009
Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield October Home Sales - homes sales are down for the month of October compared to September and August.  But that's not unusual, given the usual end of the year slowdown.  Prices continue to dip and houses on the market for the longest period of time su...
11/08/2009
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