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Real Estate Broker - 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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2010 

Noah's Ark Pet Store in Winnetka is owned by Angie DeMars - and as far as animals go, she walks the walk.  Her pet store caters to all things animal, but she is a dedicated and passionate advocate for for adoption and works closely with PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) a no-kill shelter. Angi...
Posted about 4 years ago
Wait!  Did you notice what Cook County did to your property tax bill?  No advance warning - just a small note included with the bill and a small article in some papers.  It was actually passed last October by the General Assembly and only applies to Cook County (the bill was aimed at counties wit...
Posted about 4 years ago
Buying a foreclosure - it's not a slam-dunk.                  Just a few years ago, foreclosures were almost unheard of in the North Shore communities of Winnekta, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield.  Only far off Evanston had a few foreclosures that most agents from the North Shore nev...
Posted over 4 years ago
To all sellers, whether listed with a broker for For Sale by Owner, this is very important advice. The other day a seller client told me that she showed her home to strangers off the street who knocked on her door and expressed interest in seeing the place without an appointment. She accommodated...
Posted over 4 years ago
Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird and Warner Real Estate, has been named to Inman News' 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate.  Compiled annually, the list reflects the "best and brightest," who this past year have risen to the challenge posed by a battered economy and housing hardshi...
Posted over 4 years ago
The housing industry kicks into gear after the Super Bowl - there's no good reason for this except why go out in January to do anything?  Realtors often say that biggest selling time is spring, which is actually the beginning of February through April/May. So if you are in the position of putting...
Posted over 4 years ago
I received my real estate license in 1998 - before the huge bubble emerged that is causing so many problems today.  One of the problems it caused, sadly, was an influx of, let's say, less-than-professional salespeople.  It's always been so easy to get licensed - six weeks of classes (or cram it i...
Posted over 4 years ago
December Closed Sales in Winnetka,Wilmete, Glencoe, Kenilworth, and Northfield   In December, sales were moderate in Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield and Kenilworth while Winnetka had a big jump.  Here are the numbers: Winnetka - 19 Closed Sales Wilmette - 14 Closed Sales Glencoe - 11 Closed Sales N...
Posted over 4 years ago
Top Ten New Year's Resolutions have remained fairly constant over the years.  They are universal desires to better ourselves and generally live a more balanced and full life.  Don't confuse these with GOALS, which are usually more business oriented and tend to make us work harder or better.      ...
Posted over 4 years ago
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