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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Get Your Furry Friend Photographed for a Good Cause in Winnetka Classic Kids Photography in the Laundry Mall in Winnetka is hosting a fund raiser to benefit PAWS, Chicago's largest no-kill pet shelter.   Now through the end of August, bring your pet in for a "mini-photo shoot" which costs only $9...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Property Tax Info for New Trier Township - Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe Groan.  More information about taxes. Cook County property taxes are notoriously difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain to a new homeowner.  If you have recently purchased your home or made cha...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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10 Tips to Help Keep Your Winnetka House Cooler This Hot Summer I have lived in the Chicago North Shore area for 25 years - in Kenilworth, Wilmette, and now Winnetka, and I've seen different kinds of summer weather.  The summer of 2011 is a tough one. This hot and muggy weather has strained our m...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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A lot of people think that, because Winnetka is an affluent and mostly white suburb, that it is not a very progressive community. So I wonder how many people know that Winnetka was the site of the first-ever civil rights rally in an all-white suburb and that Martin Luther King spoke here before ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Emerald Ash Borer and Infected Trees - Don't Get Fooled in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe The push is on to get infected ash trees cut down - the disease is so widespread that that every ash in the North Shore communites of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe will probably come ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka and Northfield Sidewalk Sale This Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 Notice I included "Northfield."  For the first time, the villages are holding their annual sidewalk sales together since the Chambers of Commerce of Winnetka and Northfield merged earlier this year.  This means four shoppi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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What Does $500,000 Buy You in Winnetka? Five or six years ago, the answer would have been "not much."  At that time, 50 x 180 teardown lots were selling to builders for around $650,000.  But in the vastly different marketplace that we have today, Winnetka now has some single family homes for sale...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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The North Shore is in for a rare treat this Tuesday night when Winnetka Congregational Church hosts a performance by the Imuka Singers, a 30 voice ensemble all the way from Tanzania. Imuka means “rise” in the language of the people living on the Northwestern shore of Lake Victoria. The Imuka Sin...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 Randoons - Hip Women's Store in Winnetka I used to think that Randoons, located on Green Bay Road in Hubbard Woods Winnetka, was just for infants and children. Then one day my  teenage daughter saw the window display and dragged me inside. So much more than just baby clothes - in fac...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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North Shore Fourth of July Activities Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Glencoe Here's what's going on around town - please note that all the villages celebrate on different days! Winnetka Saturday, July 2 -     8:00 am - 5K Firecracker Race starts at the Village Green (corner of Maple and Elm)    ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 UPDATED 2019 Understanding Real Estate Commissions When You Are Selling Your North Shore Home inWinnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield Many sellers (and buyers for that matter) do not understand how the real estate commission they pay to their broker really works. They know they...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Chicago North Shore - Winnetka & Keniworth Storm Damage - Some Bad, But Mostly Okay Last night around 8:30 while watching "Master Chef" that we had recorded from the night before, a warning bleeped through the recording to tell us to skeddaddle to the basement - a real TORNADO WARNING.  At about ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  Where to Park in WinnetkaI am often asked by buyers who are new to Winnetka about parking,  particularly for commuters.  The Metra North Line runs right through the eastern side of Winnetka and the village has three stations: Indian Hill (at Winnetka and Green Bay,) Winnetka (at Elm...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Where Are Home Prices Headed in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe There is much confusion about this question - as there should be since predictions are hard to make and even harder to stand behind in this ever changing market.  My opinion has been , backed by MLS statistics, is that hom...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Memorial Day 2011 After days of rain and cold, the skies cleared and the temperatures soared.  I think half the people of Winnetka came out of hibernation to walk, run, bike or drive over to Elm Street to see the Memorial Day Parade, invocation, and speeches at the Village Green. At abou...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Closed Home Sales May 2011 Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Glencoe # Sales Average List  Price Average Sell  Price Ratio Days on Market Winnetka 18 $1,789,556 $1,555,028 87% 234 Wilmette 21 $792,796 $709,748 90% 112 Glencoe 12 $1,760,116 $1,328,834 75% 182 Kenilworth 5 $1,159,400 $1,021...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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MIKA BRZEZINSKI Hosted by the Book Stall MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host, Mika Brzezinski will be speaking at the Union League Club about her new book, "Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth,"  on Wednesday, June 1.   Her book is based on interviews she had with prominent bus...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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North Shore Memorial Day Schedules Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe Winnetka - Memorial Day Parade at 10:00           The parade kicks off at 10:00 at the corner of Glendale and Elm Streets and heads east toward the Village Green where a ceremony will follow.  In case of rain, the ceremony will be hel...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Wild and Wet Spring in Winnetka and the North Shore Suburbs Hold on to your hat (if you're smart enough to wear one!)  It's not just the rain, but wind and hail too. Whatever little sayings you have heard about Midwestern weather, they are surely all true this Spring of 2011. One of the first thi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I Saw the Home Alone House Today in Winnetka Today, the Home Alone house, at 671 Lincoln St. in Winnetka, IL,  was open for brokers to preview - a business card was required to insure that only licensed real estate agents were viewing the home. The home was built in 1921 and is gracious, comforta...

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