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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...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Toni Preckwinkle Coming to Winnetka Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is coming to the Winnetka Community House to discuss "The State of the County."  She is planning to answer questions about taxes, programs and goals of her administration.  Toni Preckwinkle has an aggressive and refo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Buying a Home in Winnetka?  Hire an Agent That Represents YOU You've been looking for homes online for months that might work for you in Winnetka or another North Shore village. Sometimes you go out on Sundays and check out a few open houses to get a better feel for the area and neighborhood.  Th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Public Schools - "Little Learners Program" In September 2010, the Winnetka Public Schools launched a new preschool program entitled "Little Learners," in coordination with the Northern Suburban Special Education District.  The program is held at Greeley School in Winnetka and is open to ...

By Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.
(Think Glink Media)
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Whether you are in the market for a home for your family or looking for a place to foil burglars, the home from the 1990's movie Home Alone can be yours. On today's CBS Moneywatch blog, I give you the scoop about this iconic piece of real estate and movie history. Home Alone was ranked number one...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  Is Your American Flag Ready for Retirement?   I know that you are not supposed to let an American flag touch the ground and that it should be burned when it's too old and tattered for use anymore.  Did you know that it is disrespectful to fly an old faded and torn flag?  Did you kno...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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There are currently 21 homes under contract/pending that are priced over $2 million in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe, with the high end home priced at $7,785,000.  That breaks down to 7 in Glencoe, 4 in Kenilworth, 1 in Wilmette, and 9 in Winnetka.   I think that's a tremendous rebou...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Spring Town Meeting The 2011 Annual Winnetka Spring Town Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Washburn School auditorium at 515 Hibbard Road.  There will be reports by the presidents of the Winnetka/Northfield library Winnetka Park District...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  "Home Alone" House in Winnetka  Plucky hero, Keven McAllister (Macaulay Caulkin), hasn't set foot in this Winnetka house since 1990, but the memory of him setting off wildly inventive booby traps lives on in this Winnetka home.  On any given day, cars can be seen slowing down in fro...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Bargain shoppers and yard sale hounds, you will think you died and went to heaven when you come to Winnetka Congregational Church’s spring rummage sale on May 12. While there are several good sales on the North Shore, this one is the grand-daddy of all rummage sales. It raises more than $200,000 ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Closed Home Sales for April 2011 Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield Winnetka - Sales were up by 7 units in April over March for a total of 16 and the list price to sell price ratio improved to 90%. Wilmette - Sales were up by 1 unit to a total of 16 with the ratio staying about t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Annual Spring Clean-Up Week is Here May 2 - 5   Piles of junk everywhere.  Or at least piles of stuff since a lot of what Winnetkans throw out looks like it's very reusable.  In fact, the quiet streets of Winnetka are fairly busy with people driving trucks arounds looking to make some go...

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