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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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The Book Stall Hosts Erica Kane!  (well, um Susan Lucci, actually) "All My Children" was a staple of my college days - the only time and the only soap I watched.  I couldn't resist the tumultuous and wildly neurotic lifestyle of heroine Erica Kane played by actress Susan Lucci. She has been calle...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  It's Spring Break in New Trier Township - What's In Your Itinerary?   9 Things To Do     When my two children started school at Sears School in Kenilworth (way back when), I learned about  a phenomenon called "Spring Break".  Very bad movies have been made about it. Newscasts  in March and Apri...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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In my experience the term, “antique” is often used rather loosely to describe anything that’s “pre-owned,” and anyone’s cast-off junk seems to qualify. But if you want to shop for antiques that actually fit the time-tested definition (”An item which is at least 100 years old and is collected or ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I was just reading a post that a fellow realtor wrote about the magnificent views from her perch on Palos Verdes Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles.  While salivating looking through her photos, I tried to think of the views that we flat landers have here in the North Shore...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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It’s time to turn off the TV, log off of Club Penguin and put away the Wii. At least for the next week. For one week every March North Shore families are challenged to turn off  their TVs, computers and video screens and explore other non-electronic interests and activities. The 17th annual TV Tu...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019   Sweat the Small Stuff When Selling Your Winnetka Home I know that not all sellers want to to do an all-out staging of their home - they feel their homes are in good shape, show well, and are updated. So they go ahead and list their homes for sale but overlook the "small stuff." Th...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Not your typical North Shore Sunday worship service, the Jazz Vespers program presented by  Winnetka Congregational Church on February 27, will stir your soul. The service will feature the Tammy McCann Quartet in a set of worship motifs, which will include familiar titles as well as new fare. Tam...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Save 20% on Everything at the Book Stall in Winnetka How?  Stop by the Book Stall all day on Saturday, February 12 to celebrate the store's 24 year anniversary.   This venerable store has outlasted and outsold all the local big box booksellers and is celebrating this accomplishment by offering e...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . . Blizzard The blizzard arrived, just as forecast.  Fierce wind bringing huge drifts which I have not seen in 25 years of living in Chicago.  Just a few photos taken from the safety and warmth of my home.                                             I believe ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Home Sales for January 2011 Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe Wilmette had a significant edge over the other villages in closed home sales for January 2011, and this is a trend I've been seeing for the past several months.  Average market time is still very high indicating that...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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This is What Happens When You Overprice Your Home Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, and Northfield The importance of pricing your home properly has never been more critical.  I firmly believe that a home should never be overpriced, and at the present time we have too many houses to choose ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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December 2010 Closed Home Sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe & Northfield Sales in the area continued at about the same pace as previous months with Wilmette still the leader in closed home sales.  Town                # Sold          Average List             Average Sold            ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local! East Elm There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment.  But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs.  In fact, Winnetka...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Rocky Wirtz - Owner of the Chicago Blackhawks - at the Book Stall in Winnetka In 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup for the fourth time.  Chicago was ecstatic to see this young (in terms of player's ages) team plow through the competition and emerge victorious.  The Blackha...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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I’ve written before about my partner Maureen Spriggs and how she never settles for the “standard” way of doing things. True to form, she had a great idea for this week’s broker opens. As usual she had a big spread of food and refreshments at the home that we held open. But she also sent out perso...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Two Christmas Events in Winnetka at The Winnetka Community House This month of December, The Winnetka Community House is hosting several events just perfect for your holidays celebrations. Families with young children will love Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11, from 8:30 to 11:00 am....

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local! West Elm There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment.  But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs.  In fact, Winnetka ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Closed Sales for November 2010 in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe     # Sales Avg. List Price Avg. Sell Price % List to Sell Avg.Market Time Winnetka 16 $1,895,000 $1,707,000 79% 201             Wilmette 16 $662,000 $615,000 90% 137             Kenilworth 3 $1,592,000 $1,480,000 80% 2...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Christmas Shopping in Winnetka - Keep it Local! Hubbard Woods There are just some things that need to be purchased in a big box store - electronics, computers, brand names, or outdoor equipment.  But for almost everything else, there is a store in Winnetka that can meet your needs.  In fact, Winn...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Indian Hill is  a posh Winnetka golf course community bounded by Ridge Rd. on the east, Locust Rd. on the west and Hill Rd. on the north. It was developed in the 1920’s and named Indian Hill because the club stands on the site of an old Potawatomi Village. In fact, the tenth tee is the high point...

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