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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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"Kids Against Hunger" Comes to the Winnetka Community House Today, Saturday, April 16 I volunteered (along with several hundred other people) to pack specially prepared high-protein meals bound for Nicaruaga.  The Winnetka Community House in Winnetka was the location for an assembly-line producti...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Calling All Artists to Winnetka Every artist dreams of their own studio - a place full of bright natural light.  A space large enough to spread out and have several easels going at once and where it's quiet and private yet just within reach of other family members.   If you are an artist and are ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Landmark Preservation Awards Nominations Due Thursday,April 12 The deadline is near if you are planning to nominate a home for Winnetka's annual Preservation Awards.  Each year, Winnetka honors construction projects that are done in keeping with the history and character of the village. ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Affordable Housing in Winnetka Winnetka has gotten a lot of press lately (much of it negative) due to its decision to take up the discussion of affordable housing in the community.  Some of the discussions and comments  have been wildly off mark so it's really  important to be knowledgeable about...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Cook County Forest Preserves Back to Cutting and Burning that Buckthorn! Invasive Species.  Kudzo. Pampas Grass. Yellow Starthistle.  They are are all a problem somewhere, but here in the midwest, it's Buckthorn.  I know, because my neighbor has one that overhangs my yard, and my oh my, what a me...

By Noah Levy, Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
(Coldwell Banker)
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Cafe Buongiorno in Winnetka Illinois One of My Favorite Spots on Chicago's North Shore. Situated in the Laundry Building in Winnetka this small eatery serves breakfast and lunch only.  This is one of my favorite spots to meet friends or clients. Mary Jo and Themis, the owners, are always there to...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Looking for a Traditional Home in East Winnetka, IL? Gorgeous Space ~ Sunny and Bright ~ High Ceilings ~ Spacious Rooms ~ Updated Just Reduced - $1,365,000 This lovely traditional home located on Prospect Street is quintessential Winnetka.  The house welcomes you in - the moment you walk through ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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March Closed Home Sales Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe & Northfield   # Sales Avg. List Price Avg. Sell Price % List to Sell Avg.Market Time Winnetka 9 $1,844,433 $1,500,000 81% 165             Wilmette 15 $824,177 $735,307 89% 205             Kenilworth 4 $2,161,000 $1,867,500 86% 217  ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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How to Dispose of  Old Electronics & Appliances if You Live in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield and other North Shore Suburbs If you are anything like me, you have a few cardboard boxes in your basement filled with old electronics like computers, keyboards, wires, chargers, con...

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 ...

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