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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Turkeys are Here! Hibbard Road Gardens, Winnetka No - not the ones you eat - you still have to go to the grocery store for those! Hibbard Road Gardens in Winnetka has 3 beautiful Narragansett turkeys on display during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  These birds are native to the east coast and ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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October 2010 Market Statistics Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield Sales in October vary just slightly from September 2010, some villages up a few sales, and some are down.  But the difference is negligible and I expect November sales to be similar.  Sold price ratio to list pric...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Ready Set Go:  Winnetka Annual Holiday Sale Yes - time flies and it's that time again!  Mark your calendars and plan to shop locally for all your holiday giving with this year's annual Winnetka sale.  It's a three-day event with many family oriented activities in the works. Friday, December 3 -  ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Nigella Lawson Comes to the Book Stall   Award winning cookbook author Nigella Lawson is signing her newest cookbook "Nigella's Kitchen:  Recipes from the Heart of the Home" at two events sponsored by Winnetka's Book Stall. That seems to be a pretty tame title for an author whose flirtatious styl...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Hosts an Intergovernmental Forum This is a great idea and really makes sense - the various governmental taxing bodies in Winnetka are planning to come together to explore "ways to control operational costs by sharing common resources or acting jointly."  In other words, let's see where w...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 The Chimneys in Winnetka -  Courtyard Condos The Chimneys in Winnetka were originally built as apartments in 1929 and were considered an "experiment" for their time.  In a town of single family residences, The Chimneys offered a different kind of living style.  They remained as renta...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Make A Difference Day - Winnetka Do you have stuff you need to get rid of?  Stuff that maybe missed the Veterans or Cancer Federation pickups?  Well, gather up your unused or unneeded things - this is the weekend for you.  All  you have to do is take the items to the Indian Hill Train Station par...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Market Stats - Absorption Rate - Year to Date To get a snapshot of where Winnetka currently stands in terms of closed sales for the year-to-date of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 here are the numbers: Total Inventory as of today (10/18/2010):   207 Closed in past year:       ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  Pagoda Red has moved to Chicago at 1740 W. Webster. The Scholar's Garden in Winnetka was closed.  Have You Ever Seen a Scholar's Garden?  There's One Right Here in Winnetka! When I entered Pagoda Red in Hubbard Woods (Winnetka) a few weeks ago I thought they would just have some re...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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September 2010 Market Report - Home Sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe Winnetka - 11 home sales                                  Average List Price:  $1,513,636 Average Sale Price: $1,293,636 List Price to Sell Price Ratio:  85% Average Market Time:  144 days Wilmette - 12 home ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka & North Shore Number of Days in School - Compared to State Ranking An article in the Chicago Tribune (9/22/10) stated the traditional number of school days in American schools is 180 - Illinois has an average that is  below that number.  The requirement is 176 days which is already fewer...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Please Stop for Pedestrians - the Signs Are Out in Winnetka This past summer, Illinois passed a little-noticed law requiring that cars stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.  If  you are from California like I am, that's nothing new.  California drivers slam on the brakes before you've even stepped ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Emerald Ash Borer Scourge in Winnetka          Long before I moved to the North Shore, I heard stories about towering elm trees whose crowns met in the middle of streets to form canopies, like driving through a green tunnel.  Those days are long gone along with the majestic American Elms that wer...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Transactions for Winnetka August 2010 Winnetka - 31 closed sales 120 Woodland - list price $339,000, sold price $323,000  10 days on market, 95% of list price 1096 Ash - list price $474,900, sold price $325,000, 299 days on market, 68% of list price 882 Pine - $530,000, sold price $48...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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First Annual "Skip In the Park" Event in Winnetka   In April I wrote a post about Chloe Sawma, a 9 year-old Winnetka girl who died of brain cancer (In Winnetka, a Village Prays and a Child Inspires.)  Her story was both heartrending and inspirational - her capacity for goodness at such a young ag...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Adopt a Kitten - Noah's Ark in Winnetka, IL Look at those adorable faces - 2 little kittens and their mother are up for adoption at Noah's Ark in Winnetka.  They will be there through next week (September 17) or until they're adopted - so hurry in. This little girl is the rambunctious one - const...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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While viewing a lakefront property in Winnetka, I snuck out on the rooftop balcony and took this beautiful photo.  My clients joined me after a few minutes and we stood there just taking it in.  Late summer in this area is ideal - mild temperatures and clear blue skies with occasional puffy cloud...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  Do It Without Watering - Xeriscaping The Art of Landscaping with Native Plants I made a huge mistake this summer - I decided not to turn on the in-ground sprinklers to save a few hundred bucks.  After whiplashing several hoses all over the yard for the past three months I realized I just couldn...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Transactions Year-to-Date 2009 vs 2010 for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield, IL   With all the dire news lately - who doesn't know what's going on in real estate?  Being that ALL real estate is local and what's going on in San Bernardino doesn't have much effect ...

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