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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 ...

By David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City
(Keller Williams Northland)
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In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Winnetka, IL  The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Should you have an interest in homes in a selected price range, send me yo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2020  Where to Play Golf in the North Shore   Public Courses   Winnetka Golf Club1300 Oak St.847-501-2050 Maintained by the Winnetka Park District, the Winnetka Golf Club has both a 9-hole and 18-hole golf course plus a putting green, driving range, pro shop, and snack bar.    Glencoe Gol...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Sales Transactions for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe for August 23-27 Winnetka - total of 8 closed sales 962 Sheridan - list price $925,000, sold price $850,000                            791 Bryant - $1,975,000/$1,125,000 1238 Westmoor - $1,569,000/$1,350,000 563 Provident...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2020 Prairie School Architecture in Winnetka When one thinks of the Midwest, one thinks of prairies, no?  Grasses that would come up to the withers on horses making their way through the (formerly) vast prairies of Illinois.  What makes Prairie really unique to us is that it is totally in...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Sales Transactions for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, & Glencoe for the week of August 16-20     Winnetka - 7 Closed Sales 882 Pine - list price $530,000, sold price $482,500 (probably sold as land) 481 Hill - list price $797,000, sold price $720,000 1175 Hamptondale - list price $94...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Transactions for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe for the week of August 9 - 13 Winnetka - 6 Sales    481 Hill - list price $917,000, sold price $720,000                                               1519 Edgewood - list price $925,000, sold price $825,000 152 Old Green Bay Ro...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Sales Transactions - Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe For the week of August 2 - August 6   Winnetka 120 Woodland - list price $339,000, sold price $323,000, 10 days on market 44 Brier - list price $825,000, sold price $744,000, 51 days on market 182 Myrtle - list price $86...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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New Trier High School, Winnetka, Information for Incoming Freshmen If you are new to the areas that feed into New Trier High School (Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield, east Glenview and southeast Northbrook) then here's the site you want to check: New Trier Student Information C...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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July Housing Sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield Home sales were dramatically lower in July than in June, with the exception of Glencoe.  There is still downward pressure on prices - foreclosures and short sales are entering the market and affecting the comps.   Winne...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Sidewalk Sale - Friday & Saturday, July 16-17   Winnetka's Sidewalk Sale starts this Friday and continues Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. with a little extra pizazz this year.  There will be the usual great bargains to be found in the three shopping areas as well as some New Orleans jazz mus...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Open House - 1507 Tower Road from 1-3 (July 11)   Come view this well-priced 5-bedroom home in Winnetka and be WOWED.  Cute and updated, with 4 bedrooms on the second floor and a 5th on the third floor.  Family room plus sunroom on first room and beautiful, deep lot.  All brick home.  Gr...

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