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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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On a warm and muggy day, threatening to storm, hundreds of Winnetka residents gathered at the Village Green to honor those who have died in service to America.  First the parade, then the gathering to hear the band and singers sing patriotic songs.         The featured speaker was 2nd Lieutenant ...

By Howard and Susan Meyers
(The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore)
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    Today someone asked me how many homes are on the market in Winnetka.  Being a stats junkie, (try not to snore) I usually have a pretty good idea of the number of single family homes for sale in Winnetka.  Then she mentioned that it seem as though 20% of the existing single family homes are f...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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April Housing Sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield The Federal tax rebate that expired at the end of April was not instrumental in the final tally of sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. One positive change is that the list price to sale pr...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Updated 2019 Winnetka Historic Homes - Victorian Gothic Style.  Clustered in and around downtown Winnetka are several homes built in the 1806s and 1870s when this style was popular.  One common theme that will help you distinguish one of these homes is the lacy "gingerbread" pattern that appears ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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 LOVE'S YOGURT CLOSED IN 2016  Love's Yogurt Finally Opens in Winnetka - The strip of Elm St. east of Green Bay in Winnetka has been pretty empty of places to grab a bite.  But for the past several months, a tantalizing sign appeared on an empty storefront:  "Love's Yogurt Coming Soon."  They cou...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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New homes have been coming on the market regularly now since January with little movement out of the market.  But the month of March has indeed come in "like a lion."  Finally houses are going under contract and at a pretty fast clip. Here's the rundown:  There are 197 homes for sale in Winnetka,...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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In Winnetka - a Village Prays and a Child Inspires.  Billy Joel wrote the truest lyrics when he sang "Only the good die young."  So often we find ourselves saying why couldn't it be Osama bin Laden or some ruthless murderer locked away in jail.  The small red signs began appearing all over town a...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Kitten Adoptions at Noah's Art in Winnetka!  Our wonderful pet supply store, Noah's Ark, is hosting a kitten adoption in conjunction with Paws Chicago, Chicago's largest no-kill humane animal shelter. The event is called "March Madness" and will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 20, from 12-4 pm....

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka - TV Tune Out Week Activities - it's that time again, from Sunday March 7 through Saturday March 13 is Winnetka's annual time to motivate children to find other fun activities in lieu of watching television. TV Tune Out Week was started in 1995 by the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhoo...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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February Housing Stats for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe - and the craziness continues!  What do I mean by that?  I have consistently shown month after month that listing your house for sale for too high a price will result in: a long wait to sell less money in the end It's really that...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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January home sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and Glencoe were not large, but it's January after all.  Everyone's waiting for the Super Bowl, right?  And since that happened last night . . . Well, here are the stats: Winnetka (9 sales) 509 Elder- listed at $775,000, sold for $550,000, 302...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019  Noah's Ark Pet Store in Winnetka is owned by Angie DeMars - and as far as animals go, she walks the walk.  Her pet store caters to all things animal, but she is a dedicated and passionate advocate for for adoption and works closely with PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) a no-kill...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Buying a foreclosure - it's not a slam-dunk.                  Just a few years ago, foreclosures were almost unheard of in the North Shore communities of Winnekta, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield.  Only far off Evanston had a few foreclosures that most agents from the North Shore nev...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird and Warner Real Estate, has been named to Inman News' 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate.  Compiled annually, the list reflects the "best and brightest," who this past year have risen to the challenge posed by a battered economy and housing hardshi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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December Closed Sales in Winnetka,Wilmete, Glencoe, Kenilworth, and Northfield   In December, sales were moderate in Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield and Kenilworth while Winnetka had a big jump.  Here are the numbers: Winnetka - 19 Closed Sales Wilmette - 14 Closed Sales Glencoe - 11 Closed Sales N...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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New Trier High School in Winnetka - To Renovate or Not?    A volatile subject sure to raise hackles in the coming 2 months is not whether New Trier needs a renovation, because most residents believe it does.  The issue is just how much renovation it needs and at what cost. One proposal early on c...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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I was curious to see how much the tax credit would affect sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe.  As it applied to first time home buyers (or buyers who had not bought for three years) and with income restrictions I did not think it would have much of an impact. Basically, I was rig...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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A bit of native prairie is returning to Glencoe at Shelton Park near the corner of Green Bay Road and Harbor.  I was pleasantly surprised one morning while jogging through the park to see a new sign announcing this exciting development.  In a land where tallgrass prairies once ranged as far as th...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka's Annual Holiday Sale is this Sunday December 6.  Many shops throughout town participate in this event and offer storewide discounts of up to 20%.  The sale is always scheduled on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving and many stores offer treats as well.  Let's support our village by shop...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka Historic Homes - Italianate Style Victorian homes were being constructed in this country between 1840-1890 and the most popular of them was the Italianate style.  Although an American original, they were generally inspired by Italian villas and farmhouses and could be as simple as a two-...

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