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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka & Area Fourth of July Celebrations   It's that time again - fireworks, barbecues, parades, block parties and bratwurst.  For Winnetka, it's their 123rd celebration of the Fourth of July!  Weather will be fair with a high of 87 degrees and a 30% chance of thunderstorms.  There will be lot...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Growing up, my family of four lived in a three bedroom, 1 bath home - nothing strange about that, right?  Well, it wasn't then, but nowadays that thought gives people goosebumps. Homes doubled in size since the 1960s, going up to an average of about 2,422 in 2008-2009.  That is however, a 51 sq. ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Plaza Del Lago in Wilmette - Art Show Sat & Sun (June 12-13)                         A fine art show with more than 70 artists from across the country will held in the parking lot at the historic Plaza del Lago shopping center along Lake Michigan in Wilmette.  The participating artists were chos...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Fun Park District Activities in Winnetka for Summer 2010   There are plenty of fun Winnetka Park District activities this summer - hop on  your bike and head to the parks or beaches to have some summer fun. Here's a list of things to do in Winnetka:   Opening Day at the Beaches - June 11, 9am to ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Winnetka & Area Farmer's Markets - It's Summer!   Lots of things herald the beginning of summer (think grilling, going to the beach, convertibles.)   But for cooks and gardeners, the opening of the seasonal farmer's market is the most anticipated.  Some of the larger markets offer healthy selecti...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Every June children from Winnetka and surrounding communities celebrate the end of school with a day at the Winnetka Children’s Fair. For two glorious days, the Village Green is transformed into a magic kingdom of sorts, with rides, games and other activities for preschoolers to preteens. The fai...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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May Housing Stats for Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glencoe   Closed home sales for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe rose in May over April, but that makes sense.  The Federal tax credit ended April 31 - meaning that all home purchase contracts had to be written by tha...

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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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...

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