Real Estate

March 17, 2018

It's Time to Appeal Your Property Taxes In New Trier Township

Property tax appeal

New Trier property owners: you have until April 19, 2018 to appeal your property taxes.

Once that's done, you then have until April 29 to provide supporting evidence for your appeal.

Each year the Cook County Board of Review opens each township for property tax appeals. The appeal window ...

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Posted in Real Estate, Sellers
Feb. 25, 2018

12 Best Paint Colors To Sell Your North Shore Chicago Home

 12 Best Colors To Paint your North Shore home

Ask any home stager where you'll get the biggest bang for the buck when preparing your house to sell and they'll tell you to give your walls a fresh coat of paint.

Good advice, as far as it goes. Paint is relatively cheap and can have a ...

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Posted in Real Estate, Sellers
Feb. 3, 2018

Charming 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Wilmette's Kenilworth Gardens

2151 Thornwood Ave, Wilmette IL 60091

Just Listed: 2151 Thornwood Avenue, Wilmette, IL

Here's a terrific opportunity to get into popular Kenilworth Gardens for under $600,000.

If you've considered moving to Wilmette's desirable Kenilworth Gardens neighborhood you've probably discovered that most homes here run from the $800,000s to well over ...

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Jan. 28, 2018

10 Priciest Home Sales on Chicago's North Shore in 2017

Every January we post a list of the priciest luxury homes sold on Chicago's North Shore during the previous year.

In 2017 the North Shore's top ten highest priced home sales ranged from $4,300,000 to $7,500,000, with a median price of $5,100,000 ...

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Aug. 28, 2017

Buying a Home? Don't Lose Your Down Payment to Wire Fraud

hacker and wire fraud

Sue Larsen was giddy with anticipation. She and her husband Jeff were finally going to move into their new home in Wilmette. And just in time, too. They were expecting their first baby in just over a month.

They'd sold their condo in the city. Their mortgage was approved ...

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Posted in Buyers, Real Estate
Aug. 8, 2017

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes on Chicago's North Shore

The North Shore has some of the most exquisite and unique upper bracket homes in the Chicago area, with price tags to match. This year's top ten most expensive homes for sale range in price from $7,950,000 to $14,855,000, with a median price of $9 ...

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July 9, 2017

Why Now is a Great Time to Buy a Home on Chicago's North Shore

Home Sweet HomeI know what you're thinking.

Oh yeah, right. Real estate agents always say it's a good time to buy (or a good time to sell if you're a home owner).

But it's true. Now really is a good time to buy and here are three reasons ...

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June 6, 2017

Harper School Neighborhood Open House Extravaganza: June 11, 2017

Harper Elementary School Wilmette

For those contemplating a move from city to suburbs, the key question is which community is the best fit and also which neighborhood ticks all (or most) of the important boxes...commute time, school quality, walkability, availability of amenities, etc.

If you're considering Wilmette, you should definitely check out ...

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Feb. 1, 2017

5 Bedroom Contemporary on a Private Wooded Acre

573 Oak Tree Lane, Northfield

For Sale: 573 Oak Tree Lane, Northfield, IL 60093

Are you tired of seeing big houses on tiny lots ... that come with hefty price tags and high property taxes?

If you have been searching for a spacious home on a nice large lot, with a friendly price tag and reasonable ...

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Jan. 27, 2017

Rehab Opportunity in Kenilworth Gardens: 2150 Thornwood Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091

2150 Thornwood Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
Here's a Chance To Snag a Colonial Home in Kenilworth Gardens for a Friendly Price - Perfect if You'll Do the Updating: $570,000

If you have been looking to get into Wilmette's desirable Kenilworth Gardens neighborhood, you have already discovered that many of the prices have sailed ...

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