Real Estate

Sept. 8, 2017

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

Property tax appeal

New Trier property owners: you have until September 26, 2017 to appeal your property taxes.

Once that's done, you then have until October 10 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
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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Jan. 16, 2017

New Trier Real Estate Market Trends: Recession and Recovery 2007-2016

New Trier Township real estate trends

These graphs chart home sales, median and average prices and market time for the years 2007 to 2016. The data is for single family homes only. The New Trier trends graph above reflects totals for five villages: Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield IL. Below are graphs for each of ...

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Jan. 12, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Cook County Property Taxes

Cook county property tax bill

It's that fun time of year when we get hit with the first installment of our property taxes in Cook County. The tax bills will be mailed out January 31st and the due date for the first installment of 2016 taxes are due Wednesday, March 1st. (It's always ...

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Jan. 4, 2017

Top Ten Highest Priced Home Sales on Chicago's North Shore in 2016

It's a New Year, which means it's time for our annual post on the top ten luxury home sales on Chicago's North Shore over the past year.

In 2016 the North Shore's top ten highest priced home sales ranged in price from $3,700,000 to ...

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