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Lexington Oaks in Palatine has first-floor master suites

Lexington Oaks

Lexington Oaks is a boutique development of fifteen new townhomes in three 5-unit buildings. There are two 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home styles to choose from, one of which features a master suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and a loft on the second. The other townhome plan ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014

Quick-delivery luxury homes at Woodleaf in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

The half-acre home sites at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer boast a pastoral setting overlooking ponds and trees. The Portfolio Homes division of Lexington Homes, one of the area’s most experienced builders, is offering semi-custom homes at Woodleaf in a wide variety of designs. Several homes are available ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014

New Palatine townhomes adjacent to Deer Grove Forest Preserve

Lexington Hills

Construction is in full swing at Lexington Hills, a community of 51 new townhomes adjacent to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in northwest suburban Palatine. Furnished models are slated to open next month, but sales have already been brisk. Deer Grove spans 1,800 acres and hosts upland forest, wooded ravines, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 11, 2014
North suburbsMorton Grove

Lexington Station townhomes in Morton Grove more than two-thirds sold

Lexington Station

Construction is underway on 31 new townhomes at Lexington Station in Morton Grove, and more than two-thirds of them are already under contract. Two- and 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes with 2-car garages are priced from $312,990. Lexington Station has been attracting North Shore and city buyers who are excited ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 5, 2014

A builder’s own handcrafted home in Glenview

902 Glenshire, Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 6-bath home at 902 Glenshire Rd in Glenview was lovingly handcrafted in every detail by a home builder for his personal residence. http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/IL/Glenview/60025/902-Glenshire-Road-125891366 “Must-see” is a real state cliché, but one that’s particularly true and appropriate for this spacious and livable home. Every room in the home is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014

Midtown Square apartments in Glenview target Q4 occupancy

Midtown Square, Glenview

Midtown Square, a mixed-use development on a 2.7 acre site at Glenview Rd and Church St in downtown Glenview, is targeting Q4 2014 occupancy for its 138 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Trammel Crow’s High Street Residential is the developer and FitzGerald Associates is the architecture firm for the project. Exterior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014

The teardowns are back in Glenview

Glenview single-family

Travel back in time ten years ago and you would have seen a torrent of teardown activity in Glenview and other attractive northern suburbs. Fast forward to the latter part of the decade and many of the new homes built on the teardown sites were in foreclosure and selling at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014
North suburbsNorthbrook

Is Northbrook the heart of the North Shore?

Northbrook park scene

Yesterday’s email served up another droplet in the endless stream of news releases touting a new development’s location as being “in the heart of the North Shore.” The development in question is in Northbrook, which is a North Shore community in the same sense that Oak Park is a Chicago ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014

A beautifully updated 4-bedroom close to the heart of Glenview

1248 Cedarwood Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1248 Cedarwood Ln in Glenview’s historic Swainwood neighborhood has been beautifully updated and expanded. The home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, and a kitchen with the cabinetry and counter space that you’d expect to find in a much more expensive home. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 8, 2014

An architecturally distinctive home on a quiet Glenview cul-de-sac

2876 Fredric Ct Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath ranch-style home at 2876 Fredric Ct in Glenview is architecturally interesting from end to end, but you’re more likely to be impressed by its comfortable, livable, open and sunny vibe. The home was recently listed for sale at $1,185,000. The home sits on a half-acre ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 20, 2014
West suburbsNorridge

A single-level custom home on a large Norridge lot

4862 N Redwood Norridge

4862 N Redwood was built in 2013 and boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The home has a classic center-entrance layout entered through a 2-story foyer open to a dining room, a living area and a sun room that opens to the expansive back yard. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 2, 2014
North ShoreHighland Park

YoChicago’s video walk through the Ferris Bueller house

Ferris Bueller House

Last August I spent nearly two hours shooting photos and video at what, in deference to the listing agent’s wishes, we referred to in the above video as “the Ben Rose house,” after the name of its original owner. The home, built in 1953, together with an outlying pavilion built ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Walk-to-train apartments near downtown Park Ridge

2 S Greenwood, Park Ridge

2 South Greenwood is a beautiful, grand courtyard building with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments a short walk from downtown Park Ridge and the Metra station. The apartments have been totally renovated and feature spacious rooms, hardwood floors, kitchens with cherry cabinets and granite countertops, in-unit washer / dryers and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Newly-remodeled apartments in a convenient Evanston location

941 Chicago Evanston

941 Chicago offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments a block from the Chicago / Main CTA and Metra stations. The apartments have been totally renovated and feature hardwood floors, all new kitchens and baths, and very functional layouts. The location is within a short walk of major grocery stores, restaurants ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 19, 2014
DealsNorth ShoreLake Forest

A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

1197 Telegraph Lake Forest

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1197 Telegraph in Lake Forest is on a site that spans nearly half an acre. It’s within walking distance of shopping, schools and a Metra station. Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is currently renovating the home and offering it for sale at $190,000. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 8, 2014
West suburbsHarwood Heights

High style at Clock Tower Pointe in Harwood Heights

4811 N Olcott

This 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath condominium home at 4811 N Olcott in Harwood Heights will surprise and delight you the moment you enter. The home has unusually spacious rooms and spans more than 2,000 square feet. Features that make you feel at home include a large mud room off the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
North ShoreNorthfield

A tight-as-a-noose North Shore rental market

Colonial Square Northfield

The rental market for MLS-listed North Shore homes and condos in the New Trier School District is as tight as we’ve ever seen it. As of yesterday evening, for example, only a single home was listed for rent in Kenilworth. Four homes were available in Glencoe, 9 in Wilmette, 3 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 25, 2014
North ShoreNorthfield

A $5.25M Northfield home built in 2013 and completed in 2010

2202 Martin Ln Northfield

According to the current listing, the 7-bedroom home at 2202 Martin Ln in Northfield was built in 2013 and spans approximately 21,000 square feet. The listing has been active at Redfin for 194 days. The home was complete, except for a few finishing touches, when I walked through it and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette teardowns are back

Beverly Dr Wilmette

Travel back in time to the spring of 2006 and you would have found more than 100 homes on the Village of Wilmette’s list of pending and approved demolition permits. We documented them at the time in five separate Flickr albums: East Wilmette, from Green Bay Rd east to Lake ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
North ShoreLake Forest

MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

Tower Road Beach

If you thought there was a shortage of homes for sale on Chicago’s North Shore, take a look at how the rental market has shrunk over the past two years. At this time two years ago there were 45 homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS in Lake ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2014