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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
North ShoreEvanston

A grand Victorian charmer in Evanston’s Ridge Historic District

1700 Asbury Evanston

) 1700 Asbury in Evanston will make you forget every assumption you once had about Victorian-style homes. Unusually large windows flood the rooms in this home with light and emphasize the open flow of the grand spaces. Classic architectural details include 11-foot ceilings, crown, picture and chair rail moldings, elaborate ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 12, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Saying thanks with coffee and donuts at E2 in Evanston

E2 Evanston

Temperatures were in the single digits this morning when Fifield Companies‘ Randy Fifield set out to thank the construction workers at the new 356-unit E2 Apartments in Evanston. The hard-working crews from McHugh Construction gained a brief respite from the cold with coffee and donuts while Randy shared some of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Should AMLI Evanston be red-faced about its green claims?

Northwestern University

Three new apartment projects opened in Evanston last year, and all were designed to achieve some level of LEED certification. Being energy conscious and sensitive to the environment are de rigueur in Evanston, a North Shore community that boasts an Office of Sustainability. 1717 Evanston targeted LEED Silver certification and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 3, 2014
North ShoreWinnetka

Wilmette’s winter wonderland annoys a neighbor

Wilmette Christmas lights

A year ago I wrote the following about a Wilmette home at the northeast corner of Cleveland and Thornwood: Wilmette resident Steve Maris has outfitted his home with an array of Christmas figures and more than 50,000 lights computer-controlled by more than 300 separate channels. Maris puts on the show, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 19, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

Griffin’s Emery House in Elmhurst, still for sale

Emery House, Elmhurst

It was late January when I toured The Emery House in Elmhurst with Tom Makinney of Coldwell Banker’s Gracik Makinney Group, one of our sponsors. The home was listed for sale in early February, and is still available for purchase at a list price of $1,750,000. The home, at 281 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2013
North ShoreKenilworth

Shooting a no-go in Lincolnwood, still OK in Kenilworth

Kenilworth Metra station

Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that a Cook County Circuit Court Judge upheld the Village of Lincolnwood’s decision to bar a shooting range above Shore Galleries. If you’re a Kenilworth resident with a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card you’re welcome to use the Police Department’s shooting range at no ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2013
North ShoreHighland Park

Lease a vibrant villa in Highland Park

1074 Clavey Highland Park

It isn’t often that you’ll see a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home described as a “hand-built country villa.” But then, how would you respond if challenged to describe this one-of-a-kind polychromatic pad? The home, at 1074 Clavey Rd in Highland Park, was recently listed for rent, fully-furnished, for $2,500 a month. Click ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 15, 2013

Homes at 1992 prices in Chicago’s south suburbs

Fairway Club Estates

Crain’s is reporting that Case-Shiller data shows home prices in some southern suburbs regressing to the levels that prevailed in 1992. We’ve visited a number of south suburban housing developments over the years, and you can have a look at one of them – Fairway Club Estates in University Park ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2013