Posts tagged "Video"

A Glencoe extreme makeover across from Friends Park

Glencoe has a small, but surprisingly lively downtown near its Metra station. Glencoe’s downtown has one-of-a-kind shops, sidewalk cafes, the Writers’ Theatre, a farmers market, the wildly-popular Friends Park, and more. Living near downtown is a viable alternative to a low-density in-city neighborhood. Two years ago I sat in Friends Park with Shirley Olin, chatting... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Indian Hill Estates and West Wilmette

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Wilmette we haven’t visited in a while. We begin with Indian Hill Estates, a 170-acre subdivision planned by architect Philip Maher in the 1920s. It’s bounded by Hunter and Hibbard Roads, Lake Avenue on the south, and... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Wilmette's Kenilworth Gardens

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of the North Shore suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Kenilworth Gardens is the area of Wilmette bounded on the east by Ridge, on the south (approximately) by Lake, on the north by the Indian Hill Club,... Read more »
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Tour week – driving the CAGE in Wilmette

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of the North Shore suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Wilmette’s historic CAGE neighborhood takes its name from four streets: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. The CAGE has stately old homes, broad brick streets with deep setbacks,... Read more »

Meet the LiveEvanston team and Chris, a first-time home buyer

LiveEvanston is a City of Evanston initiative that makes attractive, high-quality homes affordable to qualified moderate-income families. LiveEvanston is purchasing 100 homes and condos in two Evanston neighborhoods, completely rehabbing them, and selling them to buyers who meet income restrictions — typically $26,550 to $98,280. The program offers down payments as low as 3.5% and... Read more »

Video tours of eight updated Evanston apartments

Wouldn’t it be great if every apartment building had a video tour that gave you a good look at the apartments and their location? Video gives you the time to see more apartments, learn about their surroundings, and home in on the places that seem the best fit. The most useful video tours, like the... Read more »
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The party scene at a $13.9M Winnetka lakefront home

Coldwell Banker’s Julie Deutsch and Maureen Mohling have sold many of the North Shore’s grandest homes and seen most of the rest. The Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka, they say, ranks among the very best. It was completely gutted and rebuilt over a two-year period and is, in effect, a new home,... Read more »

Redfin – multiple offer scenarios common on Chicago's North Shore

Redfin‘s Dario Medina and Mark Reitman stopped by my office the other day for an off-the-cuff discussion of Redfin’s business model and some of the trends its agents have been seeing recently in the Chicago real estate market. One topic I tossed out for discussion was multiple offers. According to Medina, 37% of Redfin’s local... Read more »

The Planes, Trains & Automobiles house for sale in Kenilworth

You’ll hopefully be able to reach 230 Oxford Rd in Kenilworth with fewer mishaps than Steve Martin and John Candy endured on their way there in Trains, Planes & Automobiles. The 6-bedroom home has three full and two half baths, a 3-car garage on a 90 x 160 lot within two blocks of Lake Michigan.... Read more »
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Renovated rental townhomes in the heart of Winnetka

Library Place townhomes are in a convenient location steps from the very urban heart of downtown Winnetka. Shops, restaurants, schools, parks, a Metra station are all within easy walking distance – and some of the best North Shore beaches are nearby. The floor plans, from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet, feature 3 bedrooms, 2 or... Read more »