Moving to the North Shore Suburbs and the Chicago area in general can be somewhat overwhelming. I have tried to simplify the process for you by putting the information my clients request the most in one place. I am glad to answer your questions, show you different areas and make recommendations.
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, please call or text me at 312.203.2416 or send me an email
State and Local Community Information
This section has links to the counties I service. They contain a wealth of information about local communities and more links.
I also have links to the state of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources which governs Illinois State Parks. You can find in-depth information about several local communities, including park district information and local real estate listings currently on the market. Finally, there is a link to check on whether a community charges a tax on the sale of real estate, if so who pays it and whether a community requires inspections. (The state of Illinois and local counties tax the sale of real estate but not every community has a municipal tax.)
METRA Train Service - Commuter railroad service throughout the Chicagoland area. Schedules, routes and more
Pace Bus - Local bus service throughout the area
IDOT - (Illinois Department of Transportation)- Covers roads, highways and tollroads throughout the area
Chicago Airports - Links to both Chicago’s major airports
Milwaukee Airport - An alternative to Chicago’s airports
Price Comparisons- Local and National
No two communities are exactly alike however there can be enough similarities to make some rough comparisons. Coldwell Banker offers a tool to compare homes across the country. This can be a great starting place if it is used correctly. Try it and see what you think. I will be glad to help you pick out towns that are similar.