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August 2007 - Posts

SUE'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING!" IN CHICAGO BLOG – IS SUMMER OVER?
WHERE'S SUMMER? Where has this summer gone? I can’t believe it’s Labor Day weekend already, which usually signals the end of summer. But I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet and hope you’re not either! There’s Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - MY FAVORITE CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS - LINCOLN SQUARE!
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Woof, y'all! Daddy and I just got back from Austin, Texas , and the Annual Keller Williams Mega Camp for its most successful agents . . . and, Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG – MMMM CHOCOLATE!
CHOCOLATE FRUIT CRUMBLE Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40-45 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 6 tbsp butter, plus extra for greasing 14 oz/400 g canned apricots, in natural juice 1 lb/450 g cooking apples, peeled Read More...
KATHY’S “HOME & GARDEN” BLOG - OUR OWN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
RAINING AGAIN???????? With all the rain we've been having lately, I know it's been hard to get lawn work accomplished. If you can't cut the grass because of weather and it gets too long just cut it two times. To keep your lawn a lush green, Read More...
MARC'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG – KIDS KNOW THE DARNDEST THINGS
I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH TEENAGERS. I got taught a very cool little Firefox trick this weekend. My workday starts with the same five websites every morning. For the past five years I have had the same five shortcuts to five different websites dropped on Read More...
NEW PRICE! CLASSIC 4BR/3BA QUEEN ANNE - CONVENIENT NORWOOD PARK LOCATION!
Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 5804 N Marmora Avenue, Chicago, IL , a 3 bath, 4 bdrm 1 1/2 story "Classic Queen Anne Bungalow!". Now $317,400 MLS® #06626904 WHAT A VALUE IN GLADSTONE PARK!. Property informatio Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - AUGUST 27, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! Very stormy and dangerous weather throughout Chicagoland tempered property showings this past week. Hopefully, you incurred little damage or flooding in your home, and you're nerves aren't too frazzled. Let's take a Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - IT'S TIME FOR FANTASY FOOTBALL!
MY FALL PASSION - FANTASY FOOTBALL! Are you a fantasy football player? It's that time of year where magazine upon magazine comes out telling the fantasy player world who to pick and what strategy to utilize for success. The NFL season begins on Thursday, Read More...
SUE'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING!" IN CHICAGO BLOG – SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON IS STILL IN BLOOM!
SUMMER IS WINDING DOWN BUT NOT CHICAGOANS! Summer is winding down as well as the outdoor neighborhood festivals – but it ain’t over yet! For some good food, time with friends and good ‘ole fashion fun try out one or all of these weekend Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - A CUBS/RED SOX WORLD SERIES?
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! I'm a bit late on this week's blog, folks! Sorry! Thursday afternoon's weather was scary, and DANGEROUS, wasn't it? I never saw so Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG - SUMMER CASSEROLE!
IT'S STILL PICNIC TIME AND NOTHING BEATS A YUMMY TUNA CASSEROLE! Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 11 oz/ 300g dried macaroni 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 oz/55g Read More...
HOT PRICE! SPRAWLING WILMETTE 3BR/2BA BRICK RANCH - NEW TRIER HS!
New Trier High School District, Wilmette - Announcing a price reduction on 1121 Virginia Lane, a 2 bath, 3 bdrm ranch "All Brick Construction". MLS® #06572501 REDUCED TO $584,500! - ROOM + VALUE!. Property information Read More...
KATHY'S "HOME & GARDEN" BLOG - DON'T GET BITTEN
DANGER: WEST NILE VIRUS IS STILL HERE! I don't think people take the threat of West Nile virus seriously enough. I'm driving along and hear a commercial on the radio. The pain in the husband's voice as he recounts what happened is truly heartbreaking. Read More...
MARC'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - I-GO IS NOT JUST FOR CARS ANYMORE
ANOTHER ONE OF MY BRILLIANT IDEAS STOLEN!!! I thought of this first! I swear! I remember thinking it up right after I joined I-Go and I even told my friends about it at a cookout. This was, like, last summer! CURSES!! Well, okay, maybe I didn't think Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - AUGUST 20, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! Another wild week for the Stock Market this week, but intervention by the Federal Reserve Board, reducing the Discount Rate by 0.5% , calmed the credit markets a bit, for now. Let's see how the mortgage and credit market reacts Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - CHICAGO CUBS SIGN ZAMBRANO LONG-TERM!
OUR CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - WHAT MATTERS MOST TO THE CHICAGO SPORTS FAN! On Friday, the Chicago Cubs signed Carlos Zambrano to a five-year deal worth 91.5 million dollars with a vesting option for a sixth year. No one was sure that this deal was going to Read More...
JENNIFER'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING!" IN CHICAGO BLOG - 49TH ANNUAL AIR & WATER SHOW!
CHICAGO'S SPECTACULAR AIR AND WATER SHOW IS THE HEADLINER EVENT THIS WEEKEND The 49th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show is going on this weekend. Come out in the magnificent weather we've been having and enjoy a day with your family. Well over Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - HEY, DAD - WANNA GO FOR A WALK?
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Show of paws! Don't you just LOVE to go for a walk? Taking in the scenery from a dogs-eye point of view? Sniffin' with your friends? Giving Read More...
KATHY'S "HOME & GARDEN" BLOG - SUMMER IS COMING TO A BOIL
SAVE THAT SUMMER PRODUCE! You've slaved away all summer on your garden and now the fruits of your labor are paying off in droves. Do you want to preserve that home-grown produce but the mere thought of canning makes you break out in a cold sweat? Read More...
REDUCED! HUGE 2BR/2BA SHERIDAN ROAD CONDO - CITY/LAKE VIEWS!
Edgewater, Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 5445 N. Sheridan Road, Unit 1215 - a 1,328 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm apartment Corner Unit Condo - Lake/City Views! MLS® #06568597 NOW $239,500! - Value on the Lake!. Property information Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG - HERBED POTATOES WITH ONION
HERE'S A SCRUMPTIOUS SIDE DISH, FROM IWONA! Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 900 g/2 lb waxy potatoes, cut into cubes 4 1/2 oz/125 g/1/2 cup butter 1 red onion, cut into 8 2 Read More...
MAINE SOUTH HS DISTRICT, PARK RIDGE! LARGE 4BR/3BA HOME - LEGAL TWO-UNIT!
Legal Two Units! • 3 bath, 4 bdrm English-style Home - Legal Two-Flat! - MLS® #06639412 ONLY $449,500! Maine South High School District, Park Ridge - Great location, and value-price on this roomy, classic Brick Four Bedroom/Three Bath English-style Read More...
MARC'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - SOMETHING SMELLS PHISHY!
TIPS ON USING TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE (BUT BE CAREFUL) – FROM MARC How can you really tell if those emails you're getting from your bank are legit? Do you know if the message from Paypal or eBay is above board? How about when your credit Read More...
GLADSTONE PARK VALUE! HUGE 4 BEDROOM/3 BATH CLASSIC QUEEN ANNE BUNGALOW!
HUGE 4BR/3BA HOME! • 3 bath, 4 bdrm 1 1/2 story "Classic Queen Anne Bungalow!" - MLS® #06626904 $322,400 - VALUE IN GLADSTONE PARK! Gladstone Park, Chicago - WHAT A VALUE! Huge, dormered four bedroom, three full bath home on a great Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - AUGUST 13, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! The Equities Markets had a WILD RIDE this past week. As you might assume, tightness in the credit market has a DIRECT IMPACT on the housing and mortgage market - marginal borrowers will have trouble getting loans, and those that Read More...
JEFF'S SPORTS BLOG - HERE COME YOUR 2007 CHICAGO BEARS!
A TRUE CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG, FROM A TRUE CHICAGO SPORTS FAN! Bear fans are pumped as the Chicago Bears beat the Houston Texans 20-19 last night. A Robbie Gould field goal with 36 seconds left in the game made the difference. Rex Grossman was accurate with Read More...
SUE'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING!" IN CHICAGO BLOG - IT'S ICE CREAM WEATHER!
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST ICE CREAM IN CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND! It's going to be another scorcher out there this weekend! I'm thinking it's time to cool off and what better way than to eat ice cream. Yes, I'm suggesting eating ice cream, or Read More...
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - 1660 W FARWELL, UNIT 2A, CHICAGO. SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 1-3PM!
August 2007 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rogers Park, Chicago - We invite everyone to visit our open house at # 2A-1660 W. Farwell Avenue on August 11 Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - THE SKY? IS IT REALLY FALLING?
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! The family and I had quite a celebration last night - IT WAS MY 2ND BIRTHDAY! Man, you should have seen the cake - peanut butter, mmmmm! And that steak Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG - CLASSIC APPLE PIE!
JUST LIKE GRANDMA USED TO BAKE - IWONA'S FAVORITE RECIPE FOR TRADITIONAL APPLE PIE! Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - HOT AUGUST LAWN CARE!
HOT-SUMMER LAWN PRESERVATION TIPS, FROM KATHY! Well, Chicago is experiencing the hottest weather of the summer! This very hot weather can certainly take a toll on your lawn and garden. It is even more important than ever to stick to long, deep soakings Read More...
MARC'S TECHNOLOGY BLOGS - GADGETS II - FOR THE HOME!
FROM MARC, A COUPLE OF GADGETS FOR THE HOME - YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT! I've got a couple of more gadgets I want to tell you about. They are not NEW gadget exactly, I've seen them a time or two, but both seem to have answered some questions Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - AUGUST 6, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! What a hot, steamy weekend in Chicago - with a bit of thunder and rain on Saturday night. Hope you kept cool, and dry! Here's our Chicago Real Estate Stats Pack for Monday Morning, July 30th, 2007. SINGLE FAMILY, CONDOS, AND Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - HOME RUN HISTORY!
A NEW GENERATION OF BALLPLAYER YIELDS A NEW GENERATION OF RECORDS! If you think back to the last 10 years for Major League Baseball you come across three records that have been or will be broken . First it was Roger Maris ' single season 61 home runs Read More...
JENNIFER'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING!" IN CHICAGO BLOG - LOLLAPALOOZA!
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND! Let the Lollapalooza Madness begin! This weekend, over 150 bands invade Hutchinson Field in Grant Park for Lollapalooza, 2007! Come to 300 E. Balbo Drive , just south of Buckingham Fountain, Read More...
NEW PRICE! PARK RIDGE - XLG, LEGAL BRICK TWO-FLAT - MAINE SOUTH HS DISTRICT!
Maine South High School District, Park Ridge - Announcing a price reduction on 1271 N Northwest HWY, a 2 bath, 4 bdrm Legal Two-Flat! Now Only $449,500! MLS® #06603323 Property information Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - "HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME!"
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Grrrrrr!!! Don't worry, I mean it in a nice way! I love to write my Lil' Buddy's Blog each week, you know. But in the summertime, it's Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG - CHICKEN BAKE!
ARE YOU HUNGRY? HERE'S ANOTHER TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA! Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 45 minutes, + 1 hour cooling Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups ground chicken 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - 8 IMPORTANT HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS!
KATHY'S TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOME & GARDEN! Everyone who owns a house knows that there are various jobs that need doing regularly all year long. Now that we're heading for summer's end, make sure your house and yard are in good shape. 1. Read More...