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October 2007 - Posts

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 1:00-2:30PM!
November 2007 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 28 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Exclusive Fairview Neighborhood, Skokie - Please stop by our Exclusive Preview of this fabulous, four-bedroom Read More...
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD - 1:00 to 2:30PM!
November 2007 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 28 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Lincoln Park, Chicago - We invite everyone to visit our Exclusive Preview at 2010 N. Larrabee Street, near Read More...
REDUCED! GREAT NEW PRICE ON COVENTRY PLACE 2BR CONDO - NOW ONLY $139,500!
Coventry Place, Des Plaines - Announcing a price reduction on 9446 Dee Road, Unit 2E - a 900 sq. ft., Lovely, updated 2 bdrm condo. Now only $139,500! MLS® #06665824 Great Value - 2BR Condo!. Property information Read More...
IWONA'S IN THE KITCHEN BLOG - BURGERS WITH A MOROCCAN FLAIR
HERE'S A TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA - GREAT FOR BURGER LOVERS WITH A SPECIAL TWIST! GRILLED MOROCCAN SPICED TURKEY BURGERS WITH MANGO CHUTNEY SLAW Recipe Summary Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: Read More...
GREAT NEW PRICE - ONLY $469,000! CLASSIC 4BR COLONIAL - SKOKIE FAIRVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD!
Skokie's Beautiful Fairview Neighborhood - Announcing a NEW PRICE on 4934 W. Lunt Avenue, a beautiful , 4 bdrm Classic Brick Colonial - Top Schools! Now only $469,000! MLS® #06704113 Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - MORE FALL MAINTENANCE AROUND THE HOME AND GARDEN PART II
ARE YOU READY FOR FALL? Don't forget these important items as well. You still have time! Getting the mower ready for winter storage. You should already be using fuel stabilizer in all of your gas powered equipment. Follow instructions on the stabilizer Read More...
CATHY'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - SOMETHING FOR THE PALM USERS IN THE CROWD
I LOVE MY PALM! I was tooling around this weekend - what AWESOME weather - and realized that I have a treasure-trove of information about my Palm. For most business professionals, you use some sort of PDA device. The most common is Palm. You may or may Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - OCTOBER 29, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! In their October 24th edition, Crains Chicago Business cited a 27% drop off in homes sales in September, 2007, versus September, 2006. In the North and Northwest Sides of Chicago our Team services most frequently , unit sales dropped Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - THE BOSTON RED SOX MAKE A STATEMENT!
THOUGHTS ON THE 2007 WORLD SERIES, AND THE BOSTON RED SOX! Red Sox fans may be about to cherish yet another world championship as their beloved BoSox are just too much for the Colorado Rockies. In convincing fashion the Sox pounded the Rockies pitchers Read More...
JENNIFER'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO BLOG - WHERE DID HALLOWEEN AND THANKSGIVING GO?
IT'S STILL HALLOWEEN OR IS IT?! Well it sure feels like Indian Summer is behind us with the blustery breezes and the chill in the air. Next week will be Halloween already, but I could not help but realize that neighborhood store shelves are already Read More...
JENNIFER'S CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE!
READ ABOUT LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS HERE! MAYFAIR /ALBANY PARK - Residents get an update on the plans for a sculpture garden on the river, October 11 th . The Mayfair Civic Association led a meeting to discuss updates for a planned Albany Park sculpture Read More...
IWONA'S IN THE KITCHEN BLOG - TASTY CHICKEN MAIN COURSE!
HERE'S A TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA - GREAT FOR CHICKEN LOVERS WITH A SPECIAL TWIST! CHICKEN PEPPERONATA Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 8 skinless chicken thighs 2 tbsp whole-wheat Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - EXISTING HOME SALES TUMBLE NATIONWIDE - BUT WHAT ABOUT CHICAGO?
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! The Colorado Rockies? The Boston Red Sox? Rox versus Sox? Bah, Humbug ! I'm still a Cub fan, through and through. Hopefully, they'll bring Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG – MORE FALL MAINTENANCE AROUND HOME AND GARDEN PART 1
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR FALL MAINTENANCE YET? A few reminders about things you should have done already but still have time for. Use winterizer fertilizer on your lawn. Make sure you either rake or suck up the leaves first. Fertilize after mowing. Water if Read More...
CATHY'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - GETTING ORGANIZED IS VERY EASY!
NOW YOU CAN ALWAYS BE ON TIME WITH BIRTHDAY CARDS AND HAVE THE INFO ALL IN ONE PLACE! I have to admit that I was trying to find something that most people would enjoy using and would be functional as well. You could say I'm a practical gal! Then, Read More...
LINCOLN PARK REHAB 3BR TOWNHOME! INCLUDES PARKING - 2 XLG OUTDOOR PAVER PATIOS!
VIEW NOW, for Space, Location and Value! • 1,250 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm townhouse - MLS® 06708871 ONLY $399,500! - 1250 SF 3 BR Townhome Lincoln Park, Chicago - Incredible outdoor space featured in this beautiful Lincoln Park Rehab Townhome Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - OCTOBER 22, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! We continue to enjoy above-average autumn temperatures in Chicago, although more rain and more seasonal, cooler weather is promised for this coming week. Enjoy the good weather while you can! Here's a look at our Chicago Real Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - IT'S MUST WIN TIME FOR THE BEARS!
THE BEARS MUST WIN THIS SUNDAY AGAINST THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES! In what should prove to be an interesting game, the Chicago Bears take on the Philadelphia Eagles tomorrow looking to "right" the ship and get back into contention within their Read More...
SUE'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO" BLOG - GHOULISH SEASON!
GHOSTS? BAH HUMBUG! Well, Chicago's "post" season ended-up being stale as usual. Da Bears won't see a "post" season if they don't start eating their Wheaties and play football the way it's meant to be played. So what's Read More...
LIL'BUDDY'S BLOG - CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE!
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hot off the Web! Some important NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS in and around Chicago! (Perhaps I never mentioned to you my ambition of becoming a Pup Reporter, Read More...
FIRST OPEN HOUSE! YOUR NEW HOME IN THE COUNTRY - STEPS FROM THE LAKE!
October 2007 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 30 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 9 10 Wildwood, Grayslake - We invite everyone to visit our open house at 33051 Battershall Drive on October 20 from Read More...
JUST LISTED - SKOKIE FAIRVIEW! 4 BEDROOM CLASSIC BRICK COLONIAL HOME!
Stately Home in Prestigous Fairview! • 1 1/2 bath, 4 bdrm colonial "Classic 4BR Home" - MLS® #06704113 ONlY $477,400! - Classic Colonial Skokie - Looking for a Classic Brick Home on a Quiet, Suburban Street - with Top Schools? Look Read More...
JUST LISTED - BELMONT HEIGHTS! LARGE, UPDATED TWO-STORY HOME!
Lovely tree-lined street • 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2-story - MLS® 06699763 ONLY $394,500! - Immaculate 2 Story Home Belmont Heights, Chicago - Belmont Heights – Immaculate two-story home, lovely tree-lined street, very quiet neighborhood on Chicago’s Read More...
IWONA'S IN THE KITCHEN BLOG - MMMM DESSERT
HERE'S A TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA - GREAT FOR BERRY SEASON! CHOCOLATE BERRY CREAM PIES Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes + freezing Yield: 3 pies, 8 servings each Ingredients: 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, softened 1 can (11-1/2 Read More...
PORTAGE PARK! CERTIFIED CHICAGO BRICK THREE-FLAT - GREAT PRICE!
Certified Chicago Three Flat • 3 bath, 5 bdrm 3-level split "Three Flat". Value-Priced - Only $469,500! MLS® 06698432 - Immaculate Brick Building Portage Park, Chicago - Portage Park - Certified Chicago Brick Three-Flat! Immaculate Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - TIME FOR FALL CLEANING!
GETTING RID OF THE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOUSE We all have problems with too much stuff in our house. Sometimes the papers on my desk are literally falling off the edge. Even if you don't have a business in your home we all have a huge amount of paper to Read More...
NEW ULTRA-LOW PRICE! HUGE 4BR BRICK ENGLISH-STYLE HOME - MAINE SOUTH HS!
Maine South High School District, Park Ridge - Announcing a price reduction on 1271 N Northwest HWY, a 3 bath, 4 bdrm bungalow "Legal Two-Flat!". REDUCED - ONLY $429,500! MLS® #06639412 BEAUTIFUL BRICK 4BR/3BA!. Property information Read More...
CATHY'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - CREATE YOUR OWN RADIO STATION
H OW COOL! Okay, so who knew my accountant of all people would have this great little find?! We're talking taxes and whatnot (FYI - today is the last day to get your taxes filed if you did an extension in April). Then out of the blue, I get told about Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - OCTOBER 15, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! Boy, the temperatures fell back to seasonal levels this week! Gone are the record high temperatures from last weekend - the fifties and sixties are the current daily temperature ranges. Ah, well, the warm weather was good while Read More...
TODAY, WE WALK FOR A CURE!
PLEASE HELP BY VISTING OUR WEBSITE AND CONTRIBUTING FOR A CURE FOR CANCER! According to The National Cancer Institute , an estimated that 178,480 women will be diagnosed with and 40,460 women will die of this deadly cancer in 2007. For Dean's Team, Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - CAN THE BEARS WIN THIS YEAR?
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE BEARS THIS SEASON? The Chicago Bears face another division rival in the Minnesota Vikings today. They need this win to get their record to .500. If they win, they'll position themselves to make a run for the division title. Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - SERVICE, PLEASE - SERVICE!
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Happy October, everyone! Have you dogs decided what how to dress up for Halloween? My thought is to wear a black suit, a cell phone around my waste, Read More...
JENNIFER'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO" BLOG - HAUNTING, HARVESTS, AND OTHER CHICAGO HAPPENINGS
DON'T BE AFRAID! Mid October is fast approaching. Our weather has gone from Indian Summer to Fall practically overnight. I welcome the cool breezes and the beautifully colored falling leaves. Chicago scenery is amazing this time of year. I offer a Read More...
IWONA'S IN THE KITCHEN BLOG - VEGETABLE ENCHILADAS
HERE'S TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA - GREAT FOR AUTUMN DINNERS! VEGETABLE ENCHILADAS Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 flour tortillas 2 3/4 oz/75 g cup grated Cheddar cheese FILLING Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - TIME FOR SOME SPRUCING UP
SPRUCE UP ANY ROOM WITH SOME FRESH PAINT! First let's prep the area to be painted. Walls should be clean and smooth. Fix any nail holes with spackle , using a scraper to smooth the hole. Let the spackle dry for at least 24 hours and sand with fine Read More...
CATHY'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - DON'T LOSE IT!
BACK-UP OR LOSE IT Have you ever been the victim of a computer breakdown? I have and let me tell you, the key is to be prepared. I was sitting at Starbucks pondering the best tips and tricks I can give you that will make your life easier and less stressful. Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE STATS PACK - OCTOBER 8, 2007
Good Morning, Everyone! Feels like July in Chicago, despite the fact it's almost Halloween! Temperatures at O'Hare hit a record 88 degrees today - causing an early end for the Chicago Marathon downtown and through several neighborhoods. Despite Read More...
JEFF'S CHICAGO SPORTS BLOG - LAST NIGHT'S SURRENDER AT WRIGLEY FIELD!
THE CUBS BREAK THE HEARTS OF THEIR LEGIONS OF FANS ONCE AGAIN! It was a memorable stretch run! It took the Chicago Cubs until the last weekend of the regular season to lock up the Central Division Championship . They were hitting the ball and getting Read More...
JUST LISTED! WILDWOOD/GRAYSLAKE! YOUR PLACE IN THE COUNTRY - STEPS TO GAGE'S LAKE!
Your New Place by The Lake! • 2 bath, 3 bdrm 1 1/2 story "Cape Cod Style!" - MLS® #06691310 Only $239,500 - Country Setting - Value! Wildwood/Grayslake - Your new Home in the Country! Updated, classic Cape Cod style home in Wildwood Read More...
SUE'S "WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO" BLOG - POST SEASON PLAY!
IT'S POST TIME AND I'M NOT TALKING CEREAL! Well, Well, Well, what do you know, I guess miracles do happen! The Chicago Cubs have made it to the post-season as the Central Division champions even after a very shaky first half. And, I mean very Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - MY FAVORITE CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS - ROGERS PARK
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Say, I bet you don't know too many other Little White Dogs who work at a computer each day, surrounded by a Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse Bobblehead, Read More...
IWONA'S "IN THE KITCHEN" BLOG - PORK HASH
HERE'S ANOTHER TASTY RECIPE FROM IWONA! PORK HASH Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 14 oz/400 g canned chopped tomatoes 2 1/2-3 cups beef stock 1 tbsp corn oil 1 lb/450 g fresh Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN BLOG - PRESERVING FRESH HERBS FROM THE GARDEN PART II
MORE FALL GARDENING TIPS, FROM KATHY! Many herbs can be preserved by deep freezing. The most success is with herbs such as basil , chives, fennel, mint and tarragon . Young shoots and leaves are preferable. Cut them early in the morning and process them Read More...
CATHY'S TECHNOLOGY BLOG - GETTING IT ALL DONE
TIME MANGEMENT To most of us those words can cause the worst feeling in the pit of your stomach. If I only had time to do - fill in your answer here! At one time we all thought electronics were supposed to make life easier. Now the busy person today usually Read More...