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August 2010 - Posts

KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – NEW GUTTER FIX
I'm always talking about keeping your gutters clean and free of debris . This is so important for the life of your roof and other things around the house such as the foundation and landscaping. An overflowing gutter causes rain water to bounce back Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MOVE OVER SKYPE HERE COMES GOOGLE
Google announced last week that they are now offering free phone call s in the US and Canada from within their web-based Gmail service. As long as you have a Gmail account, you also have the ability to not only perform online chats, but the system is Read More...
REDUCED!! Sunny 2BR/2BA Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers - A Great Value!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing another Price Reduction on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom "High Rise Condo". NOW MLS® $224,000 - REDUCED!! A Must See! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A GREAT TIME TO BE OUTDOORS!
This very well may be the last weekend of August, but you wouldn't know it by the gorgeous, sunny days - no rain (dare I even mention it) - being predicted. What more could you ask for here in Chicago where our weather is known to change in a minute? Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK This Friday is a great time to catch up on your Irish. The Irish American Heritage Center is hosting Seanachaí Theatre Company's presentation of The Weir. Tickets cost $10 through Ovation Tix for this premiere performance. Conor Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HOME AND YARD JOBS
Everyone who owns a house knows that there are various jobs that need doing regularly throughout the year. Now that we're heading for summer's end, make sure your house and yard are in good shape. Clean and care for your deck . You can rent a Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW APP FOR IPHONE HELPS YOU GET AROUND TOWN FASTER
I have to admit that I recently just purchased a Droid X so when I went looking for apps for my new phone, I found this app. At first I was disappointed because it won't work with my particular phone just yet, but the application itself is really Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! Rob Roy - Immaculate Top-Floor 2BR/2BA Unit - Value Priced!!
Rob Roy Country Club Village, Prospect Heights - Announcing a Price Reduction on 501 Aberdeen Lane, #B, a 1,165 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom "2nd Floor Unit". NOW MLS® $162,000 - REDUCED - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WINDING DOWN A BIT?
Chicagoans may be "winding" down a bit with the start of a new school year right around the corner, but one wouldn't know it by this weekend's line-up! The North Center neighborhood will be presenting its 4 th annual Northside Summerfest Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - LOOKING FOR A NEW GIG? TRY BECOMING A "DETECTION DOG"!
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! This troubled U.S. Economy - High Unemployment ( 10.7% here in IL and across the Chicago Area ) - has it impacted you? Hard? Having Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy the Bank of America Cinema before it's due to close in December this year. The space's history for the past 33 years makes it a unique gem within the neighborhood. It was originally built when Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – LAWN CARE DURING HOT SUMMER WEATHER
Well, Chicago is experiencing the hottest weather of the summer. It can certainly take a toll on your lawn and garden. It is even more important than ever to stick to long, deep soakings of the lawn and garden. Earlier in the summer once a week was sufficient, Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! GREAT VALUE! Roomy 1BR Condo - Heated Garage Parking Space!
The Grove, Forest Park - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 7753 West Van Buren Street, #413, a 850 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom "4th Floor Unit". NOW MLS® $107,400 - REDUCED - Unheard of Value!! Property information Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! Sunny 2BR/2BA Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers - A MUST SEE!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., two bath, two bedroom "Condo, High Rise". Now MLS® $237,000 - REDUCED! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - "DISLIKE" BUTTON LATEST SCAM ON FACEBOOK
Facebook is one of the most popular social media engines on the Internet today. Just announced this morning was a new viral scam making the rounds. Users receive a notice that asks if they want to install a "dislike" button , says the security Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER CONTINUES TO HEAT-UP IN CHICAGO!
While the hot summer days of August continue this weekend, Chicagoans have many refreshing and enjoyable activities to choose from. Two major events in town this weekend are - Now in its 52 nd year, the Chicago Air & Water Show kicks off its weekend Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, OLD TOWN, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Looking for something organic and spa-worthy? Now you can check out newly opened BG Salon in Norwood Park. They offer organic hair color, highlights, botanical perms, hair gloss, up-do's, extensions, lash tinting, air brush tanning and Read More...
LINCOLN PARK - Incredible 2BR/2BA Completely Updated Condo with Breathtaking Views of Lincoln Park & the Lake!
• 1,095 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom "Condo, High Rise" - MLS® $357,400 Lincoln Park, Chicago - You won’t find more breathtaking views anywhere! Incredible 2 Bedroom/2 Bath, completely updated Lincoln Park Condo - steps from Read More...
PRICE REDUCED!! Extra-Large, 12th Floor Studio - Full-Amenity, Pet-Friendly Building!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 4343 North Clarendon Avenue, #1209, a 575 sq. ft., 1 bath, extra-large studio. NOW MLS® $64,000 - REDUCED Incredible Value! Property information Read More...
PRICE REDUCED - Roomy, Five Year Old Gut Rehab 2BR Condo with Parking!
East Evanston, Evanston - Announcing a Price Reduction on 739 North Dobson Street, #1N, a 975 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom condo. NOW MLS® $64,000 - REDUCED!! Great Value! Property information Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – AUGUST AROUND THE HOUSE AND GARDEN
It's sure been a hot summer here in Chicagoland this year! Here are a few tips for you as the summer is winding down. Water your trees, use a root waterer or just trickle the hose. Always water at drip line. This is a line around the tree where the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMPUTER MOUSE
The ordinary PC mouse is considered an important computer hardware. Without it, people may have a harder time trying to navigate within the computer screen such as when trying to browse websites or going over some documents. The computer mouse allows Read More...
FORECLOSURES RULING THE MARKET? In Chicago, It's Not Quite So Clear Cut!
MEDIAN SALES PRICES OF FORECLOSURE PROPERTIES FALL SHARPLY, CONVENTIONAL PRICES DOWN TOO, BUT MORE MODESTLY! Chicago Neighborhoods, like most other Real Estate Markets across the U.S, has seen considerable home foreclosures over the past several years. Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - Coffee House Turnabout - Now, They're Becoming UNPLUGGED!
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! You been OK? I missed you all - have been on Dog Sabbatical , traveling to such exotic haunts as Livonia MI, Cincinnati OH, and Palatine Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WE HAVE A REALLY BIG SHOW FOR YOU!
Lolla's back! If you missed Lolla 2009, now is your chance to attend this year's three-day long music fest. You don't want to miss this one because Chicago has a "really big show for you" this weekend!! Lollapalooza 2010 officially Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, WRIGLEYVILLE, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Local daughter-and-mother team, Dobra Bielinski and Stasia Hawyrszczuk, have become a local gem of a bakery in the Portage Park neighborhood. Their homemade style of cooking, using real ingredients, are what make their desserts so special. Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – TIME TO START PRESERVING SUMMER PRODUCE
All around Chicago the gardens have been bursting with copious harvests from a great year! By now I'm sure you have been harvesting many delicious fruits and veggies from your garden. But soon an over abundance, especially tomatoes, will try your Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - INTERNET BROWSER TIPS
If you are ever interested in removing Internet Explorer from your system, these are the easy steps to remove it from your current system without causing harm to your computer. First, be sure to download and install the other browser you'd like to Read More...
REDUCED!!! Residences At The Grove - Roomy 1BR Sun-Filled Condo - Unheard of Value!
The Grove, Forest Park - Announcing another Price Reduction on 7753 West Van Buren Street, #413, a 850 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom "4th Floor Unit". NOW MLS® $119,000 - PRICE REDUCED = VALUE! Property information Read More...