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April 2011 - Posts

OPEN HOUSE - 802 PEREGRINE, PALATINE - HUNTING RIDGE SUBDIVISION!
May 2011 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 24 25 26 27 28 29 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 Hunting Ridge, Palatine - We invite everyone to visit our open house at 802 West Peregrine Drive on May 1 from Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - RETURN OF POPULAR ANNUALS!
Our non-stop April showers will be bringing May flowers along with the "return of popular annuals" here in Chicago, as well as some new, fresh ones! Let's begin with the new, fresh ones - Experience an authentic market environment at the Read More...
GET IT, HOME SELLERS: MOST HOME PRICES STILL DOWN! SOMETIMES . . . WAY DOWN FROM NOT-SO-LONG-AGO LEVELS!
HOMEGAIN SURVEY: OVER TWO-THIRDS OF HOMEOWNERS FEEL THEIR HOUSE IS WORTH MORE THAN POTENTIAL LISTING AGENT RECOMMENDS! Here in Chicago , and in most Chicago Suburbs , Average Home Sales Prices have fallen considerably since their zenith in mid- 2006 - Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK In an extremely close race, Mary O'Connor was elected the first female alderman of the 41st Ward. The alderman-elect served as the president of the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce for six terms besides operating O'Connor's Deli Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING CLEANING OUTSIDE TOO!
Spring cleaning needs to be done outside too. If you have a deck or patio, a little sprucing up can turn it into a super family gathering space and a great place to entertain. 1. Remove everything on the deck. 2. Use a power washer to clean the surface. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – CELL PHONE PHISHING SCAMS
It's not surprising that with the onset of new, more powerful smart phones that the hackers and malware experts are taking it to your text messaging. The latest in attacks is called smishing, short for SMS phishing, and it's the next evolution Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S EASTER CELEBRATIONS!
It's time again for Chicago's Easter Celebrations line-up this weekend! SATURDAY'S pre-Easter family events bring bunny and egg hunt festivities to the line-up - Bunny Rock 5K gathers at Lincoln Park (2601 N. Cannon Drive) at 9:00 a.m. for Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Did you know that the first Chicagoland McDonald's was opened on April 15, 1955? The original location was opened in 1940 in San Bernadino, California. In 1953 Ray Kroc of Oak Park met with the McDonald brothers, formed a partnership Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING INSECT INFESTATION IN TREES
It's a good idea in the spring to keep an eye on your trees for traces of troublesome insect that will cause problems as we move into warmer weather. Experts from Morton Arboretum tell us three are especially pesky: bagworms, gypsy moths and Zimmerman Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – LAST MINUTE TAX INFORMATION
Are you a true procrastinator and want to get your taxes either done or extended? There are still several ways to get everything done, under the deadline and without paying a fine or penalty. First, let's be realistic. If you think you will be unable Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S PRE-EASTER LINE-UP!
Don't know what to do this weekend before Easter. Well, neither do I, but here are a few suggestions for this weekend's line-up - There's a Spring Art Sale being held at the School of the Art Institute (112 S. Michigan Avenue) where more than Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK This past weekend Mayor Daley dedicated the site of the new Sauganash Elementary School addition. The new addition makes the school more accessible for people with disabilities, adds an additional 42,000 square feet of space for a new science Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING YARD AND GARDEN WORK
At last, at last, some beautiful weather this weekend. It's a good time to get out in the yard. First rake all the old dead grass up. This is also a good time to augment the soil. Throw down a couple of bags of top soil mixed with a bag of manure Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE
I love this quote for many reasons and was happy to find that Lemonade Day is once again happening this year. Especially in these unique economic times, it's a great way to teach your children how to become an entrepreneur in his or her own right. Read More...
BUENA PARK - NOW FHA-APPROVED! High-Floor Studio - Great Views - Value Priced!
• 595 sq. ft. Studio - High-Floor - Full Bath - MLS® $67,400 - GREAT VALUE! Buena Park, Chicago - NOW FHA-APPROVED! High-Floor Studio - Great Sunset Views at a Value Price! Pet-Friendly Building, just off Lake Shore Drive, in the Quiet Buena Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - KEEPING OURSELVES BUSY!
During this time of unstable and unpredictable weather here in Chicago, as we eagerly await the arrival of summer and its all-day outdoor activities and festivals, we're "keeping ourselves busy!" Here's the lowdown -- This Saturday (3:00 Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
LOOP Are you thinking about starting a new business? If so, the City of Chicago is offering back to the basics in April with the Small Business Administration (SBA) talking to small business owners about loans, and a workshop on finding the right location Read More...
NEW PRICE - MUCH TO OFFER! HUNTING RIDGE - Stunning 3BR Brick Split Level - COME SEE!
Hunting Ridge, Palatine - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 802 West Peregrine Drive, a 2,059 sq. ft., 2.5 bath, 3 bedroom, 4-Level Split. NOW MLS® $357,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – MAKE WINDOWS AND GLASS SHINE
Clean Naturally Combine ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 Tbs. cornstarch and ¼ cup water in a spray bottle. Shake to combine, spritz onto your windows, and then wipe away. Remove spots Cut a lemon in half and use the cut side to remove water spots Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – WHY AND WHEN YOU SHOULD UPGRADE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
For your computer to function, you need an operating system (OS) which is the heart of your computer. Without a working OS, your computer is nothing but a box made of plastic and metal. Since computers are constantly changing, it's important that Read More...