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August 2012 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - JAZZING IT UP AS SUMMER DRAWS TO A CLOSE!
As the kids begin another school year, here in Chicago we're jazzing it up this Labor Day Weekend as summer "unofficially" draws to a close! Billed as the city's longest-running lakefront music fest, the Chicago Jazz Festival takes center Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SEASONS ARE CHANGING
I live near the forest preserve in the far northwest side of Chicago. If you go north down my alley you run right into it. We are familiar with all the forest creatures that inhabit the woods. There are easy pickins going down the alley. In the past two Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – A GREENER WAY TO CHARGE YOUR CELL PHONE
Never let the great outdoors get in the way of your productivity. Introducing EcoXPower , a pedal-powered bike light that also has the convenient ability to keep all mobile gadgets charged. There's a little gizmo that you hook onto your wheel and Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! CAROL STREAM - ROOMY 2BR/2BA CONDO - LOW ASSESSMENTS - INCLUDES GARAGE SPACE!
Carol Stream - Announcing a price reduction on 464 South President Street, #202, a 1,170 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom, roomy, sun-filled condo with in-unit laundry. NOW MLS® $112,400 - A GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME TO TAKE IT TO CHICAGO’S NEIGHBORHOODS!
With another hot and humid weekend predicted for this weekend, it's time to take it to Chicago's neighborhoods for some good ‘ole summer fun and R&R! The Bash on Wabash is back for its 9 th annual neighborhood fest in the South Loop Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, WEST LOOP, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Thousands of Chicago residents now have new garbage days , with the grid collection system expanding. Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Thomas Byrne says residents may have their garbage picked up on a different day Read More...
RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY? A Good Deal, or Just a Smoke Screen?
FOR MOST, RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY A MORE COSTLY, UNCERTAIN OPTION! Here in many of the North Side of Chicago Neighborhoods our Team works extensively, good housing deals abound. Most Chicago Home Sellers are getting use to the new reality of lower market Read More...
NEW LOW PRICE! NORTH MAYFAIR - ROOMY 4BR BRICK BUNGALOW - EXTRA-WIDE LOT!!
Mayfair, Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 4826 North Kentucky Avenue, a 1,488 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bedroom, brick Bungalow with vintage features! NOW MLS® $204,800 - GREAT VALUE FOR ITS SIZE! Property information Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING PRODUCTS
Now that the Summer of 2012 is winding down and weather is getting cooler we look to beginning our fall cleaning. In the Chicago area as in much of the country we suffered through a long and extremely hot summer. I really didn't have much energy to Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – FACEBOOK GETTING YOUNGER?
Facebook has been in the news of late with the stock not quite living up to expectations, but they are also offering some new testing for users under the age of 13. The guidelines currently state for Facebook users to be age 13 and older. While this move Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – SUMMER RAGES ON
The weather sure has mellowed out this week but summer festivities are raging on full steam this weekend. Can't you hear the excitement roaring over your heads as you read? Let's get the action started with the 54 th Annual Chicago Air & Water Read More...
SOUTH EDGEBROOK CHICAGO IL. Immaculate 3BR/3BA Custom Renovation of a 1923 Classic!
South Edgebrook, Chicago IL - Immaculate 3BR/3BA South Edgebrook Gem! Incredible Renovation of 1923 Queen Anne Bungalow! 3BR/3BA, Plus Office Downstairs. Top-Drawer Finished Basement with Media Room! Kitchen is an Entertainer’s Delight - Custom Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SAFETY AT HOME
Falls are the leading cause of home injuries in the United States. Adults over age 65 and children under 5 are especially vulnerable to falls. Older adults experience 1.5 million nonfatal injuries each year, while falls are the leading cause of nonfatal Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – MICROSOFT OFFICE APPS
It was only a matter of time before Microsoft opened their own app store and now it's a reality. Still in the beta stages, this store is in line with the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8. To highlight how the apps would work, Read More...
EVANSTON - INCREDIBLE HIGH-FLOOR 2BR/2BA CONDO - GARAGE PARKING INCLUDED!
• 1,100 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 bedroom high-floor condo - great views - full-amenity building - MLS® $257,000 Evanston - Steps to Northwestern University Campus, in the Heart of Downtown Evanston - Shops, Dining, Lakefront! High-Floor 2 Bedroom, Read More...
CAROL STREAM - ROOMY 2BR/2BA CONDO - LOW ASSESSMENTS - GREAT VALUE!
• 1,170 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms second floor condo - MLS® $119,400 President Street Condos, Carol Stream - Great Value! Sun-Filled Roomy 2BR/2BA Condo is steps to Community Park, Nature Trails! Large, Sunken Living Room with Romantic Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - HERE COMES ANOTHER “FEST”IVE WEEKEND FOR CHICAGOANS!
Don't look now, but here comes another "fest"ive weekend for Chicagoans and visitors alike! I won't keep you in suspense any longer, well, on second thought ... ok, I'll give it to you straight - Italian or not, come celebrate your Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE/EVANSTON/OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK The Olympics have treated you to every sport imaginable. Except for oyster shucking. Absolutely no oyster shucking. None. Well, at least the spirit of competition is alive this weekend at Frontier, where you can go crazy on some oysters for Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CONSERVING WATER DURING DROUGHT
With the severe drought in Chicago and the entire Midwest, it's good to try and conserve as much water as we can during this time. Using a porous material for walkways, such as pavers or gravel instead of solid cement or asphalt, rainwater will be Read More...
NEW INCREDIBLE PRICE! BUFFALO GROVE - TRUE 4BR TRI-LEVEL - QUIET STREET - TOP SCHOOL DISTRICT!!
Mill Creek Subdivision, South of Lake Cook Road - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 871 Lehigh Lane, a 1,679 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bedroom ultra-roomy tri-level split. NOW MLS® $237,400 - ROOM + VALUE!!! Property information Read More...
NORTH MAYFAIR - ROOMY 4BR BRICK BUNGALOW - VINTAGE FEATURES - EXTRA-WIDE LOT!
[ • 1,488 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms Brick Bungalow - MLS® $214,700 - VALUE! Mayfair, Chicago -- Top Palmer School District! Very Roomy Four Bedroom/Two Bath Brick Bungalow on Extra-Wide Lot. Vintage Features include Gleaming Hardwood Read More...
ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE!! ROOMY 2BR/2BA CONDO - DOWNTOWN DES PLAINES - INCLUDES PARKING!
Jefferson Walk, Des Plaines - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 1470 Jefferson Street, #301, a 1,050 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo with in-unit laundry room! NOW MLS® $97,400 - GREAT VALUE!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOLLA HEADLINES CHICAGO’S WEEKEND EVENTS – BUT …!
The long awaited Lollapalooza may be the headliner for Chicago's weekend events, but if you don't have a ticket by now, you're out of luck! This event has been sold out for some time now; however, there's always something going on in Chicago Read More...