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October 2012 - Posts

KATHY’S HOME AND GARDEN TIPS- TRICK-OR-TREATING TIPS
Halloween Safety Tips from the National Crime Prevention Council • Welcome trick-or-treaters at home by turning on your exterior lights. • Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard to visitors. • Ask your Neighborhood Watch Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - BEWARE SPAMMERS AT THIS TIME
I had started this post on Monday and then held off because I really wanted to address something that has been happening a lot especially in my email. In the past month, you may have seen a significant surge in phishing scams. These scams are coming from Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION ALERT! ROOMY 4BR BRICK BUNGALOW - VINTAGE FEATURES - EXTRA-WIDE LOT!!
North Mayfair, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4826 North Kentucky Avenue, a 1,488 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bedroom brick Bungalow - needs some TLC. NOW MLS® $169,000 - GREAT VALUE AT THIS PRICE!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - BEWARE – CREATURES OF VARIOUS FORMS WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT!
BEWARE! Creatures of various forms will be out and about this weekend as they celebrate the holiday of Halloween (one of my favorite) which actually falls on Wednesday, October 31 st -- a weekday! Here's where you might run into some of these creatures Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – OLD TOWN, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, EVANSTON
OLD TOWN All is not lost for outdoor dining. With the current weather hitting the mid- to high-70s, now is the time to take in the sights and sounds we normally associate with summer in Chicago. Enjoy a meal outdoors at restaurants like Twin Anchors, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME AND GARDEN TIPS- MORE RAIN IN CHICAGO
We have been getting more rain in the Chicago land area this past week. Don’t let this stop you from deep watering your trees, shrubs, perennials and grass. The inch or so we've got does not come near to wiping out our deficit. I heard a meteorologist Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – SEALING YOUR IPAD AGAINST THE ELEMENTS
Now don’t laugh, but this is a great case protector for your iPad. Introducing LifeProof Nüüd Case , a new military-grade iPad holder so rugged it can handle your worst pool party, available now. LifeProof is water proof, dirt proof, snow Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOLAND GEARING UP WITH PRE-HALLOWEEN EVENTS!
With the "Big Day" fast approaching when all the little ones, and some big ones too I bet, set out to acquire as many goodies as they can, Chicagoland is gearing up as well with some pre-Halloween events of their own! Spooky Zoo Spectacular Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – OAK PARK, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE
OAK PARK Construction workers who are landscaping the front lawn of the River Forest Public Library were digging last week when they found a surprise - a broken plastic container that held a little bit of history. Dating back to 1980, Blaise Dierks, head Read More...
KATHY’S HOME AND GARDEN TIPS- LAWN CARE IN FALL
It’s time to do some of the last lawn chores for the season. We were lucky in the Chicago area to get some decent rain over this last weekend. I heard on the news that was the most rain we’ve gotten since July 18-19. Almost three months ago. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FALL ACTIVITIES TAKE CENTER STAGE!
The sights, smells and sounds of autumn are all around us as fall activities take center stage here in Chicago and the Chicagoland area this weekend! The Chicago Park District will be offering the following family-friendly fall activities at various parks Read More...
KATHY’S HOME AND GARDEN TIPS- FALL LAWN AND GARDEN DURING DROUGHT
Getting through the long hot and dry summer around Chicago was tough. I’ve never seen such a dry summer ! I did think once we got to fall we would get back into a more regular rain pattern. But the dry spell seems to be continuing. Long range forecasts Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! NORTH MAYFAIR - ROOMY 4BR BRICK BUNGALOW - EXTRA-WIDE LOT!
North Mayfair, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4826 North Kentucky Avenue, a 1,488 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 4 bedroom, brick Bungalow with vintage features. NOW MLS® $174,000 - VALUE PRICED!! Property information Read More...
BIG PRICE DROP! CAROL STREAM - ROOMY 2BR/2BA CONDO - GREAT VALUE!
Carol Stream - Announcing a BIG Price Reduction on 464 South President Street, #202, a 1,170 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom sun-filled condo. NOW MLS® $94,700 was $107,000 - BIG PRICE DROP! Property information Read More...
ALBANY PARK - VINTAGE HOME CERTIFIED AS A TWO-FLAT - VALUE PRICED!
[ • 1,507 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bedroom, 2-stories - MLS® $172,400 Albany Park, Chicago - Certified Chicago Two-Flat! Vintage home features Roomy Upstairs Owner’s Unit -- Sunny Living Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Three Bedrooms Plus Expandable Attic. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO- CHICAGO OPENS ITS DOOR TO THE MARATHON!
This first weekend in October brings us some very autumnal weather at a perfect time as Chicago opens its door to the marathon! The pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners takes place this Sunday (7:30 a.m.) at Grant Park (500 Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS- BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU THROW OUT
Most of us don’t realize that many of the items we use every day can be detrimental to the environment if disposed of improperly. I’m in no way an environmentalist wacko, but any way we can keep our environment cleaner is O.K. with me. About Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – A TURTLE SHELL WITH BLUE TOOTH?
The Turtle Shell is a wireless sound system that's not only water-resistant, shockproof and can pretty much be mounted or clipped to anything... but it also looks like a turtle shell. It’s a portable Bluetooth speaker with the ability to hold Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET RECOVERY? A MIXED BAG!
CHICAGO RECOVERY DEPENDS ON WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD OR SUBURB STRIKES YOUR FANCY! Scan your favorite Real Estate Blog or National News Sites on the Internet these days, and you'll often see story after story about how the Real Estate Market is recovering Read More...