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March 2015 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GET STARTED ON THAT SPRING CLEANING
Although it seems like warm weather will never come to the Chicago area, it will eventually. It’s best to get started now before warmer weather beckons you to the yard and garden. Start small and work your way through the house. You will have more Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT LAYOUT?
If you’re a picture taking fiend, this is definitely going to be the app for you. Instagram is one of the most popular photo sharing websites still on the web next to Pinterest. Last week, Instagram announced a new application called Layout . Let’s Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME FOR CHICAGOANS TO HAVE A SPRING!
Finally, the last weekend in March has arrived (I thought it never would), which means it’s time for Chicagoans to have a spring! So, let’s start out with some annual spring events that hopefully will get us out and about and in the right Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LOOP, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Kids aren't the only ones to get to enjoy Easter egg hunting this year! Come to the Portage Park Dog Park, which is closest to the intersection of Central and Berteau avenues, this Saturday, March 28th, at 1:00pm where Portage Park Dog Read More...
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS HEADING INTO THE SPRING REAL ESTATE MARKET IN CHICAGO
UNITS SOLD, MEDIAN PRICES RISE . . . BUT HIGH LEVELS OF DISTRESSED PROPERTIES IN AND AROUND CHICAGO COULD HOLD DOWN PRICES! Some Positive Signs going into the Spring Market in Chicago! According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, availability of Mortgage Read More...
WEST RIDGE - STUNNING 3-FLAT - LARGE UNITS - INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT!
• 3 bath, 5 bedroom multi-family 3-flat - MLS $464,500 West Ridge , Chicago - Stunning Three-Flat! 1940's Blond Brick Building Features Large 2 Bedroom Units on 2nd and 3rd Floors. Sun-Filled Living Rooms, Formal Dining Rooms, Extra-Large Bedrooms, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDENING TIPS – SPRING MAINTENANCE TIPS
We have lived through another cold, snowy and nastier than usual winter here in the Midwest and around Chicago. Not that you could tell from our outside temperatures this week (30s) spring is just around the corner. Unfortunately, winter can cause havoc Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HAVE A VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE
You wouldn't know if from yesterday's snow storm, but it's officially spring! I was speaking with a friend of mine who is a professional organize r and we were talking about holding a garage sale on Facebook . Since I'm not a "saler" Read More...
PORTAGE PARK - CLASSIC BRICK BUNGALOW - A GREAT VALUE!
• 1,355 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom, finished lower level with third bedroom - MLS $227,400! Portage Park , Chicago - Classic Burgundy-Brick Bungalow on Extra-Wide Lot. Sunny Living Room - Southern Exposure! Formal Dining Room - Hardwood Floors (Under Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PUTTING THE “SPRING” BACK INTO OUR STEP!
It’s Official! Spring has returned to Chicago so we’ll be putting the “spring” back into our step this weekend despite the fact that the word “snow” has somehow made it back into our weather forecast (ignore it)!! As Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, EVANSTON, WEST LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, OLD TOWN
LAKEVIEW The avant-garde Kruger Galleries Chicago (3709 N. Southport Ave.) is having an Opening Reception event tomorrow, March 20th, from 6:00 - 9:00pm to welcome their current installment entitled "Escombros" by Mexican - American artist, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - NATURAL PRODUCTS TO CLEAN AROUND THE HOUSE
Make an all-purpose cleaner by mixing equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Shake and you’re ready to go. The acetic acid in vinegar kills viruses, bacteria, mold and germs. It also dissolves mineral deposits and stains on tubs, toilets Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – SPRING CLEAN YOUR FACEBOOK NEWSFEED
I love when I run across these amazing little apps that make your life much less complicated. Today I found out about Hushbook . This app I specifically designed to clean your newsfeed on Facebook so you only see what you want. If you’ve heard of Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO CURES ITS “CABIN FEVER!”
Last weekend we escorted “Ol' Man Winter” back to where he belongs and now it’s time to cure our “cabin fever” with a myriad of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations taking place all weekend long since it officially falls Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
LOOP As we near April 7th Consolidated Elections, there's plenty of time and opportunities to learn about the candidates for wards that are up for runoff elections so you can make a well-informed decision. Let's start with the mayoral runoff race Read More...
SECLUDED ARCADIA TERRACE - BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED BUNGALOW - TOP SCHOOLS!
• 1,450 sq. ft., 3 full baths - one on each level, 3 bedroom Frame Bungalow - MLS $397,400 - A MUST SEE! Arcadia Terrace, Chicago - Beautiful 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Frame Bungalow on Low-Traffic Street. Classically-Styled Home Features Sun-Filled Living Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - THINK ABOUT THE SUMMER GARDEN
Boy, I thought last winter was tough with all the snow but this year has it beat. Not as much snow but super cold for so long, breaking records! My favorite way to beat the winter blues is thinking about the vegetable garden. Above freezing temperatures Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE IS THE STORY TODAY
Each year, Apple gets out in front of all the technology wizards and simply lay out the new, exciting developments for the year. This year has been quite the doozy and most of the updates I've been getting from TechCrunch . First, let's start Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS ASSIST OL' MAN WINTER IN RELEASING HIS GRIP!
Can the rumors be true? Will Ol' Man Winter finally release his grip on Chicago this weekend? Well, let’s help him out to be sure! Shall we? It’s time to bid adieu to Ol' Man Winter by attending the Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Read More...
PRICE REDUCED FOR FULL-ON LAKE VIEW CONDO! ALL-AMENITY BUILDING!!
Edgewater , Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 5733 North Sheridan Road, #13B, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom updated condo. NOW MLS $237,500 - GREAT VALUE for the space! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, LAKEVIEW, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK It might not feel like it yet but spring is right around the corner. Before forwarding your clocks for daylight savings this weekend, Resurrection College Prep High School (7500 W. Talcott Ave.) invites you to their Spring Arts & Crafts Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT AND GETTING STARTED
Calculate the correct amount of paint for your project. Multiply the diameter of the room by the number of feet from ceiling to floor. This will give you the total square feet. Subtract the square feet of any windows and doors. One gallon of paint will Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - START YOUR TAXES EARLY
I'm in no way an accountant but I've got some strategies you can implement now that will help you to prepare for doing your taxes this year and into the future. First, let me re-introduce you to Mint . This is an online budgeting program that Read More...