March 20, 2013
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Spring starts off with a bang on Chicago’s North Shore! Home prices are on the rise and inventory levels are decreasing. This may be one of the best times in history to sell, invest or go on vacation for spring break…you decide the order. To help get your home in tip-top shape, below are 4 easy ways to make your home stand out from the rest. Your property should get noticed for all the right reasons the moment someone passes in front of or past the threshold:
1. Focus on your front door: Updating your door’s handle and deadbolt set with a modern-looking option is a great visual upgrade, and it can be a practical improvement, too. While you’re at it, see if your doorbell, light fixtures and the door’s kick plate could be replaced. And be sure to glance up to check for cobwebs on the front porch.
2. Be the visitor: Stand at the end of the driveway and try to view the home as a buyer or visitor would. Are there oils stains in the driveway? Is there mold on the mailbox? Grime on the front door? Thoroughly clean your home’s exterior. Clean your siding, foundation, patio, walkways, driveways, stairs, decks and porch. Take a bucket and scrub brush to your front door, mailbox and any other areas that need gentler cleaning.
3. Don’t forget your fence: A homeowner may get used to looking at the back fence and not notice discoloration from water and sun. Give it a glance and plan for an update in paint or materials if needed.
4. Use plants, pots, or wreaths in cool colors, and keep them low-maintenance: People will react in a visceral, emotional way to hot colors, such as reds and yellows, it’s best to stick with a cool palette. Use blues, purples, light pinks and whites. Those colors will also make the home look cooler in warmer weather.
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December 20, 2012
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Your one stop guide of things to do, see and experience on the North Shore this holiday season. Need last-minute gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. Need things do or see with the kids/guests while on holiday vacation or through the weekend(s)? Check out the top list below. How about a list of North Shore or Chicago New Year’s Eve celebrations….sure thing, that’s listed here too!
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS:
-Gifts for adults
-Gifts for kids or families
-Gifts for ticket events
-Down to the last second gifts
THINGS TO DO OVER THE HOLIDAYS:
-General Area Family Fun
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS:
-Family Friendly New Year’s
-New Year’s Dinner Spots
-Night Out Packages
-New Year’s Ticket Events
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND WISHING YOU THE VERY BEST NORTH SHORE REAL ESTATE DREAMS IN 2013!!
November 22, 2011
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Sure, it’s just a day and 1/2 away, but you still may have a little time…..
If you’re still a fence sitter, it’s time to make a decision. This is no time to discuss North Shore real estate, market trends/reports, what properties are for sale or rent, or even the status on foreclosures/short sales. Are you eating in or going out? hosting? Children involved? Are you cooking yourself or picking up and bringing in? So many decisions to make. Lucky for you, below is a list that can make it better. So whether you’re roasting an organic turkey, bellying up to the buffet, or simply being a gracious host for the weekend; the links below should shed some light on things to do and places to go for the holiday:
Big Jones (Chicago/Andersonville) 5-course, family-style Southern Thanksgiving dinner. $46 per person, $20 for kids under 12.
Deleece Restaurant (Chicago/Lakeview) 3-course meal with family-style shared sides, $35, kids menu $8.
Di Pescara (Northbrook) Traditional favorites with “delicious twists.” $34.95 per person, half price for the under 12 crowd.
Flatlanders (Lincolnshire) Traditional American feast with carving stations. $29 for adults, $14 for kids.
Forge Club (Vernon Hills) Thanksgiving buffet, music and magic.
Jacky’s on Prairie (Evanston) 3-course tasting menu for $42.
LM Restaurant (Chicago/Lakeview) 4-course “gastro-bistro” menu. $45 per person.
Maggiano’s Old Orchard (Skokie) 3-course traditional Thanksgiving meal with Italian accents. $36.95 for adults, $17.95 ages 5-12.
McCormick & Schmick’s (Skokie) Traditional 3-course Thanksgiving dinner. $23.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.
Pavilion Restaurant (Northbrook) 3-course meal with unlimited wine; live entertainment. $42 per person.
Pensiero Ristorante (Evanston) 3-course prix fixe; mix of modern Italian and traditional American dishes. $49 per person.
Things To Do
For kids of all ages: Try Dr. Suess & The Art of Invention at the Museum of Science and Industry. Adults will enjoy the trip back in time and the insight into Suess’ creativity, while younger kids will be in awe of their favorite characters up close!
For the family: They’re not laughing AT you, they’re laughing WITH you—take in an early dose of holiday madness with “Seasons Greetings” at Northlight Theatre in Skokie.
Tweens, teens and up: A theatre experience like no other this weekend, the Piccolo Theatre’s presentation of “Space Wars: The Panto!” is guaranteed to offer a sci-fi good time.
Tree Lightings: There’s something about kicking off the holiday season in the comfort of your own community, with friends and neighbors:Evanston, November 22
A shopper’s delight: Gear up for Black Friday! If that’s still not enough, try the Bucktown Bazaar, an Etsy-like experience complete with kids’ entertainment.
Everyone likes a parade: The 78th McDonalds Thanksgiving Parade kicks off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Need more Ideas? See Makeitbetter.net
Give thanks and make it a great Holiday!