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Experience Lincoln Park In Your Own New Construction Duplex Simply click on the link above. Then relax and enjoy the serenity of this video of 2607 N. Ashland Ave. #1E in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Situated near Wrightwood Park and Prescott Elementary, this lower duplex features a brick and cedar exterior with expansive floor to ceiling windows. An elevator allows you direct access […]

Warm up to High-Tech Snow Removal

Where’s the snow? It’s mid-December and the white stuff is nowhere in sight. For kids and snow removal services, that’s awful news. For many others, it’s a welcome break from traffic snarls and shoveling hassles that snow creates. But some homeowners are warming up to the idea of letting technology lessen the burden of snow […]

Home Court Advantage

If you think full-size basketball courts in a home’s lower level are just for Michael Jordan or the families on “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, think again. Home courts and even home golf simulation areas are becoming increasingly popular right here in Cook County. Granted, many homes cannot accommodate a full-size court. If you’re willing […]

New Design Heights: Elevators in Chicago Homes

If you’ve ever tried hauling a storage box from your lower level (formerly known as the basement) to an upstairs bedroom, you just might have thought about it: a home elevator. Single-family homes in Chicago are often four levels, including that lower level. Builders are discovering more new construction and remodeling clients are requesting elevators […]

New, Old, or Needs a Face lift – Which Kind of House is Right For You?

Homes are like people. With age, some develop more character, charm and history. Some need a decent amount of maintenance work. Others become completely dilapidated. Homes that have fallen into disrepair can be easily reconstructed or demolished with new construction built in their place. Then buyers are faced with the question: Do you buy historic, […]

Trends in Chicago New Construction Bathrooms

Many people would revel in owning a luxurious master bathroom. Having the perfect place to pamper yourself can make you feel like royalty in a fairy tale. Or at the very least, it can make getting ready for work at 5am a little more manageable. Let’s take a look at what bathroom trends are appearing […]

Kitchen Trends in Chicago New Construction Homes

When you think of focal points in a home, all eyes are on the kitchen as one of your property’s most visible and defining rooms. Let’s take a peek at new construction kitchens in Chicago to see what trends are in for spring 2014. Color – White kitchen cabinetry with a chocolate island and dark […]

Fall De-Cluttering

Hey, do you still have those “Z-Cavarricci’s” from high school? Too afraid to get rid of a particular shirt because you might just need it someday? It’s time to get serious and start the de-cluttering process. Let’s look at this in a couple of ways…the “Why” and the “When”. Why 1.) Somebody else could really […]

Support Small Business Saturday

Small businesses are the gas and oil that power our economic engine. Please join me in supporting Small Business Saturday on November 26th. One small business that my family and I will be supporting on the 26th is Jason Home and Garden. It’s been a family tradition, even before the kids were born, to go […]

Chicago’s Christkindlmarket – A Must See!

Now that our girls are at an easier age to get out and enjoy our fine city, we have made “staycations” a staple of our annual travel budget. The holidays are a great time to get out and see Chicago. One of the highlights is the Christkindlmarket located at the Daley Plaza. It takes on […]