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Tag Archives: Lakeview

Summer in the Southport Corridor: Shops, Restaurants and New Construction

Many of us can agree, few things in life are sweeter than summer in Chicago. We have the Cubs, Sox, Millenium Park, Lake Michigan scintillating in the sun and neighborhood street fests. One street (actually avenue) in particular beckons in the summer: Southport. Young, old, families, 20-somethings and even dogs love the Southport Corridor in […]

Heading Inbound

Walking along Southport in Lakeview for a weekend brunch is a familiar summer scene for many young families. You often see parents toting around a few small children and even a dog as they stop for an alfresco bite to eat. Some of those families stay in the city as the kids get older. Many […]

Fourth of July in Chicago

The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays to enjoy in Chicago because there is actually a chance for fantastic weather!  Celebrate your independence all weekend around the Windy City. There are several events for singles and families alike.  Friday, July 4 The fireworks are set to kick off at Navy Pier at […]

Taking the Basement out of Your Lower Level

The word is officially passé: basement. It evokes an image of a dank, dark, unfinished space. And that is anything but the atmosphere today’s homeowners want to live in. The new term: lower level. It evokes images of home theaters, wine cellars, playrooms, home gyms and even spas. The Blackhawks’ recent playoff run ended too […]

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 […]

Loving Chicago Neighborhoods: Spotlight on Lakeview Arts

February is the month for love. So for the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight what home buyers and sellers love about some of Chicago’s most attractive neighborhoods. Lakeview’s arts scene steals the show and a lot of hearts, too. If you live in Lakeview, you don’t have to travel to the Loop for […]

Lakeview Real Estate – 2012 in Review

A few days ago, I posted some 2012 real estate results for the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Today, I wanted to briefly give you a look at how the Lakeview neighborhood fared last year. Again, the big story is the amount of inventory that “burnt off”. The months of supply for single family homes dropped 50.2% […]

Thanksgiving, The Paulina Market and Wine Discount

I know, I know, the thought of preparing for any holiday is hard to swallow. Let’s face it, when Starbucks breaks out the Christmas cups, the holidays are just around the corner. First up, let’s just worry about Thanksgiving. One of my dearest friends and my mentor in the kitchen, Sandra Carman-Salyers swears by the […]