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BackGarage.com: An Excellent Interior Design Resource

We’re always looking for frugal ways to add more pizazz to our homes. Vintage furniture and accessories provides a unique way to punch things up without paying a lot. In Chicago, one of our favorite resources is the website BackGarage.com. Founded by Katherine Raz in 2008, the website is a treasure trove of items found... Read more »

What to do about the ugly house next door

You’ve found it at last–your dream home. It’s the right size, the right price, the right neighborhood, the right everything. Except, of course, for that eyesore next door. What do you do? Buy or walk away? The Chicago Tribune’s Mary Ellen Podmolik recently addressed this question in her article, “What do do about the eyesore... Read more »

5 ways to speed up your spring cleaning

Certainly your yard can use cleaning and organizing. Get out and and enjoy the warmer weather while putting your life in order-inside and out
Spring is (almost) here and with it time to clean your home from top to bottom. While spring cleaning can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be! Here are 5 easy tips that will help you streamline your chores and have your house sparkling from top to bottom in less than one week.
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100 things to do to make your home safer

We can always make our home safer.  Here’s a great list of “100 things to do to make your home safer,” created by Safety At Home. Of course, we understand that you may not have time–or need to–complete all 100 ideas on this list. So we’ve selected 10 ideas that are simple and easy to... Read more »

Attractive universal design home products for aging Boomers

According to a recent AARP study, 89 percent of people over age 55 want to stay in their homes as long as possible.  At the same time, Baby Boomers are beginning to enter retirement. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of Americans over age 65 will increase by 79 percent in the next 20... Read more »

Live Green at The Heritage of Palatine

Looking to live green in Chicago’s northwest suburbs? Then consider the eco-friendly Colfax model, one of the six remaining models at The Heritage of Palatine.  The Heritage of Palatine is a new 48-unit development at 50 South Greeley Street in downtown Palatine. The six available homes feature 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom-plus-dens residences with 2 baths. They... Read more »
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Close-out sale offers eco-chic model at Heritage of Palatine

The eco-friendly Colfax model is now for sale during the builder’s closeout sale at The Heritage of Palatine, a new 48-unit luxury condominium development at 50 S Greeley St in downtown Palatine. “Three luxury Colfax models are available for purchase starting in price from $279,900,” says Marylu Max, sales manager for R. Franczak & Associates.... Read more »

Last chance to buy at scenic Riverbend in Genoa

Homebuyers who are looking for a serene country setting with outstanding values on single-family homes are running out of chances to buy at scenic Riverbend in Genoa. Only three homes remain for sale at Riverbend, with prices starting in the $160s. This inviting, family-oriented neighborhood of homes was built by William Ryan Homes, well-known for... Read more »

Newly built condos with seller financing in Northlake

Look no further than Wolf Ridge Condominiums for true seller financing. With a down payment requirement of only 5%, a fixed interest rate of 4.95%, and a 30-year term and amortization available to all buyers, this is the time to buy. Recently completed, Wolf Ridge is a pleasant community of new-construction luxury condominiums conveniently located... Read more »
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Town and Country introduces two new models at Providence

Home buyers who are considering a move to the beautiful master-planned community of Providence in Elgin can enjoy the grand opening of two new professionally decorated model homes. These models represent five new single-family floor plans that are being added to the popular Blackstone Series offered by Town and Country Homes. “The new plans will... Read more »