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Sellers: How to Respond to Lowball Offers

The goal for every seller is to sell for top dollar within a reasonable amount of time. But it can be pretty disheartening to find out that there’s an offer on the table only to find out you’ve been lowballed.

Restaurant Review – Aloha Poke Co.

It’s always awesome to find easy, healthy food on the go. This week, I stumbled upon Aloha Poke Co. With seven locations in the city, it’s safe to say this chain has blown up here in Chicago. I went to the location in Lakeview, at 843 Belmont Ave.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Snow and Ice Removal

We have not had too much snow around Chicago this year. But winter is not over yet. We need to be careful when removing snow from various surfaces. We should also be careful when choosing which salt to use to protect surfaces, as well as our pets and plantings.

9 Things to Know About Buying Pre-Construction Homes

There are obvious perks to buying a brand new home; namely, new materials, the ability to customize to your liking, and the potential to buy at pre-construction prices. But as convenient as new home construction may be, there are certain things that buyers should be wary of when buying a new home from a builder.

10 Simple DIY Projects to Give Your Home Equity a Boost

If you’re thinking of selling some time in the near future, you might want to take a look around and pinpoint areas that could use some improvement. Making some updates around the house can add some extra value to your home that you can recoup when it comes time to sell.

Restaurant Review – Bar Cocina

This week took me to Bar Cocina, a Mexican fusion restaurant in Lakeview (2901 N. Sheffield Ave.). I’ve been to Bar Cocina for brunch, but never for dinner, so I was very excited to try it out. Their website says, “Bar Cocina fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into modern Mexican fare.