2022 New Years Resolutions


The Ins And Outs Of Home Inspection

Home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. After finding the perfect house, you will want to ensure that there are no hidden faults that may require lengthy and expensive repairs or renovations down the line.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Making the Most of Another January Weekend!

The fourth weekend of January is here yet we still have one more to go. It’s not often we get five weekends in a month! So, let’s make the most of what this weekend has to offer!

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Square, Chicago Loop, Gold Coast, Wrigleyville

Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, Chicago's winter activities are as varied as the weather. Catch a musical, a play, or a chance to play indoor and outdoor games with friends and community members!

Restaurant Review - Cedar Palace

Cedar Palace in Lincoln Park describes itself as a “Warm, casual stop offering an array of Mediterranean dishes from kebabs to hummus plates.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Change The Way You Think About Food

As usual, more than a few of us probably thought that “losing weight” would be a good New Year’s resolution. Now, as we are past the middle of January, you may be feeling a little off, but please remember: losing weight does not always equate with being healthy!

How Do HOAs Work?

When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Enjoying a Popular Seasonal Activity!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful . . . not this weekend! Grab your winter coat, scarves and gloves and head out for a joyous Chicago weekend at one, or all, of the following events!

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, Lincoln Square, Gold Coast

It may be cold in January, but Chicago has some ‘hot' indoor neighborhood activities planned for this weekend. Also, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his birth.

Restaurant Review - Gordon Ramsay Burger

Is Gordon Ramsay's first Chicago-based restaurant more like ‘MasterChef?’ Or, uncharacteristically, ‘Hell's Kitchen?’ The Michelin-starred chef has built restaurants around the world and rebuilt failing restaurants in a week.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Swindlers That Prey On The Elderly

Many of us that are middle aged and approaching retirement are pretty savvy concerning the danger of fraud.

Five Ways You Can Get Earnest Money Back

Earnest money is a deposit you pay when you make an offer on a home—it’s a way to show the seller that you mean business. Usually you can’t get it back, but there are several circumstances that allow you to recover your earnest money.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – No Doubt Winter Is Here!

Winter is, without a doubt, here and even though Chicagoans are frozen to the core, this weekend brings temps above freezing and the opportunity to get out and enjoy it before the next arctic blast comes in!

Neighborhood News - Millennium Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Chicago Loop, Lincoln Park

It may be January, but the holiday spirit in Chicago is alive and well this weekend. It’s your final chance to extend your holiday celebration and prepare for the year ahead!

Restaurant Review - Lyfe Kitchen

Happy 2022! With January being the month of resolutions, this is a perfect time to check out Chicago's healthy kitchens. According to a study from the University of Scranton, published in Forbes, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are about self-improvement, including living healthier-- 23%, getting happy-- 21%, and losing weight—20%.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Keeping A Healthy Immune System

As we head into winter, we should pay attention to keeping our immune systems working efficiently.

What You Need To Know About Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can have many financial benefits when done at the right time in the right way. Here’s what you need to know about this type of transaction.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Starting a New Chapter in 2022!!

Another year is in the books, but Chicagoans are not wasting any time this first weekend in 2022 as they begin a new chapter of enjoying their weekends! Who’s with them!

Neighborhood News-River North, Lakeview, Chicago Loop, Wrigleyville, Gold Coast

After the isolation of New Year’s Eve 2020-21, the party starts again in 2021-22! This year, the City of Chicago is going all-out for safe, socially distanced events that bring the house down!

Restaurant Review - Celebrating New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day in Chicago

The year 2021 ends with a bang on Friday, December 31, and with proper Covid-19 protections, can be celebrated with gusto! And for a great start in 2022, there's brunch to be had at many Chicago restaurants. Here are a few opportunities with reservations still available.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Build Confidence Like A Good Leader

Highly confident leaders do not make it a goal to spread negativity! They do not hold themselves back with negative thoughts. Knowing that they are far from perfect, they encourage and look for feedback.

The Best Smart Home Features

Home technology has greatly improved over the last few years, helping to increase convenience and energy efficiency. But some smart home features carry more value than others.