6 Features Homebuyers Will Love

When it comes time to sell your home, take a close look around and see if your place has the goods that buyers are looking for. Considering the magnitude and expense of such a purchase, buyers want to fall in love with the home they plan to buy, and certain characteristics can help make that happen.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Time to Enjoy Some Outdoor Fall Fests!

This week’s blustery start is just a reminder that the fall season is creeping ever closer and planning to stay. However, this weekend brings back the warmer temps of summer so we can all enjoy the outdoor fall fests planned for us!

Neighborhood News - Lakeview’s Wiggly Field caters to Canines

Lakeview is often known as “the community where Wrigley Field lives,” but in actuality, it’s so much more!

Restaurant Review – A big ‘Cheers!’ to Lincoln Park’s Prost!

The owners of Lincoln Park’s Prost! (Cheers) want guests to feel “as though you have been transported to Germany.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Micro stressors can add up to big stress

We all have minor annoyances that plague us every day. You are late to a meeting because there was an accident on the expressway. You forget your phone and miss your train. The Wi-Fi goes out just as you need to be on an important Zoom meeting.

7 Qualities of an Excellent Neighborhood

Location, location, location. The phrase may have become somewhat of a cliché in the world of real estate, but it still remains the most important factor in determining the true value of a property.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Preparing for Arrival of Autumn!

Now that the Labor Day Weekend is behind us, it’s time to begin preparing for the arrival of the autumn season in a couple of weeks! And it just so happens that this weekend’s events are starting us off in the right direction!!

Neighborhood News - Oompahpah: September starts the Autumn of Content in the West Loop, Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Printers Row, Lakeview East, Museum Campus

We love our Fall Fests in Chicago! And with official fall coming on September 21, it’s time for Oktoberfests, football, a jacket at night, and more outdoor activities with our friends and families! Along with our Chicago sports teams, it’s always fun in the city of Chicago!

Restaurant Review – Tre Kronor wows with Scandinavian specialties in North Park

My family consists of one second-generation Swede, three third-generation Swedes and one Danish in-law, two fourth-generation Swedish/Danish mixes and one Swedish mix. In our family, Swedish cooking, baking and celebrating St. Lucia Day (December 13) are mandatory rites of passage.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Get back to nature to clear your head

As the world becomes more urbanized, we are spending less and less time in nature. In the year 1800 only 6% of people lived in urban areas. In 2000 that percentage went up to 79. People working outdoors was 90% in 1900 and down to 20% by the year 2000.

Simple Ways to Save Money and Energy at Home

It costs a lot of money to maintain a home, but you might be spending more than is necessary. Your utility bills can be lowered significantly by reducing the amount of energy used in your home, and doing so may be much simpler than you believe.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Labor Day Holiday Offers a Myriad of Events!

Not only does this weekend welcome in the month of September but it also welcomes the Labor Day Weekend holiday! Unfortunately, it also means it’s the “unofficial” end of our summer season. However, this holiday weekend is serving up a myriad of events as we close one season and prepare for the next one!!

Neighborhood News - Celebrate Labor Day in the Chicago Loop and West Loop

Come on, this isn’t really the end of summer! Though Labor Day Weekend typically signals the end of vacations, there are still three more weeks of summer left on the calendar, with elongated evenings, warm temperatures and fun outdoor activities still abound! Enjoy!

Restaurant Review - Celebrate Labor Day with Wicker Park’s Lardon

As the unofficial end of summer comes this Labor Day Weekend (sniff, sniff,) make it a special one with a handmade charcuterie board celebration at Logan Square’s casual, meaty, and rustic Lardon.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – End of Summer Blues

Fall is my favorite time of year, but I hear so many of my friends and colleagues comment on how sad it is that summer is almost over! I know that many parts of the country have been horribly hot and dry, so maybe in those places people are a little happier to see summer end.

What You Need to Know Before Tearing Down a Wall in Your Home

Looking to open up your interior space to create a more spacious and functional layout? If so, you might be considering tearing down a wall or two to achieve your goal.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – It’s Going to be a Great One!

Are you ready for getting the most out of our dwindling summer weekends? Well, this last weekend of August is going to be a great one so get your weekend started here!

Neighborhood News - Summer love in Greek Town, Bucktown, Millennium Park, Northcenter, Chicago City Parks

There’s so much life in Chicago this weekend in our neighborhoods and communities! Go Greek, go arty, go local and fresh… be entertained!

Restaurant Review - Can’t visit Italy this summer? Escape to The (Italian) Village!

Open since 1927 in the Chicago Loop, The Village is a romantic, family-owned Italian restaurant with spectacular murals and semi-private dining spaces that make you feel as if feel as if you’re sitting under a Tuscan sun.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Tomato Harvest

If you are a tomato lover like me, you have way too many tomatoes coming out of the garden right now! Although we do give some away, I want to freeze as many as possible to savor in the dead of winter with a foot of snow on the ground.

Common Code Violations Made When Renovating

Homeowners who are trying to cut costs frequently attempt to handle their home renovation projects on their own. While that might work just fine for simpler tasks, it might go horribly wrong for more challenging ones.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Focusing on the Lakefront!

A change of season is unfortunately on the horizon here in Chicago. But before its arrival, there’s still a few summer weekends left to get out and have some fun with family and friends! This weekend is focusing on the lakefront!!