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It's the Little Details That Can Help Sell Your Wilmette Home - 09/30/09 07:48 PM
Are you a detail-oriented Wilmette home seller? Well, if not, you may be able to sell your home in a more timely manner by learning how to be detail-oriented. What is a detail-oriented home seller? It's a seller who is willing to make the home being sold special by taking great care with the small things that make buyers want the home. Here are some details that can easily be turned into great selling points for your house. 1. Clean it Up: We've all heard the saying, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." Whether you believe that or not, cleanliness is a (0 comments)
Selling Your Glenview Home? Remodels Not Worth the Expense - 09/24/09 02:42 PM
For the past few weeks I've been giving you some tips on ways to update your Wilmette or Glenview home to make it more appealing to buyers. Today we're going to discuss the other side of the remodel spectrum. Today's topic concerns remodels it's better NOT to spend your money on. Extra-Special Remodels Let me preface this by saying, if you want to add a particularly specialty remodel to your home for your own pleasure, especially if you plan to continue to live in your house for several years, by all means go ahead. However, if you're adding the remodel simply (0 comments)
Glenview Antique Collectors will Love This Year's International Antiques Fair - 09/22/09 07:57 AM
Novice and experienced antique collectors alike will want to pay a visit to Chicago's Merchandise Mart's International Antiques Fair, running from October 2-5. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased online or at the door. The Fair includes over 100 international dealers offering a wide range of antique styles including 20th Century Design, Americana, Asian, Folk Art, Furniture, Glass, Paintings, Jewelry, Tribal Art and much, much more. There will surely be something to thrill every collector who visits the Fair. To celebrate this year's Lincoln Bicentennial, the Fair is hosting a special display of several historic flags and banners, as (0 comments)
New Internet Sites for Home Buyers on the Web - 09/17/09 08:54 AM
It's not news that 9 out of 10 of today's prospective home buyers use the Internet to scope out homes for sale in the area of interest to them. If you're one of these house hunters there are several sites you may want to look at in your search. Two of the most famous are Trulia and Zillow. They're both well-known and pull in about 3 to 4 million unique visitors a month. However, there are some others that are not so well-known that are worth looking at for the things they offer home buyers. The first one is Listingbook. It's (0 comments)
Living Near Chicago can be Quite an Entertaining Experience - 09/15/09 07:16 AM
If you're living in Glenview, Wilmette or Northbrook, you're close enough to enjoy all the great names in entertainment Chicago has to offer, practically on your own doorstep. To purchase tickets for some of the many upcoming entertainment and sporting events coming to the Chicago area, visit American Towns Chicago Tickets. Local sporting events available in the next few weeks include baseball with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, football featuring the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, more baseball from the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field and even hockey with Chicago's Blackhawks at the United Center. Entertainment includes a (0 comments)
Projects to Help Sell Your Wilmette Home - Tip #7: Remodeling the Basement - 09/10/09 07:40 AM
For our seventh tip, we're going to discuss the basement. If you missed any of the previous six tips, here are links to each one for your reading pleasure: Remodeling the Bathroom, Updating the Landscaping, Updating the Kitchen, Updating the Exterior, Adding Another Room, and Upgrading an Outdoor Area. If your house has a basement, here are a few thoughts on what you might do to it to add more liveable space to your home. While homesellers in the western United States may be able to recoup around 100 percent on their investment in updating a basement, those in Wilmette and (0 comments)
Fall Activities at the Wagner Farm near Glenview - 09/08/09 08:53 AM
Everyone loves being outside in the fall of the year. The weather is cooler and crisper and great new smells fill the air. This year a visit to the Wagner Farm, located at 1510 Wagner Road, near Glenview, has several different fall activities your family is sure to love. The Wagner Farm is a real farm that was owned and operated from 1855 until 1997 by members of the Wagner family. When the last Wagner passed away, the Village of Glenview was able to purchase 18.6 acres of the property to use for educational and interpretive purposes. If you've never been (0 comments)
Projects to Help Sell Your Northbrook Home - Tip #6: Upgrading an Outdoor Area - 09/03/09 08:11 AM
We're up to our sixth tip already, which means there are five others you may want to go back and read: Remodeling the Bathroom, Updating the Landscaping, Updating the Kitchen, Updating the Exterior, and Adding Another Room. Today's tip is for planning an addition where the family can relax and enjoy the great outdoors in Northbrook. I was going to call this Tip "Adding a Deck, Patio or Porch" but the more I got into it, the more I realized that that title might not be what those planning on selling their homes are interested in reading about. While adding a deck (0 comments)
Dinosaurs Discovered at Brookfield Zoo - 09/01/09 07:38 AM
Yes, dinosaurs have come to the Brookfield Zoo and would like everyone from Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook and the North Shore to come for a visit. Now through October, 2009, Dinosaurs Alive! is open in its outdoor forest setting at the Brookfield Zoo, adjacent to the Children's Zoo. Featuring a life-size Stegosaurus, Pteranodon, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex, complete with a natural fleshy feeling, there are 18 prehistoric creatures in all. They even make sounds, from roars to chirps, for all to hear. Four of these dinosaurs, a baby Apatosaurus, a Baryonyx, a Dilophosaurus, and a Parasaurolophus, can even be manipulated by visitors (2 comments)
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