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Laura Slowick

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4 Ways to Make Your Home Worthy of a Staycation

There’s no need to travel thousands of miles to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Staycations offer all the benefits of a vacation without leaving home. Unfortunately, a vacation at home won’t feel like a holiday if your home is anything but luxurious. These four tips just may make your North Shore Chicago home feel more like your favorite resort or hotel.

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The Best Lakefront Beaches on Chicago's North Shore

Summer wouldn’t be the same without a trip to a North Shore beach. Whether you want to perfect your backstroke, enjoy a lakeside picnic or work on your tan, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect beach just minutes from home. In fact, one of these beaches may become your new favorite spot.

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The Best 2019 Summer Events Near Chicago

Your mom was right when she said it was a shame to stay indoors on a beautiful sunny day. Luckily, Chicago offers plenty of summer events that will keep you outside in the bright sunshine from morning to night.

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The Best Summer Getaways Near Chicago

No matter how busy your summer schedule looks at the moment, you can probably squeeze in a little time for a relaxing getaway.  Forget about buying plane tickets or spending long hours in the car. These three getaways are just a few hours from Chicago.

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The Top Zip Codes on Chicago’s North Shore for Beautiful Homes

Chicago’s North Shore is the perfect place to buy real estate if you want a spacious house in an excellent school district. Many of the most exclusive zip codes in the entire area are located in the North Shore, which makes house hunting convenient. Here are just a few zip codes you’ll want to consider during your home search.

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The Best Country Clubs North shore Chicago

There’s never been a better time to join a country club. While golf may have been the primary reason to join a country club in the past, many of today’s clubs also emphasize recreation, health, and fitness and wellness. If you’ve been considering club membership, you’ll want to investigate these four impressive Chicago area country clubs.

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The Best 2019 Spring Events Near Chicago

One of the best things about living in the Chicago area is the abundance of things to do. Whether you want to stay close to the North Shore or venture into the city, you’ll find plenty of events and activities to keep you busy. In fact, one or more of these spring events may make the perfect addition to your calendar.

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The Best Spring Getaways Near Chicago

 

As Chicago’s chill winter winds start to turn warmer, most of us are eager to greet spring and find an outlet for our dormant wanderlust. Whether you want to escape into nature, explore a new city, rejuvenate at a resort, or try something new, these seven getaways near Chicago’s North Shore offer something for everyone! 

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6 Things to Know About North Shore Chicago Before Moving There

Excepting the 2008 financial crisis, home prices have been pretty steadily on the rise across the US. According to Trulia, the median home value in over 100 neighborhoods hit 1 million, with larger cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, Brookline, and Boulder experiencing higher inflation rates.

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Should You Remodel Your Home in 2019?

Current Remodeling Market Report from NAHB

Based on 2018’s remodeling statistics, the remodeling market looks to remain steady going into 2019. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports a remodeling market index of 58 for the third quarter of 2018. (Any number above 50 indicates a higher number of remodels than the previous quarter.) Each quarter’s index numbers have steadily risen/been above 50 ever since the second quarter of 2013.

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