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Laura Slowick

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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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The Best 2018 Winter Events Near Chicago

For those of you who are already pulling out your favorite recipes for holiday dinners and deciding where you’ll place your tree this year, we’ve got good news: Christmas fun in Chicago starts early and ends late. Here’s our favorite list of fun winter shows, date night ideas, family friendly events, and shopping!

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The Best Holiday/Black Friday Shopping Near Chicago

Laura Slowick | Nov 16, 2018 |

For most of us, the holiday season means four things: family, food, friends, and shopping. If you’re as excited about the changing of the seasons as we are, and if you’re looking for a way to communicate to your loved ones how much they mean to you, this 2018 Chicago area holiday shopping guide is for you.

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The Best Winter Getaways Near Chicago

Laura Slowick | Nov 14, 2018 |

In the Chicago area, it isn’t uncommon to feel confined indoors during the long, chilly winters. While it’s more traditional to travel in summer, you may be surprised to discover that some of these getaways are actually more picturesque in winter. And if you’ve hired contractors to transform your home over the holidays, what better way to escape the noise than to get out of the house and find cheer and refreshment in nature’s abundant tranquility!

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To Stay or To Go: Where You Should Live During a Whole Home Remodel

General Considerations

While there are a lot of nuanced considerations that affect your decision to go or stay while your contractor renovates your Chicago North Shore area home, we recommend starting with these basic questions:

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