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You have to visit this “near-town country estate” in unincorporated Lombard to believe it. Who would expect to encounter a 1.5-acre horse-friendly property so close to the Lilac Village?
Doors and walls: A few updates can quickly make a big impactUpdated Oct 19, 2014 9:23 AM It seems as if almost everyone has a room that they dislike. It is boring because there is no color or it has looked the same for 20 years, or it is downright ugly because you are so busy living life that you don't have any time or money to improve it. But where and how do you start? And what are the latest trends?
Sweep away clutter for instant fall cleaning results Posted Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
Ever heard of fall cleaning? As the weather gently cools, somehow I’ve acquired the desire to straighten up and do a deep clean. How does that relate to small living spaces? Turns out the single best thing you can do to increase the sense of largeness in a room is to get rid of all the clutter.
Deed should be recorded for tax purposes Posted Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. In your response ... about deeds, you didn’t mention the importance of recording the deed, once it is executed. Not only will this protect the buyer’s interest, but also if the deed is not recorded, the seller will still receive tax bills.
Dealing with a belligerent board member Posted Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
The number of associations that have to deal with a belligerent or loose-cannon board member appears to be trending upward. The issues range from the simply rude board member to the board member who shares confidential information with unit owners.
Introducing the ‘kosher’ HECM reverse mortgage Posted Oct 25, 2014 12:00 AM
The kosher stamp on a food means that it has been certified as fit for human consumption. We need a comparable certification process for financial instruments sold to consumers, with the need most pronounced for the more complex instruments.
Kid’s stuff: Ageless ﬂair for the teen’s lair Posted Oct 25, 2014 6:30 AM
Decorating a teen's room is one of the most exciting rooms in the house, says Nancy Guettier of PBteen. Because when done right, you get parents who know more about their teens’ developing personalities and teens who want to be at home.
Right at home: Fall decor gets cozy Posted Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home décor. So while you’re wrapping yourself in a big, soft cardigan, you can also grace your space with a dollop of knitted comfort.
Clover comeback? ‘Bee lawns’ gaining favor Posted Oct 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Turf grass may be an attractive groundcover for homeowners, but it doesn’t hold much appeal for pollinators. Add some broadleaf plants with flowers to the mix, however, and it’s a different story: great forage for the birds and the bees. Lower maintenance, too.
Why picking the right sofa is so important
Posted Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
When a homeowner is furnishing an entire house, Anne Hildreth, a designer in the Vernon Hills Steinhafels Furniture store, recommends they start with the room they use the most — the family room — and proceed from there. And you should start with the largest piece of furniture in that room, she says.
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full story »Why picking the right sofa is so importantWhen a homeowner is furnishing an entire house, Anne Hildreth, a designer in the Vernon Hills Steinhafels Furniture store, recommends they start with the room they use the most — the family room — and proceed from there. And you should start with the largest piece of furniture in that room, she says.
full story »Newest light fixtures are works of artLEDs are taking over the world. Long-lasting, environmentally friendly LED technology allows lighting designers to create fixtures that are more like pieces of art that hang from the ceiling, said Benson Littman, co-owner of Littman Bros. Lighting in Schaumburg.
full story »Steady real estate market is a healthy one, brokers sayWe are looking at a real estate market this year that is very similar to the market of 2013, says Lynn Klein, managing broker and owner of Century 21 New Heritage in Hampshire. "There has been a bit of an improvement in terms of supply-and-demand, so prices are up about 2.9 percent this year. But, for the most part, the market has remained fairly steady.”