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Old-fashioned character abounds in this lovely “Old Town Carpentersville” Cape Cod-style home, built in 1913. Just over a century ago, its builder had his pick of locations in that fledgling town, so you can be sure this is a prime lot.
Delay only heightens contest winner's enjoyment of new backyardUpdated Sep 15, 2014 12:28 PM It wasn't quick or easy but Jenny Kendall of Palatine, the winner of our 2013 backyard makeover contest, finally has her new patio, a package worth $10,000.
Condo owners must state a purpose to examine association financial records Posted Sep 20, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. I live in a condominium located in the city of Chicago. Last week, I made a request to examine certain financial books and records of the association. The board denied my request stating that I failed to state a “proper purpose” for wanting to examine the documents. That’s no one’s business, is it?
Tabletop repairs can be done with the right knowledge Posted Sep 19, 2014 12:01 AM
Tablecloths not only protect tables, but they help hide ugly tabletops that have been abused through the years. Most scratches and other blemishes are easy to fix, so you won’t need a tablecloth if you don’t want to use one. Here are some common problems and easy fixes for them.
Constable: Citizen scientists research birds and bees Posted Sep 14, 2014 7:45 AM
You don't have to be part of a research lab, wear a white coat or even have a degree to be an important part of scientific research. There are hundreds of opportunities for "citizen scientists" to weigh in on everything from bugs to dogs to space to sex. “Science is everywhere,” says Samantha Lindgren with the University of Illinois.
Take ideas from a home stager’s bag of tricks Posted Sep 20, 2014 3:01 AM
Tyler Whitmore, owner of the staging and design firm Ta-da! Homes in Bethesda, Md., joined staff writer Jura Koncius recently on The Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.
A seven-step program for furniture rehab Posted Sep 20, 2014 12:01 AM
Choosing furniture to refurbish, or “upcycle,” as it’s known in the DIY world, is an imprecise science. Typically, Kelly Millspaugh Thompson knows right away whether an item is right for her, and she has enough experience to see potential in the most intimidating pieces.
Are extended warranties worth it? Posted Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. The plans basically are insurance policies in case something goes wrong, but they come at a price. The FTC says on its website that a service contract “might not be worth the price.” So how do you decide whether to purchase one?
Rising prices fuel higher expectations
Posted Sep 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Media reports about rising home prices, strangely enough, are starting to have a dampening effect on the local housing market, said Royal Hartwig, a member of the Royal Family team at Keller-Williams Realty’s Palatine office.
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full story »Rising prices fuel higher expectationsMedia reports about rising home prices, strangely enough, are starting to have a dampening effect on the local housing market, said Royal Hartwig, a member of the Royal Family team at Keller-Williams Realty’s Palatine office.
full story »Larger condominiums in demand at Prairie ParkThe real estate market has recovered nicely. In fact, the demand for larger condominiums is driving plans for the fifth building at Prairie Park in Wheeling, said Jamie Smith of Smith Family Construction.