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Old World charm oozes from this Dutch Colonial brick home, built in 1929 in the historic district of Arlington Heights.
Ivy-covered Geneva home is a modern classicUpdated Aug 22, 2014 3:10 PM When one thinks of Geneva, one generally thinks of stately, old-fashioned Victorians, Colonials and bungalows. But back in the late 1980s, one woman purchased a suddenly available lot near the downtown shopping district and built a modern home that so beautifully blended into its surroundings, people often miss it while driving by.
‘For sale’ sign in the yard is not a requirement Posted Aug 30, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. Our daughter is getting married late in September and we’ll be empty nesters. We’d like to sell our big house soon and get into some senior housing before winter. The problem is, we will be having lots of relatives here. It would cause lots of talk and spoil the look of our home to have a Realtor’s sign on the front lawn.
Emailed notice of meetings allowed by state Posted Aug 30, 2014 12:01 AM
Q. I understand that there is legislation pending in Illinois that would permit condominium associations to issue notice to owners electronically, rather than through the mail. Is that correct?
Don’t expect much from unregulated regulators Posted Aug 30, 2014 12:00 AM
The seeds of this article were planted in my brain some 30 odd years ago, when I did a consulting project for HUD, for which they contracted to pay me $2,500. Three months after delivery and acceptance of my report by HUD, I realized I had not yet been paid and I contacted the person who had retained me. This elicited what I came to realize was a stock reply of an unregulated regulator: The payment was “in process.”
Crabgrass, powdery mildew common ailments Posted Aug 30, 2014 6:15 AM
Powdery mildew, a disease that causes a grayish, powdery film on leaves, can be seen in many plants now. This disease typically occurs in the late summer when the weather is warm and humid.
Having 'a style' is out of style Posted Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM
Q. A woman I met at a bridal luncheon asked me in what “style” we are going to decorate our apartment. I only know I don't want my mother's style — strictly traditional (and boring). She's already offering some family antiques. What should I do?
A dining room table that won’t cramp your style Posted Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM
It’s hard to talk about design trends without mentioning open floor plans, which have officially replaced granite countertops as a national obsession. But what do they mean for renters? These days, many apartment buildings have responded to open-plan demand by slyly combining the kitchen, living room and dining room into one small space.
Door is open to affordable homes
Posted Aug 16, 2014 12:01 AM
During his more than 30 years in real estate, George Seaverns of RE/MAX Experts in Buffalo Grove has seen many different types of markets. And right now he is pleased and excited by what he sees.