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One-level living is becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages, but especially with empty-nesters who no longer want to trek up and down lots of steps on a daily basis. So the new 40-duplex townhouse community at The Villas of Ginger Woods in Aurora is expected to sell out quickly.
There are lots of name-brand options for concrete repair Posted May 1, 2016 3:00 AM
Q. As a faithful reader of your column every week, I was disappointed with your answer to a question about garage floor pitting. You have solved a lot of problems with honest, effective answers. You usually have a product in mind that will solve the person’s problem. I was excited to read about pitting, as I have the same problem.
Trustee of parents’ estate nowhere to be found Posted May 1, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. My parents put their house in a living trust and named themselves as trustees. The trust states in the event of their passing, my sister would become the successor trustee. The only problem with this is no one has seen or heard from my sister in more than five years.
Federal program may finance home renovation Posted Apr 30, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. My family has outgrown our two-bedroom farmhouse, but we’re attached to it (it’s a lovely rural lot). We’d rather renovate it and add more rooms than move. The home has been in my family since it was built in the 1800s.
Provide a consistent supply of nectar through the seasons Posted May 1, 2016 7:18 AM
While selecting perennials for beds and borders, choose plants that nourish bees and butterflies. Pollinators are responsible for the majority of pollination of flowering plants, including the specimens we plant for the beauty of their blossoms and the types we plant for the food they provide.
New shovels will not give you your gardening ‘edge’ Posted May 1, 2016 7:12 AM
Use an electric hand grinder to sharpen your spades. New spades do not come with a sharp edge and keeping the spades sharp will make gardening much easier.
Italian furniture makers strengthen brands through archives Posted May 1, 2016 7:09 AM
Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh innovations by the “starchitects” who have infused design with glamour.
Houston-based builder at work in the suburbs
Posted Apr 30, 2016 2:00 AM
The largest privately held home builder in the country, David Weekley Homes of Houston, quietly moved into the Chicago market last fall and is now gearing up to strongly compete with well-established Chicago-area and national builders. In fact, DWH’s first local community, The Reserve in Barrington, is now open and selling single-family homes.
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Houston-based builder at work in the suburbsThe largest privately held home builder in the country, David Weekley Homes of Houston, quietly moved into the Chicago market last fall and is now gearing up to strongly compete with well-established Chicago-area and national builders. In fact, DWH's first local community, The Reserve in Barrington, is now open and selling single-family homes.
Maytag appliance store on top of trendsAdvanced Maytag, located at 548 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, has been selling "white goods" to Chicago-area residents for 60 years -- since 1956. Daily Herald readers have until May 1 to enter the Mother's Day Sweepstakes and win "Mom" a top-of-the-line, high-efficiency Whirlpool washer and dryer set worth at least $2,700.
Lurvey expansion allows year-round businessBig changes have recently been unveiled at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines after a nine-month construction project yielded a new, state-of-the-art garden center that allows Lurvey to better serve its loyal clientele and also to be open year-round.