Posts Categorized: Human Interest

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Awesome & Easy High Protein, Low Calorie Eggnog Recipe

This has nothing at all to do with Chicago real estate but I decided we needed to get festive here for the holidays. Background: I am a true eggnog aficionado. At the age of 12 I began what became a life long quest to unravel the mysteries of perfect eggnog. At first this was merely… Read more

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Villa Taj Auction Cancelled At Last Minute

I know that many of you must have had your hearts broken yesterday when you showed up with your $250,000 checks to bid on Villa Taj in Burr Ridge, the house that once was listed at $25 million. Apparently, the auctioneer pulled the property from the auction at the last minute after several of you… Read more

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Getting to Closing – Whatever it takes!

Keeping a deal together now more than ever requires that agents remain professional, emotionally unattached and in constant communication with the other agent.  Follow through is key.  One way to be sure a deal falls apart is to leave it only in the attorneys’ hands.  Attorneys don’t often understand the client well enough to represent… Read more

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The Mortgage Mess Explained

I’ve read many stories about how we got into the current financial crisis. However, there is a series that Ira Glass is producing for NPR’s This American Life that tells the story in much more understandable, insightful, and entertaining terms than I’ve seen anywhere else. I would encourage you to check out the following programs,… Read more

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Inspiration and Holiday Giving!

Recently, I became extremely inspired.  Each year on Christmas, my mother, boyfriend and I drive to the not so great areas of Chicago to find homeless people and provide them with our spare coats, blankets, socks, gloves, etc.  We also give out money, home cooked,hot food and hot drinks.  My mother realized that we had run… Read more