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Condo Buildings in Evanston with Pools

Condo Buildings in Evanston with Pools

Chicagoland is not known for its “pool” weather. But you can swim all-yearlong in Evanston because – in addition to our many fitness centers with pools and, of course, our lake front with its beautiful beaches – there are quite a few condominium buildings with pools...

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Museum Passes

Museum Passes

Adventures Awaits: Museum Passes for FREE or Discounted Admission Here is your chance to visit museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicagoland area without busting your bank. That's because, if you're an Evanston Public Library Card Holder, you can pick...

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Evanston Schools: A+ in Virtually Every Way

Evanston Schools: A+ in Virtually Every Way

It's not just our beaches, restaurants, boutiques, bakeries, bookstores, theaters, museums, parks and other points of interest that make Evanston so great. And it's not just our housing stock that ranges from sophisticated high rises to vintage elegance and from...

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Everything Home Maintenance

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

By Robinson Markus, The Evanston Development Cooperative (EDC) Now, it is easier than ever for Evanston homeowners to build an accessory dwelling unit (known as an “ADU”) on their property. Last September, the City of Evanston passed regulations to open up new...

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5 Things to consider when planting a tree in your Midwest yard

5 Things to consider when planting a tree in your Midwest yard

The social, environmental, and economic benefits of planting a tree are many. But while planting a tree might sound easy, it needs to be done correctly - and to plant the correct tree - for it to thrive. For the best results, you should: Evaluate the Site: You can't...

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Everything Home Buying

What is a Home Buyer’s Walk Through?

What is a Home Buyer’s Walk Through?

You put in a bid, they accepted your offer, you secured the mortgage, negotiations are complete. All you need to do is sign the contract at the closing. Right? Wrong. There’s one more step – the walk through. The purpose of a walk through is to ensure the property...

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What You Need to Know About Paying Earnest Money

What You Need to Know About Paying Earnest Money

If you have never bought a home or condo before, you may be wondering about what realtors mean by earnest money. Simply stated, it is a “good faith” deposit to show that you are serious about wanting to buy the house or condo.  You typically pay earnest money...

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What To Expect During the Appraisal for Your New Home

What To Expect During the Appraisal for Your New Home

To lend you money for a mortgage when you are buying a home, your lender will want to know that the property is worth amount you're willing to spend. They need to check everything that could devalue or increase the property's worth. To do this, they require a home...

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The Top 5 Things to Make Your Offer Stand Out

The Top 5 Things to Make Your Offer Stand Out

Being a strong buyer by putting together a strong offer will generally ensure that you are buying at the best price in a buyer's marker and will give you the edge over your competition in a seller's marker. Here are five action steps you should take when starting to...

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Everything Home Selling

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

You know that feeling when you’re driving down a road you’ve never been on before and you pass a house so beautiful it makes you hit the brakes and back up for a closer look? Maybe you even roll the window down, whip out your phone, and take a quick photo to put in a...

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