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Ashley Olsen In Contract to Buy Greenwich Village Condo – WSJ

By Lisa Finks | May 17, 2016

Remember the Olsen twins?  All grown up and buying real estate. . . Former child actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen is in contract to purchase a condo at Greenwich Village’s 37 East 12th Street. (more) Source: Ashley Olsen In Contract to Buy Greenwich Village Condo – WSJ

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Every State’s Most Important Food Innovation

By Lisa Finks | May 17, 2016

I am officially hungry now!  I feel they have may have missed the mark with Illinois.  You??  (more) Source: Every State’s Most Important Food Innovation

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To Renovate or Not. . .

By Lisa Finks | May 10, 2016

As everyone knows, many factors affect a home’s value.  Recently rehabbed and updated homes always sell faster and for a higher price since buyers are willing to pay a premium for a move-in ready home. In the last 12 months, 93 homes have sold in East Wilmette, 32 of which were considered recent rehabs.  The 32 recently rehabbed homes, on average, sold for 95% of the original list price and in 38 days while the non-rehabbed homes sold, on average, […]

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Construct the Ultimate Bedroom Retreat – Here’s Your Blueprint!

By Lisa Finks | May 9, 2016

Get your tape measure out because here is your blueprint for a bedroom that works!  Steven Randel has shared the “science” of creating the ultimate bedroom retreat – right down to the slipper rest and circulation zone! Read the article

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6 Ways to Display Your Kid’s Artwork | Real Simple

By Lisa Finks | May 5, 2016

The backpacks will be overflowing in the next few weeks with all of the treasures from the schoolyear.  Instead of letting your child’s drawings clutter your fridge door or countertops, hang a few artfully and don’t feel guilty about tossing the others. (More) Source: 6 Ways to Display Your Kid’s Artwork | Real Simple

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New Years Resolutions Thanks Wilmette and the North Shore

By Lisa Finks | February 22, 2016

By: Rebecca Lee Happy New Year, everyone! According to a study done by the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, the following are some of the most common resolutions that Americans have made for 2016. Because we all understand how difficult commitment to these can be, here are resources and tips specific to the North Shore community that will hopefully keep you from breaking those resolutions within the first four days! If you have resolved to stay fit and […]

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Welcome to the Inside Scoop on North Shore Living

By Lisa Finks | February 22, 2016

My new website offers Chicago’s North Shore residents (or those looking to move here) the most engaging community information and unique market statistics not found anywhere else! For example, some of my favorite North Shore Living features include: Search for homes by local elementary school boundaries with the “Search by School” feature! Instantly learn what homes on your block have sold for with the Home Valuation Tool. Get a handle on hyper-local pricing trends with Neighborhood Market Statistics. Understand the home […]

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