Chicago Real Estate Update

Here you'll find Anne's most recent posts...

Chicago High School Choices

It's that time of year again -- stress over the high school open house and application process. I have a sophomore safely settled at a selective enrollment high school, but with 7th and 8th graders, we are anxious and busy.  The open houses are packed with long...

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Magnolia Glen Homes on Tour

This Sunday, Sept 20, the Edgewater Historical Society will be hosting its annual historic homes tour.  This year, Magnolia Glen will be the focus. Nine homes will be showcased - interiors as well as exteriors - between 12 and 4 pm.  Tickets are $ 25, and will be sold...

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5% Down Payments on Condos

As of September 1, Wells Fargo is offering condo loan programs with as little as 5% down.  Since the Sept '08 meltdown, condominium financing has been difficult, and  for a time, the only low down payment programs were FHA loans.   FHA financing was not available in...

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Be a Better Condo Board Member

On August 18, the second of a three part series on condo board management will be held.  Hosted by Lakeside Community Development, the seminars help condo owners manage their associations more effectively. Tuesday, August 18 Taft West and Brian White will lead a...

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How to Protest your Property Taxes

Property Tax reassessment notices are out, and if you want to protest your tax increase, you must file by September 3. There are 2 meetings scheduled on Chicago's north side where you can go to learn about property taxes, reassessments, and filing protests to reduce...

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Montrose Dog Beach

I can't thank the volunteers at Mondog enough. My Dewey salivates, pants, and squirms as we approach the dog beach at Montrose.  He lives to play frisbee and run in the waves.  It's a fabulous place for Chicago dogs. Don't forget to get your Chicago Dog Beach/Park...

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Free Movies in Chicago Parks

With summer half over, make sure you mark your calendar with the date and location for the next free movie you're going to go see.  Here are the movies on Chicago's north side for you to consider... 7/21 8:30 PM Bauler Playlot Park (c/o Oz Park) The Water Horse:...

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