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Selling your home can bring on an abundance of mixed emotions. You may have memories there of family and other loved ones. But, there’s a side of you that may be ready to move on to something bigger and better. One things for sure, selling your home can be stressful sometimes, which is the last thing you need on your plate. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list to make this process a lot quicker and easier. Here are 7 tips that will help you sell your home as quickly as possible, even when the peak time for home sells has passed.


Better your curb appeal

First impressions are everything. This general rule applies to all areas of your life, especially your home when it comes time to sell. Most buyers will drive by your home after seeing it

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Ranked one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world, the Gold Coast has a lot to offer in terms of residences and attractions to visit while touring or residing in the area. Below are 8 attractions that we find very appealing to the average tourist and residence who resides in the Gold Coast.

Charnley-Persky House

This historic house museum is located on 1365 North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Frank Llyod Wright and Louis Sullivan, famous architects, this residence is known to be a very important part of modern American architecture. Visitors can receive guided tours of this masterpiece every Wednesday and Saturday. What’s even better is that admission is FREE on Wednesdays for individuals.

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South Loop is one of Chicago's first residential districts. Its recent development transformed the South Loop back into a residential neighborhood. On top of its recent developments, South Loop has many attractions that makes it worthwhile to visit or live there. Some of the most popular attractions are listed below.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is the first planetarium in the western hemisphere that’s open to the public. Founded by Max Adler, more than 1.2 million people were in attendance during the first two years Adler was open. Visitors can expect to learn more about space science and space exploration. This is a perfect spot for a family outing!

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

Women have made many contributions to the city

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***Before air-conditioning. When we moved into our homestead we brought our wooden ice chest with us.  Every day a horse drawn wagon came down our street. When it stopped, we took a look. A dirty tarpaulin covered the ice inside. The ice monger was expert at cutting a block, gripping with ice tongs and carrying it into our kitchen. The chest was attractive, with beautiful hinges &  tight handles. A big pail went underneath to catch the water as the ice melted. We checked it before it overflowed onto the floor.

  Summer was pleasant. My folks had storm windows installed, with glass and screens. We switched their positions as the seasons changed. The windows had shades, curtains and draperies.The basement was deep, the floors cool.    My…
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Sometimes, school was not an issue, but forced confinement was! It was summer when all 4 of us came down with scarlet fever! Visiting nurses nailed a quarantine sign on our front door. Seeing it was too much for my mother to cope with, ordered my brothers hospitalized..My sister miraculously had it for one day, and her symptoms disappeared! I was the only patient at home.  My friends would visit me through the three open dining room windows. There were pocket doors on two sides of the room with ropes tied across  so only visiting nurses, the doctor and my mother were allowed in. When it was over, my mother was told to burn everything I had touched, my…
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The South Loop has so much to offer all year long however, in my opinion, it is at its best during the Summer. There is so much to do and see and with the warm days and gentle lake breezes it just seems so inviting to get out, walk around and soak in all that the area offers.

Whether you want to take a stroll along the lake shore, watch the boats come and go from Monroe Harbor, relax in Grant Park, enjoy nature on Northerly Island or marvel at the impressive wall murals as you walk the Wabash Arts Corridor it’s all a short walk away. If you prefer to soak in some culture, you can visit Museum Campus where you will find the world class Shed Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Want to take a trip back in time? The

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