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5214 Galitz Street #103, Skokie, IL - SOLD AUGUST 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman

In the Heart of Town!

Fulfill your ABC's here in this Appealing, Budget-wise, Carefree Living Condo!

Fire Your Landlord Today and Don't Miss this Updated Fountain View Terrace Two-Bedroom with Prime In-Town Location, Conveniences and Services!

In the heart of town -- a great opportunity in a great location, this rarely-available Fountain Terrace two-bedroom, two-bath condominium features a spacious living room and adjoining dining ell, new kitchen stove and counters, freshly painted to suit any decor of choice, new master bedroom carpeting, easy-living wood-laminate floors, sunny windows, assigned off-street parking and a self-managed, pet-friendly association. Combine affordable pricing and an appealing convenient location with easy nearby access to shopping, transportation and library ... all in downtown Skokie. Step up to home ownership right here! 



UPDATES Include: 

* 2017 Stove/MicroHood, Counters 
* 2017 Paint Throughout 
* 2017 Master Bedroom Carpeting 
* 2017 Many New Light Fixtures 
* 2017 New Master Bedroom Vanity and Sink 
* July 2017 - All New Electric Circuit Breakers 
* October 2016 - Second Bedroom Wood Laminate Floors 
* 2011 New Electric Furnace 
* 2011 New Air Conditioning 
* 2006 New Semko Double-Paned-Vinyl-Clad Windows with lifetime warranty 
* 2005 Additional Kitchen Cabinets & Counters 
* 2005 Wood Laminate Floors in Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Foyer and Hallway

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Contact Allyson Hoffman for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email [email protected]!

415 Elm St Unit 6B, Deerfield, IL - SOLD AUGUST 2016!

by Allyson Hoffman

Sunny & Bright!

Sunny 2-story condo with bright south exposure and great serene view of quiet fenced common treed yard -- features brand new carpeting and fresh paint throughout. Great room style living with Dining Room area opening to the huge Living Room with a wood burning fireplace and sliders opening out to a privare balcony. Kitchen features oak cabinetry, oak floors and a sunny window. Enjoy natural light from the skylight over the stairway and upper hall bedroom wing. A spacious hall bath provides access the a convenient second floor laundry closet. The spacious Master Bedroom with views to the lovely backyard has its own large walk-in closet and private full bath. A second bedroom has a full wall of ample closet space. Parking includes a hard-to-find deeded garage space and a second assigned space, conveniently located to the building entry. Association amenities include a glorious pool for summer fun and onsite maintenance engineer -- all with an ultra-convenient, commuter-friendly location only a few blocks to Deerfield's town center and Metra train! Sold During Processing.

Contact Allyson Hoffman for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email [email protected]!

Take the Time to Prevent Fires

by Allyson Hoffman

October is Fire Prevention Month, and there's no question that everything you do now can save lives in a fire emergency. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, across the United States, there were more than 369,500 fires in homes in 2010. 2,640 people died and another 13,350 were injured in those fires, which causes $6.9 billion dollars in damage. Let's talk about a few simple things you need to do to ensure you don't become one of those statistics!

The very first thing you need to do is to make sure you have smoke detectors installed in every hallways and bedroom of your home. They need to have the Underwriters Laboratories seal to ensure quality. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Just as important is to test those smoke detectors every week to make sure the batteries are still good and that the device is operating normally.

In the case of a fire, the most important thing is to get out as fast as you can. And then stay out! The danger is not just the actual flames, but the atmosphere the fire creates, as it consumes oxygen and gives off deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

To that end, you'll want to establish a plan ahead of the time you might need it. You'll need to establish this plan with everyone who lives in your home. Make sure you have at least two ways out, and know them by heart. Make sure someone is assigned to call 911 for help, and if someone is assigned to help those who might need assistance. And set up a meeting place outside so you can be sure everyone is safe.

Keep this fact in mind, that the leading cause of home fires and injuries since 1990 is cooking! And most of those fires happen when kitchen ranges and ovens are left unattended. The second leading cause of house fires is heating equipment, which must be cleaned properly and checked annually. The other leading causes of fires are smoking materials, electrical appliances and candles.

For much more, make sure to check out the Fire Prevention information on the National Fire Protection Association Website. Now get to work checking those smoke detectors!

This blog is maintained by Michael of Kim Hughes & Company.
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Enjoy Fall at the Grove Fest

by Allyson Hoffman

Spend some time outdoors this weekend with the family at Grove Fest. The festival is brought to you by the Glenview Park District and takes place at the Grove at 1421 Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview [map]. Celebrate the history of the people who settled in the Glenview area with live folk music, nature walks, square dancing, storytelling, gift & crafts vendors, and hearty pioneer food. The festival is open from 11am to 5pm.  Admission is $4 for adults, kids under 13 get in for $1. And if you happen to spot a house for sale that interests you, let me know. And have a great weekend!

This blog is maintained by Michael of Kim Hughes & Company.
Photo courtesy the Glenview Park District.

Learning to Live Green

by Allyson Hoffman

The 2012 Evanston Green Living Festival will present a wide spectrum of green exhibitors, plenty of fun activities for adults and children, and a healthy selection of food and drinks.  The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston. The festival is held at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Boulevard in Evanston [map], a venue where organizations can present green products, services and ideas to help attendees lower their carbon footprint.  The Festival runs from 9am to 3pm and admission is free! Have a great weekend!

This blog is maintained by Michael of Kim Hughes & Company.
Photo courtesy Evanston Green Living Festival

Heads Up To Waterfront Lovers & Boating Enthusiasts!

by Allyson Hoffman

Mundelein's 150-acre Diamond Lake will be the setting for sixteen new luxury condominiums featuring lakefront settings and private boat slips included with each unit.  For those looking to combine a resort lifestyle with their brand new home, four plans featuring two or three bedrooms and up to three full baths can be customized to taste.  Quality finishes are included and pre-construction building incentives are now in place.  Prices will range from $494,900 to $594,900.  Watch for a grand opening around the middle of May, but in the meantime if you would like information now, details can be obtained on the website at

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1245 Waukegan Road
Glenview IL 60025
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