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65th Annual Art Fair on the Square

by Allyson Hoffman

If you are looking for a unique and classy event this Labor Day weekend then, look no further. The 65th Annual Deer Path Art League Art Fair on the Square begins this Sunday, September 1st and will continue through Monday, September 2nd. This FREE two-day fine art show is located in Lake Forest’s historic Market Square.

Starting at 10 AM, view colorful creations from over 180 exhibitors whose varied mediums include ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

Visit the Deer Path Leagues’ official website for additional information. Bring the whole family and don’t miss your chance to view these one-of-a-kind art pieces in a great setting where quality, variety and fun combine.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy here!

 

 

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Port Clinton Art Festival

by Allyson Hoffman

On August 24th and 25th, Amdur Productions presents the Port Clinton Art Festival. Beginning at 10 AM don’t miss one of the country’s top art festivals celebrating creations from more than 300 of the world’s most talented artists.

Throughout the weekend festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities geared towards kids, interactive art demos and, original artwork by master artists from around the world. In addition to the amazing artwork, live music from the talented duo Cirrus Falcon will liven up the event.

For more information visit Amdur Productions official event website. From onsite interactive art demonstrations by master artists to scavenger hunts designed for kids, the Port Clinton Art Festival truly has something for everyone. Don’t miss this annual one-of-a-kind event where fabulous fun is assured!

 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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Chicago Air and Water Show

by Allyson Hoffman

Are you ready for the Chicago Air and Water Show? This Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th enjoy the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States! Presented by City of Chicago, the Air and Water Show showcases daredevil hair-raising thrills in the air and on the water at North Avenue Beach and along Chicago’s magnificent Lake Michigan waterfront.

Some of this year’s headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, and the U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs. The show starts at 10 AM and continues through 3 PM extending north and south along the lakefront from North Avenue Beach.

Visit the City of Chicago’s official website for additional information. Don’t miss this one you are bound to have a soaring good time!

 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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For Sale - 1032 Springfield Avenue, Deerfield, IL 60015 - $275,000

by Allyson Hoffman

In-Town!

Amazing Opportunity -- Combines Classic Charm, Incredible In-Town Location and Affordability!

Limitless Possibilities Abound Here -- Step Up to Home Ownership or Step Down to Single-Level Living with Options to Enjoy As Is, Reconfigure, Renovate or Even Expand Up or Out!

An affordable commuter's dream -- just one block to train, park and library and only two blocks to the heart of Deerfield's town center amenities! 

Don't miss this charming all-brick ranch featuring an inviting living room and separate ell-shaped dining room with crown molding and a built-in corner cabinet! 

Two bedrooms, one facing the front yard and the other the back, share easy access to the full bath with its vented glass-block window and glass tub enclosure. 

The kitchen, located off the dining room, features newer cabinets and leads to a large closet for pantry storage and the huge family room addition opening out to the backyard and the detached two-car garage with convenient entry from the rear alley. 

A full unfinished basement with recreation space, ample storage, an expandable half bath and separate shower stall includes ample room for easy finishing and additional living area. 

The possibilities are endless in this lovingly appreciated and beautifully landscaped home. 

Other great improvements include: (1) Newer vinyl-clad, double-pane windows; (2) Newer mechanical systems; and (3) Oak hardwood floor beneath carpets. 

House is to be sold "as is" by elderly owner but is in good condition -- stop, look, love and buy!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.1032Springfield.com!

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

How to Survive Living in Your Home During Its Sale

by Allyson Hoffman

Are you thinking about selling your home in 2019 or 2020? If so, like many people, you will likely continue to live in your home while it is for sale.  So here are some tips on how to survive the process and ensure that your home looks its best for all showings. For the best results, consistently do the following things every day to guarantee that your home will always be presentable and ready to show to potential new buyers.

- Make your beds.
- Empty the sink of dirty dishes.
- Fresh flowers always look nice.
- Empty the trash cans.
- Pay attention to the smell. Be aware of cooking odors because some linger longer than others.
- Check the thermostat. Make sure people coming in will be comfortable while they are looking at your house. If they are too hot or too cold, they won’t stay.
- Keep the yard neat. Rake, pick up sticks and mow regularly – do whatever it takes to make the yard look its best.
- Vacuum and sweep.
- Keep the counters clear and clean. All homes have spaces that tend to collect clutter. Try to keep that from happening.
- Preferably, don’t remain at home (even outside) during showings.
- Remove all pets for showings if at all possible.

While undertaking these tasks may not make your home sell faster, it will allow buyers to enjoy looking at your home and generally keep them there longer. When agents show attractive homes, they remember that fact. So even if one buyer prefers another home, that agent may return with another prospect. Conversely, if a home shows poorly, the likelihood of an agent returning with another client diminishes.

For additional information on getting your home ready to sell and finding a new residence, feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home or determine the value of your existing property.

 

 

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Reduced - 1260 Sherwood Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 - $399,000

by Allyson Hoffman

Timeless Appeal!

Buyers, Builders and History Buffs Will Love the Abundant Bounty of Options Here!

Imagine the Possibilities -- A One-of-a-Kind Expanded Vintage Two Story Combines Endless Charm and Character on a Rare Third Acre in Sherwood Forest!

Don't miss this classic gem with limitless potential, a truly unique Sherwood Forest treasure located on a double-wide 100'x146' foot lot -- over a third of an acre! Check with the City of Highland Park for potential to sub-divide.

A covered porch greets you, opening to an inviting center entry foyer with an expansive and surprisingly sunny view through the entire house from front to back! On the east/street side you'll find the large gracious living room with its wood burning fireplace and an adjoining office/sunroom with windows on three sides. The separate dining with its direct kitchen access and a large adjacent family room are on the west side of the foyer.

Stairs from the foyer lead to the second floor with its wide upper hallway and two-bedroom wings separated by a relaxing library/study. The hallway leads to the master bedroom suite featuring wide base and crown moldings, a walk-in closet and full bath, and a family bath, second bedroom with built-in desk, and library/study with access to a second bedroom wing including two more large bedrooms.

Additional highlights include a large unfinished basement, 2.5-car garage with a separate garden/workroom providing space to expand to three-car garage parking, majestic mature trees/landscaping and lush perennial plants, ground cover and flowers.

With an ultra-convenient location close to nearby park, shopping, highway access, two equidistant Metra train lines and the choice of Deerfield or Highland Park High Schools, this is truly a unique opportunity not to miss. Estate Sale -- Property to be sold as is.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.1260Sherwood.com!

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

Kite Festival

by Allyson Hoffman

The Chicago Botanic Garden brings you the Kite Festival! This Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th, enjoy a fun-filled day of kite flying, ice cream treats, and professional kite flying demonstrations. Beginning at 10 AM, walk or take the free tram to the meadow west of Evening Island, and watch as the Chicago Fire Kite team performs stunt-kite routines set to music.

In addition to viewing the professionals, feel free to bring your own kite to participate in the public fly time, or make a kite to fly at the kite-making workshop. Admission is FREE, but regular parking fees apply.

Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s official website for additional information. Bring the whole family and get ready for some high-flying fun!

 

 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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It’s a Dog/Cat’s World in New Homes!

by Allyson Hoffman

Many builders are now considering pets when designing and building new homes. This perspective has resulted in many luxury townhomes and single-family residences offering upgrades to enhance the space to accommodate man’s best friends. These features can include dedicated washing areas in a laundry room just for the family dog or even a built-in sleeping area, perfectly-sized for pet comfort.

Home Buyers are Pet Owners

Over half of the households in the US have at least one pet of some kind, and many others plan to add a four-legged friend to their family once they buy a home. With that goal in mind, buyers tour homes imagining how their canine or feline pal will fit into their space.

Builders are catering to this need by including upgrades that focus solely on the family pet. In addition, you’ll find that more listings will showcase features or nearby conveniences intended for pet owners. Big back yards and dog parks are just two amenities that will often appeal to pet-friendly buyers.

One important note is the fact that many of these pets make their “home” inside the house rather than living in the back yard. Some homeowners will recapture unused space for their dogs and cats. For instance, space under the stairs can become a perfect setting for a dog house complete with bed and bowls. Cats might get their own shelf in the bathroom while a hidden area at the bottom of the closet is perfect for the litter box.

Fido Goes House-hunting

While the buyers may leave their pets at home when they visit open houses or tour homes for sale, they are frequently on their minds when selecting a property. A home near a busy intersection or highway may not be the ideal location for a family with a dog or cat. On the other hand, a townhouse with a small run or yard may be perfect for a time-constrained buyer who doesn’t want a lot of yard to maintain but needs space for their pet to run.

Many of today’s buyers aren’t just looking at homes for themselves and their kids or future family. Rather, they are considering the family pets as well in choosing their ideal new home. For additional information regarding the nuances of moving with pets, please contact me today for helpful ideas to streamline the process. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or help you find your dream home.  



Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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For Sale - 1840 Wildberry Drive Unit D, Glenview, IL 60025 - $499,900

by Allyson Hoffman

Magical Waterview Sunsets!

A Waterfront Wonder Overlooking Nature Preserve -- Total Tranquility!

Vacation at Home in the Heart of Glenview Where Nature, Wildlife and Waterfront Sunsets Are Your Constant Companion -- Amazing Views and Awesome Updates Abound Here!

Stunning, Spectacular Sunsets from the living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom and sprawling rear deck distinguish this amazing, spacious, fully-updated three-bedroom, 2.5 bath, two-story Valley Lo North townhome. A sensational one-of-a-kind serene setting combines with fabulous improvements that include a gorgeous high-end kitchen featuring stainless appliances, granite counters and vaulted ceilings with twin skylights -- totally unique! 

The expansive deck nearly spans across the entire rear of the property providing a truly exceptional view of the adjacent waterfront, wildlife and nature preserve. Raise the umbrellas and roll out the sunsetter awning for great daytime parties or simple relaxation and retreat to the fire pit at twilight to enjoy amazing red-sky waterfront sunsets at dusk. 

The master suite with a newer spa bath, huge customized/room-sized walk-in closet and sliders to the private master bedroom balcony also features its own wonderful panoramic water view -- a true retreat! Expansive daylight vistas across the water become romantic and dramatic sunsets at twilight here. 

With three updated baths, oak floors, exposed brick walls, and an open sky-lit stairway from finished basement to second floor, this a truly rare find with a setting that cannot be duplicated! 

Located in desirable Valley Lo North, you'll not find a better choice for a daily vacation-like atmosphere right in the heart of Glenview! Truly first class -- inside and out with a location that cannot be matched!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.1840wildberry-d.com!

To view the 3-D Walkthrough of this home visit https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EP75axMCM6R

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

Art at the Glen

by Allyson Hoffman

The 16th Annual Art at the Glen Festival is this weekend, August 3rd and August 4th at The Glen Town Center. Art at the Glen is rated as one of the top shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This premium art festival will feature works from over 150 artists hailing from locations throughout the country. Enjoy stunning artworks in a wide variety of mediums including paintings to ceramics, photography, and jewelry.

Bring the whole family!  Children can enjoy a special area designated just for them with interactive games and activities, including challenging art scavenger hunts throughout the weekend.

Visit the official event website for additional information. This event is FREE to the public so bring the whole family and enjoy a weekend packed full of one-of-a-kind art.

 

 

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE
/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs
847-310-5300
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