Budgeting For Your Home In Retirement

Planning your finances with a retirement budget can significantly decrease money-related stress and allow you to fully enjoy your retirement. Budgeting is extremely important throughout all aspects of your life, but retirement planning is crucial to developing peace of mind. …

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5 Strategies for Homebuyers With Financial Concerns

Are you getting ready to start house hunting? You may have been going over your financial documents and evaluating your personal savings. If you’ve made any financial missteps over the years, you might be worried about whether or not you’ll …

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Cat and Dog buy a house in Chicago

A lot of people prefer their pets to humans. They dote on their cats and dogs and don’t mind spending their hard-earned money on designer food, clothing, and bedding. These devoted owners give their pets human names and endow them …

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Retirement Planning

Find A Trusted Guide You’ve worked hard, sacrificed, and saved. Now it’s your turn to be the person you want to be. Find a fee-only financial planner and experienced fiduciary, with one focus: your retirement. A quality guide works with …

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Help Chicagoans in need of warmth this winter!

So many Chicagoans are in need of warmth this winter – share the love and pass on your new or gently worn coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens (children or adult sizes!). Your donations can be delivered to the locations noted …

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Top home upgrades that pay off in the long run

Ok, you’re ready to invest back into your home. Just one question: where should you start with these updates? For many homeowners, this is the biggest roadblock when it comes to making value-adding improvements. The key to prioritizing updates and …

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Interview with Debra Dobbs

Watch the latest episode of the Keeping It Real podcast with Debra Dobbs. DJ Paris talks with Debra about how she started her career and the move from gelato to houses; unique and targeted marketing strategies; advice to new agents; …

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Earning a Client for Life

Lead generation, great marketing and customer service — these are the basics for any REALTOR®’s business. Having a successful business involves being proactive, just as much as it is being reactive. It’s not just implementing the basics, either; you can …

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Live Clean and Green with The Dobbs Group!

Our dear friends Alex Harris and Sandy Killion have researched some brilliant–and easy to implement– solutions to help us all be a bit more green and environmentally responsible in our everyday lives. Every little green step that we take now …

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Crazy Michael’s Lemon Curd

Originated in late 19th century England, this homemade lemon curd is traditionally served with bread or scones at afternoon tea as an alternative to jam, and as a filling for cakes, small pastries and tarts. Crazy Michael’s Lemon Curd RECIPE …

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