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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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We are here for you, and we are stronger together!

  Dear Clients, Friends, and Family, On behalf of @properties and The Dobbs Group, I would like to share our thoughts, precautions, and procedures as we navigate in these uncertain times. Our personal and professional lives have been and will …

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Chicago Market Report – December 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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Salt of the Shire

In addition to business planning for next year and lively discussions about SEO and beta testing a microphone for our Podcast program,Crazy Uncle Mike has been canning up a storm and started our new batch of Limoncello. Following his life …

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Chicago Market Report – November 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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Limoncello

The smell of grated lemon evokes a swirl of memories for me (right up there with garlic, basil and rosemary) .  A most recent memory is of coming home to find my creative, fabulous and very talented sister in law (also incredibly …

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Chicago Market Report – October 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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Chicago Market Report – September 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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A guide for stress-free moving

Using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database search tool, making sure interstate brokers have their DOT and MC licenses, asking for an in-home survey before getting a quote and learning about the 110% Rule are just a few of …

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Chicago Market Report – August 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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Prepare Your Home For a Photo Shoot!

First impressions matter…a great deal as it turns out, in this age of just about everyone under the age of, well, a certain age, photoshopping and filtering every picture they post on Instagram.  The average attention span of a human …

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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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2019 Real Estate Market Outlook

With 2019 half in the books,  explore what’s happening on Chicago’s housing front.  How is the market doing right now and what is to come? In this video, @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden share fresh insights on the challenges …

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Chicago… Must Love Dogs

About once or twice a week, my boyfriend and I love to take evening strolls around West Loop – always making pit stops at the various dog parks along the way. We love to see which pups are making their …

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Chicago Market Report – July 2019

Flip through this data packed report for insights, trends and the general outlook on your local real estate market. If you want to dig a bit deeper give me a call to discuss how the trends impact the value of your home.

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Grandpa Florie’s Giardiniera Recipe

One of my favorite childhood memories is of tending the garden with my Grandpa Florie.  He had the most gentle hand, with his beloved granddaughter and with his beloved fruits and vegetables; 3 varieties of grapes, towering apple tree and …

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