Seniors Looking at Buying a Home in Chicago? Things to Keep in Mind
Choosing where you want to live is one of the greatest benefits of retirement, and for retirees, city life can be particularly appealing. You don’t have to think about things like the quality of schools, having a large backyard and …- more -
Should You Hire A Professional To Take Your Listing Photos?
Selling your home means putting a lot of thought into how it looks. You’ll want to clear the clutter, give it a fresh coat of paint, or maybe even hire someone to stage it with curated furniture and artwork. Yet …- more -
The State of The Real Estate Market – Chicago | 2019
Recent headlines would have us believing Chicago is not the place to live, or at least not the place to buy a house. But dig beyond doom and gloom headlines and you find some good indicators that long term Chicago …- more -
The Importance of Staging Your Home To Show and Sell!
Your home is your castle and you should live comfortably and in your style. Then it all goes out the window when you decide to sell. If your goal is to optimize price and reduce market time, in any market …- more -
Spressata – most amazing dip with a totally made-up name
Though he drives me absolutely bonkers, my brother Michael is a wizard in the kitchen, thus makes up for the bonkers. There is nothing better to snack on in the middle of dreary, frigid winter than his Spressata! One day …- more -
Finding a Home You Can Afford in Your Senior Years
When you reach a certain age, your family home may become too much to manage. It’s at that point many seniors begin thinking about moving. However, moving in your later years isn’t as simple as it was in the days …- more -
2018 REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Professionals
Congratulations to Debra Dobbs on making the esteemed 2018 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. You are recognized as one of the top sales associates in your state. It is an honor to acknowledge your excellent achievement and recognize your professionalism, hard work and …- more -
Charitable Organizations That Hit Home – Get Involved!
Besides working in real estate, the Debra Dobbs Team supports several charitable organizations in the Chicago area. In an interview with Debra she says “There are few things we are more passionate about than matching people with homes in one …- more -
IN THE NEWS | The Top Players in Chicago Real Estate
The ‘House Whisperer’ discusses her professional journey and Chicago’s fascinating real estate market. – Read an interview with Debra on EstateEnvy. Debra speaks about her passion for real estate, journey to become one of the top Chicago brokers, and gives …- more -
Quick & easy ‘spring spruce-up’ tips for Chicagoans
Ah, Spring. The lilac bushes are in full bloom, the Sox and Cubbies are in full swing, and your home gets a fresh makeover! (Hallelujah!) There are few things more satisfying than the results of a deep clean. Can’t you …- more -
The Ultimate Chicago Neighborhoods for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Most out-of-towners associate Chicago with its bone-chilling winter season. Despite the few months of frosty weather, Chicago is celebrated for its open-air entertainment. Chicago’s many amenities, Michelin-rated restaurants, and historical roots entice renters and homebuyers seeking urban comforts. Coupled with …- more -
Design Trends… 2018 by Andy Bowyer of Middlefork Luxury Home Builders
To provide the best service to my clients, I regularly consult and collaborate with top high-end builders. What’s in, what’s out, what lasts forever? One of my favorite high-end builders is Andrew Bowyer of Middlefork Development, who creates dazzling homes …- more -
Recipes for Michael’s awesome Lemon Chicken & Lemon Chili Pork
Pollo con marmellata di limoni (Chicken with Lemon Marmellata) 1 whole chicken 3 lemons (cut into 8 wedges each) 6 spring onions – chopped 4 toes garlic – chopped 1/2 stick butter (cut into 2 equal pieces and softened) 1/2 …- more -
Luxe RED Residential Excellence in Design Awards – vote!
Luxe Magazine is hosting their first Annual Luxe RED Residential Excellence in Design Awards. The judging panel consists of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the Design/Build Industry, including Holly Hunt and Paul Wiseman. Luxe is giving the Readers – …- more -
Spaghetti Squash Giardiniera With Parmesan Cheese
Nothing better than Crazy Uncle Mike whipping up something fabulous with whatever few ingredients we have on hand. Jar of Giardiniera, last of the wedge of parmesan, and a spaghetti squash that arrived from new favorite food resource, Imperfect Produce. …- more -