Our Signature Limoncello Recipe

 The smell of grated lemon evokes a swirl of memories for me (right up there with garlic, basil, and rosemary). One such fond memory is of coming home to find my fabulous and creative sister-in-law (also incredibly patient evidently, …

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Beyond the Listings: A Glimpse into Debra’s World

An interviewer recently asked me about my life beyond real estate and requested a one-sentence reply. How amusing. I could write a book filled with cherished memories, but for now, let’s start with this: I was born in South Deering …

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Navy Pier Fireworks in Chicago

One of Chicago’s most beloved traditions is the beautiful sky spectacle, a dazzling fireworks display at Navy Pier. Throughout the year you can enjoy an extravagant (and free!) fireworks show, up close at Navy Pier or from just about any …

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Top 10 Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

As a seasoned real estate agent, I’ve witnessed firsthand how effective home staging can significantly impact the sale of a property. Expertly staged homes not only sell faster but often command higher prices. However, common staging missteps can derail these …

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Celebrating Compass’s Milestones

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, some milestones not only mark success but also pave the way for future endeavors. As a proud member of Compass Real Estate, I recently had the pleasure of hearing Robert Reffkin share groundbreaking …

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A Local’s Guide to the Best Bars in Chicago

It is a tough job, but Team Dobbs rolled up their collective sleeves and got to work! 44 years of drinking age (and that’s just me!), tirelessly exploring the dynamic bar scene of our vibrant city known for food and …

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A Love Letter to Chicago’s Architectural Heritage

As a life-long resident of Chicago and a realtor for nearly four decades, I am fortunate to witness first-hand the breathtaking canvas of architectural brilliance that our city paints. Each neighborhood, each street, is rich with structures that span centuries …

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Behind The Scenes: Making A Splash

In the realm of real estate, our days are often filled with diligent work, yet there’s always room for a hearty laugh, especially when you’re part of a creative ensemble. Debra recently showcased her playful side in a brief skit …

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Street Art Chicago: Stories Painted on the City’s Walls

As a real estate veteran in the Windy City, I’ve spent countless hours marveling at the unmistakable character that defines each neighborhood. Among these features, one consistently stands out: the phenomenal street art that graces our city’s walls, alleys, and …

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