BBQ safety tips and tricks

With the weather warming up it’s the start of a new season, barbecue season! BBQ’s are the best activity to bring friends, family and co-workers together. When throwing a BBQ you are concerned with the people you invite, the food and equipment to grill, the music and the thirst quenching beverages. The last thing on everyones mind is that BBQ a could potentially be dangerous! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered so yours never is!

Here are 7 tips to make sure your BBQ is safe and your guests forever call you a grilling expert!

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    Nothing spoils an outdoor barbecue more than burning the house down. Here are 6 tips to stay safe when grilling this summer, plus videos of cookout calamities. Read

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Home Improvement At The Click Of A Button

Technology is growing everyday and it is time we connect it with our homes! There are apps for just about anything. Not sure what the color of your walls are? Take a picture and an app will give you the closest match it can find! Working on a new house project and misplaced your toolkit? No problem, there is an app that has all the tools you need at the click of a button!

In the article below there are descriptions of different apps that you can use on your iPhone, iPad and iPod for everyday home improvement!

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford?

There are many factors that go into making the decision to purchase a home. It may start with smaller questions like when and where. As time progress and the idea of being a home buyer becomes more real you ask yourself the big questions like what is my budget?

Below are tips that will help you when deciding how much mortgage you can afford!

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Should I Rent or Should I Sell?

So you are thinking about putting your house on the market but you’re not sure if you want to let go completely. Renting could be a great option for you but how do you know if it’s the right one. Below you can read in depth about the factors that go into renting and selling your home so you can make an informed decision when the time comes!

  • Should I Rent or Sell My House?

    When it comes to deciding whether you should rent or sell your house, are you worried you’ll make the wrong financial moves? Here’s how to make the right call. Read

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7 Steps To Take Before You Buy A Home

  1. Decide how much home you can afford.
  2. Develop your home wish list.
  3. Select where you want to live.
  4. Start saving.
  5. Ask about all the costs before you sign.
  6. Get your credit in order.
  7. Get prequalified.

Looking for more information? This amazing article will help guide you in the steps you need to take before buying a home!

  1. 7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

    By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Read

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1437 W Melrose, Chicago

Fabulous new construction brick and limestone house from Barnett Homes in heart of Lakeview. Steps from Southport corridor. 4 spacious bedrooms above grade with additional 2 bedrooms below, 5/2 bath with gorgeous top of the line transitional finishes throughout. Beamed/coffered ceilings. Marvelous built-ins/millwork. Main level has a living / dining room combo, expansive kitchen with oversized island and custom antique-mirrored subzero refrigerator, custom soft-close cabinets, butler’s pantry, eat-in-area, state-of-the-art appliances, and adjacent family room with fireplace. Fabulous mud room off back entrance. Second floor has spacious master suite with 2 walk-in-closets fab bath with soaking tub, shower and double vanity. Two additional en suite bedrooms & laundry on this level. Third floor with additional bedroom, study, wet bar, and multiple roof top decks. Lower level has wet bar & two additional bedrooms, laundry room & radiant heated floor. Wonderful back patio and 2 car garage.

73 E Elm, Chicago

Ideally located on historic Elm Street in the prestigious Gold Coast, this recently renovated two bedroom, two bathroom condo is only blocks from distinguished boutiques, lively restaurants and convenient transportation. Steps from the Chicago Lakefront Trail and Oak Street Beach. Interior features include Wolf and Bosch appliances, breakfast bar, Carrera marble, custom closets, recessed lighting and beautifully restored original parquet floors. Building features rooftop deck with scenic views, door person, premium cable and internet. Convenient parking nearby.

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