Lincoln Park/ Depaul/ Old Town (Chicago, IL)
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
  Are you Addicted to ApprovalSigns of being addicted to approval include:1. You are very aware of the expectations of others. They also affect how you feel about yourself.2. You are constantly worried about how others view you/ what they are thinking about you.3. You choose NOT to do things that others don’t approve of for fear of judgment and rejection.4. You DO things you don’t want to do as you fear others making fun or you, putting you down, or talking about it.5. You feel anxious and upset if you think you have upset or irritated someone – and desperately try to make things right.6. You think the views and opinions of others are more informed and valuable than yours.7. You agree when others criticise and put you down. Then you start to attack and feel ashamed of yourself.8. You re...
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By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
 6 Truths About Finding Your Passion1. You need to experiment with lots of things.2. It takes time to discover your true passion in life.3. What interests you now might not turn into a passion.4. However, you’ll find that you return to what you’re passionate about.5. It will take over your thinking when you’re silent or daydreaming.6. Investing in your passion will give meaning to your life.
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By Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified
(Acuity Home Inspections)
Being trapped can spell your doom. As children, we would play with trapping people and being trapped. I remember being carried in a picnic blanket by my uncle Dave, a makeshift sack with me inside, swinging in an arc as he strode across a field one Summer long ago. We often think of a house as something to keep things out. A house protects us from the rain and the cold, from wild animals, and from other people-- by keeping them out. Elementary, dear Watson. That's why we live indoors. But there are times when you really don't want to be inside your house. When it's on fire, for example. History's full of of burning buildings with people trapped inside. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Our Lady of the Angels. 9/11. National building standards are written with fire hazards in mind. Standa...
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By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Chicago Illinois Lincoln Park is an area on the North Side of town. It is named after Lincoln Park where the great free zoo is and a nice place to visit and walk around. The community is bordered by Lake Michigan and Diversy Parkway on the North, and North Avenue on the south and the Chicago River on the west. The fine schools include Francis Parker School and DePaul University. The neighborhood has many stores and places to dine of all different ethnic types and a high walking score. Lincoln Park is one if the most expensive communities in Chicago with the average single family home priced at about one million dollars. There are a few in the 10 million range but you can also find great town houses in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range and some really nice high rise buildings on LaSal...
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By Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified
(Acuity Home Inspections)
Q:  What is a GFCI?  What does it do?  Why do I need it?   A:  A GFCI is a type of outlet.  The initials stand for Ground Fault Circuit Interruption.  It's a nifty little device that can save your life. Q:  Why do I need one?  I got circuit breakers already.  Why should I get something on top of that? A:  Circuit breakers don't do the same thing as a GFCI.  The circuit breakers are over-current protection devices.  They trip when too much current is being drawn through a particular thickness of wire.  The smallest breakers in the house are typically 15 amps.  Larger breakers serve the air conditioners, ranges, and other larger electric appliances. I think of circuit breakers, primarily, as property-saving devices.  They're there for fire prevention.  It is entirely possible to get elect...
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  Chicago's Weekend Roundup for July 30th and 31st, 2011:   Taste of Lincoln Avenue this Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st is located at North Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrigleyville Avenues.  The beneficiary is Wrightwood Neighbors Association.   Randolph Street Market located at Plumbers Hall and 1350 W. Block of Randolph is an European-style outdoor market in Chicago's Historic West Loop location that features high quality items with a good value.   Paddle into the Past Kayak Tour located at 1501 N. Magnolia.  This is an interesting  tour where you kayak along the architectural canyons of the Chicago River and learn about Chicago's architectural background.   Summer on Southport - Located at 3700 N. Southport - Another neighborhood community event with music, food, en...
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By Jim Gramata, GREEN sales brokerage and construction guru
(The Gramata Realty Group @properties)
We sold the last one in 24 days!! Here is our next Lincoln Park Luxury Home being offered for sale in Chicago. Welcome home to this luxurious recently renovated single-family home on the tree-lined Montana Street just east of Sheffield and north of Fullerton in Chicago’s desirable Lincoln Park DePaul neighborhood. This residence offers three large upper-level bedrooms and three full baths with an additional main level powder room.  The residence offers a nice blend of modern and vintage detailing including the large formal front living room with wood burning fireplace, mantle and full height crown moulding and baseboard. There is also a formal separate dining room which flows into a galley kitchen space and eat-in breakfast area with ample light filling the space making it warm and invi...
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