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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

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2012 

In ActiveRain years, I'm not even 3 months old.  I posted my inaugural ActiveRain blog on October 31, 2011.  Since then, I’ve tried to build up some consistent blogging momentum.  I started out slowly at first -- blogging about once or twice a week.  Soon after, I blogged three times in one week....
01/11/2012
I hate getting emails like this.  Especially first thing in the morning.  It makes me incredibly sad to learn of another wonderful, family-owned, small business having to close its doors.  Here is a "paraphrased" snippet from the email I just received this morning.  Unfortunately, we're becoming ...
01/07/2012
"I can't pay my rent right now."  If you are a landlord, this is about the worst sentence you can hear coming from the other end of the phone.  Either that or "there's something leaking from someplace and I don't know where it's coming from."  But, if you get the call that your tenant suddenly ca...
01/05/2012
Why do I always have to pull the short straw every time I fly?  Especially at this time of year when some people who, under normal circumstances, would be too sick to get out of bed.  I know many of these people have had their travel arrangements scheduled way in advance for the holidays.  But, d...
01/04/2012
You guys are always in the department store at the same time I'm there looking for a wedding gift.  You're usually along side your fiancé pretending to be happy -- jointly filling out the registry for your upcoming wedding.  Both of you are so easy to spot.  The beaming glow on your fiancé's face...
01/02/2012
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