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House Hunting with Kids in Tow

After reviewing ground rules like “no touching other people’s stuff,” Greg and Khristie Kaplan took their three kids on spring house-hunting expeditions of 40 homes in Hawthorn Woods. Their 14-year-old daughter helped corral her 4-year-old sister and 7-year-old brother. “I’m glad we took them,” Greg said. “It helped the younger kids understand the move. And …

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Use the Right Key Words to Unlock the Path to Your New Chicago Home

How many beautiful homes have you seen on listings? No doubt quite a few, as “beautiful” is the highest-ranking keyword nationally to describe real estate for sale, according to a survey of 300,000 property listings by Point2Homes. Another popular word was “spacious,” which is just as subjective. When it comes to searching for your next …

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