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October 23, 2017

How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

By Glenn Griffin, guest contributor One of the most commonly asked questions people have when restoring their hardwood floors is: “Should I stain my floor?” That question is closely followed by: “What color stain should I choose?” Photo by Delaware Valley Hardwoods Staining your floors is a major decision for three reasons: 1) Your choice will…
October 20, 2017

Illinois officials: Massive public-private project aims to integrate universities, business to drive economy on Related Midwest-donated site

Plans were unveiled for the Discovery Partners Institute and a public-private partnership between research universities, companies and municipalities that hopes to serve every corner of Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel support the development and initiative, and hopes it attracts and keeps innovation within the state.
October 18, 2017

7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

Photo credit: Blinds.com By Katie Laird, guest contributor When staging a home for an open house, you can transform a space from an unimpressive, run-of-the-mill property to one with a “wow” factor. But without a little extra attention to detail, even the most professionally staged homes can leave something to be desired. Don’t let staging…
October 15, 2017

Sterling Bay’s Jessica Brown explains her passion for retail and what it took to get her ‘dream job’

Jessica Brown's earliest memories of real estate start when she was just a kid. Instead of heading home after soccer games, Brown would throw on boots and a hard hat. She'd tag along with her father, John McLinden of Centrum and now Hubbard Street Group, who took her on tours of the projects he was…
October 11, 2017

Missner Group completes office renovation in Skokie

A 38,000-square-foot headquarter renovation on behalf of Generation Brands was completed at 7400 Linder Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, according to an announcement from The Missner Group.
October 6, 2017

Guaranteed Rate hires Ronnie Graham

Guaranteed Rate hired Ronnie Graham to take the role of VP of Mortgage Lending. Graham has experience in the mortgage industry and joins the firm after working at BMO Harris where he acted as Assistant Mortgage Banker.
October 6, 2017

Sherwin Williams’ Pick for 2018’s Hottest Color

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A rich blue with jewel-toned greens is forecasted to be 2018’s hottest color of the year, according to Sherwin Williams, which unveiled its 2018 Color of the Year choice this week. Other paint companies will be announcing their paint choices over the next few weeks. Oceanside SW 6496 is a…
October 2, 2017

Add Some Pumpkin Spice to Your Autumn Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s pumpkin season and that means pumpkin everything — lattes, muffins, cookies, cakes, and, yes, even home décor. Home stagers are adding a little “pumpkin spice” to their decor, from the welcoming fall scent to pumpkin accents that inspire a cozy, autumn feel. Plus, orange can serve as a…
October 1, 2017

Record-breaking number of cranes operating in Chicago in 2017

Chicago’s 53rd tower crane goes up at 2345 N. Lincoln Ave., breaking the record of 52 set last year.