Bar Pastoral Lakeview

New Film Features Bar Pastoral in Lakeview

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Adrien Bellagio and Ben Papale (me) have begun our web series featuring local businesses. The first film in our series features Bar Pastoral in Lakeview and Greg O’Neil, Co-Owner and Founder. More than a decade ago, Greg O’Neil saw the need for a local shop where the neighborhood could access artisan cheese, wine, and bread. His dream was in tune …

Call 311 to request your leaf and yard waste pickup.

Last Week for Free Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup

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Attention Lakeview! (And the rest of Chicago) — This is the final week in 2016 that the City will be offering their free leaf and yard waste pickup service. Chicago offers this complimentary service each fall. Residents can call 311 to schedule a pickup. “Yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately …

Overwintering plants indoors in our living room

Overwintering Plants Indoors in Chicago

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It’s that time again! Faced with the impending Chicago winter, our less-than-hardy, potted plants need to be brought inside. Read this article for some tips on overwintering plants indoors. It isn’t difficult, it just takes a little bit of love and time. We brought ours in over the past couple weeks. Typically, most potted plants prefer to be gradually acclimated to …

Worried About Mortgage Rates Going Up? Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially

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Mortgage rates have been at record lows for quite some time, making it easy for new homebuyers to finance their dream homes. But what comes down will eventually go back up, and with the world economy expected to rebound in 2016, we’re about to start seeing more expensive mortgages. So what can you do to prepare yourself before mortgage rates start to rise? Here are three strategies that will keep you ahead of the game.

Real Estate Investing: Why Buying a Condo in a Ski Resort Area Can Be a Great Investment

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The decision to invest in real estate can be one rife with risk, but if you’re ready to take this type of step into the investment market, you might be wondering where to begin. While upcoming neighborhoods and university areas may always be a place where investment is a viable idea, here are some reasons it can be a boon to consider a resort condo.