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   You’ve probably seen these yard signs popping up about Uniting at Southwest. What’s going on? A parent-led proposal is underway to reopen the unused Southwest High School as a project-based, public high school with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program by 2019. At o...
We have another new shop in Brookside to check out! It’s called Coco, a women’s clothing store located at 6209 Oak. Coco is next to Itsy Bitsy Bums, and owned by the same person, Abby Flores. The grand opening was April 1. Like so many locally owned Brookside businesses, Coco makes you feel welco...
Texting can be so useful--I especially like it to tell someone I'm running late, or to remind hubby to pick up something on the way home.  What I won't do is negotiate via text. I always take notes regarding the specifics of every offer.  Even after the deal is done--there are certain things that...
Not a lot of activity in Armour Hills in February in terms of sold homes--however, that is normal as the first couple of months of the year are not popular times to list homes due to traditionally cold weather.  Still, there was an increase in median sales price!  Let’s look at the February 2017 ...
Home sales typically start off slow every year..there isn’t much inventory, winter weather keeps people inside and motivated sellers are getting their houses primped and ready to list in the warmer months.  Still, prices are up for those homes that are selling. Here is the February 2017 Brookside...
  This Saturday, March 18, 2017 is the 37th Annual St Patrick's Warm Up Parade in Brookside!The parade begins at 2pm and will run at least 90 minutes.Participants will begin lining up along Brookside Road in Armour Hills a couple of hours before starting time. The parade begins at 65th St and Wor...
Last year was a strong year for home sales in Waldo.  Prices were up 4.5% over 2015, more homes sold and in a shorter amount of time.  This year is off to a good start as well. Here are the single family home sales for Waldo; the geographical area I am tracking is State Line to Holmes; Gregory to...
Armour Hills was a hot location for homebuyers in 2016: many sellers got close to asking price; some homes had bidding wars!  Median prices were up almost 3% over 2015.  I think 2017 will be a strong sales year for our neighborhood as well.  Let's check the January 2017 sales for Armour Hills in ...
 It’s time for the second annual Waldo Week, celebrating the unique neighborhood of Waldo and it’s friendly, locally owned  small businesses. Sponsored by Feast Magazine, Waldo Week gives you 25% off at participating merchants in the area, from Gregory to 85th St; State Line to Holmes.You must me...
Such an interesting topic and one I've thought about many times!  I can think of at least ten reasons why this is the career for me.  And the 'challenge' is...which one to write about??  I love all the interesting people I have met who have become good friends. That's the #1 perk of this career. ...

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