27 Different Types of Primrose Flowers for Your Garden

Primrose flowers belong to the Primulaceae family and have a variety of 400-500 species. Its scientific name Primula comes from the Latin word primus which means “first” or “early” because they’re the first flowers to bloom in the spring. They’re an important source of food for butterflies especially the Duke of Burgundy Butterfly while people in the past used it for treating paralysis, rheumatism, and gout. In the Middle Ages, primrose flowers were used for concocting love potions. In Germany, the first girl to find a primrose in Easter is believed to be married that same year. In the UK, they celebrate

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Small, autonomous shuttles seek to disrupt downtown transit

One of the May Mobility shuttles, currently running a test in downtown Detroit.

A series of small trials seeks to establish the value of tiny, electric transit

The sci-fi future of autonomous vehicles remains a ways off. But while the spotlight remains focused on cars, autonomous shuttles-small, usually electric vehicles with capacity for less than a dozen riders that sometimes operate on fixed routes-continue to slowly proliferate.

And they’re already navigating city streets.

“There’s a niche here for microtransit shuttles,” says Jeremy Mulder, vice president at May Mobility, a Michigan-based AV startup now running a driverless shuttle trial in Detroit. “The technology today can support slow-speed, 15-mile-per-hour, reliable travel in the urban core.”

Many U.S. cities agree, and have slowly joined a growing crowd of cities overseas which have already kicked off small-scale trials. In addition to the May trial in Detroit, billed as the “the first commercial deployment of independent autonomous vehicles on public streets in any urban core in America,” Austin recently announced a driverless shuttle test set to start this fall.

Navya, a French company that manufactures autonomous shuttles and taxis, is running demos of its 8-seater Autonom shuttle on the University of Michigan’s North Campus (a partnership with Mcity, a testing site for AV technology), in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the city’s Nebraska Innovation Campus, and on Fremont Street in Las Vegas (a partnership with the city and Keolis, a private transportation operator).

Capital Metro, the transit agency embarking on driverless shuttle testing later this year in downtown Austin, sees these minibuses as “the future of transportation,” according to Mariette Hummel, an agency communications specialist.

“Capital Metro wants to lead the charge-to be among the first transit agencies in the United States to showcase this technology to our ‘smart’ city,” said Randy Clarke, Capital Metro’s President/CEO, in a statement. “I believe this will be the largest public AV bus pilot in the country.”

Navya

The 8-person autonomous shuttle that operates on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

A big change for transit in a small vehicle

Much like trucking and transport, these types of short shuttle routes provide a great entry point for autonomous vehicle technology. Fixed routes can be easier to maintain, present less topographical and safety challenges than highway travel, and provide immediate, small-scale transit improvements, helping solve the first-mile, last-mile challenge.

Companies such as Navya believe that, after establishing a safe and efficient performance record, they can expand shuttle networks to create a kind of “feeder service” that expands the reach of already established mass transit systems. Others see these shuttles as perfect fits for enclosed communities or campuses, including large corporate office parks or even retirement communities.

In addition, at scale, networks of autonomous shuttles bring increasing efficiency to transit networks. A fleet of responsive electric vehicles that may eventually be able to create routes on-demand by parsing through passenger itineraries could save energy, time, and space, reducing the need for more private cars and urban parking spots. The on-demand mobility future kickstarted by ridehailing companies such as Uber and Lyft needs larger vehicles to truly achieve massive pollution and emission reduction at scale.

For now, proponents are focused on proving the technology (and ideally, winning over riders before they purchase their own private AV vehicles). As cities test out new mobility options, including dockless vehicles and microtransit, they want autonomous shuttles to be part of the conversation.

The May shuttle trial in Detroit, in partnership with the high-profile Bedrock real estate firm, currently ferries Bedrock employees on a one-mile loop between the Bricktown Parking Garage and One Campus Martius, an office building in downtown Detroit. Five of the shuttles, made and assembled in Michigan, will circulate and make stops at various downtown offices and destinations.

Service started June 26, but Mulder says May is already looking to expand. Mulder sees more opportunity to work with Bedrock, and eventually, to expand and supplement other private and public travel routes. Switching from large, crowded diesel buses drastically improve the life of a rider, he says, eliminating the need to wait for a large bus to load, and the smelly diesel exhaust. A small, rapidly circulating May shuttle means coming and going quickly. What if mostly empty, late-night city buses were replaced with May vehicles as a test to see if the same level of service can be maintained at a lower cost?

In Austin, the Capital Metro test, which may begin later this month, seeks to answer a variation on the question: Can smaller AV shuttles circulating downtown contribute to a more efficient public transit experience? After a 60-day test to determine which autonomous buses work best-vehicles need to be electric powered, ADA-accessible and carry up to 15 passengers-a year-long, free-of-charge pilot service may start as soon as this fall.

While the fixed route for the trial hasn’t been determined, Capital Metro wants to focus on a 5 to 7 minute path that’ll connect City Hall, the Central Library, a downtown MetroRail station, and Republic Square. It’s an ideal testing to suss out AV’s value to transit; a small, dense, and relatively controlled area where people are constantly circulating.

Can driverless shuttles overcome passenger concerns?

Safety, of course, will be a big concern. The speed of the shuttles, usually capped at around 15 miles per hour, will reduce some of the threat, and fixed routes eliminate many challenges facing navigation tech. But anything autonomous will be under additional scrutiny, especially after a fatal Tempe crash involving an Uber AV vehicle raised doubts about the safety and security surrounding driverless technology.

When the Navya shuttle in Las Vegas crashed on its first day, it was a big news story with headlines that played up the driverless aspect of the collision, despite the fact that the human driver of a truck was ruled at fault.

But advocates of these shuttles believe the attraction of the technology, and the potential value, will overcome any hesitancy. It’s about selling the service to the public as convenient, efficient, and futuristic technology, says May’s Mulder. What cities and companies don’t want to be associated with those characteristics?

“I think the real competition is my mom, since she’s going to continue to drive herself everywhere,” he says. “To me, there’s a big shift happening, and it’s about under what conditions people will adopt the model, and free up their time from having to pay attention to the road.”

DIY Herb Garden: How to Grow Herbs in 6 Simple Steps

DIY herb garden

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A DIY herb garden is an easy way to have fresh basil, cilantro, and other kitchen staples on hand-no more running to the store or wasting cash on wilted parsley! What’s not to love?

But if you’re wondering whether a DIY herb garden is easy to set up and keep alive, rest assured, it’s the perfect choice for a beginner. Here’s how to get started in six simple steps.

1. Determine the best place for an herb garden

Photo by Randy Thueme Design Inc. 

Find a patch of lawn that gets full sunlight for at least six hours a day.

“If you live in foggier, coastal climates, plant on the south or southwest side of your lawn,” recommends Rhianna Miller of Rubbermulch.

Be sure to steer clear of grass or turf that’s been treated with pesticides, says Sam Souhrada, maintenance division manager at FormLA Landscaping.

“These chemicals don’t always stay where they’re sprayed, and the rain can cause them to run off and travel to your herb garden,” he explains.

2. Choose your herbs

Photo by Lenkin Design Inc: Landscape and Garden Design

Most perennial herbs (e.g., sage, mint, and thyme) and many annuals (e.g., basil, cilantro, and dill) will thrive in much of the U.S. As for your own herb selection, don’t go wild and pick a lot of oddballs. Instead, plant the ones you like and will actually eat.

For example, chocolate mint sounds fun, but most people prefer regular mint for cocktails and iced tea. Basil is popular in salads (with tomatoes and mozzarella), pesto, and savory dishes. Bonus: Basil is known to keep mosquitoes and houseflies away, reports Amy Lowe, a nursery specialist at Lowe’s.

Other low-maintenance herbs include thyme and rosemary (the latter can survive on very little water).

3. Plant the herbs

Photo by Aloe Designs 

“Planting from seeds is less expensive, but also less predictable, and it takes more time,” notes Souhrada. And if you don’t know what oregano looks like, you could end up plucking it out when you weed. Instead, cut to the chase and put in small plants from the farmer’s market or nursery. Look for bright color, plenty of foliage-and no bugs.

Space herbs out (10 to 12 inches between each) since many spread as they grow. Gently remove the plant from its container, squeeze the bottom roots to loosen them, and then nestle it into a hole. Lightly pack dirt around the herb, and then water it well.

You might want to label each section with the name of the herb painted on a rock or written on a wooden stick.

4. Water and feed the plants

Photo by Bachman’s Landscaping & Garden Services 

Water when the dirt is dry, during the morning hours. Direct the water spray at the soil-not the leaves (this can promote mildew and disease).

“You may need to water frequently, even daily, in very warm climates,” says Miller.

How often you’ll need to weed is also related to rainfall, according to Souhrada.

“Check the area weekly to be sure weeds aren’t outcompeting the herbs,” he says.

Add 2 inches of mulch around your plants, as it’ll release nutrients and help retain moisture so you can water a bit less. Target weeds naturally with a spray made from white vinegar.

5. Pinch and prune flower buds

Photo by Missouri Botanical Garden 

See flower buds forming? Snap them off, which will help keep the herb’s flavor from turning bitter.

“Some flowers, like chives,  are edible, but it’s not a good idea to allow your herbs to flower early in the season,” says Miller.

Once this happens, the plant is signaling that its life cycle is ending. To keep this from happening, pinch off buds as they appear.

6. Keep animals away

Photo by Rock Spring Design Group LLC (David Verespy, ASLA)

Brace yourself: Rabbits, mice, deer, and squirrels all want a piece of your herb bounty. You can plant herbs in raised boxes and enclose them with chicken wire to keep critters from stealing the harvest. Or sow with critters in mind.

“Rabbits love lettuce, but not rosemary or cilantro,” says Souhrada.

Tackle insects (beetles, mites, aphids, and whiteflies) with organic or homemade sprays made with orange, cedar, peppermint, lavender, or neem oil, recommends Miller.

“Using insect sprays for a five-day cycle will typically rid your herbs of the offending bugs,” she explains.

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Clean Mama HOME Memorial Day Weekend SALE!

Every May right around Memorial Day weekend I have a little pre-summer / summer kick-off sale and this is it!  BIG things are coming to Clean Mama in the next couple weeks, I can’t wait to share the changes in the blog and shop with you but until then….let’s have a little sale! Use the… (read more…)

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How to install a paver patio

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

It can be difficult to style an outdoor space with no defined seating area. Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife creates the perfect outdoor entertaining area by installing a paver patio.

How to install a paver patio

In the time we have lived in this house, we have never had a designated outdoor seating area. When you buy a fixer upper house, your first focus is the inside and then when you do focus your attention on the outside, the first priorities are grass, trees, and a fence. We are so excited that we finally made it to the “add a patio” part of our to-do list! Here is how we built a DIY paver patio off the back of our house.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Here is the space we were working with. The back of our house is less than pretty.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

I measured, then marked off the area we wanted for the patio using stakes, string, and spray paint.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Due to the size and the compact clay soil we have, we opted to rent a sod cutter to speed up the process. We were able to roll it up and wheel it away in the wheelbarrow. A lucky neighbor was able to fill in a bare area in their backyard with the pieces of sod.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Using a square shovel, we dug down far enough for all the layers (gravel, sand, and pavers).

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

We laid the bags of paver base in the patio hole to make sure we had enough and so it would be easier to spread.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Then all we had to do was slit open the bag and dump it in that spot. It made the raking process go much faster since it as already pretty evenly distributed.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

After we raked it, we rented a rented a plate compactor to compacted it down.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

We chose a black plastic edging to keep the pavers tight and in place. I used long stakes to secure the edging.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Who ever came up with this next step is a genius. When I saw it on the Home Depot’s how-to video I knew I wanted to use the same technique. We laid down ¾ inch conduit about 8 feet apart from each other down on the compacted paver base.  Then we added the bags of leveling sand. Once we raked it so that it was evenly spread, we used a 10-foot 2×4 to level it. It was kind of like using a butter knife to level flour in a measuring cup. The metal conduit acted like the edges of the measuring cup and made sure the 2×4 didn’t sink down too far into the sand. When you are done, simply remove the conduit and carefully fill in the depression. We did half of the area at a time.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Now comes the fun part! Laying the concrete pavers went a lot faster than I thought. It still took a few hours because of the size of the patio, but it was fun and easy. These pavers are beautiful! We chose the RumbleStone Mini Concrete Pavers in Greystone. They are 3.5 inches by 7 inches and come in a variety of colors.

Initially I was thinking of doing a herringbone pattern, but when I was looking at the back of the house I realized it may compete with the brick pattern on the house. I also love basket weave and since the bottom of the house has a basket weave pattern I decided that would be our best option.

I had a rubber mallet with me in case I needed to tap them in place.

As it turned out, because of doing a simple border and a basket weave pattern, we ended up not having to cut a single paver. If we had needed to cut them, we would have used an angle grinder and diamond blade.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

With the pavers all laid, it was time to fill in the gaps in between all the pavers with the joint sand.

I dumped one bucket of sand on the patio and swept it around to get it in the cracks.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Once it was evenly spread, my husband used the plate compactor again. It forced the joint sand to go deep down in the cracks. We added more joint sand and repeated the process until the joints were full of the polymer sand.

Compact paver joint sand and reapply more joint sand.jpg

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

When the patio was done being installed, I added a flowerbed all around it and planted some dwarf boxwoods and candy tuft. I added some pavers in the upright position between the patio and the flowerbed to prevent dirt from constantly getting on the patio.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

My favorite part of finishing a big project is the decorating! We chose this beautiful 4-Piece All-Weather Wicker Patio Conversation Set and I love the contrast of the dark brown and off-white. The Hampton Bay Midnight Outdoor Throw Pillow are perfect and match the navy planters in the back.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Follow along as Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installs a DIY paver patio to transform her open backyard into a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

The patio looks just as beautiful at night thanks to these string lights. I am so happy we decided to go with pavers for our patio. It was a simple process and it looks beautiful!

Create a hardscaped area in your own backyard with the help of Home Depot. Find everything you need to create a paver patio at the Home Depot.

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Houses For Sale in West Chicago, IL

419 Arbor Ave, West Chicago, IL

419 Arbor Ave, West Chicago, IL

Price: $229900

Look no further! This charming home has it all, from space to storage that will amaze you. This split level home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. An eat in kitchen with a walk out patio door to a nice fenced yard. The fireplace in the family is just a nice touch for those warm nights. It doesn’t end there, wait until you see the sub basement. The storage in there is great. Two Blocks away from here is Reed Keppler Park. The park has so much to offer: 89 acre sports and recreation complex, 2 playgrounds, 5 acre water park, four pavilions and so much more. Just door steps away.

4N471 Saint Andrews Trace Ln, West Chicago, IL

4N471 Saint Andrews Trace Ln, West Chicago, IL

Price: $650000

Immaculate, ready to entertain in grand style, magnificently well kept home makes living easy! Every detail was carefully selected and quality crafted. The luxurious home stands on 1.3 Acre w/ 4 Bedrms & 4.2 baths. The recently renovated gourmet kitchen will inspire your inner chef w/ updated granite & new SS appliances. Large Dining Rm, Family Rm has beautiful 2 story FP, Inviting Living Rm & Captivating Cherry wood office w/ french doors. Millwork & HWs are extraordinary throughout. Dual staircase, master bedrm w/ private sitting rm & WI closet off master bath, 4th bedrm has extra bon us room! J&J bath. XL Laundry Rm, Large 2-Tier Maintenance-free Deck & Gazebo w/ Hot Tub & speakers, Koi Pond, outdoor entertaining is a dream! House Boasts over 6000SF Living Space, Full Finished English Basement w/ Exterior Access. Man-Cave includes theatre, gaming area, full bar, seating area w/ fireplace & plenty of storage! Addt’l features include zoned HVAC, new driveway, security system w/ video.

725 E Pine St, West Chicago, IL

725 E Pine St, West Chicago, IL

Price: $204900

This Single-Family Home is located at 725 E Pine Street, West Chicago, IL. 725 E Pine St is in the 60185 ZIP code in West Chicago, IL. The average listing price for ZIP code 60185 is $305,088. 725 E Pine St has 4 beds, 2 baths, approximately 1,172 square feet, and was built in 1948

145 E Hazel St, West Chicago, IL

145 E Hazel St, West Chicago, IL

Price: $279900

this lovely custom built all brick raised ranch home has been in the same family for 31 years, but it is now time to turn it over for another family to love. sitting on a double lot across the street from west chicago middle school, this 4br/2ba beauty shows the love and quality of craftmanship through and through. the home features not one, but two wood burning fireplaces, a heated florida room for year round enjoyment, four oversized bedrooms. great family room and workshop in the lower level. over 2,800sf of living space all together! walk to all schools, downtown west chicago and th e metra train station. close to shopping and rt 59/ i-88 and north ave. call to see it today!

2025 Cherokee Dr, West Chicago, IL

2025 Cherokee Dr, West Chicago, IL

Price: $309000

Beautifully maintained 2 story home sits on a landscaped interior fenced lot w/brick paver walks and patio! Painted 1/17, New a/c 2015, new carpet 1/17, new roof 11/16, rehabbed furnace (control panel and fan) 2015 and Thermador kitchen appliances. Spacious family room + separate living room and private dining room. Inviting master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath. Prof fin. bsmt with 5th bedroom and 3rd full bath. Plenty of room to play and live..

501 Glen St, West Chicago, IL

501 Glen St, West Chicago, IL

Price: $218900

move in ready! like-new! new carpet, new furnace, new water heater. skylights! vaulted living rm. wide corner lot. large concrete crawl for storage. super clean!

29W380 Lester St, West Chicago, IL

29W380 Lester St, West Chicago, IL

Price: $170000

Beautiful home on large, wooded lot. Fantastic and open kitchen with lots of cabinets, counter-space and room for a dinner table. Spacious master bedroom with large closets. Easily relax in any of the 2nd level bedrooms. Incredible living room great for entertaining or relaxing. Amazing, lower level living room. Basement with sump pump, laundry hook-ups and lots of extra storage. Large, wood deck in rear. Large lot backs to empty lot. Conveniently located near food, shopping, schools, the highway and all the conveniences of Rt 59. Priced to sell quickly and won’t last long.

987 Woodside Dr, West Chicago, IL

987 Woodside Dr, West Chicago, IL

Price: $329900

Move-in condition! This custom built home is freshly painted in neutral colors with a great open floor plan for entertaining and everyday living. The Dining Room and Office both have French doors to the two story Foyer with motorized chandelier for ease of cleaning. The Dining Room has a Butlers pantry and the Kitchen is spacious with a breakfast bar, pull out cabinets, pantry and large eat-in area which all is open to the Family Room. The Family Room has cathedral ceiling and fireplace with great view of the yard and pond beyond. First floor 5th bedroom and full bath featuring a rainfa ll shower make great guest quarters. Upstairs is 4 bedrooms including the Master Suite which features a cathedral ceiling large Walk-in Closet and ensuite with large whirlpool tub and separate shower. Full basement with rough-in just waiting to be finished. The backyard boasts a brick paver patio and deck. WiFi enabled garge door openers, HVAC new in 2014 and water heater in 2015.

28W680 Alena Dr, West Chicago, IL

28W680 Alena Dr, West Chicago, IL

Price: $450000

Near 3 golf courses, forest preserves and within walking distance to the Wheaton Academy! This architectural master piece features amazing ceilings, windows, floors and design. Enter thru the double doors into the foyer, spectacular living room and adjacent dining room. The inviting family room offers a warm fireplace. Relax in the sweet music or sun room off the back! The modern bright eat-in kitchen features custom St. Charles cabinetry and all appliances. Next door is the convenient and large 1st floor laundry room. Upstairs you will enjoy the bright bedrooms offering serene views of nature. There are 2 master bedrooms with full baths. The private loft upstairs has the 2nd fireplace. This lovely lot feature grape vines, apple trees & perennial gardens to see from the 2 wrap around decks, the paver patio and stone walkways. Full basement and there is also a 1+ car detached garage in addition to the 3 car attached garage. Perfect private setting within minutes to METRA to Chicago.

631 Parkside Ave, West Chicago, IL

631 Parkside Ave, West Chicago, IL

Price: $138406

Investor opportunity! This property is being offered at Public Auction on 05-02-2017. Visit Auction.com now to see the Estimated Opening Bid, additional photos, Property Reports with Title information, Plat maps and Interior Inspection Reports when available. Auction.com markets Foreclosure Sale properties throughout Illinois for banks, financial institutions and government agencies who are very motivated to see these properties sell to investors. The majority of these properties are priced below market value. Don’t miss this special opportunity to buy homes at wholesale prices! In addi tion to this property, 232 other properties are scheduled for sale at this same Foreclosure Sale. In our online auctions and live Foreclosure Sales, Auction.com currently has 86 properties scheduled for sale in DuPage County and 1621 throughout Illinois. All properties and sale details can be found with a simple search at Auction.com. Create a FREE account today to find more properties like this one, save searches of properties that meet your investment criteria and have the properties you’re looking for emailed directly to you when posted in an upcoming sale event. To view the complete details of this exact property, click the Auction.com link below or paste the Property ID 2129171 into the search bar at Auction.com

651 Nor Oaks Ct, West Chicago, IL

651 Nor Oaks Ct, West Chicago, IL

Price: $549900

Picture yourself living in a beautiful custom built home on one of the prettiest streets in DuPage County. Open your door to an impressive 2-story foyer and a wonderful open floor plan. This home offers custom wood molding, volume ceilings, French doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, 2 masonry fireplaces, and plenty of storage space. Enjoy the easy elegance of marble, hardwood, and tile floors on the first floor with neutral carpeting on the 2nd floor. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and center island make this home great for gathering with family and friends. Large spacious rooms include 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, a library, and a loft. 1st floor laundry room with brick paver handicap access that overlooks a secret garden. Relax in a peaceful outdoor setting with lush plants and mature landscaping. Recent renovations include new roof, new furnace, 1st floor bath, and custom master closet. Located conveniently close to Wheaton Academy and Metra train station. Enjoy the quick and easy access to the Prairie Path, Arc Sports Center, Reed Kepler Park, and Turtle Splash Water Park. Great value at $549,900. Brokers Welcomed

630 650 4475 direct

29W716 Waynewood Dr, West Chicago, IL

29W716 Waynewood Dr, West Chicago, IL

Investor opportunity! This property is being offered at Public Auction on 04-25-2017. Visit Auction.com now to see the Estimated Opening Bid, additional photos, Property Reports with Title information, Plat maps and Interior Inspection Reports when available. Auction.com markets Foreclosure Sale properties throughout Illinois for banks, financial institutions and government agencies who are very motivated to see these properties sell to investors. The majority of these properties are priced below market value. Don’t miss this special opportunity to buy homes at wholesale prices! In addi tion to this property, 199 other properties are scheduled for sale at this same Foreclosure Sale. In our online auctions and live Foreclosure Sales, Auction.com currently has 86 properties scheduled for sale in DuPage County and 1621 throughout Illinois. All properties and sale details can be found with a simple search at Auction.com. Create a FREE account today to find more properties like this one, save searches of properties that meet your investment criteria and have the properties you’re looking for emailed directly to you when posted in an upcoming sale event. To view the complete details of this exact property, click the Auction.com link below or paste the Property ID 2330574 into the search bar at Auction.com

180 Amber Ct, West Chicago, IL

180 Amber Ct, West Chicago, IL

Price: $359900

Crisp,neat lines describes this impeccably clean spacious home w/outstanding upgrades. The kitchen boasts granite,travertine,SS,serving bar w/wine rack, & eating area overlooking gorgeous deck & beautiful yd. New CAC, Newer Karastan carpet, 2 story entry & family rm w/stone FP,1st flr den/study, fin bsmt w/man cave or 5th brm,rec room,sitting area & huge extra height storage area!

27W370 Geneva Rd #145, West Chicago, IL

27W370 Geneva Rd #145, West Chicago, IL

Price: $42900

Brand new 2/2 for $42,900! Home features open floor plan, master suite with walk-in shower and his and hers walk-in closets, central air and full Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package with w/d hook-up AND SO MUCH MORE! Located within Pleasant Ridge, MHC, a premier 55+ community! This home won’t last long! Call Olivia TODAY to set your appointment or stop by! (630-231-1328). visit us on the web at http://www.zemanhomes.com !

27W370 Geneva Rd #148, West Chicago, IL

27W370 Geneva Rd #148, West Chicago, IL

Price: $42900

Brand new 2/2 with open floor plan! this charmer includes master bedroom with private master bath and walk-shower, his and hers walk-in closets, full Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, central air, w/d hook-up and 1 year manufacturer’s warranty! Located in Pleasant Ridge, MHC – a premier 55+ community in West Chicago near Winfield! Call Olivia and set your appointment today to view this home! 630-231-1328 or visit us on the web at http://www.zemanhomes.com! And don’t forget to ask about the Zeman Difference!

644 N Oak St, West Chicago, IL

644 N Oak St, West Chicago, IL

Price: $324999

LOOK NO FURTHER! Beautifully rehabbed 4 bed, 2.1 bath home in desirable neighborhood. Walk to Reed Kepler Park, Pool and Rec Center. Boasting nearly 3,000/sf two-story home with premium upgrades! Beautifully remodeled Kitchen w/ Custom cherry cabinetry, granite counters, newer high-end stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Main floor washer & dryer. Modern design w/ new carpeting, hardwood floors, lighting and paint. 6 panel doors, upgraded trim and molding package. 1st floor office, separate dining room & family room; great room w/updated bar & wood burning fireplace. Spaciou s master suite w/luxurious bath and walk-in closet. Great flow and design lead to multi use for many of the rooms. Bonus loft space on 2nd floor. Situated on quiet corner lot with mature trees, fenced yard and pergola covered private deck. 2nd floor deck with staircase for potential in law arrangement. You will love this home!

264 Augusta Ave, West Chicago, IL

264 Augusta Ave, West Chicago, IL

Price: $280000

THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN OWNING A BRAND NEW HOME! And now the opportunity can be yours in this Loaded SOON TO BE BUILT NOW CONSTRUCTION – close to Schools / SHOPPING / Major Highways-Roads. You are sure to be the envy of your Friends & Family – because you still able to pick colors and make adjustments to the Blueprints/ Floorplans. ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES INCLUDED – Stove – Refrigerator – Dishwasher – Garbage Disposal too! City Water and Sewer – Sidewalks – ideal Neighborhood to Stroll through and raise /share with your Family. Full PLANS Available in the Listing Brokers Offi ce – call to make an appointment to see. Seller is looking for a NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit to secure your interests. HARD TO FIND NEW CONSTRUCTION in Established Neighborhoods. Check this neighborhood out and enjoy all that it has to offer. Home will be a SHOWPLACE!

276 Augusta Ave, West Chicago, IL

276 Augusta Ave, West Chicago, IL

Price: $280000

THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN OWNING A BRAND NEW HOME! And now the opportunity can be yours in this Loaded SOON TO BE BUILT NOW CONSTRUCTION – close to Schools / SHOPPING / Major Highways-Roads. You are sure to be the envy of your Friends & Family – because you still able to pick colors and make adjustments to the Blueprints/ Floorplans. ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES INCLUDED – Stove – Refrigerator – Dishwasher – Garbage Disposal too! City Water and Sewer – Sidewalks – ideal Neighborhood to Stroll through and raise /share with your Family. Full PLANS Available in the Listing Brokers Offi ce – call to make an appointment to see. Seller is looking for a NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit to secure your interests. HARD TO FIND NEW CONSTRUCTION in Established Neighborhoods. Check this neighborhood out and enjoy all that it has to offer. Home will be a SHOWPLACE!

2625 Lehman Dr, West Chicago, IL

2625 Lehman Dr, West Chicago, IL

Price: $340000

This exquisite home in the desirable Cornerstone Lakes features an oversized professionally landscaped fenced corner lot, above ground pool and immaculately maintained deck for family entertainment. The 1st floor has hardwood and ceramic flooring throughout the den, formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room, laundry room and study room with a half bathroom. The 3 1/2 bathrooms and large family kitchen are upgraded with beautiful marble countertops, newer stainless steel appliances and high end washer and dryer. The 2nd floor features four bedrooms with hardwood floori ng and two full bathrooms. The finished basement has a new full bathroom, fifth bedroom, second family room and recreational room with a second refrigerator and plenty of storage space. This home “is a must see”, your buyer will not be disappointed. Easy showing accessibility.

27W370 Geneva Rd #147, West Chicago, IL

27W370 Geneva Rd #147, West Chicago, IL

Price: $42900

Brand new 2/2 with open concept living! This home includes a full Whirlpool stainless steel kitchen appliance package, washer-dryer hook up, central air, master suite with walk-in shower and his and hers walk-in closets! Located within Pleasant Ridge, MHC, a premier 55+ community in West Chicago near Winfield, this community offers close access to everything! Selling for $42,900, get your first month site rent FREE if you close by 3/31/17. Call Olivia TODAY and ask her how you can buy it now! (630-231-1328) or visit us on the web at http://www.zemanhomes.com!