Resources

Points of Interest Near Southshore

August 20, 2019

You’ve heard the old saying – when it comes to real estate it’s all about location. If you find the home of your dreams, it likely comes with amazing amenities, access to main arterials for commuters and near shopping, dining and recreation. That describes the master-planned community of Southshore, and for lake lubbers, the points …

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Summer-Themed Backyard Parties

August 13, 2019

School’s starting but summer’s still here and we want to hold onto that easy breezy summer feeling for a few more weeks with friends and family! We put our heads together to come up with a few great ideas for backyard parties (and pool parties!) to make the most of these final weeks of our …

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Summery Seafood Recipes

August 6, 2019

You only have to watch one summery seafood episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network, to wish you had Guy Fieri’s job – traveling the country tasting yummy restaurant food. A recent episode had our mouths watering as we watched Chef Nico Chaize stuff moonfish with crabmeat and drizzle it with watercress …

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Back-to-School Tips and Tricks

July 30, 2019

It’s hard to believe kids will soon be heading back to school – the summer break evaporated like morning dew on a freshly mowed lawn! And it’s likely the Southshore students in your house will be a bit more anxious than the adults about returning to the deadline-oriented routine of school! Here are some tips …

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Summer Life at the Lake

July 23, 2019

The 90-degree days we’ve been enjoying in Aurora make the 800-acres of water in the Aurora Reservoir an inviting recreational hot spot for sunbathers and swimmers, scuba divers, kayakers, anglers and beach babies! There’s so much to do at the lake, don’t miss these last days of water fun before school starts to soak up …

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How Much House Can You Afford?

July 9, 2019

Buying a house is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll likely ever make. It’s not something we do every day, or every few years like other big-ticket items such as cars, boats and RVs. In fact, a house is usually the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Think about it, how often …

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Cool, Refreshing, Summer Treats

July 2, 2019

The warmer the weather, the more we like cold desserts, icy treats and cool confections for dessert. Whether you like your sweets creamy or fruity (or both) there’s a recipe here sure to please your palate! If you have a sweet tooth for ice cold desserts when the temps start to soar, read on for …

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Recycle, Upcycle and Reuse!

June 25, 2019

Most people do some form of recycling – like separating aluminum cans, glass, paper and plastic into a bin for special pickup at the curb. We’re joining the movement to curb waste and plastic pollution with some creative ways to recycle everything from used lightbulbs, plastic bottles and bags, gift cards, paper bags and more!

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BBQ Party Cocktails and Snacks

June 18, 2019

Warmer weather and backyard cookouts provide the perfect environment for getting to know your neighbors, enjoying alfresco dining, and indulging in some summertime specialties. The sale of lemonade goes up every summer thanks to new blends — and what sounds more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of the sweet-tart drink?

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Shade-Loving Flowers and Bushes

May 27, 2019

Shade doesn’t have to limit you when it comes to planting pretty flowers in your yard and garden – there are plenty of shade-loving perennials that will bloom bright and colorful without full sun. 

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