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Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese military. The surprise maneuver (one Japan and the Axis powers would eventually come to regret) officially brought the United States into World War II. 2,403 Americans were killed on that day.

In remembrance of the 68th anniversary of the attack, The City of Chicago will host Chicago Remembers Pearl Harbor at 11 am on Monday, December 7th at Navy Pier. The ceremony will take place at the Lakeview Terrace (east end of Navy Pier). Admission is free, so help honor those who fought in the face of extraordinary odds 68 years ago. Click here for details on the event.

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This Weekend in Chicago

There’s always something to do in the Windy City, and this weekend is no exception. This week we’ve headlined a classic silent film brought to life with music, great live shows in the area, and a fun art project for the whole family. Let’s get to it!

1920-the-golem-dvd-w400The Golem film screening with music by Fulcrum Point, Friday @ 7 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Golem is the classic 1920 silent horror film (click here for reviews) from motion picture pioneer Paul Wegener. The film depicts an ancient Jewish morality story about power, politics, magic and survival.

Fulcrum Point is a 5-member (string quartet and clarinet) group that will provide the film’s original score to go along with the film. The Golem will be shown at the Chicago Cultural Center and admission is free! Click here for complete details.

Family Days: Art without Borders, Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art

The new season of Family Days continues as families explore the work of contemporary artist Liam Gillick, whose work is now on view in the museum. Families can experiment with their own designs, stories, and ways of making art by learning how Gillick draws from his world to create art.

Admission to this event is also free of charge, and it’s a great way to provide some intellectual and creative stimulation for your kids on the weekend. Click here for full details on the event.

Sunday Salon Series: Baroque Band, Sunday @ 3 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

This Chicago Cultural Center event features Chicago’s period instrument orchestra performing a program of early music from Latin America. The event is presented in conjunction with the Latino Music Festival. Like the others, the concert is free to attend! Click here for the full details.

Eastgate Village is New West Realty’s beautiful near-South Side community of townhomes and condominiums. The spacious homes give you the perfect nest to help you relax and recharge after taking in everything Chicago has to offer. Click here for more information on Eastgate Village or to schedule an appointment!

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Music in the City this Weekend

If you’ve got an itch for some live music on Halloween weekend, here are some live events in and around Chicago that are right up your alley.

Friday, October 30th:

Rob Thomas @ The Venue (Hammond, IN)

Type O Negative @ Metro

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds w/ Frankie Beverly and Maze @ Arie Crown Theater

Saturday, October 31st:

Bob Dylan @ Aragon Ballroom

Forever the Sickest Kids @ House of Blues

Casting Crowns @ Life Changes Church (Hoffman Estates)

Click here for more info or to schedule an appointment with New West Realty!

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Home Sales Enjoy Strong September

The 2009 housing market is looking bright!

The 2009 housing market is looking bright!

First time home buyers have been responsible for over 40% of homes sold in the past year. Home sales are up 9.2% overall in September 2009 compared to September 2008, which experts attribute to the first-time buyer tax credit that is in effect on all homes closed between now and the end of November, according to CNN Money.

To help boost home prices and sales, lawmakers are considering extending the tax credit and expanding it to all but the wealthiest homebuyers.

While keeping the credit would help lift housing prices, senior economist at PNC Robert Dye says it would only be a temporary effect until the program stopped, as was seen with Cash for Clunkers.

In the Midwest, sales were up by 9.6% to a pace of 1.25 million, which was 7.8% higher year-over year.

Click here for the full CNN Money article.

With the combination of record low prices and the $8,000 tax credit, now is the perfect time to close on your perfect home! Eastgate Village can be that home for you, with beautiful townhomes and condominiums mere blocks from Soldier Field and minutes from the Loop. To get your journey started, click here to visit New West Realty and to get more information or request a showing at Eastgate Village!

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CTA’s Unlimited Ride Passes Make Navigating the Windy City a Breeze

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The Chicago Transit Authority has flexible unlimited-ride passes that make traveling through the city easier than ever. The passes come in 1, 3, 7 and 30 day passes and are priced accordingly. They’re activated the first time you use them, and unlimited rides are yours until the time runs out.

For complete details on the unlimited ride passes, click here to visit the CTA’s page. And click here to find more information and to schedule an appointment to see Eastgate Village, a beautiful condominium and townhome community mere blocks away from Soldier Field and I-55!

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Video from The Ledge at the Willis Tower

The below video shows the view from 1,000 feet above Chicago’s streets. All that separates visitors from the forces of gravity is an inch and a half of glass. But it’s a strong inch and a half: each ledge supports up to 10,000 pounds, or roughly 43 Jay Cutlers.

If you’ve been considering a move to Chicago, Eastgate Village has beautiful condominium and townhomes just for you! Mere steps from Soldier Field and minutes from The Ledge and all the other things that make Chicago great, it’s the perfect place to set up shop in your very own home. Click here for more information and to schedule an appointment!

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Save up to $100K on an Eastgate Village Home!

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Saving 6 figures on a home is huge news, but so is the fact that Eastgate Village is FHA approved with just a 3.5% down payment required for qualified buyers. This is an incredible offer that will not last long! The deadline to take advantage of this fantastic deal is almost upon us, so click here to schedule an appointment or request more information on Eastgate Village’s beautiful Near South Side condominiums!

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