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Heritage Harbor Real Estate makes it into USA Today Article

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

From the Harbor Master

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Hope to see everyone out for what looks to be a good Fathers day weekend. 40% chance of showers on Sunday temps in the mid 90′S With the lack of rain in our area the river continues to drop–so be careful. Gas price was lowered to $4.89; not much, but every little bit helps. Please [...]

From the Harbor Master

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Memorial Day weekend was fantastic at the Harbor and I hope everyone had a great time—as that’s our goal! A special Thank you to the H2O Boat Club for a wonderful job hosting the Annual Marina Blessing! It looks like a cooler & sunny weekend ahead! As always a few reminders: The pool is open [...]

The Time is Right & We Are Ready! Are You?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

This is your opportunity for a summer cottage with all the relaxation and privacy you desire! There are a variety of homes to choose from, all surrounded by the natural beauty of the Illinois River and just steps away from the river or the luxury of your boat! A little over an hour from Chicago [...]

From the Harbor Master

Friday, June 1st, 2012

It’s hard to believe that it’s Memorial Day weekend already — let the fun begin! It looks like a beautiful weekend ahead–there is a slight chance of rain Friday but sunny and in the mid 90′s through Monday. We have a busy weekend planned so take time to read down my list to capture everything [...]

Cottages Ready For Rent!

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The Huck Fin Hideout is the first cottage ready to be rented on the banks of the Illinois River. As one of our boaters or residents…you are getting a week’s notice to book your preferred dates before we let the rest of the world know about this hidden gem! The Huck Fin is beautifully decorated [...]

From the Wall Street Journal Today

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Getting Away—but Not Too Far As Vacation-Home Sales Gain Momentum, Travel Costs Keep Buyers Closer to Home This article by Robbie Whelan was in today’s Wall Street Journal.  It really reinforces what we have been witnessing here at Heritage Harbor.  People are starting to select better values closer to home as they seek to invest [...]

Living Larger in Smaller Homes Movement Gains Popularity

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

An emerging real estate movement is redefining the average American vacation home — the Not So Big House movement. Recently, resort community Heritage Harbor Ottawa was a sponsor of the design series weekend “Living Large … in a not so big house,” in Naperville, Ill., which hosted architect Sarah Susanka. The well-known architect was behind the launch of the “Not So Big” movement of house design, which means making homes better, not bigger.

Starved Rock Country Welcomes Bone Collector Store

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Jim Schiefelbein started Clover Technologies Group from his garage in 1996 and he’s now done the same for the distribution of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector merchandise. “(Bone Collector) started from my garage, too,” he said with a laugh as he sat in the new 3,500-square-foot Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector retail showroom in Ottawa. “Bone Collector” [...]

Quest Express Offers Up Boating Lifestyle As Ownership Alternative

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Adding to the no-hassle boating philosphy, when members of Quest Express reserve time on a specific boat, it is waiting for them in a Heritage Harbor Ottawa slip.

“We find people boat more when they are in the club,” Linda Johnson of Quest Watersports said. “It is so easy and affordable. Boating truly becomes the pleasure pastime we all dream about.”

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