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Vanessa Dillingham, a recent Evanston transplant who lived in Chicago for the past seven years, is a freelance writer and real estate contributor to After earning a B.A. in Journalism, Vanessa worked in various aspects of television production and, later, media relations. Vanessas adventures in real estate include more rental apartments than she can count on both hands, a condo purchase in Chicagos Lakeview neighborhood and, most recently, the purchase of a nearly century-old home in Evanston, which she shares with her husband, daughter and pug. In addition to fixing up her new old home, Vanessa enjoys travel, reading, and crashing open houses. Find Vanessa on Facebook at or contact her with questions, comments or story ideas.

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