8 Things to do this winter in Chicago

Chilly temperatures might mean there is less to do outside, but it doesn’t mean the season is totally void of action. In fact, there are many fun activities to take on during the winter months. In this roundup, we’re sharing 8 things you can do while staying warm indoors: Take a Class Whether you want…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lakeview

To tag onto my ‘where to raise your family in Chicago’ post, this week we are featuring Lakeview. Lakeview encompasses so many amazing neighborhoods including West Lakeview, Southport Corridor, East Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyvile and even bits of Buena Park are all considered to be Lakeview as a whole. The medium price point for single family…

Buying a Home in Chicago for Your Family: Where to Live–Popular Neighborhoods

Buying a home for your family is an exciting venture, but it can also be quite stressful. Especially if you’re new to the Chicago area and don’t know where to start looking. Where do you want to live? What school district should I consider? How much home can we afford? These are all questions that…

10 Things We Love About North Center

We love North Center! It’s where our office is located and it’s adjacent to our neighborhood. We flank between West Lakeview and North Center and love it. It’s been dubbed the suburbs in the city and for good reason. Picturesque treelined streets, shopping and restaurants, top rated schools, amazing parks and so many families everywhere.…

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What’s Happening In Your Neighborhood After The Covid Market Rebound?

As a Realtor®, the number one question I get every day is ‘How’s the market?’. We all want to make sure our biggest investment is protected when the market shifts. During the pandemic we have seen rapid movement in the market unlike we have ever seen before, and predominately in a positive way. At the…

Taking Love to New Heights:@properties Unveils Six-Story Mural in Chicago’s River West

It’s no secret that @properties loves supporting Chicago artists. Over the years, we’ve collaborated with a number of well-known names in the art community including Hebru Brantley, Dwight White, Marc Hauser, and Matthew Hoffman (the creator of @properties’ signature Love script). Today we are excited to announce we’ve teamed up with internationally recognized artist Lefty Out There to unveil…

Family Friendly Fall Festivals and Events in the City

Can you believe it is September? School is back in session, cooler temperatures are starting to arrive, and fall will be here in a couple of weeks. That means It is time to save the date for the top fall festivals and events going on throughout the city. Keep in mind that some events require prior registration! …

Best Back to School Gear 2021

With the last year and a half being either all remote or half remote my kids are so excited to go back full time this year for school (with fingers crossed 🤞! Last year the most important item for going back to school was finding a laptop or desk for remote learning, but this year…

Local Chicago Happenings this week and the rest of this summer

There are still a bunch of fun things to do around Chicago this weekend and this coming week! Check out just a few things that are happening around town. Let us know which are your favorites. RETRO ON ROSCOE: Live music and great food all on the cutest street in Roscoe Village 2. TITAN WALLS:…

Family Fun August Bucket List

Can you believe summer is almost over?!?! Time seems to have flown by this summer. Adjusting to the new normal while trying to maintain summer fun for my family made me think I needed to create an end of summer bucket list. I wanted to have activities for my family to do together before school…