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…

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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…

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:…

10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Between reducing the cost of homeownership and protecting the environment, there are many benefits of keeping your home eco-friendly. Here are 10 ways to embrace a greener lifestyle: Swap Out Appliances ENERGY STAR® products use less energy and meet strict criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. From air conditioners to refrigerators…

Date Night Fun at AIRE!

The importance of date night is really special to my husband Benjamin and I. With three kids and our fast paces jobs always pulling us every hour of our days we always try to do a date night every other week. Growing up my mother always told me to never stop dating your husband. It…

Best Swimsuits For Kids (SUMMER IS HERE!)

Chicago is amazing for providing so many options for water fun for kids in the summer all throughout the city. From public pools, beaches, waterparks, and private pools all opening up in a couple of weeks your kids are going to need some stylish suits to hit the water with. Being a mom and having…

Fall With Kids in the City

Fall is around the corner and with that I need activities to keep my toddler from getting cabin fever.  I am one to always look for bargains and deals in order to stretch my dollar as far as it can go. First, your local Chicago Park district has many activities from early childhood and up.…

Toddler Birthday’s in the City

Holden’s birthday is coming up in just a couple of months and with the big 2 I am going to have a birthday party with all of his little friends.  Like many of us in the city we are low on space; and the thought of having 10 kids and their parents packed into our…

Dining out with the WHOLE Family

Some people could say that the single best thing about Chicago are the restaurants…so many amazing ones that it would take several lifetimes to visit each and every tasty spot. Now that we are a family of 3 dining out has taken on a whole new meaning for us.  It is a luxury when we…