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…

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:…

Best Sunscreen For Kids This Summer!

With the summer heat still in full effect I am always on the search for the best sunscreen for my family. There are so many options out in stores and online it can be overwhelming to just pick one or two. I narrowed down my favorites I tried this summer with my family to help…

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…

Backyard Makeover with Artificial Turf

With summer heat in full affect my husband and I finally decided to take the leap and install artificial turf in our Chicago city backyard. We live in an incredible 100 year old home and try to improve the home each year with a project. It makes it easier to obtain everything on my wish…

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…

How to Prepare for Your Move This Spring

When it comes to moving, there’s always a million and one things you need to do before the movers show up. If you’re making a move this spring, you can avoid unnecessary stress by planning early and being prepared. The following are some tasks that you can check off your list to make your move…