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.…

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! …

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…

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…

Urban Exodus? Not By A Long Shot

Anyone who has followed residential real estate news in the past year has certainly heard about the pandemic-fueled migration out of densely populated cities and into larger homes in suburban and rural markets. But does the buzz match reality? Not quite. While suburban housing markets are indeed booming, the relationship between the city and the…

Making the most of your Chicago Staycation 😎

Spring break is approaching! In years past it was a no-brainer to hop on a plane and head for warmer places. Some of our family’s favorite trips have been to Naples, Florida to visit my parents. We can sit by the pool and relax while the kids are entertained for hours (and tired at the…

My Top 5 Sledding Hills | Chicago

It’s snowing today, finally, and it’s big huge flakes, the sticking kind. Although winter is not my favorite season, if it is going to be winter I prefer to see the snow and have fun outside with the kids. Kids loooove the snow, but most of the time we can’t do much in the winter,…