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Small-town getaways near Chicago

Whether it’s for the day or the weekend, these Midwestern towns are worth the drive: Cedarburg, Wisconsin Drive time: 2 hours Cedarburg has a picture-perfect downtown that will take you back in time. The Cedarburg Covered Bridge is straight out of a storybook. The…

March 11, 2020

Why home buyers should hire a real estate agent

It’s no secret that buyers turn to the internet when shopping for homes. Buyers can instantly use their phones to swipe through photos, watch a video, or even take a 3D tour. While popular real estate websites and apps are certainly convenient, don’t make…

February 3, 2020
New Chicago Events to Try 2020

New Year, New Local Adventures

You know what they say? Starting the New Year off on the right foot sets the tone for the rest of the year. So, kick off 2020 by completing the ultimate Chicago bucket list. You don’t have to travel far or break the bank…

January 7, 2020
  Here’s what $900,000 looks like in these popular Chicago neighborhoods

What $900,000 Buys in Chicago Real Estate

Here’s what $900,000 looks like in these popular Chicago neighborhoods. Lincoln Park 2740 N. Seminary #1 | $913,000 Sale Price This 2,500 square-foot duplex is close to it all: The Diversey “L” station, Lincoln Park Athletic Club, Wiggly Field Dog Park, Whole Foods, and…

December 17, 2019
Get Festive with These Winter Events in Chicago

Get Festive with These Winter Events in Chicago

Festival season never ends in the Windy City. Start filling your calendar with these fun winter events! River North Food Tour Saturday, November 30th River North Eat your way through Chicago’s favorite foodie neighborhood, River North. Deep-dish pizza, Spanish tapas, and doughnuts are just…

November 27, 2019
Chicago’s Best Indoor Holiday Markets

Chicago’s Best Indoor Holiday Markets

The 2019 holiday shopping season has begun in the Windy City and it’s time to get in the gift-giving spirit! Leave your winter coat at the door as you explore Chicago’s best indoor holiday markets and shop until you drop without having to brave…

November 19, 2019
Home buying myths to avoid

Don’t Fall for These Home Buying Myths

Avoid letting these common home buying myths stop you from purchasing your dream home. Looking for a house is the first step There is homework to do prior to browsing for homes. If you are planning to take out a mortgage, you must get…

November 11, 2019
Homeownership becomes more attainable for first-time buyers

Homeownership Becomes More Attainable for First-Time Buyers

Buying a condo just became more affordable, especially for credit-worthy first-time home buyers as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently loosened their financing rules for condo purchases. Single condo units are now eligible for FHA-insured loans. Previously, the entire condo building had to get FHA…

November 4, 2019
How to Winterize Your Home

How to Winterize Your Home

Believe it or not, fall is the time to start to winterize your home. By making these very simple and affordable repairs and additions, your home will be more energy-efficient once the cold temperatures come, saving you money and keeping you warm all winter…

October 18, 2019
Fun Fall Events in Chicago

 Fun Events Happening in Chicago this Fall

Saying goodbye to summer just got easier with this lineup of fall events in Chicago. Fall Activities for Adults Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up There’s no need to take a road trip for your yearly corn maze visit. Jack’s Pumpkin Nights Pop-Up is at Goose Island…

October 14, 2019