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5 Top-Rated Dog Parks You Have to Check Out from Rogers Park to South Loop

Man’s best friend is usually happy with a fenced area that allows them to run off-leash, but the Chicago dog parks on this list go beyond Rover’s wildest dreams. These canine havens are a testament as to how far humans will go to show love for our furry companions. Dog parks in Chicago are generally…

Buying or Selling? What’s the Chicago Real Estate Market Like?

Whether you’re thinking about buying a house or selling your own, you’re going to want to know what the real estate market is like in Chicago, and we can help.

Is Now the Time to Buy a Home?

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home for a while and can afford a down payment, now might be the time to start looking for your dream home. Interest rates are at a historic all-time low right now and moving towards a buyers market. One of the best opportunities for buyers is when there…

7 Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep You Busy

COVID-19 and the shelter in place order for Illinois has significantly increased the amount of time we are spending in our homes. Boost your productivity by tackling those projects that you’ve been meaning to get to all winter. Spring cleaning can either be the best or worst part of the new season, depending on who…

Windy City Wednesdays: Eat Local at John’s Place

Eat Local at John’s Place in Chicago As Chicagoans practice proper social distancing, many of us are experiencing the direct impacts of our local restaurants, bars and shops being closed. These closures impact Chicagoans in different ways – but one thing is the same: the resilience shown our neighborhood locals. Many restaurants and eateries are…

Sellers: Now Is The Time To Keep Your Listing Active. Here’s Why.

This article originally appeared on atproperties.com. One of the most common questions among home sellers during this crisis is, ‘Should I take my home off the market?’ We understand that in times of fear and uncertainty the first instinct is to pull back. However, if your goal is to sell your home in 2020, there are…

Windy City Wednesdays: Cooking Up Culinary Dreams at The Kids’ Table

In this week’s edition of Windy City Wednesdays, I visited The Kids’ Table in Wicker Park. I was very impressed by the personal feel of their teaching style with the kids, making sure each child had a fun and engaging experience while helping them understand the values of healthy cooking and a clean kitchen. Tots,…

Windy City Wednesdays: Laudi Vidni Showcases Chicago’s Individualistic Style

Located in Lincoln Park, Laudi Vidni provides a unique cultural experience, far away from the mainstream big brand outlets. Founded by two friends (two Harvard Business School grads!), Laura Kofoid and Grace Tsao-Wu, Laudi Vidni pairs two fashion veterans enamored with customization. Their mindset? Be different than everyone else. Their shop allows them to use…

These Neighborhoods Are Already Leaving Their Marks On the ‘20s

The 2020s should be an exciting time for real estate in Chicagoland. Urban neighborhoods are emerging as trendy yet affordable hotspots, while more established suburbs are providing undeniable value to homebuyers looking outside of the city.

Windy City Wednesdays: Nearly 1,000 Pets Rescued by One Tail at a Time in 2019 Alone

Founded in 2008, a group of friends started a dog rescue out of their apartment that would go on to become One Tail at a Time dog rescue. One Tail takes in dogs and cats from other shelters while providing them with the best care possible. This rescue group saves the lives of hundreds of…

Windy City Wednesdays: The 3,500 Cultural Works of the DePaul Art Museum

Chicago is known as a cultural hub in the United States, blending together multiple cultures from European immigrants, such as the Polish, Latin Americans, and African Americans. Additionally, the city of Chicago features a progressive tone of acceptance and renaissance for all walks of life. In this edition of Windy City Wednesdays, Leslie visits the…

Windy City Wednesdays: The Rich Family Tradition and Personal Health Knowledge of Merz Apothecary

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square, Merz Apothecary offers an array of personal health products with a knowledgable staff and a rich family ownership tradition.  The shop was founded in 1875 and was passed down through generations of the Merz family until Abdul Qaiyum purchased it in 1972. Qaiyum moved the shop to its present location…

5 Real Estate Pricing Myths Sellers Need to Know

When it comes to selling homes, the price is very often the “hot topic” whether you are the seller or buyer. The process involved in determining the appropriate listing price isn’t always what one might think, though.

Windy City Wednesdays: Tilly’s Custom Vintage Appeal in Chicago’s Andersonville Neighborhood

In Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, one local boutique’s class and vintage appeal are easily apparent. At Tilly, vintage women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, hats, belts, styling, designing, and so much more are available. Susan also has a dedicated designer at her disposal should you find a piece you love and need it altered. Tilly’s unique appeal Located…

Considering Moving to Chicago? Ten Things You Need to Know!

Nestled on the shores of majestic Lake Michigan, Chicago’s unique history and blend of cultural influences offer individuals and families alike home that never gets boring or repetitive.

Best Chicago Events for the Week | December 13, 2019

Check out the latest events around Chicago, including Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science + Industry, Chicago Vegan Test Kitchen, the Potted Potter parody, BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley, and more.

Millennials Say, “OK Boomer” to Sprawling, Outdated Baby Boomer Homes

Every week it seems like there’s a new thing that Millennials have supposedly “killed” – cereal, casual chain restaurants, cable TV, and diamonds are just a few of the things this generation is credited for offing in the last couple of years. But perhaps it makes more sense to look at why people who are…

Windy City Wednesdays: Beadniks is a Bead Jewelry Gem in Chicago’s Wicker Park

Chicago’s Wicker Park is loaded with history, culture, class, and creativity. Beadniks on Division Street is no exception, and the selection of exquisite jewelry beads is a sight to behold. For creative types looking to make custom jewelry, Beadniks has a massive selection of beads for multiple types of projects. Additionally, the staff is very…

Best Chicago Events for the Week | December 6, 2019

View these exciting upcoming events around Chicago. Events include Lincoln Park ZooLights, Wrigleyville Wonderland, Santa Hustle 5K, Chicago Wine Fest and more!

Pick Up a Picture-Perfect Thanksgiving Pie from These Chicago Shops

In a pinch to make Thanksgiving dessert? These pie shops have all of your baked good bases covered.

The Future of Gold Coast Luxury Real Estate

An evident trend is a wide gap between new construction and existing housing stock. What does that mean for Gold Coast luxury real estate?