6 Tips for At-Home Organization

If this year has taught us anything it’s the importance of having a space that is comfortable and functional. Many have redecorated or renovated their homes in order to better utilize the space they have. Design is very important in making a home aesthetically pleasing to be in, but it won’t be an effective place of peace and relaxation if your home has a haphazard organization system in place. The following is a list of tips and tricks for keeping your home tidy and in order. 

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10 Ways to Support Local During Winter

Gifting from Local Stores

Got a few gifts to send this winter and spring? Please don’t hit that ‘buy now’ button from Amazon, don’t they have enough of our money? Consider buying your 2021 gifts from a local store where every dollar received could be keeping the lights on. Some places for the vintage lover or a fan for one of a kind items: District Chicago, RR#1, and Art Effect

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The Best Places To See Christmas Lights in Chicago

If you’re in need of a little extra cheer, there’s no better way than to visit the sights of festive lights this holiday season! While there are numerous neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks to drive through, we’ve created a quick hit list for your viewing pleasure. Most of these displays will last until New Year’s Eve. Some of the light displays this year offer the option to enjoy the lights from the comfort of your own car! Stay safe, stay warm, and be merry.

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6 Homes for Rent in Chicago’s Northside Neighborhoods

Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods are becoming a burgeoning hot spot for both renters and buyers alike. To no one’s surprise, Uptown was actually named one of America’s coolest neighborhoods by TimeOut!  Regardless if you’re renting, renting to own, opting to invest in a multi-use property and rent out the remaining units, the northside neighborhoods are worth looking into. We’ve gathered 8 Fulton Grace listings for rent in some of the neighborhoods for you to peruse.

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Prep Your Rental For Winter

To know Chicago is to love Chicago. Something much easier said in the summer. Winters in the Windy City are, dare we say it, unbearable. Or at least that is what the visitors claim. No doubt, Chicago is among the coldest cities in the world and winters often see drops at the same rate as those in the artic. We also see snow., sleet, ice, and storms that have made history…literally. Although Chicagoans have grown acclimated to nearly 6 months of weather under 40 degrees, homes have a little tougher time adjusting to the prolonged cold and enduring winter weather. Plan accordingly and make your place as structurally sound as possible for the long, chilly months ahead. The following things can be done around your home (house or apartment) rental and are often easy to complete without having to enlist a contractor.

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Local Gifts For The Home For Under $50 

Gifting is definitely going to be a little different this year, but we’re lucky to be surrounded by a plethora of curated gift shops local to Chicago. Many have adapted to the times and offer a robust curation of unique options approachable price ranges online, making many e-shops the “only stop” for your holiday needs. Even better, you’re supporting local! We’ve scoured the internet, surveyed our clients and staff for the very best gifts for the home, for under $50. Remember your purchase has power, supporting local is supporting your neighborhood’s economy. Spread the cheer locally this year!

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Holiday Decor: Minimalist Style

So your home isn’t really the place for typical holiday decor, we get it. So your space isn’t really big enough for the douglas fir your heart truly desires, we gotchu. So you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for decorations you’ll ditch in a month or two, we totally understand. Skip the drama and internal distress, that’s not the mood to close out 2020 with! We’ve found 5 ways to jazz up your space in a minimal style while inviting the fullest of holiday cheer. Even better, most of these suggestions are also environmentally friendly!

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A Brief History of Chicago’s Lake View Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Lake View has a history that will assuredly surprise you. Its vibrant energy is reminiscent of that which is usually associated with smaller neighborhood enclaves such as Wrigleyville, Boystown, and the Southport Corridor. However, it is Lake View that encompasses the word welcoming in it’s most literal sense. The neighborhood is home to the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach, also known as AGLOChicago. Which is one of the largest welcoming LGBTQ+ congregations in the United States! Yet with this fact alone, it’s easy to imagine Lake View as it was when founded. Clues to its foundation can of course be seen in surrounding architecture, and in between the lines of long-standing rumors and historical acquiescence. 

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Broker Blog: Tips for Marketing New Construction

Are you taking on your first new construction listing and wondering how to market and, even better, pre-sell it? Is your new construction close to completion, or are the steel frames just going up? No matter the stage in your listing’s construction, you want to sell as many units as possible – ahead of move-in day. While there are a number of different ways to market listings, “new-con” listings can be tricky considering your most important asset – the new and shiny building itself, is not yet complete. Try abiding by these four tips to jump-start your marketing!

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