Real Estate With Jake | January Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

As we embark on this journey together, let's embrace the opportunities that the New Year brings, fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth. Join us in exploring the stories that make our community thrive and in looking forward to the exciting successes, meaningful connections, and boundless possibilities that 2024 may bring. 


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Watch your thermostat--and your pipes!

We've likely all been advised to turn our thermostats down overnight or while we're out of the house to help save on energy costs, but remember to do so within reason: If your home gets too cold, you run the risk of your pipes freezing, and then bursting. The minimum safe temperature will likely vary depending on where your home's pipes are located, what they're made of, and how well insulated they are. If you live in an apartment or condo, your building management or HOA may even establish minimum required temperatures for your thermostat to be set at. There's of course value in doing our part to save energy--but make sure to do so safely.


Real Estate in the News

The 10 Best Real Estate Markets for 2024

A stubborn lack of inventory and high mortgage rates kept many prospective homebuyers at bay for most of 2023. But as we head into the new year, which markets are poised to see the strongest combined increase in home sales and listing prices?

Courtesy of USA Today


Local Happenings

Holidays in the Loop

Explore the Loop, where Chicago's holiday traditions are made. Witness the transformation of the city's official downtown into a winter wonderland.

Winter Break Camp at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Kids in grades K – 4 can engage in exciting hands-on outdoor activities while discovering the Garden in Winter or Spring. They’ll investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, and dabble in art.


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

Pantone Color of the Year 2024...

"In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless." 

- Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute 

Courtesy of Pantone

Confessions of a first time homebuyer: 3 Costs that shocked me

Don't let these common home costs surprise you, Here's how to budget and prepare for them as first time home buyers.

Courtesy of US News

8 Interior Design Trends Going Away in 2024

Are you planning to renovate your home or give it a refresh in 2024? Trends have been interesting for the past few years...

Courtesy of Forbes

10 Buzzworthy Home Features in the New Year

Stylish storage, bolder patterns and textures and colors beyond the whites and grays are expected to shake up home design in 2024.

Courtesy of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Featured Listings

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