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Hello August!

August, a month synonymous with warmth, adventure, and a vibrant energy, has arrived with its unique charm and allure. As the sun-soaked days stretch on, August offers us the perfect opportunity to slow down, bask in the warmth, and appreciate the simple pleasures that life has to offer us. As always, we have curated a collection of recommended reads, thought-provoking articles, and noteworthy resources to expand your knowledge ands stimulate your curiosity. 

Happy reading!


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Green Up Your Diet

The food you eat every day has a huge impact on the planet. Adopting a sustainable diet can go a long way. Opting for organic, supporting local farmers, and phasing out or at least lowering your consumption of meat will absolutely make a difference. It is also important to reduce food waste: try meal planning to streamline your shopping — and compost whatever you don’t use. Jake's hack for eating clean: try Purple Carrot meal delivery. 


Real Estate in the News

Selling Your House? Check Your Feelings at the Door 

Selling your home can be a very emotional decision because this is where many milestones in your life occurred. Perhaps it was your very first home, or the first home you bought with your significant other. And if you’ve lovingly and painstakingly made renovations and upgrades, the home may hold even more significance. However, when you decide to put your home on the market, it's best to keep your feelings in check.

Courtesy of Forbes


Local Happenings

Lincolnshire Art Festival

See work from over 80 international artists in a variety of mediums; the festival will feature ceramic, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, and sculpture artworks.

10 AM - 5 PM

Air and Water Show

Watch impressive aerial feats performed by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

The largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. 

10:30 AM - 3 PM 


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

5 Summer Approved, "Coastal Grandma" Décor 

Think back to this time last year when the “coastal grandma” trend was influencing both how people dress and how they decorate their homes. In the fashion world, this look falls somewhere between beachy and bougie, with pieces like a chunky-knit sweater layered over flowing white linen pants. (Think: Diane Keaton on the beach in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give.”)

Courtesy of

The Best Paint Colors for Every Room 

Paint colors matter. They convey a mood and a sense of style and can define a space.

Courtesy of US News

What to Know About Your Homes Property Lines

Learn how to find out where your property lines are, and why property lines are so important.

Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

9 Contemporary Interior Design Tips You Haven't Heard Before

Current contemporary spaces have an easy, warm feel to them. Far from formulaic, they can be eclectic or even fun. 

Courtesy of Forbes


Featured Listings

55 West Delaware Place, Unit 921
2 BD 2 BA 1607 SF $679,000

838 North Greenview Avenue, Unit 3
2 BD 2 BA 1200 SF $3,100

2940 North Sheffield Avenue, Unit 4N
2 BD 2 BA $639,000

3924 North Southport Avenue, Unit 3N
3 BD 2 BA 1700 SF $608,500

504 Council Circle
3 BD 2.5 BA 2573 SF $875,000

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