Real Estate with Jake | December Newsletter


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With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festivities, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Market Updates

Compass Coming Soon

Check out Jake's monthly hand-curated picks for Compass Coming Soon listings. Chicago has real estate in all shapes, sizes, and price-points. Let us help you find your place in the world before someone else finds it first.

Compass in the News

Compass expands to Hawaii

Compass has announced its expansion to the State of Hawaii. Top agents from O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, and the Big Island have joined the firm.

“Compass agents across the country have been asking us to come to Hawaii for some time. We’re excited to be able to deliver for our customers by connecting them to this incredible group of agents with a deep understanding of Hawaii real estate,” said Compass Founder and CEO, Robert Reffkin.

Read the full article here by Real Estate Weekly.

Local Happenings

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo 

More than one million lights cover the trees, fences and structures in the Brookfield Zoo at this annual holiday event, which is open with limited capacity this season. Guests will be able to walk through a 600-foot-long tunnel featuring colored lights synchronized to music, spot larger-than-life illuminated animal sculptures and participate in a Game of Gnomes scavenger hunt.

Tune in every Saturday for a free yoga class taught by one of the resident instructors at Garfield Park Conservatory—all are welcome regardless of skill level. Be sure to register ahead of time to get the link to join, and consider throwing in a donation to help support the Conservatory's programming. 

Art on theMART 



A new 30-minute program will feature animated production images from The Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker set to Tchaikovsky's festive score as well as works from the Art Institute of Chicago's "Monet and Chicago" and "Bisa Butler: Portraits" exhibitions. 

The 30-minute program of projections will be shown nightly at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m until December 30th.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

48 Beautiful Holiday Decoration Ideas

Nothing welcomes the holiday season quite like a well-decorated, festive home. Whether you prefer traditional red-and-green decor or favor a more subtle use of gold and white, you can infuse every room in your home with holiday cheer. Take decorating inspiration from VERANDA.

The 40 Best Subscription Boxes to Gift

Not only will the personalized boxed gifts show your loved ones that you're thinking about them, but they're sure to last well beyond the holiday season. Harper's Bazaar has made a list of the perfect subscription boxes to choose from, from fashion and beauty to food and fitness.

14 Winter Vacation Ideas in the U.S.

A winter vacation is a great cure after the holidays. Where to go is the question, with so many options and destinations. Here are Travel + Leisure's top 14 winter vacation ideas for destinations around the United States. Whether flying or driving, there's sure to be wintery fun within your reach!

Featured Listings

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