Real Estate with Jake | February Newsletter

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Warm wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day. We hope you celebrate it by doing all the things you love. 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.

Real Estate in the News

What to Expect From the Housing Market in 2021


Extended time at home is shaping how people live every day, what they want from their home and where they want to live well beyond this current season. 


In 2021, here are a few trends shaping up for the housing market: Interest rates are expected to remain low but increase gradually. Average home prices will rise. Home inventory will remain low, despite plenty of new construction. Here's what experts are predicting for buyers, sellers, renters, and new construction in 2021.


Read more by U.S. News

Local Events

Virtual Valentine's Workshop

Various Dates 


Flowers for Dreams has teamed up with Instagram sensation Sweet Shot Cookies to teach you how to decorate a four-pack of Strawberry Elderflower Sprinkle & Double Chocolate cookies followed by a design workshop with our floral artists to create a beautiful Valentine's rose arrangement. 


Learn more here.

Houseplants 101: Online

February 20, 2021


Learn some basic tips for houseplant TLC during this Chicago Botanic Garden. A horticulturist at the botanic garden will walk you through practical ideas for houseplant rearing, including how to figure out the right light level, watering principles, repotting 

and more. 



Register here.
Support Black-Owned Businesses 

in Chicago 


Now more than ever it's important to support Black-owned businesses in Chicago, but that shouldn't stop you from supporting every day. With the wide variety of restaurants, stores, spas, gyms, art galleries, artists, salons and so much more, it truly couldn't be easier.


Explore here.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

11 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid, 

According to Top Designers



As kitchens become more integrated into our homes and our daily routines, your cook space should reflect your personal style, whether you prefer all-white kitchens, kitchens with color, modern kitchens, or even a small kitchen. Veranda asked designers and architects from around the country to share the biggest kitchen design mistakes to avoid. 


These tips will help you explore your personal design aesthetic in the kitchen as well as the smallest accents are to your liking. 



2021 Color of The Year


Pantone is the latest to reveal its prediction for the 2021 color of the year. See which shades you can expect to see in the coming year from some of the biggest names in paint. See the top shades on Better Homes & Garden's radar so far.


Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens
HGTV's Take on The Biggest Home Design Trends for 2021


After a year that guided many of us to spend more time at home, the new year is an opportunity to bring comfort and creativity to our living spaces. From calming Zen room ideas to stylish (and smart) approaches to home office design, HGTV is predicting 15 of the biggest interior design trends for 2021.

Featured Listings

1848 North Halsted Street, Unit 3
Lincoln Park
2 Bed | 2 Bath | $615,000
1618 North Oakley Avenue, Unit 3S
Wicker Park
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Rooftop Deck
1628 North Bosworth Avenue, Unit 1
West Town
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | $585,000

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