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Happy January!

Cheers to 2023! A new year is a new opportunity, full of possibility, hope, and potential. Wishing you a great start to 2023, and health and happiness all year long.

Read on for seasonal tips and discover lifestyle trends to kick off 2023.


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Don't Leave Your Car Running Long

It sure feels good to step into a warm car after “letting it heat up” for a few minutes while you wait inside the comfort of your own home. However, this practice unnecessarily increases emissions and pollution in the air. Limit idling your car to no more than three minutes at most. Better yet, just start the car and drive (with gloves, hat, and a scarf to keep you warm). Your car will warm up just a few minutes into your trip.

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Real Estate in the News

2023 Colors of the Year

Thinking about making some vibrant changes to your home this year? Consult the paint companies’ Color of the Year for some inspiration. Find something that fits your style, whether you’re looking to make a bold statement with Pantone’s Viva Magenta, prefer a softer vibe with Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams, or the new neutral aesthetic of Spanish Moss by Krylon. Check out all the top colors for the 2023 to amp up your home decor. 

Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens


Local Happenings


Too cold to go outside? Navy Pier brings all of the winter fun indoors during the holiday season, filling the place with an ice skating rink, kiddie train rides and a 600,000-bulb light show made up of themed sculptures. Tickets can be found here.


Come curl with us! Stone’s Throw at The Emily Hotel features four curling courts and a curated menu of winter beverages & snacks. Find out more here


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

10 Bathroom Design Trends We’ll See In 2023

Ensure your bathroom is a space of calm and relaxation. Refresh your full bath or powder room with timeless hardware details or colorful sinks and tiles. See if any of these new bathroom trends fit your design goals.

Courtesy of Forbes

11 Best Places to Travel in Winter

New year, new vacation! Though festivities may have passed, there’s still plenty of opportunities for you to keep up your spirits with a weekend—or a week—away. From cold weather activities to sun-filled adventures, there’s a trip waiting for you.

Courtesy of Travel + Leisure

10 Winter Flower Arrangements to Brighten Up the Season

Holiday wreaths and trees may have come down, but you can still keep your home full of florals. Surround yourself with texture, color, and aroma all winter long with easy table top and front door flower ideas.

Courtesy of HGTV

The 30 Must-Read Books This Winter

Start the new year off with a full bookshelf! 2023 has a lot of promising new titles that are sure to keep you turning pages all winter long. Browse the collection of thrillers, romance, short stories, biographies, memoirs, and more!

Courtesy of Town & Country


Featured Listings

933 West Van Buren Street, Unit 708
2 BD | 2 BA | $390,000

2252 North Orchard Street, Unit 3S
3 BD | 2.5 BA | $1,750,000

360 East Randolph Street, Unit 3801
3 BD | 2.5 BA | $1,175,000

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