Real Estate with Jake | July Newsletter

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"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James

Read on for everything you should do this July 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

Luxury Home Sales Soar, Even Helping Houses That Languished on the Market for Months


Americans looking to buy a home have struggled with bidding wars and a limited number of houses for sale. 

But one area of the cutthroat real estate landscape is improving. It's the luxury segment, where listings are up and homes are selling at a rapid clip. The demand is so great that even "white elephants" – high-end homes that sat on the market for months before the pandemic began – are selling quickly as their owners willingly splurge on remodeling projects to spruce them up.


Read more on USA Today


Local Events


The Morton Arboretum’s outdoor art exhibition, Human+Nature, inspires awe and wonder as it connects people and trees. Come check out five towering sculptures by South African artist Daniel Popper and reimagine your relationships with trees and nature. 


One of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and named "Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune, is back! Spend the weekend celebrating the neighborhood with eclectic music, great local food, arts and crafts, and retail vendors.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Tips For a Successful Open House


For a home on the market, a Sunday open house feels like a tradition to most home sellers, real estate agents and curious neighbors who love to peek inside properties on their street. Still, an open house can be a productive way to show a home, take a tour and connect with a real estate professional. Here are 10 tips for both buyers and sellers to make for a successful open house!


Backyard Envy: Spotlight the Outdoors in Your Listings


Since the start of the pandemic, homeowners have put more weight on their outdoor spaces. As such, real estate listings may want to highlight what a home has to offer in the backyard, front yard, balcony, deck, or lawn space.


10 Bountiful Plants to Grow in the Heat of July



With the hottest days of the year upon us, you may think it's too late to plant a few last vegetables and herbs—but don't fall for this misconception. Here, we take a look at 10 different types of flowers, vegetables, and herbs that thrive in the heat of July. Happy planting!


Courtesy of Veranda

Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Cool Off with This Season


Nothing tastes better than cooling cocktails at the end of a hot day. After a day at the beach or working outdoors (or if you're hosting a patio get-together), these summer cocktail recipes are the perfect way to punch up any menu.


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