Real Estate With Jake | July Newsletter

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Happy July!

As we step into the second half of the year, we are excited to embrace the summer season and all its warmth. July marks a time of vibrant energy, renewed enthusiasm, and new beginnings. Read on for real estate news, home tips and tricks, and more - curated just for you.


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Clean the air you breathe with the right purifier

Safeguarding the air we breathe has undoubtedly been at the forefront of our minds over these past few years. Fortunately, simply adding a portable air purifier can help us improve the indoor air quality of our homes. Keep these points in mind to ensure you're getting the most out of your purifier:

1. The type of purifier you need depends on whether you're trying to eliminate pollen, dust, and other allergens (particles), chemicals and fumes (odors and gases), or both. If you're looking to remove germs directly, consider a UV light-based purifier (specifically, UV-C).

2. Check the efficiency of the purifier model you are considering. Certified air purifiers are assigned a number known as the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) - the higher the number, the more effectively it cleans your air. 

3. Once you have selected a purifier, help it succeed by strategically placing it in your home and routinely maintaining it. While you may not want the purifier to be your room's new focal point, it does need to have access to the contaminated air - something it can't achieve if tucked away in the farthest corner. Be sure to change the filter as often as recommended to keep the purifier maximally effective.

Courtesy of Healthy House Institute


Real Estate in the News

What Does Move-In Ready Really Mean?

"You may need to adjust your mindset before walking into a house advertised as move-in ready.

But what does 'move-in ready' really mean? Depending on who’s talking, it could simply mean that all the appliances work. For others, it means a freshly renovated home that reflects popular trends and styles. Or you may want a house that requires zero work – if the paint colors don’t match your tastes, it’s not move-in ready."

Courtesy of US News


Local Happenings

Pixar Putt

The ultimate pop-up, mini golf experience made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from Pixar's most beloved films.

JULY 13TH - 16TH
Windy City Smokeout

Featuring Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, and more! 


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

Is the Remodeling Boom Over - or Just on Pause?

A slowdown in renovation projects is settling in after a pandemic-fueled boom, but there are plenty of reasons why the pullback may not last long. 

Courtesy of Realtor Magazine

2023's Top Outdoor Living Trends

"New products are enhancing the outdoor 'gathering story' - pizza ovens, fire pits, outdoor movies, games, scenes," according to a new study just published in May. 

Courtesy of Forbes

Four Location Factors to Consider For Real Estate Investments

When it comes to real estate investing, statistics can serve as a starting point - yet there's much more legwork to carry out when choosing the best spot.

Courtesy of Forbes

Wanted: More Housing!

Here are the 10 cities with the most - and the fewest - homes for sale right now.

Courtesy of


Featured Listings

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

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

504 Council Circle
3 BD 2.5 BA 2573 SF $849,000

3924 North Southport Avenue, Unit 3N
3 BD 2 BA 1700 SF $619,000

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