Real Estate With Jake | June Newsletter

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Hello June!

Summer has arrived, and with it comes the beautiful month of June! As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we hope this newsletter finds you well and ready to enjoy all the season has to offer.


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Sort Recyclables at Home

Despite our best intentions, some items that we recycle end up being sent to landfills. Improperly recycled items - including broken glass or contaminated materials - may lead to the entire truckload of material being sent to the landfill for the safety of the personnel who would otherwise need to risk manually handling and sorting the material. Taking the time to prepare and properly sort recyclables at home can help protect these workers and prevent recyclables from being thrown away:

1. Double-check that the item you're looking to recycle actually contains the recycling symbol - not all plastic, glass, and metal is recyclable. 

2. Be sure to rinse your items off before recycling, especially ones that once contained food. 

3. Don't put lids back on containers. Where possible, stack containers together before placing them in the recycling.

4. Pull apart any items with both plastic and paper or metal components.

5. Crush cans and compress large bottles. Likewise, take both ends off of tin cans and flatten the cans.

Courtesy of


Real Estate in the News

Real Estate Photographers Reveal the One Listing Photo That Can Make - or Break - a Sale

"Where do all eyes go first when perusing a real estate listing? The photos, of course.

Home sellers should never underestimate the importance of investing in a professional real estate photographer to get the very best pictures possible of their place. Because no matter how good an eye you have, homeowners tend to be blind to how their own home comes across on camera—and, as a result, might have listing photos that don’t show their home in the best light."

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Local Happenings

JUNE 17TH - 25TH
Chicago Pride 

Chicago Pride Fest returns
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. 

The iconic Chicago Pride Parade is Sunday, June 25, beginning at noon. 

Pride in the Park is Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

Strawberry Festival

Take a trip to Historic Downtown Long Grove for this sweet annual event. Strawberry Fest is a tradition that's been around for decades, and it's returning to its pre-pandemic scale. There will be live music, activities, and of course, lots of local restaurants and chefs serving strawberry-inspired cuisine.


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

Should You Buy a New Construction Home?

"As you search for a new home, you might find yourself categorizing your options into new and old builds. While older homes might offer the kind of layout, price point, and durability you’re looking for, they also come with their own problems. A new build, on the other hand, offers a buyer a clean slate."

Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

11 Home Organizing Products from Amazon that Professional Organizers Swear By

Having plenty of options is a good thing, but when it comes to shopping for organization products on Amazon, it can feel like overload. That’s why we tapped a panel of professional organizers to help narrow it down.

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Water Features Add Architectural Flair, Wellness Benefits, & Real Estate Enhancements To A Home 

But water can also enhance our health as part of our home environments, and is an increasingly popular architectural feature for building professionals to suggest to homeowner clients.

Courtesy of Forbes

Living Room Improvements That Help Sell Your Home For More Money

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the living room is the hub. It’s where everyone convenes to relax and enjoy quality time with each other (or with the TV). 

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Featured Listings

3924 North Southport Avenue, Unit 3N
3 BD 2 BA 1700 SF $629,000

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

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