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Real Estate with Jake | March Newsletter

Real Estate with Jake

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Happy March!

Spring is upon us! Read on for seasonal homeowner tips to consider 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.

Save Your Energy

Geothermal Heat Pumps

"Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps, have been in use since the late 1940s. They use the relatively constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature.... Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. The GHP takes advantage of these more favorable temperatures to become high efficient by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger."

Learn more here!  


Real Estate in the News

Investing in the Metaverse Real Estate Boom

There’s a land rush happening — and it’s not in New York City or Beverly Hills. 

Early speculators, professional real estate agents, and celebrities are buying up land that doesn’t even exist in the real world. They are investing in metaverse real estate, a concept mind-boggling to most people. 

So, what exactly is the metaverse? Technologists say the metaverse is the next level of the internet. It’s a virtual reality platform where people can play games, connect with friends, attend meetings, and even go to virtual concerts. But h

ow much does it cost virtual land buyers?

Local Events

Dyeing of the Chicago River

March 12

Head downtown to see the annual dyeing of the Chicago River! This event kicks off the day at 9am. The river dyeing can be seen at street level between State and Columbus. Recommended viewing spots: 

Michigan Avenue Bridge (East side) and 

Columbus Drive Bridge (West side).

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 12

Right after the river dyeing, the parade will be underway starting at 12pm. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus, follows Columbus drive, and ends outside the Chicago Art Institute. See you there!  


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

10 Surprisingly Affordable Housing Markets Across America
With the rise of remote work, Americans no longer had a need to center themselves in big cities and moved into more affordable housing markets. Home sales hit a 15 per year record high in 2021. Price hikes aside, there are still plenty of housing markets in America that would be deemed affordable for the average family. Check out the top untapped housing markets in the country!
How to Combine Decorating Styles for a Cohesive Look

Whether you're moving in with your significant other or accommodating the belongings of multiple generations, combining decorating styles can feel daunting. These real-life examples and expert insights will have you confidently combining pieces for a comfortable and consistent home.

8 Traditional Irish Desserts for Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

There's no reason you can't enjoy Irish desserts year-round, whether you have an Irish heritage or not. Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or just looking for a satisfying, classic Irish dessert, these scones, shortbreads, and cakes will hit the spot.

Colorful Yet Hardy Plants to Grow in March
Many local nurseries will start stocking their greenhouses with young edibles, perennial herbs, and flowers that can transplant in March. However, there's something special about watching a seed you sowed grow into a bountiful, lush plant over time. March is truly a month of planning for, prepping, and enjoying all four seasons in the garden.

Featured Listings

850 North Damen Avenue, Unit 3R
Coming Soon | Ukrainian Village
2 Bed | 1 Bath | $239,000
4711 North Malden Street, Unit 2N
Coming Soon | Sheridan Park
3 Bed | 2 Bath | $429,000
616 Ca Crest Drive
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Under Contract
520 South State Street, Unit 1720
Printer's Row
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Under Contract

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