Real Estate with Jake | May Newsletter

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Happy May! Hope your month is filled with sunshine and warmth. Read on for everything you should do this month 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

Millennials are Ready to Take Over the 

Real Estate Market


Over the last several years, millennials have rented to stay nimble and keep work opportunities open. Now, they're ready to buy. 

Why it matters? About 4.8 million millennials are turning 30 in 2021, and many are expected to enter the home-buying game if they haven't already. According to Axios, t

his wave of new buyers will have the opportunity to build and pass on wealth and shape the market for years to come.


Learn more from Axios


Local Events

Art on theMART

Now - July 4th


After taking most of the winter off, Art on theMart is back with another 25-story-tall video installation that takes over the side of the Merchandise Mart. The current collaboration is with Bisa Butler and will go until May 19. After that, they will showcase their collaboration with the Adler Planetarium. 

May 1st - May 29th


To celebrate the reopening of the lakefront attraction, Navy Pier will host a 10-minute fireworks show every Saturday night during May. The fireworks will begin at 9 pm each Saturday and you're welcome to enjoy them from Navy Pier's various public spaces or while cruising along the Lakefront Trail.

Lake County Restaurant Week 

May 14th - May 23rd 


Discover delectable dining all across Lake County. Lake County Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore new places to dine or enjoy old favorites. Each participating restaurant will be offering either a pre-fixe menu or an exclusive restaurant week dining offer. 


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Sell your home faster and for a higher price.


Compass Concierge is the hassle-free way to transform your home with zero upfront costs or interest. I'll work with you to 

determine how we can maximize the value of your home by 

taking advantage of select Compass Concierge Services.


With Concierge, you do not have to pay the initial out-of-pocket costs for home improvement services like painting, staging, flooring, and more.


Design Ideas to Try Now


From budget hacks to easy updates, these creative home ideas from HGTV Magazine are sure to spiff up your space. Test a few or try 'em all! Your next weekend project is waiting for you. Courtesy of HGTV

DIY Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love



Nothing says thoughtful giving like a homemade gift, especially on Mother’s Day. Anyone can buy a card and a fresh bouquet, but why not get a little crafty with these DIY Mother’s Day gifts made just for her. Courtesy of HGTV

10 Delightful and Delicious Things 

to Plant in May


April showers may bring May flowers, but May planting brings tasty summer crops. Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers are just a few of the delightful veggies we dream of as soon as September rolls around, and May is the perfect time to start planting your favorites for a season full of hyper-local dining alfresco. Courtesy of Veranda

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