Real Estate with Jake | November Newsletter

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“Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” - Cyril Connolly

Read on for homeowner seasonal tips you should 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

Air Sealing Your Home for Winter

"Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less." 

Continue reading on for tips on how to detect and seal air leaks in your home. 

Real Estate in the News

Why Is the U.S. Housing Market So Out of Whack? What Homebuyers Need To Know Right Now

There’s never been a housing market quite like this before.

Today’s real estate agents are pulling double duty as therapists, consoling heartbroken homebuyers who lost out on their fifth—or 15th—home. First-time homebuyers around the country are being outbid by investors—some of whom are willing to pay more than $100,000 over asking price. Wealthy buyers offering all cash for second homes are sending prices ever higher, pushing the dream of homeownership out of reach for many folks.

Meanwhile home sellers are enjoying the benefits of life in the fast lane: the ultimate seller’s market. Can all this last? Is this really going to become the new normal?

Local Events


November 19th - December 24th

The Christkindlmarket is back just in time to celebrate their 25 year anniversary! Come celebrate the market's return with fresh pretzels, spiced wine, roasted nuts, and festive music while shopping the various vendor gifts and products. Find out more the market and its locations here.

Cirque Du Soleil

November 26th - December 5th

Mark your calendar for the first ever Christmas show 'Twas the Night Before by Cirque Du Soleil! Gather your friends and family to watch an exciting spin on the Christmas classic through acrobats and art. Tickets for the show can be purchased here


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Prospective Buyers Should Enter the Fray This Fall in These Hot U.S. Markets
The fall months typically mean a cooldown in real estate transactions, but this year, with inventory low and demand high, prospective buyers are wondering whether they should wait to buy. The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to influence buyers’ decisions, particularly for those who are now working remotely and, as a result, are seeking out homes with more space in smaller, less crowded cities.

Chic and Festive Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving decorations are all about showing off your style, but that shouldn't equate to stress or going way over your budget. Regardless of your aesthetic, there are a slew of inexpensive DIY decorations you can try to make your Thanksgiving celebration more inviting for family and guests!

14 Ways to Get Instant Curb Appeal for Less Than $100
There are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that can boost your home's curb appeal. Adding a few upgrades to your house not only makes it easier to sell, but it also gives your house that nice, finished look that you can take pride in. Here are a few ideas to get you started.


The Best Thanksgiving Drink Recipes Loaded with Fall Vibes
Step aside, wine and beer. We're thinking cocktail hour is in order this Thanksgiving! Whether you pair these Thanksgiving drink recipes with your menu or enjoy them before or after the big meal, these Thanksgiving cocktails are sure to get the party started.


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1 Bed | 1 Bath | $199,000

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