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"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
Read on for everything you should do this month and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!
Who's Who in Chicago Real Estate
We dedicate our time to serving our clients' real estate needs. Having these efforts recognized and publicized reinforces we're right where we need to be, helping you. Read on for Chicago Agent Magazine's 2021 write-up on yours truly!
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
Foreign Buyers Spent $20 Billion Less on U.S. Real EstateTravel restrictions associated with the coronavirus kept many foreign would-be buyers out of the U.S. last year - and that kept billions of their dollars out of the housing market. Home purchases by international buyers and recent immigrants plummeted 33% from the previous year, according to a recent National Association of Realtors® report. International purchasers spent roughly $54.4 billion on U.S. real estate -down considerably from about $74 billion a year earlier. But that doesn’t appear to have hurt the housing market overall.
Pitchfork Music Festival
September 10th - September 12th
Rescheduled from its original date in July, the Pitchfork Music Festival has curated a summer festival in Union Park, presenting lineups packed indie rock, hip-hop, and electronic acts. Plan on arriving early, discovering some new music, and weaving your way through the crowds to find a spot in the shade.
Northwestern VS. Michigan State
September 3, 2021
Check out Northwestern take on Michigan State for their first home game of the 2021 season! Root on your favorite team or just join in on the fun of tailgating.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
What, Exactly, Is Being Disrupted In The Real Estate Community Right Now?
In this most extraordinary of real estate environments, where according to both the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, U.S. residential real estate prices have grown in some cities by roughly 25% in one year alone, it can be challenging to even summarize the collective disruptive technologies bursting forth in the real estate community.
Building a Home? Here Are 7 Industry Changes You Should Know for 2021Homebuilders face unique challenges as demand for new construction grows sky-high amid material shortages, lifestyle changes, and record low interest rates. See how the home-building industry is adapting as we edge into a post-pandemic world.
How Much Value Does a Pool Really Add to Your Home?
A pool can be a fun, attractive addition to a house and usually increases its value. But are the costs of installing and maintaining a pool worth it? Here are some things to consider before you take the plunge.Courtesy of Real Simple
The Best Farmers Market in Every State
Getting from-the-field fresh produce and artisan baked goods has never been easier, thanks to farmers markets that have sprung up around the country. Here's a list of the best farmers market in every state.