Real Estate With Jake | September Newsletter

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Hello September!

As the sun sets a little earlier and a gentle breeze begins to rustle the leaves, we find ourselves at the threshold of a brand new month. September, with its golden hues and promise of change, welcomes us with open arms. It's a time of transition, reflection, and renewed energy. 

In this edition of our newsletter, we'll explore a variety of topics that embrace that spirit and inspire you to make the most of this vibrant time of the year.


Market Updates


Save Your Energy

Choose a Healthier Caulk

Do you re-caulk your shower every year? We didn't think so. If you're buying a home, you will probably need to tend to this. Here's what you need to know: Most modern caulks are made from various synthetic materials, and they can release unpleasant or outright harmful substances. Depending on your needs, certain types of caulk may be better than others:

-Silicone caulks: These water- and heat-resistant caulks are often recommended for sensitive individuals, as they are very durable and do not require frequent reapplication. These caulks cannot be painted, but they are often offered in standard colors, including white, brown, and clear. These can be found at most hardware stores.

-Neutral-cure silicone caulks: These do not use acetic acid to cure as silicone caulks do, which minimizes the odor they give off, but these types of caulk are harder to find.

-Latex caulks: If you think you'll need to paint over the caulking once applied, latex caulks are your best bet. However, keep in mind that these are not as long-lasting as silicone! These are also offered by most hardware stores.

Regardless of the type of caulk you use, take the necessary precautionary measures when applying it: Ventilate the room and wear a chemical respirator mask.

Courtesy of Healthy House Institute


Real Estate in the News

Here's How Gen Z Can Become Home Owners

"My parents were in their 20s when they bought their first home. It was the 1950s, Midcentury Modern, (my mother’s favorite furniture style) was just modern, and the house, a Dutch colonial in Brooklyn with four bedrooms, one full bath and two half baths, cost them about $25,000. That would be about $285,000 today, adjusted for inflation."

Courtesy of Forbes


Local Happenings

SEPT 8 - SEPT 10
Taste of Chicago

Established in 1980, this uniquely-Chicago summertime tradition returns with an impressive array of eateries showcasing the city’s culinary excellence and diversity.

12 PM - 9 PM
Chicago LIVE! 2023

Showcasing Chicago’s vibrant arts and cultural organizations, more than 80 participating acts will perform Pier-wide across three stages. These FREE performances are presented by The Pritzker Foundation, with generous support from Fifth Third Bank and Peoples Gas.


Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

On the House: How To Be Certain That You've Found The One

Shopping for a home isn’t all that different from looking for a partner: You scroll through tons of photos online, make mental checklists of must-haves, then try to imagine a connection that could last decades. Are you sufficiently in love to commit for the next 30 years of your life?

Courtesy of

The Best Places to Live for the Weather 

In these places, residents enjoy some of the best weather in the U.S.

Courtesy of US News

'Ugliest House in America' Reveals the One Astonishing Upside to Buying a Homely Home

As you can imagine, buyers are not exactly lining up to purchase these dingy dives...

Courtesy of

5 Small Backyard Ideas

Creativity is key with a small backyard.

Courtesy of US News


Featured Listings

55 West Delaware Place, Unit 921
2 BD 2 BA 1607 SF $649,000

2940 North Sheffield Avenue, Unit 4N
2 BD 2 BA $669,000

6421 West Touhy Avenue, Unit 4B
2 BD 2 BA $339,000

1750 North Wolcott Avenue, Unit 104
2 BD 2 BA 1300 SF $545,000

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