No matter where you go in the city – from the Far North Side in Andersonville all the way down to Pullman and west to Garfield Park, art is everywhere: murals on the sides of buildings; industrial sculptures tucked away down alleys; paintings on the walls of trendy restaurants; and, of course, works in galleries and in our world-renowned museums like the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art. For our latest installment of The Local, we explored art in three city neighborhoods: the West Loop, South Loop and Andersonville.
Chicago has no shortage of great watering holes and every neighborhood has its share of corner bars. It’s arguable that these local spots serve as meeting places for neighbors and whether that’s your corner dive or a swank spot serving up handcrafted cocktails, you can make one your own. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the @properties Movie Night on Tuesday!
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By Jen Furlong, @properties broker
Buying a condo isn’t quite like buying a single-family home. While individual homeowners are typically responsible for the entirety of a home’s maintenance and repairs upon purchase, condo owners delegate part of this responsibility to a Homeowners Association (HOA), thus incurring a monthly cost known as an ‘HOA fee’ or ‘monthly assessment.’ Continue reading
Entrepreneurs are, of necessity, visionaries. You see opportunities where others see difficulty (or nothing at all), and your eyes are always open for the next innovation or investment.
So what if there was an investment you could make that would pay dividends while you owned it, and then provide a capital gain if you decided to sell it? What if that same investment provided huge tax deductions? What if you could increase your estate while someone else pays off the mortgage?
There are a lot of benefits to investing in real estate. Like all investments, there are risks involved, but if you know what you’re getting into ahead of time, you can make a profitable decision. Continue reading
Logan Square has a ton of great spots to grab a drink and/or a bite to eat. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail bar, brunch spot, pie shop, or microbrewery, look no farther than this list for Logan Square’s neighborhood favorites!