Purchasing a home is a major milestone for anyone, let alone a first-time homebuyer. The process is certainly exciting, but it can also be confusing or stressful – and sometimes all of the above. Here are eight tips to ensure your first homebuying experience is successful.
According to a recent survey by Statista, 52% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution that involves exercising more. But, it can be challenging to start any new routine, especially one focused on fitness. Designating a space to work out in your home can be a great way to help you achieve your goals and stay active. On that note, here are five luxury listings with dedicated space for getting in shape in 2023.
As sure as the melody of Auld Lang Syne ushers in each New Year, Pantone releases its “Color of the Year.” The color is meant to reflect the current cultural mood and forecast of upcoming trends in the design world, and this year the company has selected Viva Magenta.
We’re certain Pantone has high hopes for 2023, as Viva Magenta is a vibrant, bold shade of pink that evokes feelings of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. According to Pantone’s website, the color reflects a shift toward positivity and optimism in a post-pandemic world and is a reminder to embrace life and all its opportunities.
This rich hue is sure to be a popular choice in home décor in the coming year and following are some suggestions on how to incorporate the versatile color into your home.
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Following a year that included national and global expansion, new tech launches and industry honors, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate is looking forward to continued growth and innovation in 2023 and beyond. As we resolve to continue delivering the best service in the real estate industry, we look back on some of our highlights from the past year.
We tend to think of New Year’s resolutions as something that will have a meaningful impact on our minds and bodies. But they can just as easily improve your home and have a positive effect on overall well-being. Decluttering, enhancements, and general maintenance around your space are great ways to head into the year with a new outlook. At @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, we’re all about loving where you live, so we’ve provided some suggestions that will have your home in tip top shape for 2023.
The festive backdrop of Chicagoland in December adds even more excitement to the approaching holidays. With a variety of seasonal events and cold-weather activities underway, you’ll have no trouble finding things to do as you celebrate with family and friends. Your countdown to the holidays starts now with this list of experiences that prove it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
The first snowflakes of the season can often be a welcome sight. But midwestern winters inevitably start to feel long, and a getaway can be the perfect way to break up the monotony of January and February. If you’re looking for a post-holiday escape this winter, we tapped travel expert Kendra Thornton of Royal Travel & Tours for some suggestions. Thornton is president of the luxury travel agency, which has been a fixture on Chicago’s North Shore for over 45 years. Here are a few of her recommendations:
In the wake of the pandemic, supply chain issues and labor shortages resulted in a historic inventory squeeze on new construction. However, as those constraints begin to ease, the number of new homes on the market is stabilizing, slowly returning to normal levels. According to Cyndy Salgado, executive vice president with @properties Development Group, which handles sales and marketing for residential developments nationwide, the stage is currently set for more new construction to hit the market, with a healthy pipeline of projects that will continue to deliver into 2023 and beyond. Here is a window into new homes currently on the market in Chicagoland.
In the Midwest, many homeowners wish the climate would allow for more time to enjoy their homes’ outdoor spaces. But despite the cold weather, there are actually plenty of ways to take advantage of yards and patios throughout the winter months. Bundle up and step outside to enjoy these creative activities in your own backyard this season.
With the onset of the holiday season, many homebuyers and sellers take a pause from real estate to focus on other activities. But a December market surge is actually fairly common thanks to some of the most motivated sellers and buyers of the year. In some cases, sellers are looking to get their homes on the market ahead of the spring rush. Buyers also might be trying to get a jump on the competition, especially with today’s historically low inventory. And some have the added incentive of a year-end bonus or a job relocation.