With workout classes cancelled and gyms closed, your fitness routine may feel a little off these days. Before you throw in the towel, remember that being active is not only good for your body; it’s good for your mind too. So whether you are a devout yogi, an avid strength trainer, or just in search of ways to stay in shape until you can return to your normal routine, we’ve rounded up some great options. Following are 10 workouts that will keep you active from the comfort of your home. Continue reading
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, volatility and uncertainty have swept through the financial markets.
Borrowers saw wild swings in interest rates over the last few weeks and were left to wonder whether they could still qualify for specific loan amounts and close on pending transactions.
Amidst the chaos, Guaranteed Rate has been a steady ship in rough waters. We asked them to answer a few questions pertaining to the impacts market volatility has had on the mortgage industry, and they responded with some helpful guidance. Read, share, enjoy and contact your trusted Guaranteed Rate loan officer with any questions.
On Friday, March 27, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, was officially signed into law.
As a locally owned business working with you along every step of the residential journey, @properties views this bill as a truly heartening development amidst the monumental challenges of COVID-19.
We know there are many resources available to learn about the Act. However, we wanted to summarize some of the essential benefits – especially those that may directly or indirectly apply to your real estate needs. Here are some of the key pieces of the CARES Act and related measures:
Just as home sellers have been thrown for a major loop by COVID-19, many of today’s buyers are suddenly wondering how or even if they should proceed with their home search.
In an encouraging sign, a number of @properties homebuyers have in fact closed on purchases and gone under contract in recent days. But questions about safety, near-term financial impact, and changing personal situations have, understandably, forced many buyers to take a step back.
Let’s be honest. If you have young children at home, your life is complete chaos these days. With schools closed and students taking an e-learning approach to their assignments, parents are doubling as teachers – spending their days trying to make sense of confusing math worksheets and abstract essay prompts. And without set class times and extracurricular activities to burn off some energy, the phrase “I’m bored,” has become all too common. Here are a few ways the kids can keep busy while you sort out your responsibilities.
What happens when the lines between work life and home life become blurred? It’s a question many of us are facing as we practice social distancing and the art of working from home.
Maybe you’re someone who runs into distraction after distraction – the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, the laundry needs to be folded, the dog needs to be walked. Or perhaps you’re the type of person who ends up answering emails way beyond normal office hours and working into the wee hours of the morning. Wherever you are on the spectrum, it’s important to find a healthy balance. Here are our tips:
One of the most common questions among home sellers during this crisis is, ‘Should I take my home off the market?’ We understand that in times of fear and uncertainty the first instinct is to pull back. However, if your goal is to sell your home in 2020, there are a number of reasons why de-listing right now will be counterproductive.
As we spend more and more time indoors this month, we wanted to share a few ways you can take advantage of being home. So whether you’re catching up on sleep, learning a new skill, or planning your next well-deserved vacation, make the most of it! Here are some things you can do while you practice “social distancing.”
The second you step foot in Wicker Park, you know you’ve found something special. Just a few miles northwest of the Loop, you’ll discover an enclave of the city’s hippest nightlife, restaurants, shops, and art scene.
Whether it’s the aromas of ramen, pizza, or tacos filling the streets; the colorful murals; or the unique specialty shops; it’s hard not to fall in love with this neighborhood. Here are 10 things that captured our hearts:
Selling a luxury home is no small undertaking. It requires a unique level of service and a sophisticated marketing strategy that will generate the broadest exposure to find the right buyer.
Here are a few things to know when it comes to successfully marketing a luxury property.