Vacation at Home with the Help of @properties
Farmers Markets in Chicagoland & Beyond
What to Know About the Uptick in Mortgage Rates
Ask 100 people what one word they associate with real estate, and you’ll probably get answers like home, house, or land. But ask an @properties agent, and you’ll likely hear a completely different word…love.
Love crept into the @properties lexicon years ago with our Love Where You Live ad campaign, which morphed into our work mantra, Love Where You Work. Then in 2015, @properties commissioned Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman to paint a mural adorning our office in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The mural featured the word “love” in Hoffman’s signature script font and quickly became a popular backdrop for Instagram pictures, holiday cards, engagement photos, and everything in between.
Today the “love” script can be found everywhere from billboards to bumper magnets to cloth masks that have even been spotted on a few famous faces. Now as @properties expands nationally and shares the love across the country, we thought it was only fitting to catch up with company co-founder and co-CEO Thad Wong, who is the architect of many of the firm’s marketing campaigns.
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, it’s time for the treat of summer: ice cream. We’re thrilled to be bringing @ Loves Local to Bartlett’s Cherry On Top Ice Cream Shoppe on Monday, April 19th!
Mariangela Bolognini, owner and Bartlett native, started Cherry On Top Ice Cream Shoppe to bring family and friends together, as well as support her community. It seems she chose a great way to do it! With a variety of flavors (and eye-catching flavor names!), Bolognini has made her shoppe stand out.
Amid the pandemic, flex rooms and spaces have proven to be incredibly valuable as we’ve brought our work, school, fitness, and hobbies home. They serve a variety of purposes, from a home office and study spot to an exercise space to an extra bedroom and playroom. Regardless of how you use your flex space, there are many ways to get the most out of your extra room. Here’s how:
When we recorded our 2021 Market Outlook at the beginning of the year, Proper Rate executive vice president of sales, Dan Moran, talked about how national average mortgage rates were sitting at record lows, with the rate on the 30-year fixed rate averaging 2.65%. Fast forward a couple of months, and that national average rate has jumped to 3.18%*, its highest level since last summer.
Raise your hand if you like donuts?! Wow, so many of you. Lucky for you, @ Loves Local is heading to Western Springs’ BB’s Baby Donuts on April 7th. Now, if you haven’t come across these cute treats, now is the time to be formally introduced.
Meet BB’s Baby Donuts. What started as a small donut stand grew into a bright and colorful shop with irresistible aromas and tastes inside. Debbie Feiler and her husband, Ed, have created a beloved donut shop that is sure to bring a smile to anyones face. With flavors like Bavarian Cream, Lemon Dream, and Cookie & Cream, we can see why.
Spring is the perfect time to begin adding a bit of green to your home. Not quite sure where to start? Finding a plant that best suits your home can seem daunting, like what plant might thrive best in certain rooms. Don’t get too worked up, with a little guidance, finding the perfect plant for that space you’re thinking of can be easy.
In the real estate business, Months’ Supply of Inventory forecasts how long it would take to sell off the remaining supply of available homes given the current pace of sales. While four to six months is generally considered a balanced market, inventory levels across Chicagoland dipped below two months’ supply in February, meaning it’s a sellers’ market in many areas.
This is going to be a delicious first for @ Loves Local: popcorn! We’re excited to bring @ Loves Local to Wells Street Popcorn’s Downers Grove location on Monday, March 22nd. Popped to perfection, you’ll find a variety of flavors that even include family recipes from the 1930s!
Wells Street Popcorn’s owner, Jonathan N. Kaufman, gave us an inside scoop on how they got started, popcorn all-stars, and what would pair perfectly with a fresh pop.
With warmer weather on the horizon and outdoor spaces calling our name, we want to help you say hello to spring in style. From now until March 31st, enter our Leap Into Spring Sweepstakes for a chance to win outdoor essentials like a portable speaker to get the party started, tumblers, and a Home Depot gift card to help refresh your space.