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5 Things to Look for When Viewing Real Estate

May 17, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured photo by Sheila Scarborough When you first begin looking for a new home, you’re likely daydreaming of the patio, picking paint colors and imagining a new, spacious closet. While it’s fun to think about these ideas, you should al...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Chicago on Memorial Day

May 2, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Traditionally, Memorial Day is a time to honor military members of the past and present. It’s also become known as the start of summer. In Chicago, that means spending weekends at the beach or at local patio hotspots. What’s the best way to...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Gold Coast is the Best Coast

April 18, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Roman Boed Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is located between North Avenue and Oak Street, Lake Shore Drive and Clark Street. This area borders Old Town, Lincoln Park and River North and is known for its luxury shopping, top-o...

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Should You Move to Chicago in 2019?

April 18, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Vincent Desjardins Chicago is the third largest U.S. city, and with summer moving in many people are interested in making the Windy City their permanent residence. It’s the perfect season to enjoy the shores of Lake Michigan by ...

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Enjoy Late Spring with These 5 Chicago Events

April 8, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Roman Boed When spring finally arrives in Chicago, people tend to come out of hibernation. After a long winter of spending a lot of time indoors, everyone is ready to embrace the sunshine and enjoy some warm weather. That means ...

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5 Steps for Readying Your Home for Spring

March 12, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Original photo by Erik Cooper As winter draws to a close, you’re likely dreaming of spring. For many homeowners, that means creating a to-do list to make sure the house is ready for the coming warmer months. Here are five tips to help y...

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5 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the Windy City

February 25, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Max Talbot-Minkin The Windy City loves a good party, especially when it’s centered around celebrating local heritage. That’s why St. Patricks Day is such a big deal! Every year, around March 17th the city starts to look a li...

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Chicago Valentine’s Dates That’ll Make You Feel the Love

January 30, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to plan something big for your date night. Whether you’re looking for a low-key dinner in the neighborhood or a cross-town trek for a fun activity, there are plenty of options. Get ...

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Rising Federal Interest Rate Affect Chicago Homeowners

January 8, 2019 | KlopasStratton
On December 19, 2018, the Federal Reserve announced it will raise interest rates for the fourth quarter in a row. The new rates - 2.25-2.5 percent - were decided after considering current and expected inflation and labor market costs. Homeowner...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Charming Roscoe Village

December 20, 2018 | KlopasStratton
Roscoe Village resides in Chicago’s North Center area and ranges from Addison Street to Diversey and Ravenswood Avenue to the Chicago River. Its namesake street runs from east to west and hosts commercial and residential buildings. With easy ...

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