August 2018

Found 4 blog entries for August 2018.


We know that living in dorms or in cramped apartments is pretty standard for college students, but some of them (the lucky ones) are choosing to skip the dorms and live in investment properties instead courtesy of their parents, grandparents, or other relatives. Or sometimes the student makes the condo purchase themselves - this is particularly likely in the case of grad students or adults going back to school to make a career change.

In our opinion, it is a nice move if you can swing it. Not only will the student get to live somewhere that's likely more comfortable, private, and spacious than a dorm room, the family will reap the benefits of their real estate investment in the future. That said, it is important to remember that the student

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Fall is one of the most wonderful times to live in Chicago - not only is there beautiful scenery as the leaves change, there are plenty of special events, festivals, and big games to follow. Football, hockey, and basketball are starting and baseball playoff season is heating up!

Current residents and visitors and can start by checking out Choose Chicago's calendar, where you can see what is happening each day of September and beyond.

There are Halloween celebrations for all ages, from Lincoln Park Zoo's "Boo! At The Zoo" to adults-only Halloween parties. The Haunted River tour can be a great neutral ground - it is a bit horrific, but not too much for most kids (and still fun for adults!). The greater Chicagoland area is home to plenty of other

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We love living in Chicago, especially during the summertime. That said, even the greatest city in the world doesn't have everything - and sometimes you just need a vacation somewhere totally different from your day-to-day life. Which is why Chicagoans are so lucky when it comes to planning weekend getaways or longer excursions!

Country Time. Head out of the city and into Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana or rural Illinois to experience a slower pace, rolling green fields, local farmer's markets, and actual farms themselves.

Different Views. As much as we love our city, sometimes it's nice to check out other destinations - if only because we appreciate Chicago that much more when we get home! Madison, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis are all short

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We might be a little bit biased, but we think that Chicago is one of the best sports cities in the world. With two world class baseball teams as well as football, basketball, hockey, and soccer teams that regularly make the playoffs, we're incredibly lucky when it comes to professional sports. In fact, we're only of only ten major U.S. cities that have five major professional sports teams - the Bears, the Cubs, the White Sox, the Bulls, and the Blackhawks. Plus we have an up and coming soccer team, the Chicago Fire!

What's more, if you're a dedicated amateur or just love watching your fellow locals compete, there's everything from softball and volleyball leagues in the summer to hockey leagues in the winter, along with plenty of gyms devoted

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