404 N. Dee Rd., Park Ridge

Recently Leased. This lakefront property is now home to a wonderful new family. Complete with 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a theatre room, full bar, outdoor basketball court, four outdoor patios and a heated 3-car garage. 404 N. Dee won’t be available again until 2020.

Wicker Park Fest

Grace Kaage Residential does Wicker Park Fest! Their booth was a frequent stop for passerby’s wanting to learn more about the local real estate market and take their spin on the wheel for fabulous prizes!

2300 W. Wabansia, Chicago

Recently closed on this gorgeous condo. Located in the heart of Wicker Park, this two-bedroom true loft is walking distance to all things West Town. Interior property features include hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fireplace with custom built-ins, in-unit washer and dryer, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors onto private balcony. Exterior features include garage parking, dedicated storage unit, common rooftop deck, exercise room, package room and elevator. Walking distance to Damen and Western Blue Line, 606, Small Cheval, Aldi, Bucktown Athletic Club and Corepower Yoga.

 

Don’t let the cold bring you down

In Chicago we know the weather can be extremely unpredictable. Lately, we have been experiencing a big temperature drop accompanied by an abundance of rain! With the cold air, rain and eventually snow, comes excuses on why you can’t leave the house: you don’t have rain boots, you don’t have an umbrella, its too cold or the car is too far away. So you end up coming to the conclusion on working from home (AKA watching halloween movie marathons with your pet and some popcorn). Instead of loosing a day of productivity due to the weather, find something to accomplish indoors, like decluttering your closet!

Decluttering your home can be very time consuming, but if you start with a small project, like your closet, you’ll slowly get it done without feeling overwhelmed. Remove items from your closet that don’t have a place anymore to create a more organized and functional space.

  1. Old Costumes
  2. Bridesmaid dresses
  3. Gifts that you didn’t like
  4. Stretched out clothing
  5. Things you keep just because they were expensive
  6. Shoes that hurt your feet
  7. Tangled or discolored costume jewelry
  8. Free T-shirts
  9. Painting Clothes
  10. The “Fix it” Pile
  11. Free bags
  12. Whatever else you held onto last time you cleaned your closet

Now you can go back to that movie, cuddle up with your pet and know you accomplished something today!

If You Have These 12 Things in Your Closet, It’s Time to Get Rid of Them

The Key to Calm- Decluttering

Decluttering always seems to be on the brain but is constantly pushed back. It always seems like a huge project that will never be finished but that is not true. You can set goals for yourself to just do one room at a time, each month (or whatever timeline you choose), in order to get it done and not feel overwhelmed.

Still feel like it is too big of a task? Well here are 10 reasons that will get you motivated to declutter!

  1. Enjoy more free time
    • The less time you spend looking for things, the more time you have to do what you love!
  2. Spend less money
    • You know where everything is so you don’t accidentally buy something twice
  3. Feel more calm 
    • When your area is less consumed with things you will feel a sense of relaxation
  4. Always have something to wear
    • Have a closet full of things but nothing to wear? Getting rid of the things you don’t wear makes room for new things you will wear!
  5. Help others by donating to a good cause
    • All those clothes you don’t wear, someone else needs and will be forever grateful to you for donating them
  6. Get better sleep
    • Like we said before, less clutter = more peace. The less you have in your room, the less distracted you are making it easy to drift asleep
  7. Simplify your child’s life
    • Simple toys encourage kids to use their imagination and creativity
  8. Get out the door quicker
    • Simplify your morning routine by knowing exactly where things are. This will save you time and stress getting out the door everyday
  9. Make room for your car in the garage
    • Instead of standing in the snow this winter scraping off your car, declutter your garage so your car can fit
  10. Sell your home for more (!!!!!)
    • The less clutter the better when trying to sell your home. Buyers will be able to  better imagine themselves in your home when there are fewer personal items distracting them

317 W. Webster, #2, Chicago

Exquisitely located in Lincoln Park on beautiful and private Webster Street, this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex up is walking distance to Lincoln Park Zoo, Oz Park and the Chicago Lakefront Trail. Interior features include 2 EcoSmart fireplaces, Carrera marble countertops, high end appliances including Wolf oven and range. Exterior features includes private balcony and common rear deck and courtyard as well as private ROOF RIGHTS for beautiful views of Chicago. Convenient to public transportation, only steps to the CTA Bus and Brown, Purple and Red lines. Garage parking included. $699,000. Email Grace@GoroBrennerGroup.com for showings.

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7 Tips For Staging Your Home

When house hunting you’re looking for houses that you can see yourself living in. You work on imagining where you would put things, how the house would look with your things inside of it, and what personal touches you can do to make it yours. Why not keep this in mind when selling your house? You can help buyers envision your home as their future home. Below is an article clearly describing 7 tips for staging your house properly.

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PRE-MLS – 1436 W. Melrose, Chicago

Custom-built contemporary 3-story, 4600 sq. ft. home from Barnett Homes in the heart of Lakeview! Features a clean & modern design, south exposure, large open spaces on every level, natural light throughout, 6 bedrooms, 5 full & 2 half baths total. Wolf/Sub Zero appliances, Kohler/Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures plus a stunning kitchen island, custom cabinets, butler’s pantry, sep eating area & open family room leading to a mud room & lower level. Sep steam shower, custom tub & heated floors in master bath. Custom finished closets, two laundry rooms, 11-ft. ceilings, white oak hardwood floors, custom staircase, 2 fireplaces. Abundant exterior living space includes brick paver patio, huge roof deck, 2 car masonry garage. Exterior gas line, Marvin windows, zoned heating & air, heated floors on lower level as well. Basement & penthouse wet bars include refrigerators. Penthouse has DW too. Wired for media, alarm system, speakers and subwoofer. $2,075,000. Email Grace@GoroBrennerGroup.com or Julia@GoroBrennerGroup.com for an advanced showing.

 

4936 N. Meade, Chicago

Extremely spacious classic Chicago bungalow on quiet, tree-lined street in Jefferson Park! This beautiful home has everything you need – large living room w/bay windows & crown molding, bright & airy kitchen w/room for dining table, 3 big bedrooms on the 1st floor and 1 expansive bedroom on the 2nd floor. Master bedroom features hardwood floors, 1/2 bath en suite plus walk-in closet and 2nd closet. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 have new carpet, fresh paint, and an abundance of natural light. Partially finished basement with wet bar, full bathroom, laundry room and plenty of storage space. Bonus sun room on the first floor can be used all year long as sitting area or mudroom. Incredibly well-maintained home also has open staircase, hardwood floors, central heat and AC, 2014 furnace, 2017 electric box. Both driveway & alley access to 2-car garage plus fenced in backyard. Home and garage roofs replaced in 2009. Blocks from schools, parks, restaurants, train & more. Priced to sell & move-in ready!

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827 W. Buckingham Pl., #2, Chicago

Charmingly located on quiet, one-way Buckingham Place, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom East Lakeview condo is minutes from restaurants, retail, transportation and beautiful, booming Wrigley. Interior features include gas fireplace with custom mantel, hardwood floors throughout, natural light, high-end, stainless steel appliances including Viking oven/range, SubZero fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Property also features in-unit washer/dryer, huge walk-in closets with custom closetry and oversized, private rear balcony. Walking distance to the CTA bus and Purple, Red, Brown lines at Belmont. One parking space included.