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Jan. 18, 2019

The Best Chicago Events for the Week of January 18, 2019

 

Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Cubs fanatic, a classical music lover or an Instagrammer looking for good photo ops, there’s something special happening this week to get excited about.

Our favorite picks? Two totally different social events that benefit a great cause!

Grab your calendar and read on to see what you need to know about in Chicago events for the week ahead.

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Jan. 16, 2019

How Does Tax Proration Work?

Taxes may be the last thing on your mind as you advance through the homebuying process. Yet, there are important tax considerations that need to be worked out before you get to the closing table. One of those considerations is property tax proration.

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Jan. 13, 2019

Condo vs. Co-op: What’s the difference?

 

Condo vs. Co-op: What’s the difference?

In searching for an apartment, you might find some described as “condos” or “condominiums” and others as “coops” or “cooperatives.” 

 
While it is true that many (but not all) coop apartments are located in classically designed pre-War buildings, the term “coop” does not describe the style of the building but rather the ownership terms of the apartments.

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Jan. 11, 2019

The Best Chicago Events for the Week of January 11, 2019

By now, we should be over our holiday hangovers. The Christmas cookies are finally gone, the tree is down and we’re ready to jump into 2019 with both feet.

One of our New Year’s resolutions was to take advantage of all the amazing things Chicago has to offer. It’s easy to get into the same old routines and miss out on cool events that will enrich our lives.

So, each week we’ll be making a list of the unique happenings that are on our to-do list. We hope you’ll join us!

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Jan. 10, 2019

Yes, Chicago There’s An App For That

You may think you have all the apps a person could need. But wait, Chicago, there’s more. We rounded up a handful of the essential go-to apps every Chicagoan needs – including long-time favorites and a few new kids on the block.

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Jan. 5, 2019

Weekly Checklist: How To List Your Home for Sale By Spring

Unofficially, the spring selling season begins after Super Bowl Sunday. This means there are approximately five weeks to transform your home into a house in which a potential buyer could envision themselves living. Preparing your home to sell can quickly become an overwhelming hurdle if you don’t approach it as a series of small steps. Follow this week-by-week checklist to have your home ready to list by the peak selling season.

Week One

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Jan. 4, 2019

The Best Chicago Events for the Week of January 4, 2019

The holidays are over, but here in Chicago, we’ve still got quite a bit of winter to go. And to be honest, the charm of the snow and cold wears off quickly after it loses its festive edge in January.

That’s all the more reason to pack your social calendar with fun things to keep you going. The temptation to hibernate can be strong this month, but with our curated list of local events, we hope to give you a few good reasons to hit the town.

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Dec. 28, 2018

The Best 2018-2019 New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Chicago

Let’s hope that you’ve recovered from your Christmas festivities, because the next big holiday is upon us. And this year, it looks like it won’t be painfully cold, so no staying home and watching the ball drop on TV! Get out there and welcome 2019 in style.

Luckily, you live in an amazing city with a wealth of options. Whether you dig a black tie blowout or prefer celebrating in a more lowkey fashion, there’s something for you. Check out our curated list of fun parties going on all around town…

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Dec. 28, 2018

Everything You Need to Celebrate a Cozy NYE at Home

After a season of holiday parties, school concerts, visits with the in-laws and year-end deadlines, your festive spirit may be running low by the time December 31 rolls around. If you want to skip...

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Dec. 22, 2018

Chicago Mixologists Share Their Best Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Holiday party season is in full swing! We’ve tapped three of the city’s top behind-the-bar talents to divulge their go-to holiday cocktail recipes.

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