What Are the Current Real Estate Market Conditions in Portage Park? (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Looking for a home with easy access to parks, a quick commute to plenty of local businesses, and winning views of some iconic Chicago sites? Then it's time to start looking at Portage Park, which boasts all of these features and more. 

Located on the northwest side of the city, Portage Park is bounded by Jefferson Park and Forest Glen to the north, Irving Park to the east, and Belmont-Cragin to the South. In addition to its beautiful homes, Portage Park also offers a ton to see and do, including its namesake park, a 36-acre area that once played host to the Pan-American Games, as well as Chopin Park, named for the famous Polish pianist

If shopping is more your style, the area also contains the iconic Six Corners shopping district, located at the intersection of Irving Park Road, Cicero Avenue, and Milwaukee Avenue. Portage Park also plays home to some amazing glimpses into the past and future of Chicago, including two iconic old movie palaces in the Portage Theater and The Patio. 

For more neighborhood information, we'll leave that to the neighborhood association and local guides:

Ready to give this charming and historic slice of Chicagoland a look for yourself? Here are the current market statistics for Portage Park:

Want a little bit of everything? Chicago's North Center - a community area bordered on the north by Montrose Avenue, on the south by Diversey Parkway, west by the Chicago River, and on the east by Ravenswood Avenue - is notable for its small community feel, proximity to great schools, and easy access to the best that Chicago's North Side has to offer, including live theater, comedy, music, and just about every cuisine you could imagine, from traditional German pub fare to cutting edge sushi. 

North Center also boasts some of Chicago's most charming residential architecture, large parks, and pristine, tree-lined streets.

Want to learn more about this lovely neighborhood and all it has to offer? Here are a few great resources on North Center:

Ready to get a feel for North Center's quiet charms? Here are the current market statistics for North Center you should know:

We’re not going to sugarcoat it - selling a home is a major undertaking. There are many different moving parts and considerations that go into listing, marketing, and selling a home. In fact, sometimes it’s easy for the “to-do” list to become so long that you end up overlooking some of the most essential steps, including basics like prepping your home for sale. 

That’s right. Sometimes, in the rush of getting the ball rolling and moving the process forward, homesellers can overlook some simple questions: Is your home actually ready for buyers to come take a look? And if it’s not, what can you do to help get it ready, and showcase it in the best possible light? 

These are important questions to ask, and crucial topics to discuss with your broker! Your real estate team can help offer some personalized recommendations and ideas, suited to the unique variables of your sale. For instance? Buyers in your market may be looking for specific home features, or even up-to-the-minute design and home staging choices. Your broker can help you get a sense of what buyers are looking for, based on local market trends and the unique conditions of your property. 

Has the warm weather made you turn your attention to the great outdoors? Have you recently found yourself daydreaming about all of the amazing projects you could tackle to help step up your home’s outdoor decor?

If you have, you’re not alone!

It seems like every summer, every homeowner we speak to has outdoor decor and design on the brain. But, at the same time, plenty of people are nervous to actually tackle a project, fearing the toll it might take on their time - and their pocketbook.

With that in mind, here are six easy, straightforward outdoor decor projects that you can take on right away - so that you can start enjoying the fruits of your labor before the weather turns again!

1.) Refresh Your Front Door

Looking for a little project with a big impact on your home’s curb appeal? Why not spruce up your front door and entryway? 

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