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APRIL 2018 • ISSUE NO. 4

NTC NEWS live, shop, dine and play #nexttochicago with Jacknow Realty

A Note from the Editor Happy April! NTC News will now be delivered to your inbox on the 7th of every month! It's a day I chose because it's my favorite number (and also happens to be the day I was born). Make sure you check out some new listings and sneak peeks at new listings in the market update this month, things are starting to pick up and we will happily get you a sneak peek before some of these officially hit the market! If you are on Madison this month, take a look at our new window display, take a selfie and tag us (@jacknowrealty or @nexttochicago)! Aubrey Jacknow info@aubreyjacknowhomes.com Photo & Styling Credit: Home Ec.

KITCHEN WALK 2018 - 5 INSIDE THIS TWO-TONED - 1 WHAT'S NEW #NTC - 2 #OLDHOUSELOVE - 6 ISSUE: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS - 3 ASK THE EXPERTS - 7 MARKET UPDATE - 4


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THIS PAINT TREND WILL HAVE YOU DOING A DOUBLE TAKE OF ALL OF THE WALLS IN YOUR HOME. HOME EC. SHOWS US HOW TO DIY THIS BRILLIANT UPDATE.

Why paint a room’s walls just one color when you can experiment with twotone painting? Two-tone painting creates visual interest by using two colors on one wall, divided horizontally or on a diagonal! You can even change the look of a space by creating visual interest with an accent wall this way.  Accenting specific walls is especially impactful when working in a space with with natural angles.  Kids rooms get an easy update with taping off fun angles for a two tone pop.  Living spaces get a new look with a clean horizontal taped off line 3/4th's up the walls. Two tone painting also gives you an opportunity to infuse a bold color!  When paired with a neutral or a bright white, a bold color pop adds loads of visual interest without overwhelming.  It can also be used to create depth and drama to an otherwise plain space.  A modern design element that is easy to do with the help of painters tape and a couple cans of paint!  


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Ready to give it a whirl but a little nervous about picking colors? We recommend Benjamin Moore Simply White paired with a deep neutral like Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray for a pretty pairing.  Feeling bold?  Think deep teal like Dark Harbor or Aegean Teal.  Blush tones are also super popular right now and can add a subtle femininity to a room.  We like Misty Blush and Bashful for a more neutral pink that feels more elevated and elegant. DIY tip:  Get a dividing line as neat as possible with the help of painters tape to keep the paint from bleeding in an unattractive fashion. If you are painting two bold colors or contrasting colors next to each other than wait for the lighter shade to dry completely before you attempt to paint with the other shade.


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what's new #nexttochicago

NOW OPEN BRICKS WOOD FIRED PIZZA

KIDS HOUSE HUNTING KIT!

FREE DANCE PARTY AT TRANSCENDANCE CLIENTS, CLICK TO STUDIOS! CLICK TO ORDER GET YOUR APRIL 21ST ONLINE DOWNLOADS CLICK TO BOOK!

NOW OPEN BRICKS WOOD FIRED PIZZA

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TEACH YOUR KIDS TO SAVE AT FOREST PARK CLICK TO ORDER BANK ONLINE Bricks wood fired pizza is now open in Oak Park on Lake street in the old Erie space (right next to Oberweis). Stop in and enjoy one of their delish apps or place your order for pick-up on their website, yum! Also in the food department, Poke Burrito Chicago is coming to Lake street in late

COMING SOON! POKE BURRITO

Sprin/early Summer, we can't wait to enjoy a poke bowl, or 5! Follow @nexttochicago on Instagram to get constant updates on events, new store openings, contests and more!


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meet your neighbors

CREATIVITA IS THE DROP-IN ART SPACE THAT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED. FROM CREATING YOUR PINTEREST DREAMS TO HOSTING AN ADORABLE KIDS SLIME PARTY, THIS SPACE IS TRULY A SPACE WHERE CREATIVITY RULES! MEET JESSICA COMBE LUCIANO.

I stalked Jessica as soon as I saw the "Coming Soon" sign on her door on Madison Street in Forest Park. 4 years later, she continues to add creative options to her space and we are still stalking her for fun things to do! Q. How are you different than other pottery or painting studios? At Creativita, we are an independently owned art studio. We hire artists as staff who all bring a unique set of skills to the table. We have a wide variety of talents, which enables us to offer fundraisers, in home parties, corporate team building, private events, adult classes, kids classes and more! Q. What  kinds of things can we look forward to at Creativita? A. We will be launching our wood board art classes VERY soon! We also just added mosaics,check out our lizard friends below!

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meet your neighbors

Q. Which holiday is your favorite (for your Business) and why? A. I really love helping people for every occasion! Our most popular holidays are Mother's Day, Father's Day and of course Christmas. We do hand print art and speckled mugs like the one above for mother's day and father's day. For Christmas we have ornaments and also do a lot of hand and footprint art for grandparent gifts! Q. What is your favorite dish #nexttochicago? A. This question is so hard! Right now, I love Jimmy's Place Broccoli and Shrimp appetizer for dinner when I am at the studio late. I also love to order from Petra Falafel for lunch or a quick snack their hummus and appetizers are particularly delicious!

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Q. What is your favorite thing about living #nexttochicago? The diversity of activities, food, people and businesses! There are so many different things to do around town. I love the big city feel with the small town charm. I get new clients from all over the Chicagoland area and it is always so fun to see who will walk in the door next. I have met so many amazing customers and am so thankful that I opened my doors #nexttochicago. Creativly yours - Jessica


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market update

CLICK TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING OR FOR MORE DETAILS. MORE TO COME NEXT MONTH!


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WEATHER YOU WANT TO SUPPORT NEW MOMS, GRAB SOME KITCHEN INSPO OR ARE JUST LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THESE REMARKABLE 10 KITCHENS IN OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST ON APRIL 28TH. CLICK HERE TO SNAG YOUR TICKETS NOW!

I LOVE all things local, especially the events that incorporate lots of my favorite local businesses. The 33rd Annual Oak Park and River Forest Kitchen Walk is exactly one of these events. Not only will you tour absolutely stunning kitchen renovations (all reno's have been completed within the last 18 months) you will be able to enjoy tasings from local food vendors and view beautifully tablescapes from some very talented local designers and merchants (including Home Ec.). The kitchen in Kathleen and Tony Osta-Smith's River Forest French provincial home is one place I am dying to check out! Their French provincial kitchen was designed for serious cooks, as their daughter Addison was the 2016 MasterChef Junior Champion! Addison will have special treats prepared for visitors to sample at this stop on the walk. Most importantly to me, the Kitchen Walk raises awareness and funds for New Moms, and incredibly awesome local organization that offers support to parents and their children in the most important areas of the life of a family - stable housing, job training, and family support. New Moms offers homeless young moms two years of transitional housing and family support services, helping them to develop key life skills around health, parenting and financial literacy. Their social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors, provides paid, hands-on job training experiences for new moms in need of professional training and confidence on their path to economic independence. New Moms provides comprehensive family support services, including child health and development monitoring and parent coaching. Learn more about New Moms at www.newmoms.org.


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Tickets for the walk can be purchased in advance for $45 at Westgate Flowers, Buzz Cafe, Magic Tree Bookstore and Two Story Farmhouse in Oak Park, or at Forest Agency Insurance in Forest Park. They are also available online at https://newmoms.org/kitchen-walk/. Tickets will be available the day of the walk for $50. For ongoing updates and to see sneak previews, click here to follow the walk on Instagram: @kitchenwalkoakparkriverforest and Facebook: Kitchen Walk Oak Park River Forest. Check out some sneak peeks from their Instagram feed below!


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Jill Daniels is an experienced litigator, mediator and advocate. She focuses her practice on real estate law, mediation and collaborative divorce. Jill earned her law degree fro Loyola University Chicago in 1999. She began her career as a litigator, trying and arbitrating hundreds of cases. Q. DO I REALLY NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY TO BUY AND SELL MY HOUSE?

#oldhouselove

Technically no, but I would strongly advise against not hiring an attorney for the following reasons. As a buyer, you will need your attorney to negotiate for you during the attorney review period after you submit your offer and to help make

sure that all of the dates in the contract are being met. For example, if your mortgage is not ready to close by the date stated in your contract, your attroney will be there to ask for the appropriate extension. After your contract is submitted, there are very few changes that your real estate agent can make on their own.   As a seller, you will need your attorney to coordinate and advise you on what needs to be done in order to sell your home. For instance, in Oak Park, you cannot sell your home without transfer stamps, As a seller's attorney, my team has a process in place to make your transaction seamless and check everything off of the list. I am passionate about helping clients close their homes as quickly and easily as possible. I am available via phone, text and email for my clients at all points during the transaction and have a trusted support team to help me help you. These are some of the reasons why an attorney is strongly recommended in your real estate transaction. Want to ask more?  You can contact Jill Daniels at 630-270-3393 or jill@jilldanielslaw.com

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NTC News April 2018 - Issue 4  

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