Out and About with Compass: Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/29/16 9:30 AM

Each fall, hundreds of Chicagoans flock to the Morton Arboretum to enjoy the season and see the beautiful trees change their colors. But the colorful spectacle doesn't end once the last leaf has dropped! In the winter, the Arboretum strings thousands of colorful lights for a one-of-a-kind Holiday experience you shouldn't miss!

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6 Reasons You Should Buy a Home Over the Holidays

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/27/16 11:06 AM

Holiday parties, guests, shopping, baking and cooking: would you want to add buying a house to your stacked holiday to-do list? While homebuyer traffic does decrease significantly on actual holidays, house-hunting isn't as impacted as you'd assume during the holiday season (and for good reason).

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Out and About with Compass: Happy ThanksGIVING

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/24/16 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving is a time for food, friends, football and family! But most importantly, it’s a time set aside to reflect on all that we’re thankful for. Out of that thankful spirit often comes a desire to serve those less fortunate, right in our own communities. While the holidays hold fond memories for many, it can also be a time where those around us feel lonely and burdened. Below you’ll find just a few organizations that work to lend a helping hand to those in Chicagoland. This holiday season, get out and about and serve!

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Out and About with Compass: Ice Skating at Millennium Park

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/22/16 9:30 AM

The holidays are in full swing in the city, and things are about to get even more festive!  On the tails of the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony downtown, the ice skating rink at Millennium Park has opened, and it's a season must-do in Chicago!

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Out and About with Compass: Zoolights at The Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/17/16 9:30 AM

There is nothing more festive than getting bundled up and heading outside during the holiday season to view the bright and cheery decorations adorning the trees and structures. It’s even more fun though when you can take in all the sights and sounds of Christmas at one of Chicago’s favorite locations for family fun…the Lincoln Park Zoo!

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Out and About with Compass: Winter Wonderfest

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/15/16 9:30 AM

There is something so charming and special about the holiday season! The snow, the lights, the music, the family time! It’s something that should be celebrated in style, especially since it only lasts for a few weeks each year. The 15th annual Winter Wonderfest, held at Navy Pier in Chicago, makes finding seasonal fun easy, and it's a must-see in Chicago this season!

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2016 Marks the Biggest Year in the History of VA Loans: 4 Ways Veteran Homebuyers Benefit

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/11/16 10:36 AM

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs guaranteed more than 707,000 home loans, making it the largest year in the history of the VA loan program. In honor of the men and women who have served our country, we’re highlighting the ways the VA loan program makes homeownership attainable and affordable for our veterans.

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Out and About with Compass: Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/10/16 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and lots of food! It’s also traditionally the time for an awesome parade! Thanksgiving Day Parades around the country began in the 1930s as a way to brighten the lives of people suffering through the Great Depression, and since it has turned into a long-held tradition that helps to usher in the holiday season.

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Out and About with Compass: Lincoln Marsh Natural Area

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/8/16 9:30 AM

Chicago is a large, busy city, and so are its suburbs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for a retreat to nature! The Lincoln Marsh Natural Area, in Wheaton, offers one hundred and fifty acres of wetlands and prairie land to explore when you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Weekly Economic Review: Mortgage Rates Jump, October Job Growth & Wages Show Strength

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/4/16 11:15 AM

This week’s economic news centered in on job growth, increasing wage strength, an as-expected decision from the Federal Reserve and increasing mortgage rates.

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