As the temperatures begin to tumble like the leaves outside, it’s time to begin thinking about winter, the holidays and most importantly HALLOWEEN!

This is one of our favorite holidays here at Chicago Home Partner, and we are pleased to announce that this month will mark the 12th Annual Chicago Home Partner Pumpkin Carving Contest.  This is a perfect reason to spend some time with special people in your life – friends, spouses, family, whomever – just grab your favorites and carve up something amazing!  

The rules are quite simple…  Carve up your best jack-o-lantern (or a member of your family), take a picture and submit it to info@ChicagoHomePartner or upload it directly to our Facebook Page Here!

TWO FIRST PRIZE AWARDS OF $50 AMEX GIFT CARDS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TOP ADULT AND KID-CARVED PUMPKINS! SOMETHING SPECIAL THIS YEAR!

All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, October 30th and will all be posted on our Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/ChicagoHomePartner for your viewing pleasure so check back often!  No fine print!

 

See some of last year’s entries!

 

{ 0 comments }

Well, it’s about that time… darker mornings, earlier sunsets, shorter days and yes, the unpredictable temperatures of autumn in the Midwest!

If you’re like me, you’re trying to squeeze as much outdoor time out of these months as possible. We all know that Mother Nature can toy with our emotions this time of year – providing glorious sunny, warm weather one day and slapping us with freezing rain the next. I guess what I’m saying is, “GET OUT THERE WHILE THE GETTING’S GOOD!”

To truly enjoy fall, one must come to terms with the fact that it’s really pretty basic. Fall isn’t cool or earth-shattering, it’s about getting back to our roots, moving past our trendy idealism and embracing it for the simple pleasures it can provide.

That’s why we at Chicago Home Partner have conducted extensive research to find only the BEST ways for you to “get your Fall on” this autumn and maximize your fun. From corn mazes and apple picking, to pig races and pumpkins, we’ve got you covered, just check out the list below find an activity that fits you and your favorite people best.

DON’T FORGET… our 12th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is next month, so while you’re out there, start stocking up on holiday gourds to carve up for the contest. We’ve got additional categories, prizes and more in store this year so stock up!

Chicagoland Autumn Farm Fun

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm

13341 W 151st St Homer Glen, Illinois 60491

Attractions:  Pony Rides, Hayrack Rides, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Launcher and pick your own pumpkins

CHP Insights:  The trip to Bengston is half pumpkin farm half Great America/Local Carnival.  Rides abound and things for the kiddos so plan on being out there for a great part of the day.  Some seriously good BBQ and staples like cider and funnel cakes available as well so arrive hungry.

 

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch

42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire, IL 60140

Attractions:  Pig Racing, Bouncy House, Farm stand produce and even a giraffe barn.

CHP Insights:  A little bit more on the “farm” side of the equation (but not much!) Goebbert’s has been around forever and a staple in many pumpkin-farming eyes.  Plenty of fun for the kiddos and home-grown organic produce available for purchase makes this a must-go for many every year.

 

Didier Farms 

16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Attractions:  Corn Mazes, Inflatable Fun, Animal Rides and Pig Races

CHP Insights:  This Lincolnshire staple has been entertaining families for many years with their Autumn-themed attractions and pumpkin fun.  Pig races on the weekend can be worth the trip alone and allow for some adult wagering along the sidelines.  Plenty of smaller scale fun for kiddos and farmstand/pumpkin setups for mom and dad.

 

Odyssey Fun Farm

18900 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL

Attractions:  Hay Maze, Pumpkin picking, Zip lines, Corn cannons, and Petting zoo

CHP Insights:  Country farms not your thing?  How about taking a small town carnival and making it pumpkin themed?  That’s about what you’ll get at this south side “farm”.  Where else can you select some pumpkins, ride a zip line, blast ears of corns and even fight zombies with paintball guns?  Not for the “refined” palate, but tons of fun for the rest of us!

Thompson’s Strawberry Farm

14000 75th St, Bristol, WI 5310

Attractions:  Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins (in bulk!)

CHP Insights:  Looking to deck out your new single-family home and become the envy of the neighborhood this Fall?  Look no further than this Bristol, WI farm where you can pick your own gourds IN BULK!  That’s right – they charge by the car/truckload and allow you to decorate till your heart’s content.  No frills, no rides just a beautiful farm in southern Wisconsin with tons and tons of different pumpkins!

 

 

 

 

 

{ 0 comments }

3927 N. Greenview, #4S Chicago, IL 60613 (MLS # 09991816)

September 7, 2018

3927 N. Greenview, #4S Chicago, IL 60613 (MLS # 09991816) Property Specifics: 3 Bedroom – 2 Bath Additional Information: 3927 North Greenview Avenue detail Page Neighborhood: Lakeview / Southport Corridor Property Virtual Tour: 3927 North Greenview Avenue Virtual Tour Note: The below entry has been provided by the seller of the property. Anytime we returned to our […]

Read the full article →

2018 Chicago Home Partner Outdoor Dining Guide

July 20, 2018

For the past TWELVE years, we have suggested that you (our loyal Chicago Home Partner family) grab some friends, pack up the stroller, leash up your pups and get outside to enjoy some of the best al fresco dining that Chicago has to offer. Al Fresco:  From the Italian word al fresco meaning “in the […]

Read the full article →

1158 W Armitage, #301 Chicago, IL 60614 (MLS # 09936578)

June 6, 2018

1158 W Armitage, #301 Chicago, IL 60614 (MLS # 09936578) Property Specifics: 2 Bedroom – 2 Bath Additional Information: 1158 W Armitage, #301 detail Page Neighborhood: Lincoln Park Property Virtual Tour:  1158 W Armitage, #301 Virtual Tour Note: The below entry has been provided by the seller of the property. Finding a place to call home […]

Read the full article →

2018 Chicago Neighborhood Festival Schedule

May 23, 2018

The summer months in Chicago are some of the greatest anywhere.  Our city bustles with activity as urban dwellers and tourists alike take to the lakefront, sidewalk cafes and parks, this year we will be having fishing tournaments, so everyone needs to make sure to get the best fly rods for the money.  South Side, […]

Read the full article →

The Psychology of Spring Cleaning – Chicago Home Partner

April 22, 2018

For many of us the onset of spring is a reminder to start our annual spring overhauls – decluttering, organizing, and cleaning. While spring cleaning has the obvious benefits of an organized closet filled with new clothes from https://amwholesaleclothing.com/, a sparkling counter top, and windows not streaked in dirt, more importantly, it has been associated […]

Read the full article →

The 2018 Chicago Home Partner March Madness Pool

March 9, 2018

What does March mean to you? March is always a great month for us.  It means longer days, the heat of the Spring Real Estate Market, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and for many of us… the anticipation of March Madness! This year marks our 10th year hosting our Chicago Home Partner March Madness Pool!  We would […]

Read the full article →

2017 Chicago Real Estate Report and 2018 Market Outlook

February 5, 2018

Similar to previous years, conversations around 2017 will highlight steady home price appreciation and further dwindling housing inventory. Below you’ll find our predictions, measurements and year-end results – essentially our report card. The results will help real estate business owners better manage their presence online, as well, to bring more clients in.  It is also […]

Read the full article →

14th Annual Lurie Children’s Hospital Toy Drive – 2017

December 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again… people are full of cheer, the streets are glistening with festive lights and we are – for a short time – eager for the arrival of snow!  Yes, the holidays are officially among us.  And with that being true, it is especially important that we remember those that are […]

Read the full article →