Love Me, Love My Dog: 6 Tips for Using Fido to Make Friends

April 16, 2018 / by Jake Meier

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

The process of making friends has gone to the dogs... literally. Studies show that dog owners are five times more likely to meet other members of their neighborhood.

What makes the difference? Dog owners are out and about with their pets! Use these helpful tips to boost the social circles for yourself and your dog.

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Turn Tax Day into a Great Day in Chicagoland

April 14, 2018 / by Jenny Armer

Tax day shouldn't fill you with dread when you are living in Chicagoland. Instead, you can enjoy all that this great city has to offer by planning a fun filled day to escape your tax worries, or spend your recently discovered tax refund. 

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3 Reasons to Take Part in Springs Community Activities

April 02, 2018 / by Jean Jones

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

All of our Springs teams (we’ve got 21 locations in the U.S.) put a special focus on creating residential communities; we don’t “run properties” or “manage buildings.” To do that involves plenty of amenities and services, contemporary design, security measures, and much more. And, we focus on the community itself – bringing people together so they feel as though they’re part of a neighborhood.

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Spring in Chicagoland is Beautiful: 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Season

March 27, 2018 / by Kelsey Sheehan

Maybe mother nature makes spring in Chicagoland so beautiful and invigorating in order to reward the masses for managing to plow through yet another brutal winter. Regardless of why exactly spring is so gorgeous in the city, its warm breezes and rising temps are something to look forward to as you thaw out from the cold months. Below are our picks for getting the most out of this season in the Windy City. 

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Who Knew? 14 Surprising Uses For Olive Oil

March 26, 2018 / by Jean Jones

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

While oils and fats have become public enemy #1 in a healthy diet, olive oil is recommended by medical and nutritional experts as a "good" fat due to its heart-healthy properties. But did you know the benefits of this miracle substance go beyond nutrition? We've assembled a list of some of the more surprising non-food uses for olive oil. You may even decide to keep a bottle in each room of your Springs Apartments home!

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Why Does It Cost So Much to Break a Lease?

March 19, 2018 / by Heather Riggs

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

There are dozens – if not hundreds – of reasons a person might need to break the lease on his or her apartment, and those reasons all have one thing in common: the hassle involved in the process. No one looks forward to breaking a lease because they know it requires some effort; it can also cost a resident money.

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Heat Up the Windy City Chill with Chicago Chili Recipes

March 05, 2018 / by Tracy Norton

Great Recipes for Chili in ChicagolandWhen wicked wind chill intensifies winter cold in Chicago, spicy chili recipes can warm up dinnertime. Some purists say that truly authentic chili shouldn’t contain beans, because historically, it was a merger of New World chiles and beef from cattle brought here by the Spanish.

However, a history of chili in a 2014 issue of The New York Times notes that the dish “has evolved with the contributions of several cultures.” 

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8 Signs That You've Found the Right Apartment

February 26, 2018 / by Heather Riggs

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Successful matchmaking is the key to a happy life. You want to find the right partner, the right job and the right apartment. Unfortunately, there's no precise formula for compatibility so you have to rely on your own blend of savvy and intuition.

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Why Renting Makes Sense in Winter

February 19, 2018 / by Tracy Norton

Is there ever really a perfect time to move? We don't think so either. We understand that everything seems more challenging, like bundling up to go to a viewing or loading and unloading the moving van. However, there are a number of terrific benefits you will come across when making the choice to rent a new apartment in Chicago suburbs in the middle of winter. 

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Quirky or Different Things to do for Valentine's Day in Chicagoland

February 12, 2018 / by Kelsey Sheehan

The Chicagoland area never lacks in things to do for residents and visitors to the region. Holidays like Valentine’s Day are no exception. Throughout the suburbs and city, it’s easy to find many ideas for celebrating with your sweetheart. However, for those wishing for something a bit more non-traditional, consider a few quirky and different ways to enjoy your Valentine’s Day. 

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