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Our team is committed to helping you find a home in a location you love and offering the best customer service possible in property management. Naperville, Westfield, Houston, Ann Arbor, and Woodbury are just some of the locations in the country where we are assisting our valued customers to improve their quality of life with top-tier amenities, spacious floor plans, luxurious interiors, and other exceptional features.

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Our team is committed to helping you find a home in a location you love and offering the best customer service possible in property management. Naperville, Westfield, Houston, Ann Arbor, and Woodbury are just some of the locations in the country where we are assisting our valued customers to improve their quality of life with top-tier amenities, spacious floor plans, luxurious interiors, and other exceptional features.

FEBRUARY 2022

Parq Fulton

A new standard in luxury high rise living. Parq Fulton at 1400 W Randolph boasts sweeping views of the city skyline from Chicago's trendy Fulton Market neighborhood. The building will feature a rooftop pool, two fitness centers, a yoga studio, dog park and resident co-working areas, as well as a bike room, package room and resident lounge. COMING EARLY 2022.

FEBRUARY 2022

Evo Union Park

Introducing another exceptional Marquette project in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. Evo Union Park at 1454 W Randolph will offer a fitness center, private fitness studio, resident co-working spaces and more. COMING EARLY 2022.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Easy Ways to Decorate Your New Apartment Home for Fall

It is starting to turn into fall here in Naperville, and we love the idea of changing colors and cool breezes. Let it come slow and leave the same way! With that being said, we have some easy ways to decorate your apartment home for fall so it can look as delightful as possible this autumn season. It’s only mid-September, but we get excited early here. Start thinking about what you want your tables, hutches, shelves and more to look like this fall season. To make it easy, here are a few tips. You don’t need tons of decor, but it’s always nice to adjust to the environment and make your home feel like home. Candles Your nose will thank you for adding some fall-scented decor to your home, and the rich, earthy smells can be inviting for any guest. Pumpkin and apple, or sugar and caramel, there are easy ways to make your home feel like fall. Some fall scents: Apple Cider, Gather, Coffee, Cafe, Fall Farmhouse, Whiskey, Oak, Wood, Earthy Tones, Harvest, Fireside. These are just a few, so experiment with what you like! Autumnal stems The easiest transition to fall is to add some fall-feelings to your vases or anything that holds flowers and plants. Tuck a few seasonal stems into the bigger vases you already have, or create a whole bouquet. There are knobby pumpkins and gourds, orange and yellow florals, and more. Bowls and Fillers Fill bowls with pumpkins, wine grapes, leafy fall colors, and more. Take little lanterns and cut leaves and such from stems to place into them with lights that make patterns on the walls at night. Change your dressings on tables to deeper hues or heavier fabrics, and throw rugs can take on the hues as they change outside. Navy and pumpkin or earthy tones with dark plum work well. Change the Frames Take some woody frames and put in some seasonal messages about fall or put in prints that show changing colors and give off an autumn vibe. Fall quotes and printables can be found at places like Target and Hobby Lobby. Chalkboards with fall messaging can be cute as well. If you have a printer, you can buy some quality paper and print anything you want for an 8x10 frame for some DIY fun. Now that you have an idea of what you want for fall decor, go get started! Enjoy the changing seasons, everyone.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Our Favorite, Creamy, Zesty Potato Salad Just in Time For Labor Day

Labor Day is a great time to get together with friends and loved ones and eat good food. We are celebrating the warm days of summer coming to and and and fall beginning. Nothing makes us feel at home like a delicious meal, so we want to bring in the new season with one of our favorite potato salad recipes - just like grandma used to make. Ingredients and Tips Alright, let’s talk ingredients! To make this Southern potato salad recipe, you will need: Potatoes: I prefer buttery Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe, but Russets or red potatoes would also work well too. Feel free to peel your potatoes if you do not like the skins, but I always leave them in because I like the extra texture that they add. Hard-boiled eggs: I like to cook mine in the Instant Pot, but you can also make them the traditional way on the stovetop. Mayo or Miracle Whip: Up to you! Miracle Whip (a lighter, slightly sweeter, and spicier mayo “dressing”) was always the standard for this potato salad in the Midwest. But feel free to choose either Miracle Whip or Mayo, or go 50/50. Or you could also mix in some plain Greek yogurt or sour cream for part of the mayo. Vinegar: I make this salad with apple cider vinegar, but red wine vinegar or white vinegar would also work well. Whatever you have on hand! Pickle relish (optional): If you’re not into pickles, feel free to leave this out. But if you love pickles, a good scoop of relish (or you can dice your own pickles) adds an irresistible sweet tang to this salad. Veggies: Raw celery and onion are traditional here. Seasonings: Celery salt, paprika (I prefer smoked paprika), salt and pepper are the classic seasonings in this potato salad. But see notes below for some other fun ideas to try! Mustard: I like a good zesty Dijon mustard in this salad. I recommend sprinkling your potato salad with smoked paprika or Old Bay seasoning just before serving, to give it an extra pop of color and flavor. Or feel free to also garnish your potato salad with egg (extra hard-boiled eggs), chopped fresh herbs (chives, dill, parsley, etc.), or a sprinkle of bacon. 3 pounds Yukon Gold, Russet, or red potatoes*, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise 1/3 cup dill pickle relish (optional) 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced 2 celery stalks, diced half of a small red onion, thinly sliced sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper optional toppings: smoked paprika or Old Bay seasoning, chopped fresh chives, (extra) sliced hard-boiled eggs Instructions Place the diced potatoes in a large stockpot and add enough water so that the potatoes are covered by 1 inch. Cook over medium-high heat until the water reaches a boil. Then reduce heat to medium to maintain the simmer, and continue cooking the potatoes for 5-8 minutes or until the potatoes pierce easily with a fork. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Then return the potatoes to the stockpot, drizzle evenly with the vinegar, and let the potatoes rest for 20-30 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, whisk together the mayo, celery salt, mustard, and pickle relish in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Once the potatoes are ready to go, add in the mayo mixture, diced eggs, celery, and onion. Toss gently until evenly combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper, to taste. (Also feel free to add in a tablespoon or two of pickle juice if you would like.) Transfer the potato salad to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to chill. Serve chilled, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Notes *Potatoes: Feel free to peel the potatoes if you would like. I prefer to leave the skins on to add extra texture to the potato salad. Recipe courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

JULY 2021

5 Tips to Finding Your Apartment Home in the City

We know searching for a new home can be a long and arduous process, taking weeks and even months to find a new apartment. With so many local apartment homes and prices constantly fluctuating, the search can be daunting. It can be tough to know where to start, so we put together a few tips to help you find the right home for your needs. 1. Figure Out a Budget One of the most important factors in finding a new place is price. With housing on the rise, it can be harder to find places within your price range. Location and season can affect pricing, so do some research on the city in which you’d like to live. What are market prices in specific areas? Ask around to see what other people are paying. Newer places may have a lot more included amenities for the price, so figure external factors into your budget. 2. Consider the Commute and Location Carefully If you already have a job and know your place of work, consider the commute. What is the traffic like in the area? Are there buses, trains, and ample local transportation options? Do you want to be close to other specific amenities? These are all questions to consider when choosing a place, as your commute length may make or break your day. Some suburbs and neighborhoods have very different cultures than others, so go explore a bit if you can to see where you think you’d be happiest. 3. Make a List of Things You Cannot Live Without Do you need an office? How many bathrooms do you want? Are pets in the picture? Do you have to have an onsite gym? These things may matter to you or not, but be sure to figure out what does matter and write it all down. This will narrow your search to realistic options. 4. Be Patient, If You Can, and Take Tours! Finding a dream home can take time, so do not rush into a situation where you may be miserable. If you cannot afford to wait, consider hiring a real estate agent or broker to help you in your search. They have access to a lot of information that you may not have, so the finder’s fee may be worth it. They can also set up tours for you and get you into more places than you would yourself. 5. Ask a Lot of Questions Property managers are in their positions for a purpose. Utilize them as much as you can, asking questions about the apartments you are interested in before you even tour them. Does the property charge for parking? Pets? If you aren’t going to pay them for parking, what are the other options? What amenities are included? Does the property factor utilities into the price? This could save hundreds of dollars! Is renter’s insurance required? Trash? Recycle? Maintenance? Landscaping? These are all important things to consider. Marquette Management is here to help with any questions you may have about our properties. Contact us here or give us a call at 630-320-0550 with any questions about our properties!