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  1. Emily
    September 17, 2020 @ 8:01 pm

    This is so exciting!! My husband & I just purchased our first (and hopefully forever!) house in the suburbs and the process is definitely overwhelming but so exciting! Can’t wait to see more as you settle in!

  2. Rachel
    September 17, 2020 @ 8:35 pm

    Congrats! Buying the new home made me and my then fiancé feel like we were married honestly Рit was such a fun next step! Enjoy decorating and all the fun of home ownership!

    • Lauren
      September 18, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  3. Erin
    September 18, 2020 @ 6:32 am

    Yay! My husband and I also just moved into our new home in Lincoln Square at the end of July. To say we are obsessed with the neighborhood is an understatement. It has everything we could want and more. I hope that once this pandemic chills out I see you out and about!

    • Lauren
      September 18, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

      Yesssss! It’s the best neighborhood!!!!

  4. Alyssa
    September 18, 2020 @ 11:19 am

    Congratulations! Do you guys have any tips for saving for a down payment? Renting in Chicago is so pricey that it can make it difficult!

    • Lauren
      September 18, 2020 @ 1:50 pm

      Hey! I can certainly elaborate on this another time, but the quick answer is: set up a budget so you know exactly where your money is going, meal plan and cook at home instead of going out/ordering takeout as much as possible, and try to find an apartment with lower rent if you’re stretched too thin! Not sure were you are in the city, but we have been renting a place in North Center for the past 2 years that was suuuuper affordable. It’s not perfect by any means and we’re really excited for the upgrade, but living here for a few years helped us save in order to make this possible!