Tips for Upgrading Movie Nights in Your Apartment

When was the last time you went to the movies? Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many movie theaters across the country remain closed out of an abundance of caution. Even in communities where theaters are open, not everyone feels comfortable going to see the latest film indoors with strangers during a pandemic. Still, it’s hard not … Continued

Bronzeville: A Vibrant Chicago Neighborhood Full of History

Bronzeville—Chicago’s flourishing multicultural epicenter—is known for its rich history, diverse community, and vibrant culture. Home to legendary musician Louis Armstrong, Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks, and infamous civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, Bronzeville is well known for its Victorian-era architecture, 19th-century mansions, monuments, libraries, galleries, and more. Bronzeville also boasts a diverse business community where … Continued

Celebrating African American History Month 2021

February marks the beginning of African American History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the great contributions of African Americans over the course of U.S. history. This important month marks an opportunity to celebrate the incredible role African Americans have played in furthering arts, science, culture, and so much more in our nation. There are … Continued

Experience Hill Country Charm in Stone Oak, San Antonio

Stone Oak is a highly coveted neighborhood in north San Antonio, nestled along Texas’ famed Hill Country. It is bordered by U.S. 281 to the east and Loop 1604 to the south. Hollywood Park lies to the south, and Shavano Park is southwest of Stone Oak. Stone Oak offers residents the perfect balance of beautiful scenery, … Continued

Tips to Brighten Your Apartment This Winter

As we lose daylight, maximizing sunlight while in an apartment becomes very important for fighting the winter blues— especially with so many of us spending more time indoors due to COVID-19. While it’s easy for the cloudier winter days to get us down, there are plenty of easy ways to freshen up décor and make … Continued

Printers Row: An Oasis in Chicago’s Bustling South Loop

The historical Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side is aptly named. Decades ago, printing businesses both large and small lined the streets of Printers Row. Beginning in the 1970s, many of these buildings were repurposed as residential lofts, though the most iconic buildings remain as part of the Printing House Row District, a national … Continued

Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Home Gym in Your Apartment

Exercise is more important than ever this year, as many of us are spending more time at home in front of the computer and less time outside commuting to and from work. Throughout 2020, cities and states have increasingly tightened restrictions surrounding gyms and fitness centers to limit the spread of COVID-19. While some residential … Continued

Tips for Reducing Your Apartment’s Heating Bill This Winter

All across the northern half of the United States, people are switching from AC to heating as winter approaches. Since the majority of us are spending more time than ever at home, it’s a top priority to stay warm, happy, and productive without running up the heating bill—especially for those working from home. After all, degree for degree, heating … Continued

How to Give Back this 2020 Holiday Season

The holidays have always been a time for contemplating what we have, not what we lack. The holidays are a time for gratitude, of which English writer G.K. Chesterton said, “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Acting on our gratitude is important. A spirit of giving galvanizes neighbors and neighborhoods alike when we focus on … Continued

Draper and Kramer Expands Texas Portfolio with Purchase of 121-Unit Adriatica Senior Living in McKinney, Texas

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, today announced it has added to its national portfolio of multifamily properties with the purchase of Adriatica Senior Living, a 121-unit, amenity-rich rental community for active seniors in McKinney, Texas, a suburb located 30 miles north of Dallas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. … Continued