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Sara Freund is the editor of Curbed Chicago. She oversees the site's editorial operations and writes about housing, architecture, design, transportation, and the environment. Before joining Curbed in 2017, she was a breaking news reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, a staff writer at Time Out Chicago, and a photojournalist in Dublin at the Irish Times national daily paper. She spends a lot of time biking all around Chicago. (Yes, even in winter.)

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What to plant in Chicago for a thriving garden this spring

From native landscaping to container gardens and plants with Midwestern sensibilities.

In less than a week, this charming $355K Oak Park home finds a buyer

Plus, it has the backyard we’re all dreaming of.

What Chicago renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

We’ve compiled resources and answers for renters and homeowners most urgent concerns.

What Chicago homebuyers need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

We’ve sourced expert opinions from real estate industry pros about what it’s like to buy a house right now.

Stately home in Kenwood with Colonial details asks $995K

This light-filled house has tons of space, too.

As a protective measure, Chicago shelters homeless people in hotels with plans for more

"Stopping the outbreak in Chicago’s homeless population has been one of the most challenging aspects of this response," said Dr. Allison Arwady.

Home sellers in Chicago are ‘hesitant’: New listings are down 19 percent since March

Normally, the spring season brings a flood of new homes for sale with inventory spiking 62 percent.

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The most beautiful historic interiors in Chicago

There’s beauty everywhere: Theaters, fieldhouses, apartments, lobbies and libraries.

Built in 1929, stunning ‘octagonal bungalow’ asks $669K in Oak Park

The yellow brick home features stained glass windows and original crown molding.