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Luxury Chicago Homes Are Still Selling

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Residential

It’s no secret that real estate has been a bit topsy-turvy. But the good news is that Chicago homes are still selling – particularly high-end properties in coveted neighborhoods like Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview.
In today’s Chicago real estate market, these high-end homes go from anywhere from $2 million up to $15 million. [...]

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Purchasing Chicago Real Estate Buys A Lifestyle As Well

October 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · New Construction, Residential

While Chicago real estate offers all of the glitz and glamour of any big city, a major perk is that luxury living doesn’t come with the same luxury price per square foot as homes on the East and West coasts. Plus, Chicago has no shortage of the splendor that comes with private clubs, cultural wealth [...]

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Buying A Chicago Home? Follow These Steps If You Want To Close The Deal

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Residential

It isn’t news that the economy is down, or that banks are being very tight with lending. But it may come as surprise to know that most banks will look for any reason not to close a deal—so don’t give them one. If anything deviates from the norm, some mortgage lenders are quick to delay [...]

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Downtown Chicago Real Estate Trends

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, New Construction, Residential

By Gail Lissner
Are buyers returning to the Chicago condo market? While the sales volume continues at very thin levels, there has been a recent uptick in sales activity as prospective buyers are sensing that pricing has now reached levels which are rather enticing. With the discounted pricing now being offered by sellers in the Chicago [...]

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Chicago Condos Best Of Both Worlds: Green Spaces Without The Hassle

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Entertainment, Outdoors, Residential

Having a private lawn can be a major benefit to owning a single-family home, offering you a place to play with the kids, relax, and enjoy our great city, Chicago. But owning your own stretch of green space comes with its fair share of stresses, too. A nice lawn requires maintenance. And as such, many residents turn to a Chicago condo [...]

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Chicago’s Gold Coast Comparable to New York’s Upper East Side

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Entertainment, New Construction, Residential

I know, it’s sacrilegious to compare Chicago to New York, but humor me for just one moment. There’s no doubt Chicago is just an all-around better place to live and be. I’ve been told on many occasions that Chicago holds all of New York’s best qualities and none of the bad. But Chicago’s Gold Coast [...]

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Sell Your Chicago Home Faster With Staging

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Residential

It’s a rare occasion when I recommend a specific person’s services, however, a recent experience has prompted me to do just that. I was always told that if you stage a home, it will sell faster. But throughout my 20 years as a luxury Chicago real estate agent, I never saw the value in it—until [...]

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Discover the Beauty of Chicago at Night

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Entertainment, New Construction, Outdoors, Residential

Living in such a fast-paced city, it’s easy to get distracted. But ever so often, I take a break from my hectic schedule to simply enjoy Chicago. There’s just something so amazingly gorgeous about our city. This is especially true at night. Forget New York. Forget L.A. Chicago’s where its at. If you’re in the [...]

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Creating A Beautiful Deck Space For Your Chicago Home

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Entertainment, Outdoors, Residential

The warm weather may have taken its time getting here, but now that it’s here, nothing says summer like relaxing on your Chicago deck. Whether you love laying low with a good book or entertaining friends, your outdoor haven should be just as fabulous as the rest of your abode. A truly magnificent deck should [...]

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Getting a Fair Appraisal For Your Chicago Home

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Relocation, Residential

When selling or refinancing your Chicago home or Chicago condo, nothing is more important than the appraisal. In this economic climate prices have dropped tremendously, but don’t let your home be undervalued. As originally reported by Money Magazine, below are five tips to insure your home is being appraised accurately before you sell or refinance.

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