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Entries from March 22nd, 2008

The LaSalle Wacker Business Condo For The Chicago Real Estate Market

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Commercial

121 West Wacker Drive is now available to purchase as individual office condos. It has a riverfront and is conveniently located near public transportation.  Priced from $200 to $300 a square foot, this type of condo may be the perfect location…

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The Chicago Real Estate Market Has New Office Condos

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Commercial

Perfect for doctors, attorneys, therapists and small businesses, 55 East WackerA is an interesting office condo building …

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Mortgage Closing For A Chicago Or Illinois Real Estate Purchase

March 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Commercial, Relocation, Residential, Uncategorized

First time real estate purchasers will typically ask for a mortgage person recommendation, which I suggest they speak with three individuals. I also emphasize the need for the mortgage person to be at the closing. In the current mortgage/banking environment I also believe it is critical…

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Chicago Real Estate Stamp Tax To Increase April 1, 2008

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Residential

In the City of Chicago, Cook County only, there is a stamp tax of $7.50 per thousand that is currently paid by the buyer at closing. As of April 1st 2008, the city will increase the stamp tax to $10.50 per thousand…

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Chicago Real Estate Market…Prices Are Increasing!

March 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Residential

In Don Debat’s article for Skyline, he cites Chicago Board of Realtor’s statistics that show in selected areas of the city, real estate resale prices have appreciated. Chicago’s Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Bucktown stand out for their resale-price appreciation in 2007 when compared with 2006.

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Chicago Gold Coast Boutique Hotel Is In Jeopardy

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Commercial

Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd ward has indicated he has concerns about the proposed boutique hotel project scheduled for the Esquire Theatre site at 58-70 East Oak Street.

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Get The Most Bang For Your Dollar With A Duplex Condo

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments · New Construction, Residential

In today’s market, clients are very cost conscious and want the most space for the least amount of money. Clients also want to keep their overhead (monthly cash outlay) as low as possible. For this reason, I am recommending clients consider duplex-up condos and duplex-down condos.

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New Construction In Lakeview – 1/2 Block Off The Lake On Belmont

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments · New Construction, Residential

I was recently at the sales center of the Winchester and was pleasantly surprised at the finishes and heights of the ceilings which are 10 feet high. If you are thinking of purchasing new construction, this is a nice change from the typical 9 foot ceilings.

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City Hall Is Trying To Catch You On Camera In Lakeview

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Entertainment

Lights, camera, action. Words that immediately call to mind actors and actresses doing a scene for a movie. But in Lakeview, the cameras that City Hall has arranged to install are going to be filming on Belmont and Halsted Street.

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Reverse Mortgage-Beware!

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After reading a New York Times article on reverse mortgages and what can happen when an individual, usually an elderly person, purchases this kind of mortgage, I decided it was critical that I inform anyone reading this blog about this kind of mortgage.

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