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Entries from July 29th, 2009

Chicago Real Estate: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago Slated to be One of the Most Desirable Residential Buildings Downtown

July 29th, 2009 · No Comments · New Construction, Pets, Residential

When a gold standard hotel displays its name on a new residential condominium you can rest assured it will maintain some of the finest amenities and services the hospitality and construction professions have to offer.
But The Ritz-Carlton Residences isn’t just a name; it’s a lifestyle. And if your lifestyle demands luxury and service then look [...]

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Lincoln Park Condos – Could One Be Right for You?

July 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Residential

Purchasing a Chicago condo isn’t always easy, especially in a city as diverse and expansive as ours. With hundreds of neighborhoods to choose from, deciding where to live can be a daunting task – but don’t let it be! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, it’s always important to have a clear [...]

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Reasons to Move to Chicago: Why Suburban Living Isn’t Always Better

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Relocation, Residential

It’s a common misconception that suburban life is much cheaper than an urban one. True, you may get more money per square foot for a house in Naperville, but how much money do you spend on transportation? The amount you spend on transportation could end up costing you more than the amount you save on [...]

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Chicago’s Lincoln Park Not Immune to Recession, But Remains Hopeful

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Commercial, Housing economy, New Construction, Residential, Uncategorized

Lincoln Park: one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods. Many flock to this community because of its restaurants, parks, shopping, nightlife, entertainment—and booming Chicago real estate market. Yet as Fox Chicago’s Mark Saxenmeyer reported last Thursday, this high-end neighborhood isn’t immune to recession.
Although the troubles facing Lincoln Park aren’t as bad as the rest of the city, [...]

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Buying Chicago Real Estate: Obtain Statistical Data By Zip Code

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Housing economy, New Construction, Relocation, Residential

Moving is tough, especially in an urban city. There are many factors that come into play when looking for a potential real estate investment. Researching the pros and cons of a particular neighborhood can take hours, and some of the information isn’t easy to come by. Instead of spending precious time googling and creating spreadsheets, [...]

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Ten Reasons To Make the Move – Relocate to Chicago

July 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Baseball, Entertainment, Football, LEED Certification Buildings, Outdoors, Relocation, Residential

Summer is in full bloom in Chicago and the city looks especially beautiful this time of year, making it the ideal time to buy Chicago real estate, particularly if you are a first time buyer (there’s an $8000 tax credit!).  If you need a few more reasons to be persuaded as to why Chicago is [...]

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$85 million Development to Revitalize Oak Park

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments · New Construction

A striking $85-million hotel and condo tower is set to break ground in Oak Park’s downtown area in the near future. Despite the notable distance from downtown Chicago, this new development holds considerable promise.
In addition to revitalizing the Oak Park community, the developers aim to bring in residents of other communities, in the hope that [...]

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Staying Conscious of the Current Market: Buying a Chicago Home

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Residential

Despite recent depreciation of Chicago home values and recession-induced foreclosures, new data shows that the housing market is looking up. While many individuals continue to struggle with mortgage rates and payments, efforts from the loan industry combined with recent market figures indicate a not-so distant light at the end of the tunnel.
The market, which bottomed [...]

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How to Get a Chicago Real Estate Deal

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, New Construction, Residential

Since the real estate market downturn, pundits and real estate agents alike have been encouraging buyers who are able to buy real estate right now. However, getting the best deal in the current economic environment requires a plan, otherwise you may not be able to maximize your negotiation potential. To negotiate the best possible deal when purchasing a piece of [...]

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Make Sure the Porch is Solid Before Purchasing a Chicago Home

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Entertainment, New Construction, Residential, Uncategorized

Monday marked the sixth anniversary of a Lincoln Park porch collapse that killed 13 people and injured more than 50 others. While an excessive amount of people (100) were congregated on the porch the night of June 29, 2003, a city investigation revealed that the third-story porch at 713 W. Wrightwood Avenue had not been [...]

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