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Chicago Real Estate Market To Be Affected By New Loan Disclosure Rules

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy

Closing on a piece of real estate can be a wonderful feeling, especially if you’re buying in Chicago. But those feelings of joy are often dampened by the hidden costs and fees that come with closing a deal. However, according to Realty Times, in an attempt to prevent such an occurrence, the Federal Reserve Board [...]

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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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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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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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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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