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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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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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Out of Town? Hire a Caretaker For Your Chicago Home

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Residential

Does your global schedule keep you from spending time in the Windy City? Don’t let trips abroad prevent you from owning a Chicago home or Chicago condo. Get a property caretaker to look after your home when you’re away, and you’ll never have to give up your Second City digs.
Many industries have been affected by [...]

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Chicago Summer Guide: June 2009 Festivals

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entertainment, Outdoors, Residential, Uncategorized

Let’s face it, Chicagoans live for the summer. We make the most of the warm weather. When looking for a Chicago home or Chicago condo, be sure to check out the summer festivities so you’re only a step away from the action. Check out the map/guide below so you know what to expect as you’re [...]

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Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Luxury Chicago Home Now

May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · New Construction, Residential, Uncategorized

The decline of the real market isn’t all bad. In fact, for those of you with good credit and some savings, right now might be the best time to purchase a Chicago condo or Chicago home. The Chicago Tribune recently highlighted five reasons to buy, which are as follows:
1. Lots to choose from – Right [...]

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In Chicago Luxury Homes, Kitchens Should Be Cutting Edge

May 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entertainment, New Construction, Residential, Uncategorized

Even if you’re not the next Mario Batali, the kitchen in your luxury Chicago home better be up-to-snuff with today’s modern conveniences and technologies. Whether cooking or not, people spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This room is the home’s major gathering area, where people can socialize and/or cook all at the same [...]

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Chicago Real Estate and Short Sale Information

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Residential

As the nation falls deeper into recession, many Chicago homeowners are faced with the difficult reality of foreclosure. On April 16, the Sun-Times reported that Chicago-area foreclosures had increased by 69 percent in the first quarter compared to last year.
Throughout the state foreclosure filings were up 79 percent from February to March, leaving Illinois with [...]

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Chicago Homes For Sale: An Unusual Way to Sell Them

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Residential

When times get tough, Americans get tougher—not to mention, innovative. Many awesome ideas and inventions came out of the The Great Depression, such as the car radio, chocolate chip cookies, the laundromat, supermarkets, and everyone’s favorite game, Monopoly.
It’s no wonder that this most recent recession has sparked some new ideas, even in the troubled real [...]

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