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October 29, 2007

Ulta Luxury Single Family Chicago Homes

Just take a drive down the 1800 to 1900 blocks of Howe, Orchard and Burling Streets and you are sure to be in another world. And, you’re in Lincoln Park not the Gold Coast. You will find some of the most luxurious newer single family homes in Chicago that are on 30 foot wide sites, double lots- 50 feet […]
October 29, 2007

Chicago Townhome Information

When a realtor quotes the square footage of a townhome keep in mind that the actual liveable square footage is less than quoted by 200 square feet for a one-car attached garage and 400 square feet for a two-car attached garage townhome.  In Chicago, square footage on a listing sheet includes the garage space for […]
October 25, 2007

Chicago Condo Commission Tip For Buyers

Sellers in the Chicago market are using a multiple of marketing techniques to sell their homes in order to avoid reducing prices substantially. One of these techniques is to offer realtors extra money to push their homes in the form of higher commissions. It is important to know this trend as your realtor should be […]
October 24, 2007

Realtor Representation-Resale Or New Construction

As a consumer it is best that you be represented by a realtor who has at least 10 years experience as he or she will know the real estate nuances that should serve you well when re-selling a property. This is especially true when purchasing new construction. If you are considering new construction, a person […]
October 23, 2007

Chicago New Construction, Awesome Location

For one of the most exciting new developments in Chicago, it has to be The St. Clair at City Front Plaza. The highrise, being developed by Centrum Properties, an all glass building, will have units with ten foot ceilings, and is slated to be completed in the year 2010. Just off Michigan Ave, in a […]
October 22, 2007

Chicago Bears Win Against Eagles: 19-16

Yup, that’s right.  Da’ Bears pull in another victory against the Philly’s.  That’s what I’m talking about right there. I’m hoping for a better season then last year, but with a 3-4 start, who knows where this season will end up.  Anyone else fans of Chicago?
October 18, 2007

12 Building Portfolio sold for $42 Million

Chicago based Transwestern team Romanek Properties Ltd. decided to sell its portfolio of 12 buildings located around Neil Street. This was a commercial transaction, not too related to the residential stuff that I do, but I thought I’d let you know since I am reporting on Chicago real estate transactions, investments and general news. Src: […]
October 17, 2007

Chicago Real Estate Firm Offering Katrina Victims Help

Here’s some good news from my local real estate firms.  Ryan Real Estate and Springboard Academy have teamed up and are funding 50-plus houses for the Katrina victims.  There are currently 17,000 victims waiting on homes.  Even though its a small number of homes being built for the large amount of victims, the families will […]
October 15, 2007

Welcome to the Chicago Real Estate Blog!

Welcome to the chicago real estate blog!  We’ll be posting about all things Chicago.  Of course we’ll be hitting a lot of bases about Chicago homes and real estate market, but we’ll also be touching on different events, news and social activities in Chicago.  I hope you enjoy!