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The Deal of the Century?

Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may be the…

Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially?

Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue. RealtyTrac recently released a report comparing home price appreciation…

Property Sneak Peek: April 2015

This April has been the hottest month for Chicago Real Estate in the last 3 years! In honor of this, we wanted to share just a few of the amazing properties…

Why You Should Sell Now!

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great…

2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Tour Set for Saturday, May 16

This year’s Wright Plus 2015 Housewalk will allow visitors “rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings.” There are several…

Chicago Ranks Top City for Expansion and Relocation Again

For the second year in a row, Chicago has ranked at the top of the list of U.S. cities for corporate expansion and relocation. This is great news because companies…

Donut Cities: Is Chicago’s shape shifting back to the historical center?

Donut Cities: the migratory flow of businesses, offices, and homes out of historic downtowns for the new suburbs, might finally be ending. This phenomenon began in the 1960s as urban blight…

No Cash? No Problem: How to Buy a Home with Low Cash Investment

Interest Rates and home prices are still low- but it can be hard to get into the buying game when you lack the cash for a downpayment and closing costs….

$70K and Up: Gems on the Market in Chicago Now!

No matter what price point you have in mind, you can find something absolutely amazing on the market in our beautiful city of Chicago. Consider this as your own private House…

Be Careful with ‘Zestimates’: Data proves inaccuracy

Creating a list price is an in-depth analytical science. One that should be done with a licensed real estate professional who knows the intricacies of your particular market inside and out. Where a…

10 Timber Lofts You Can Buy Right Now for $425K or Less

Monday, January 26, 2015, by AJ LaTrace As the biggest city in the old industrial Midwest, Chicago has an impressive inventory of loft condominiums. And because Chicago’s housing market isn’t as crazy…

2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More

JANUARY 2015 | BY STACEY MONCRIEFF Smaller replacement projects, particularly those that enhance curb appeal, remain the most cost effective way for sellers to improve value. With home price gains slowing…