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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…

Is Now the Time to Become a Homeowner?

There are many renters out there who want to become homeowners, but don’t believe that they can afford to make the jump. There are also many Millennials that haven’t yet…

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Professional

It is always a great idea to hire a real estate professional when buying or selling a home. Here are just a few reasons why: If you have any questions…

Where To Eat In Chicago This Year – Eater 38 Updated

Eater Chicago recently published the highly anticipated first installment of their 2015 Eater 38 – the top 38 essential Chicago Restaurants you have to check out. The list spans everything from Mexican to…

Chicagoans Spent Over $14 Billion on Rent in 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015, by AJ LaTrace [photo via the Curbed Chicago Flickr pool/Michael Salisbury] For many Chicagoans, the first of the month means parting ways with a large chunk of…