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It Came From the Internet: This Infographic of Chicago Neighborhood Stereotypes Nailed It

By AJ LaTrace [“Typical” roommates in Chicago. Click image to enlarge.] Let’s face it, neighborhood stereotyping has always been a “thing” in Chicago, considering there are 77 unique nabes in…

Adventures In Interior Design: All Granite Everything In This Designer Owned Mag Mile Pad

By AJ LaTrace There’s something nice about being an interior designer – generally they own really kickass homes and aren’t afraid to tout it. This austere granite and wood strewn…

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

By The KCM Crew Here is one simple chart that explains why we think buying a home makes more sense than renting one.     Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

Moving-Up? Do it NOW not Later

By The KCM Crew A recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving…

On The Market: Restored Hyde Park Victorian Is A Vintage Lover’s Dream Home

By AJ LaTrace This very lovely five bedroom, two bathroom Hyde Park Victorian home built in 1885 could be yours for $875,000. Just steps away from the historic Midway Plaisance…

Real Estate Death Match: Two Different Lofts, Same Neighborhood, Same $259K Price

By AJ LaTrace In today’s edition of Real Estate Death Match, we take a look at two different loft condos in Lakeview for the exact same price of $259,000. One…

How is the South Loop Performing compared to other young hotspots?

In 2011, the South Loop was bad news. With the market crash there were thousands of brand new but unsold properties sitting on the market with little movement. It was…

Where is the market heading?

Although this might feel like the coldest winter ever, the real estate market is really heating up.  My clients are constantly concerned about where the market is headed. Should they…

KCM: “A homeowner’s net worth is over thirty times greater than that of a renter”

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth by The KCM Crew on October 14, 2013 in For Buyers Over the last five years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered…

Thinking of Selling Your House? 5 Reasons to Do it Now

by THE KCM CREW on SEPTEMBER 10, 2013   Many now realize that it is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be…

The COST of a Home: Last Year, This Year & Next Year

by THE KCM CREW on AUGUST 26, 2013 The cost of a home is determined mainly by two components: price and mortgage rate. Today, we want to show how the monthly cost of…