Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

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…

Lincoln Park Price Recovery: Condos

Check out the interactive graphs below to see how the condo market in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood has recovered since 2008.

Lincoln Park Price Recovery: Attached Single Family Homes

Check out the interactive graphs below to see how the condo market in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood has recovered since 2008.

Roscoe Village vs. Hamlin Park

Many of my clients spend time specifically comparing the markets in Roscoe Village versus Hamlin Park. On the surface they are very close geographically with a lot to offer. But,…

Billionaire says Real Estate is Best Investment Possible

By The KCM Crew Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed last week at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. He boldly stated: “I still think,…

Development du Jour: Related Unveils New Robert A.M. Stern Tower for Streeterville

By AJ LaTrace Add one more new starchitect project for Chicago’s Near North Side. Developer Related Midwest has just unveiled their new plan to build a Robert A.M. Stern designed…

The Cost of Waiting a Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The KCM Crew Freddie Mac: Home Price Expectation Survey:   Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

On The Market: Own This Super Sweet Postmodern Lincoln Park Townhouse Pad

By AJ LaTrace Don’t let this home’s subtle exterior fool you, behind its stoic brick front is a spacious (and sweet) postmodern pad. Built in 1986, the home features huge…

Cool Map Thing: The Priciest (and Cheapest) Neighborhoods To Rent In Chicago

By AJ LaTrace Time for a reality check: here are the cheapest, and most expensive neighborhood areas to rent one and two bedroom apartments in Chicago. The last time we…

Development du Jour: Development Initiative Seeks To Makeover Uptown Corridor

By AJ LaTrace Uptown’s shuttered Stewart Elementary School and a vacant stretch of CTA-owned land near the Wilson Red Line station could soon receive an extreme makeover. The Metropolitan Planning…

That’s Rather Awesome: Super Contemporary Home ‘RoscO2’ Coming to Roscoe Village

By AJ LaTrace Perhaps there isn’t a wave of super exciting design coming to new downtown highrises, however, one designer is bringing some ultra contemporary homes to the Chicago neighborhoods….

NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The KCM Crew   Source: Keeping Current, Matters!