Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

Roscoe Village & West Lincoln Park: Lathrop Homes Update

Update-Lathrop Homes Expansion, From Alderman Scott Waguespack: The Chicago Housing Authority has announced their intention to finalize a plan for the redevelopment of the Lathrop Homes public housing complex, located at…

5 Reasons You Should List Your House TODAY!

by THE KCM CREW on JANUARY 28, 2013 Many homeowners are waiting until the Spring ‘buying season’ to list their homes for sale. Here are five reasons why that might not make sense this year: 1.)…

What It Took to Get a Mortgage in 2012

What did it take to get a mortgage in 2012? Take a peak at the infographic from KCM! by THE KCM CREW on JANUARY 18, 2013

Shadow Inventory and its impact on prices

[Shadow inventory is a term that refers to real estate properties that are either in foreclosure and have not yet been sold or homes that owners are delaying putting on the market until…

Why Are Pilsen and Bronzeville Redeveloping at Different Speeds?

Chicago’s Pilsen and Bronzeville neighborhoods have a lot in common. They are both near the Loop, have lots of public transportation, and, after decades of disinvestment, offer plenty of residential…

House Prices: Where are they headed this winter?

House (KCM BLOG) Prices: Where Are They Headed This Winter? In a blog post last month, we projected that home values might actually begin to soften on a month-over-month basis throughout the…

Annual WNA Schools Forum | Nov 5 | 5:30pm

Wrightwood Neighbors will be hosting their annual Schools Forum on November 5th at the New Life Church. The meeting will begin early at 5:30 to accommodate families with young children…

Rodkin on How to Sell a House Fast: Deal Estate 10.31.12

Check out what Dennis Rodkin, Real Estate expert with the Chicago Tribune, has to say about selling your home fast. Got to sell your house fast? He offers Five Steps:…

$15,000 FREE CASH for your new home purchase- This weekend!

If you are interested in purchasing a new home in Chicago, You might be eligible for up to $15,000 toward your down-payment! In Summary, you must: -make less than $63,700 per…

Who will get future housing wealth?

Check out this fascinating article from Economists’ Outlook, published 10/22/12… Irrespective of who wins the election, wealth will be more unequally distributed four years from now. The reasoning is that rental households…

Griffith Parc: Blow Dry Boutique and Salon

Check out Lincoln Park’s hottest new salon, Griffith Parc (recently leased by yours truly)! Its an awesome space with three of Chicago’s best stylists. I personally love their signature $25…