Lincoln Park: Alderman Smith’s Recent Newsletter

Dear Friends, Lincoln Park would not be the wonderful place it is without a thriving business community.  But that community has been facing some challenges lately. I’m here to report…

Odd Facades: E is for Erie, F is for Fish

(Deal estate) The Properties: The façades of two recently sold new houses in the city feature big, playful visual puns—and each of them is part of a different builder’s long-range game…

Chicago area home prices post third straight strong increase

(Crain’s) — A closely watched index of local home prices posted a third straight strong increase in July, rising to its highest point in nearly a year. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of…

Women view homeownership essential to the American Dream

Women view homeownership as an essential part of achieving the American Dream. Check out this infographic from http://www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS

5 Reasons to Sell Now

Many sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and…

Latest Wedding Trend: Registering for a Home

What’s the latest trend in Wedding Registries? Not china or silver- but rather- a home downpayment! Today’s couples are getting married later in life and have already established the necessities for…

Bloomingdale Trail Progress Meeting

Open to the Public The next public meeting regarding The Bloomingdale Trail is September 24th at the Humboldt Park fieldhouse. This meeting is the last opportunity to give feedback before…

Property Search

Looking for a New Home? Click the link below to browse all of the listings in the Chicago area market. Property Search    

Winning in a Seller’s Market

(Money Magazine) — When Paul and Ieva Johnson moved from Minnesota to Florida, they were looking forward to warm weather and plenty of bargain-priced homes. But when the couple made…

SOLD: 6143 N Lakewood

SOLD in less than 60 days for asking price of $315,000. Represented the Seller. 6143 N Lakewood is a gorgeous duplex down with modern amenities and vintage character. This 2100…

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five…

Its More Affordable to Buy than Rent in 98% of Metro Areas

More Affordable To Buy in 98% of Major Metros by THE KCM CREW on MARCH 27, 2012 · 0 COMMENTS Last week, Trulia released their Winter 2012 Rent vs. Buy Index. In the index, they report that: “After…