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Real Estate Agent - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL
News and information on buying, selling and living in the beautiful city of Chicago.
Congratulations to my recent buyers on the purchase of their dream condo!  They were so much fun to work with.  After the closing I asked for a review and here is what they sent to me and posted on my Facebook page: Karen was amazing! She was available for us 24/7, she always answered our calls, ...
Time blocking and adhering to a firm schedule are excellent business traits. But every now and again we may need to change plans on the fly to get our clients to their goal of home ownership. My buyers and I needed to do just that recently. A week before closing one of my buyers found out that he...
Chicago's downtown market frequently draws buyers seeking "in-town" condominiums for weekend stays or as local residences for those who travel to Chicago for work on a regular basis.  This week the city has been all abuzz about a very high profile buyer of an in-town condo listed by a colleague w...
The normal fun and festivities everyone looks forward to on this day, can be a source of pain and stress for our returning vets.  They've given so much.  Let's be mindful of vetereans in the community who may be suffering from PTSD. And let's not forget our four legged friends who may also be fri...
When the weather warms up and the days grow longer, Chicagoans make the most of both by spending as much time as possible outdoors. An unexpected hotspot to enjoy summer evenings is at Summer Dance, the annual event held at Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden in the South Loop neighborhood.   Fro...
Chicago's downtown communities have been enjoying a pretty robust sales market during the first half of the year. Robust barely describes the rental market in these same communities.  Blink and you'll miss a new listing before it's gone.  Some agents may have a potential rental client for their l...
In Margaret Rome's post Make Your Post Easier To Read she encouraged us to add a little pizzazz to our posts with the use of graphics. Her post featured a cool collage that she made using an online design tool.  She offered to share more information about how she creates her collages with anyone ...
One of the things that make living in the Midwest so nice is the seasons. Chicago summers have been nicknamed "construction season."  Construction season also coincides with "street sweeping season."  This is when city sweeper trucks clean alternate sides of the street, usually on consecutive day...
For the first night in many, the residents of upstate New York can sleep soundly. The second prison escapee has been shot and captured. Just before the announcement came out, a cable news analyst said that after all this time with minimal food and water, he would not have been surprised if the es...
Yesterday's evening news featured a story about a homeless man who found a purse with $400 in it. Without a doubt he could have used that money. But without a moment's hesitation, he turned it in to authorities. The person who lost it couldn't have needed it more herself. She is a single mother w...

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