RECENT BLOG POSTS
The combination of low inventory and high buyer interest is sure to make for a very active spring market.  Chicago area sellers will definitely want to showcase their homes in their best light. In her article below, Connie Wolff provides some helpful tips for homeowners preparing to the enter the...
02/03/2016
 Justin Armstrong has been here in the 'Rain for about a year.   This is his first ActiveRain blog post.  Please stop by his blog and welcome him. Hello ActiveRain community.   I have been following along and reading the blogs of others for over a year now. I felt like it was time to blog and int...
01/28/2016
  The Franklin Building at 720 S Dearborn dates back to when this stretch of Dearborn Street, became known as Printers Row for the many publishing houses that lined the street. The 14 story building was built in 1916 by the Franklin Printing Company. It housed printing presses until 1983. Between...
01/27/2016
 The Terraces at 801 S Plymouth Court sits at the entrance of Dearborn Park in the heart of the South Loop. The Condominium/Townhome complex gets it's name from it's distinct stair-stepped terraces on the corner units of the condominium tower. Built in 1983, the complex is comprised of the 11-sto...
01/26/2016
As mentioned in my Market Report on the Printer's Row/Dearborn Park area,  the South Loop has grown into a vibrant community and is home to several subdivisions.  At the southern tip of the South Loop, in the 60616 zip code, is The Prairie District. Towards the end of the 19th century, this was h...
01/25/2016
The South Loop  got it's start in 1977, with the development of Dearborn Park. For decades, the South Loop was pretty much synonymous with Dearborn Park and Printers Row. Over the years the South Loop has expanded to include several neighborhoods and two zip codes, (60605 and 60616). The north en...
01/24/2016
The tallest tower in the Chicago skyline belongs to Willis Tower. No disrespect to the current owners but in my heart, it will always be “Sears” Tower. Visitors to Willis Tower can enjoy panoramic views of four states from the Skydeck. The bravest of souls can go one step further...literally. Ste...
01/23/2016
I wanted to call Jane Peters because she lives and works in the areas that I lived in for so long – Westwood, Santa Monica, Culver City, Wilshire Corridor, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica. I enjoy reading posts from 'Rainers who live and work in my old stomping grounds. My initial call w...
01/22/2016
Friends, fans and followers of San Antonio, TX agent Jerry Newman have definitely noticed fewer posts from him recently. But as many of us know, blogging here in the 'Rain, is addictive. It's so much more than just the opportunity to reach out to the consumer. It's a place to meet and mingle with...
01/21/2016
Did you know where the Ferris Wheel got it's name? I didn't and I live in the birthplace of the Ferris Wheel. Yes, that's right! The world famous Ferris Wheel got it's start right here in Chicago at the 1893 Columbian World Exposition thanks to George Washington Gale Ferris. For the last 20 years...
01/20/2016
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