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Chicago condo inspection tips from the pros - 05/10/07 01:24 AM
Chicago has a ton of new conversion and new construction condo developments. And they all ain't made alike. I have several inspections this week of new and re-sale condos that my clients have purchased. One of the main reasons they decided on the homes is the good, solid feel the condos gave them. Its kind of an intangible, "This place just feels good". But that's no accident. You usually get that feeling from condos that were well constructed and have great layouts in general. When you look at 10 places and one just seems better from the moment you step in... it (4 comments)
Who's buying Chicago Real Estate? The needy - 05/05/07 10:18 PM
So my new condo building "developer turn-over" meeting turns into a raging party Thursday evening (if I didn't answer your call or email... now you know). Turns out, everyone in our intimate six unit Ravenswood hamlet can GET IT DONE when you light up the bar-b-que and pass around the Peroni and Mondavi. I know, I know, Mondavi... it was a house warming gift. Even mom and dad (us truly) can still get it done.During one of the rapid rounds of conversation, my next door neighbor asked me soemthing like "what you think about real estate now that things are going (0 comments)
Chicago Stereotypes - 05/05/07 09:46 PM
Live on the Chicago Transit Authority Red Line, Brown Line, Blue Line? This Buds for you. Nothing is more lame then trying to spoof a Chicago stereotype to shill a product and not doing it right.Who could forget the Old Style "Stand Up Comedian" spots during Cub games? They were almost enough to make me pass on an icy cold Old Style (almost). But Bud Lite just started running "Mr. Apartment next to the L tracks guy" in their salute to Real Men of Genius series. My favorite line in the jingle goes something like, "You asked your broker for a (0 comments)
Secret million dollar homes in Ravenswood - 05/05/07 09:32 PM
Who wants to be a Ravenswood Millionaire? Ravenswood is a North Side neighborhood in Chicago experiencing it's share of growth and appreciation. Six miles from downtown, Ravenswood offers many amenities you would like... public transportation, tree lined streets, parks, retail/restaurants, and a good mix of housing stock. The historical boundaries are North Clark Street to the east, the Chicago River to the west, Foster Avenue to the north, and Irving Park Road to the south. Those new to Chicago generally do not have much knowledge of this area ...even though it's home to million dollar plus homes and half million dollar condos. As (1 comments)
The Balcony: Condo Association or Owners? "Who's line is it anyway?" is a terrific comedy improvisational television game show that features "players" making up lines and actions depending on one theme. Say you throw out "new home buyers in Chicago" and the players make up a hilarious scene of bumbling through the home buying process. Maybe Al Capone is your Realtor... you get it? Hilarious.But when it comes to common areas, limited common areas and your condo unit's repairs and maintenance you don't want to hear; whose line is it anyway? As an owner, you want to know who has the (0 comments)
Three bedroom condos in Ravenswood and Bomanville - 05/05/07 09:04 PM
Three bedroom condos with all the features you want? Must see Ravenswood and Bowmanville In a city like Chicago, as in most city I suppose, there is only so much you can get in certain neighborhoods. Renting a one bedroom and want to buy a three bedroom? Here is a common scenario I run into when meeting upwardly mobile, but first time buyers, in Chicago. Recently, I have been working with several clients looking to move up into a three bedroom home. These particular clients have lived in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods for the past several years. Now, they would like (0 comments)
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