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                                        3+ Bedroom Ranch House                                         Asking Price: $250,000                                        Full Finished Basement                                              As-IS Condition 
 I'd Like to Introduce You to My Team... When You Call My Office... You Get ME.When You Want to See a Home for Sale... I will make the Appointment and show it to You.When You Want to Write an Offer... Me will do it for you and make sure it gets presented to the Seller.When You Want To Know How Mu...
 Typically the Real Estate Market begins to COOL DOWN during the Dog Days of Summer as people go on vacation in August. But I expect the Fall will see a huge uptick in Real Estate Activity.                                                          HAVE A GREAT VACATION!                            ...
The Year is 1953 and Elizabeth Gordon, editor for House Beautiful , wrote an article "The Threat to the Next America". In this article she attacked Mies Van De Roh and Modernism as a whole.                                                                           Farnsworh HouseAccording to Gordo...
 The year is 1950 and there is a home buying mania in Chicagoland . The Chicago Worlds Fair of 1950 had as its main attraction "The  Avenue of The American Home ". This exhibit consisted of eight different homes constructed by different architects using different materials. The TV house had walls...
  Do You Know What Your Home is Worth?You may be sitting on a ton of cash.The cash in your home is sitting there because it is not easily accessible.When you need the money what can you do?  Refinance Your home and pull out some Equity. Do a Reverse Mortgage which is almost the same thing as Refi...
The other day I was walking in Lincoln Square and decided to walk to see the last building designed by Louis Sullivan architect. Krause Music Store located at 4100 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago is a Chicago Landmark Building. The facade has the ornamental details that were prominant in Sullivans designs.
It is time to have a frank talk about Retirement and Real Estate. There are 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring everyday yet 37%  have saved less than $50,000 for retirement. 13% have between $50,000-$100,000 saved. 14% have between $100,000-$200,000 saved. 12% have between $200,000-$300,000. 9% have be...
Today Larry was not the only one who got lost in Chicago. Jack decided to take a day off from work and did what Larry told him to do " Get Lost ". I spent the day downtown in Chicago and went to the Art Institute of Chicago and met up with Whistlers Mother. Then I went to the Chicago Architectura...
I just had the opportunity to sell a Chicago Greystone and thought this would make a great blog post. There are 30,000 Greystones located in Chicago and a majority of them are located in North Lawndale area of the City which is where I sold a Grestone to a buyer.Greystones first appeared in the 1...

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