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it's not the power of suggestion, it's the power of imagination as we view chicago real estate - 01/31/10 01:12 AM
I was up late last night. 3 am. Gazing with bleary eyes at my computer screen, fascinated by a documentary streaming to me via NetFlix. Actually, it was a several part Discovery series about Mt. Everest. And I couldn't peel myself away, even as I tumbled well beyond a reasonable hour to repose. And though I was fully willing to continue watching my common sense stormed to the dais of reason and compelled me to close the computer and then close my eyes. I was thinking of Everest today as my hands blotched bluish amid the icy nature of the Chicago (0 comments)
[See in original format at The Real Estate Lounge Chicago blog] It's not that I detest the text. It's just that sometimes it makes sense to rest your thumbs. Like when they, the thumbs, are supposed to be proximate to the other four fingers of each hand in the 10 after 2 position to safely steer the car. And safely steering the car doesn't happen when trying to steer a conversation. By text. So rest the thumbs. Which is what I am doing. When I drive, that is. The whole idea of going Luddite when it comes to cars, thumbs (4 comments)
sunday comes . rain falls . business up . open house - 01/24/10 08:40 AM
[this post in original format is at The Real Estate Lounge Chicago] Gray, it is today, as the mercury urges itself beyond freeze point. Rain drops danced through the night and convinced what little snow remained to dissipate and evacuate. And so the roadways shimmer and the ground is cushioned by puddles and pools. Busy, it is as well. Since the new year the business of Chicago real estate has been downright vibrant. The phone buzzes and emails come in and the docket is relatively full. Showings. Contracts. Inspections. Walk-throughs. For all variety of Chicago real estate. Oh, and listings. The (1 comments)
Where Do I Want to Go? Showing Chicago Listings and Beyond... - 01/12/10 02:51 PM
Where do you want to go today? [See in original format at The Real Estate Lounge Chicago] Does this refrain sound familiar to you? It does to me, having lingered in some dusty backroad in my mind ever since it debuted as a Microsoft ad in 1994. Billed in a New York Times review as "a winsome, humanistic approach to demystifying technology" the ad may have been doomed because it was perhaps too winsome. No matter, I love the phrasing. I love it because of the essence of hope that it implies. Where do you want to go today? Where do (0 comments)
Chicago Spring Market Today? - 01/10/10 10:37 AM
So what will the Chicago's spring real estate market bring this year? More of the same? Or perhaps a freeing up and dislodging of pent up demand? I'd like to say that we will know more after today's round of open houses but the deep chill, accumulated snow and slippery walkways may hinder some folks who otherwise would ambulate. So any estimation likely leans toward anecdote. Historically January in the Chicago real estate market is the commencement of the spring home buying and selling cycle. But for what seems to me to be the last three years January has rolled out (1 comments)
The Inevitable Delayed - One More Day Away from Chicago Winter - 01/04/10 07:14 PM
[View the post in original format at The Real Estate Lounge Chicago] Pity me not as I cross my legs at a bistro table near the Cancun airport, delaying the inevitable return to my Chicago home by one more day. And please feel not a need to mock me as I don colorful shorts that pleasantly match a momentary dash of color afforded by a weeks worth of tropical sun. And please don't think, should you be warming numb extremities, that I am taunting you. I am not. I am simply lumbering toward a point. The picture below is the madhouse (0 comments)
Nemo to Omen to Frankl to Meaning - 01/02/10 01:39 PM
[View this post in original setting at The Real Estate Lounge Chicago] Walking beach side yesterday Jackson and I talked about one of our favorite water themes - "Nemo." Not the Nemo associated with Jules Verne, but the one associated with dvds that play in endless loops on wide screen tvs in Chicago homes and around the world after nap-time or before bedtime. It's the fish, man. And as we talked of Nemo and this place where he lives and how important it is to put trash in its proper place lest we impinge on his home and possibly harm him (0 comments)
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