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THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Ok, you warm-weather dogs!   You Floridians.  You Californians.  You Texans, or Carolinans.  You can gloat now, if you'd like!YES, IT DOES SNOW HERE IN CHICAGO!  Often, quite a lot.  Despite...
Hey, gang!The more you know about the real estate market here in Chicago, the better you understand we don't have just ONE market here.  There are DOZENS of micro-markets!Some Chicago Neighborhoods and suburbs are selling well - although, globally, price points have dropped.  Others are strugglin...
Hope you're having a productive afternoon, everyone!   The snow is beginning to melt here in Chicago!I'm sure you've heard by now of Starbucks publicity-laden move to close their stores last night for three hours to "re-educate" their barista crews and other staff on how to make better coffee, an...
It wasn't that long ago - 2005, to be exact - that home prices in most parts of the U.S. were flying high.  So to were sales by national do-it-yourself retailers such as Lowe's, and industry-leader The Home Depot.Right here in Chicago, and all over the suburbs, contractors were busy completing ne...
By now, you've heard about the continued weak sales pace nationally for single-family homes and condos.  The 0.4% drop year-over-year in January, 2008 is the sixth straight month of declines across the U.S.  The annualized sales estimate of 4.89 Million Units Projected Sold is the weakest project...
Happy New Week, Everyone -Here are updated Chicago Real Estate Market Stats for the week ending February 25, 2008.Total Active Listings increased this week - perhaps more sellers are listing their properties in advance of the Spring selling season - but not a substantial jump.  Properties Pending...
Here in Chicago this Sunday morning, it's cool, crisp - and sunny!  Hope its beautiful where you are.  Relax - it's Sunday Morning!Buyer's Agents?  Do you have any FENCE SITTERS among your currently-active clients.  You know the type - they are waiting for prices to drop even further?  Or, they t...
Hey, everyone, from icy Chicago!Many years ago, my very rich uncle from St. Louis gave this young kid some valuable pieces of business.  One,"You don't get rich by WORKING HARD - you get rich by MOTIVATING OTHERS TO WORK HARD with you!"Today, however, let's focus on the classic saying, that I bet...
Hey, Gang!  Get your single-game Chicago Cubs tickets yet - today is first day of box office sales?  No need to rush, though - as usual, most of the biggest Cub games this coming summer are already sold out!You might have heard of Evanston IL.  It's the home of prestigious Northwestern University...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!Here I am - getting set to root for the World Series Champions of 2008 - The Chicago Cubs!    (A Lil' White Dog can dream - can't he?)Each year, the Human members of our Team, get together an...


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