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Good Morning, AR!  Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, June 29, 2008 - While Active Listings and Sales Pending remained fairly stable within the past week, we are encouraged by considerable improvements in Average Market Time, ...
Enjoy your Sunday, AR! Is the Chicago Real Estate picture beginning to brighten?  Perhaps . . . but, not so fast! For the one-year period between May, 2007 and last month, home sales in the Chicago Metro Area and a few surrounding counties - Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, McHenry, Grundy, Kendall, DeK...
You knew this one was coming! In-Flight Web Surfing will soon become a reality, as American Airlines this week tested the service on board one New York-Los Angeles flight. The service, developed with American's Technology Partner, Aircell LLC, places three wireless access points around the airpla...
Hope you're enjoying the weekend, folks! As you know, this week marked a change in behavior for the Federal Reserve Board.  On Wednesday, after their two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, they announced their benchmark Fed Funds Rate will remain unchanged, at its current 2.0% level.  Thi...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hello, you AR Dogs!  How are things going where you are? I'm headed out of town this weekend - off to Minnesota, via Iowa, to check in on all my four-pawed and two-pawed friends - I'll be th...
The drumbeat of trouble goes on for Countrywide Home Loans - the lender alleged to be at the center of many high-leverage, poorly-scrutinized, now-defaulting home mortgages.  Wednesday, June 25th, Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General of Illinois, filed suit against the company.  The Attorney Genera...
Hey, folks - want your opinion on something, and would like to see if you use it. Here in Chicago, I have found that negotiating a contract for sale, on behalf of my Listing Clients, with a few days to perhaps a month of post-close possession in their old house or condo often works wonders! Selle...
Today's Wall Street Journal Page One story is ominous! Home Prices Fall Nationwide.  Consumer Confidence Sinks.  And Most Potential Home Buyers Still Wait on the Sidelines! Here in Chicago, the negative drumbeat isn't as loud.  According to the latest Standard & Poors Case-Shiller Home Price Inde...
Good Morning, Everyone! The angst, the turmoil, the depression of those facing possible foreclosure has, supposedly, just gotten easier.  One option - "Just Walk Away!" Started in California, and geared at homeowners who owe more than their home is worth, provides a "do it yoursel...
Good Morning, AR!  Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, June 22, 2008 - The mid-month Sales Pending and Transactions Closed statistics had a positive jump from last week, when both indicators showed declines. Average Sales Price...


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