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Hey, AR!  Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day Weekend! Statistics here in Chicago indicate median prices here have fallen 9.5% versus last year.  The median price drop across the country has approached 16%. But, still, in many parts of the U.S., the housing slump continues. Does this makes sense?...
Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day Weekend, Rainers! Are you familiar with the Kenwood Neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago? If you were, you might have driven by this beautiful, 1898 Colonial on the 5000 Block of South Greenwood Avenue, off Hyde Park Boulevard.   If you were to drive there...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Are you dogs gonna ROCK this Labor Day Weekend? Here in Chicago, we've got perfect weather, and a winning Chicago Cubs team.  Enjoy - but don't eat too many bratwurst!  Indigestion - and wor...
Greetings, AR! Here's some Chicago Neighborhood News for this week, courtesy of our Team Member, Jennifer Arcand. Each week, we'll post news from select Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburban Chicago Communities.  If you have anything you'd like to add, please send it to us in an email. ROGERS PARK A...
Hello, fellow AR folks!  We're in a good mood here in Chicago, as our beloved Cubs pulled a come-from-behind victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  The win came in dramatic fashion, as Cubs Third-Baseman Aramis Ramirez belted a Grand Slam Home Run in the 8th Inning.  Wow - my head is still spin...
They appear to be from a different age!  Rolling Bar Cars in the middle of afternoon-rush-hour METRA Commuter Trains, radiating to Chicago Suburbs around quitting time! I worked at a Downtown Chicago Ad Agency BRE (Before Real Estate), and, years ago, knew these bar cars all too well, often to my...
Hey - where's the bottom of the housing market?  Precisely, now, when will it occur?   Or, has it occurred already? In Chicago - we don't know when it will bottom, and all indications are it has yet to happen.  Things are brightening up a bit here, it seems, but we still have a way to go. Across ...
Good morning, AR! Inflated appraisals during the hot Real Estate Market.  I'm sure they occured here in Chicago, and in your market area as well.  Many experts blame these overstated valuations for a big part of the weakness in the Real Estate Market today.  Overstated values led to phantom equit...
Good morning, Everyone! Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, August 24, 2008 - Active Listings have continued their steady run, while Pending Sales continue their mid-summer tumble in the North and Northwest Side Neighborhoods i...
Hey, gang! This is troubling, and I wonder if it is happening around your market as well. In a nutshell, I know of several heretofore successful, Top Producing Realtors, and some lenders, right here in the City of Chicago and the suburbs, actually taking full or part time jobs to supplement their...


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