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Happy Halloween! Here is a post from our Team Member Jennifer Arcand via this morning.  She's got Chicago Neighborhood News for The Chicago Loop and Jefferson Park, and the Chicago Suburb of Niles IL. WEST LOOP Ralph Johnson of Perkins and Will and Ron Krueck of Krueck and Se...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Happy Halloween from Chicago, You Dogs! I'm Gracie, the Pup Reporter for Buddy Holly Moss.  I'll be sitting in for Buddy today.  Why? Well, Friday is normally Lil' Buddy's weekly Poker Night...
Nice, compelling headline . . . YES? Well, don't get too excited, folks.  The bottom is likely not IMMEDIATELY in sight, but it is possible, sometime in 2009. At the National Association of Homebuilders Conference last week, several of the econmists who attended saw a bit of hope on the horizon. ...
Hey, Gang! You've seen the commercials on TV and on the Internet - low rates on new and refinanced mortgage loans.  Many are lower than what local Loan Brokers, and many banks, seem to be offering these days. But are these offers on the level?  And, will someone be there to service your loan at c...
A widely-regarded index of home values indicates a downward trend in Chicago Metro Area Housing Prices since August of last year - but many other Metro Areas across the country have fared worse! The latest S & P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index studies average home price levels in 20 of the largest ...
Good Morning, All! I'd like to set a scene for you. You walk into a shoe store, or the neighborhood coffee house, or an electronics store to buy that new wide-screen HDTV (you know, the one that I spent over $2,000 on a couple of years ago, and is now about $500!).  Do you negotiate or haggle at ...
Evening, folks! Stories like this stir my ire - not only because they make my home town of Chicago look quite foolish, but the tax dollars they have used is coming out of our collective pockets! By the end of 2008, most of the work on the Chicago Transit Authority highly-touted Brown Line L Renov...
Good Morning! Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, October 26, 2008 -  Active Listing Inventory very slightly down from last week in the North and Northwest Side of Chicago Communities we serve most frequently - it has been virt...
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon, folks! At a family BBQ I attended last Summer, my cousin Bob came up to me and pulled me aside.  Never shy with his opinion on the Chicago Real Estate Market, Bob suggested - "When the price of gas drops below $3.00 per gallon,"  Cousin Bob said.  "THAT...
Good afternoon from Windy Chicago, Donkeys and Elephants (and assorted other animules) - The two words for this afternoon - "AS-IS".   If you are a Real Estate Professional, is it wise to use these words to describe your listing?  Home Buyers - how do YOU react when you see these two little words...


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