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Hope you're enjoying your last day of the Thanksgiving Weekend, folks!  Back to reality tomorrow, Monday, I'm sorry to say. Over the last few months, some real estate detractors have contended that high mortgage interest rates are placing a drag on housing market recovery.  These so-called "high"...
Chicago - here we go again! The season's first significant snowfall is predicted to dump as much as 3 - 6 inches in the city and suburbs through tomorrow, with snowfall predicted to begin early this afternoon.  Sleet will fall initially, followed by all snow, before tapering off to snow flurries ...
How's the traffic in the parking lot at the mall, folks?  I don't know, because Sue and I are staying the heck away today.  Good luck, however, if you're among the huddled masses at the big-box stores this afternoon! Here's this week's Chicago Neighborhood Update from our Team Member, Jennifer Ar...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Good Morning, you dogs!  One of my invited humans snapped this photo of me last night after Thanksgiving dinner. I ate the usual -Turkey and gravy.  Sweet potato casserole.  Creamed spinach....
From our family to yours - Happy Thanksgiving, 2008! You know, for a few years now, I have quoted today's headline from Barry Levinson's memorable 1990 film, "Avalon." The film tells the story of a middle class family, whose patriarch came to Baltimore from Eastern Europe before the First World ...
Good news on home mortgage rates, folks!  They've headed down, in the past 24-hours alone! Sorry . . . no improvement yet on the massive inventories of distressed homes available for sale here in Chicago and in many communities across the U.S., and underwriting and credit standards are higher to ...
This is getting very old, folks - and although many hope for an end to U.S. Housing woes, statistics indicate we might have more of a road to travel before things in the Housing Market brighten up. Amid a continued slide in real estate sales nationwide, the Chicago Metro Area, including the City ...
Mornin', Folks! Looking in the online Wall Street Journal today, median home prices nationwide continued their slide in October.  But that doesn't mean EVERY HOME, in EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD is falling in the same pattern. As you may guess, national indices of home prices miss the mark - often, by a w...
Good Morning! Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, November 23, 2008 -  Active Listing Inventory  showed a continued seasonal drop this week.  Pending Sales still stable - but we have worked with an increasing number of "bargain...
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