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Hey, from Chicago!  Cubs LOSE -  BOOOOO! Another late-night playing a bit of catch up on the blogging trail!  You see, I've been a bit under the weather for a few days.  The chills!  The sweats!  Aches and Pains!  Maybe even a touch of the flu (hopefully, not THAT flu!) But it begs the question, ...
The concept of "Selling Short" in Real Estate merely involves netting less from the sale than the outstanding mortgage balance, or, in some cases, balances - PLURAL! For some, however, certain home sales proceeds, as well as any debt forgiven by the seller's lender, may be subject to Federal and ...
Here in the City of Chicago, the last housing boom turned many previously-lackluster neighborhoods into hotbeds of activity - and Real Estate Appreciation! The Chicago Neighborhoods of Logan Square, Bucktown, Albany Park, Irving Park, Uptown, Edgewater, Pilsen, Bronzeville and others - all benefi...
Good Morning! Here's our Chicago Market Stats Update, based on data compiled Sunday evening, April 26, 2009. Continued stability with the Active Listings figure.  However, Sales Volume, in step with the Average Sales Price showed yet another drop this past week.   Average Market Time fell below 2...
What's one of the biggest fears of potential buyers of big-ticket items, such as new cars, or a new home, these days in a tough U.S. Economy?  The fear of losing your job, and, with it, the inability to keep up with expensive car or house payments! To stem that real fear, and to possibly re-fuel ...
A first-time home buyer!  Dual-income household!  No car payments!  719 FICO Credit Score!  Stable, City of Chicago Employment! Back in the 1940's, a movie star like Jimmy Stewart or Virginia Mayo might have said of this kind of homebuyer's ability to close on a mortgage loan as "In The Bag!" Two...
Sunday evening, folks, here in Chicago!  A warm night - warmest it seems we have had in months!  Nearly 70 degrees! And a hot weekend for showings on our Team's listings! Nearly a dozen showings, several on those that haven't been shown with such intensity in weeks.  One offer coming in.  Another...
Good Evening, Everyone! Today is the warmest thus far in 2009 here in Chicago - over 85 degrees this afternoon.  Hard to believe, the temps barely topped 40 degrees as recently as last Wednesday.  This time of year, the weather is always a wild ride here! Here is our Team Member Cathy Mallers tak...
Here in and around Chicago, the tough economy is impacting everyone.  Wal-Mart and Target Stores have been offering discounted grocery products at their stores for some time now.  Chicago Grocery Chain Dominick's Foods has cut prices over the last year on roughly 5,000 items. Now, as reported by ...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Good Morning, You Dogs! This is a sad story, one that is tied to the troubled U.S. Economy today.  As job losses, late-paid bills, and the possible loss of a home mount, many owners of dogs ...


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