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Hey, folks! This week, Dean's Team Member Cathy Mallers covers the Chicago Neighborhoods of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, The South Loop, and The Gold Coast, as well as the Chicago Suburb of Evanston IL. Got something going on this summer you would like us to publicize?  Let us know, and we'll help get...
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Good Morning You Dogs!  Here I am, pulling Passenger Duty, in my Human Dad's Old Car a year or so ago! Team Leader Dean used to drive a fancy Acura RL.  A very hot ride, let me tell you! But...
It's a sad tale cities and smaller municipalities are facing across the U.S. - plummeting tax revenues, due to the economy! Consumers spend less money.  Visitor counts take a tumble.  Very predictable sources of city revenue - here in Chicago, our steep Real Estate Transfer Tax, for example - are...
The Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL Metro Area shows the highest rate of foreclosure for any area in IL, for the First Half of 2009. As reported by the Associated Press in today's Chicago Tribune, a study by CA based RealtyTrac shows greater than 63,500 Foreclosure Filings in the 8-County Chicago IL...
Those who thought the massive Fed Bailout of Banks by both the current and previous Presidential Administrations would cure all our lending ills - are likely disappointed! Despite big cash infusions from Washington totaling hundreds of billions of dollars, the total amount of loans held by the 15...
Good Morning! Here's our Chicago Market Stats Update, based on data compiled Sunday evening, July 26, 2009. Recent fluctuations in key market indicators - Available Inventory, Average Market Time and Sales Price, and Total Weekly Sales Volume - tell me we have yet to set a pattern for renewal in ...
Home Sales have rebounded in many of the largest markets across the U.S!  Last month, home sales jumped sharply in Southern California, the San Francisco CA area, Minneapolis, and Orlando.  Indeed, in these areas, thousands of foreclosed properties have attracted deep-discount bargain hunters wit...
Hey, gang!  Hope you had a great weekend! It was beautiful here in Chicago - dry, not too hot!  But the weekend was made even more enjoyable by a visit from two of my closest friends and Real Estate Colleagues. Beginning roughly 4 1/2 years ago, at the suggestion of Michael Pallin from The Floyd...
How you doin', folks? This week in her Chicago Neighborhood News Post, our Team Member Cathy Mallers covers the Chicago Neighborhoods of The Loop, Lakeview, and The Gold Coast, and the Chicago Suburb of Oak Park IL. Are you planning a community event this summer?  Please send us the word, and we'...
In these tough times economically, cities and counties across the U.S. are searching for new ways to bridge revenue gaps that often run into the millions of dollars. And how do County Officials and Mayors across the country deal with the revenue shortfall? Likely, you guessed it right away!  Typi...


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