chicago short sales: CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET RECOVERY? INDEED . . . IT'S A MIXED BAG! - 10/01/12 02:13 PM
Scan your favorite Real Estate Blog or National News Sites on the Internet these days, and you'll often see story after story about how the Real Estate Market is recovering across the USA. Average Homes Prices are up! Units Sold are up! Mortgage Financing - incredibly cheap, at some of the lowest Mortgage Rates in US History.
Bring those figures down to Chicago, however, and the news becomes somewhat less optimistic. Some Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs are enjoying double-digit year-over-year price gains, while others show prices still falling - some areas, still at a considerable pace.
In an interview with Glenn … (1 comments)

chicago short sales: POOR PROSPECTS FOR NEAR-TERM HOUSING MARKET TURNAROUND? SELLERS TO BLAME? - 01/23/12 01:37 AM
Have you read all the news?
The U.S. Economy is improving. Indicators are positive. Unemployment Rates, both across the U.S. and here in Chicago, are down. Optimism is building.
So why is the Housing Market in Chicago still floundering? According to some, the attitude of Home Sellers may hold the key!
Last week, in an article posted by Chicago Tribune Real Estate Columnist Mary Umberger, Mary interviewed Syracuse University Professor Gary Engelhardt. Mr Englehardt seemed confounded by the continued negative attitude of today's home sellers, as well as those homeowners contemplating whether or not they should sell.
According to a study … (0 comments)

chicago short sales: AFRAID? VERY AFRAID? FEAR STILL PARALYZING MANY HOME BUYERS! - 10/16/11 03:37 PM
Hope you enjoyed the weekend, folks!  Nice, but a bit cool and breezy, here in Chicago.
Here in the Chicago Real Estate Market Dean's Team works most frequently, prospective home buyers calling from all sources - referrals, property ads, and the Internet - generally ask one question FIRST as it pertains to their home search -
WHERE CAN I FIND A STEAL!
Our own perception, often times, is that most new buyers we encounter aren't just looking for a "Good Deal." They are looking for the "Steal of the Century!"
Most of these prospective buyers have little money down. Some have … (1 comments)

chicago short sales: BEST REAL ESTATE BARGAINS THESE DAYS? PERHAPS . . . REO PROPERTIES! - 02/06/11 03:17 PM
Here in Chicago, in many neighborhoods and Suburban Chicago Communities, buyers are king!  Especially those with lotsa cash, or stellar credit.
And what are these buyers looking for, gang!
BARGAINS, of course!   They want to save a lot of money.  In our clients' recent jargon, "I wanna steal da joint!"  (Remember, this is Chicago after all - many still talk this way!)
So, many call our Chicago Real Estate Team, asking for a list of Short Sale Properties - those properties where the owners are selling for less than they owe on their mortgage.  Problem here, most of the time, the … (2 comments)

chicago short sales: FREEZE ON FORECLOSURES? POTENTIAL LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR HOUSING MARKET RECOVERY! - 10/12/10 01:20 AM
Depending on where you live in Chicago, Foreclosures and Short Sale Properties could make up as many as four out of ten Real Estate Transactions today.  Unemployment locally, and across the nation, remains high.  Credit standards remain tight.  And thousands of homeowners have long given up on attempting to keep their house payments current.
In IL, completing the process of a lender acquiring a residential property by means of foreclosure can often take nine months to a year, sometimes longer.  But now, alleged shady processing practices among many of the largest banks in the U.S. have put thousands of forecloses on … (7 comments)

chicago short sales: IN CHICAGO, Foreclosures Impact Market Strongly, But Non-Distressed Homes Not Taking As Hard a Hit! - 08/08/10 04:51 PM
Chicago Neighborhoods, like most other Real Estate Markets across the U.S., has seen considerable home foreclosures over the past several years.  The sheer number has brought down price medians in many Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs. 
The price drops have not been lost at the office that assesses property taxes across Cook County - the county which includes the City of Chicago and many Chicago Suburbs.  So far in 2010, the Cook County Tax Assessor has reassessed four Suburban Townships north of the city.  Each of the four townships - Evanston, Barrington, Norwood Park, and Niles - have shown median price decreases … (4 comments)

 
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