real estate: Downtown Skokie, IL ~ New Website - 10/18/10 09:11 AM
Some Villages are really up to date with their web design, social media and current design. Village of Skokie, IL is one step ahead with their new, enhanced www.skokiedowntown.org
Downtown Skokie website has a new look that ties into the Downtown Reinvented revitalization and marketing campaign.

 
Skokie Park District on Facebook and Twitter.
Not too long ago I posted a few snapshots of the Chicago suburbs villages websites  that I liked.  The Village of Skokie website was one of them.
Skokie area schools, utility info and other important phone numbers and links can be found on my Skokie … (0 comments)

real estate: E-Cycle At Friendship Park Conservatory November 5-6 - 10/18/10 05:45 AM
E-Cycle Returns @ Friendship Park Conservatory
November 5-6 Drop off times:
9am-12noon
Drop off your used electronic items!
NOT ACCEPTEDTelevisionsNon-electronics itemsCorrosives items such as batteries, gas cylinders, hazardous materials, ballast

 
Feel free to contact me for any real estate needs in Chicago's north shore, north and northwest suburbs.
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real estate: Wagner Farm School, Group & Outreach Programs ~ Video - 10/15/10 05:19 AM
Wagner Farm stands as one of the few remaining farms in north suburban Cook County, Illinois. It sits on 18.6 acres of land, surrounded by suburban homes and major roadways. Though engulfed by a 21st century landscape, the site holds a history of Glenview that not many other museums can attest to.
Wagner Farm School Programs get students involved in everything from feeding the livestock and planting crops to buying supplies at an antique grocery store.
 
 
For more information about Wagner Farm visit www.wagnerfarm.org or Glenview Park District site for more of their program. 
Feel free to contact me … (0 comments)

real estate: Halloween Events In Skokie :: Glenview :: Wilmette - 10/13/10 06:27 AM
Scream Scene Haunted House ~ Skokie, IL
Rated as one of Illinois' best haunted houses, Scream Scene features more than 20 unique rooms. From crazed butchers to insane clowns, the faint of heart will not want any part of this “scene.” (Not recommended for children under 10.) The event is located at the Skokie Water Playground, 4701 Oakton St. October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31, 7-10 p.m. Admission: $8. For info call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2700 or go to www.ScreamScene.com
Skokie Park District
Halloween Spooktacular ~ Glenview, ILOctober 22, 6-8:30 pm
Halloween fun for youngsters … (0 comments)

real estate: Jon Stewart On Forclosure Crisis - 10/10/10 04:54 PM
The Banks admit to not reading the fine print.
Nothing new, but we can never be reminded enough.

Feel free to contact me for any real estate needs in Chicago's north shore, north and northwest suburbs.
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real estate: Moving To Chicagoland ~ Smooth Move List You Can Use - 10/09/10 03:03 PM
Getting ready to move? Here is a great list you can use.
10 weeks before you move
Decide on moving your cars Sort basement loft and garage Dispose of things you don't want Which items to discard or donate Consider a garage or flea market sale Place ads for items to sell Decide what to do with prohibited items Decide on a mover 8 weeks before you move
Get important papers and documents together Decide what to do with pets 6 weeks before you move
Call your mover & storage brokers to to schedule your move Arrange to take … (3 comments)

real estate: Top Rated Businesses In Mt. Prospect, IL ~ By Yelp Users - 10/08/10 06:28 AM
I visit Yelp quite often, especially when I'm looking to try something new. When a colleague or a friend would suggest a new business to me, most probably I would browse the web for some more reviews, maybe I would need the address or a link to the their website to find out more details. 
Here are the best rated businesses in Mount Prospect, IL by Yelp users.
Cappanari Ice Cream and Catering www.capannaris.com Central Continental Bakery www.centralcontinentalbakery.com Chodang Tofu Village www.chodangtofu.com Games Plus www.games-plus.com Los Compadres Taqueris Los Compadres at Yelp
 
 
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real estate: Morton Grove Area Schools ~ Real Estate - 10/05/10 04:21 PM
If you are moving to Morton Grove here are all the phones, addresses, and links of the schools.
 
Park View School District #70 Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) 965-6200
Golf Middle School District #67 9401 Waukegan Rd Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847 965-3740
Hynes Elementary School District #67 9000 Belleforte Avenue Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) 965-4500
Melzer School District #63 9400 Oriole Ave Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) 965-7474
Nelson School District #63 8901 Ozanam Ave Niles, IL 60714 (847)965-0050
Thomas A Edison District #69 8200 Gross Point Road Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) … (0 comments)

real estate: Skokie Real Estate Trends - 09/30/10 07:40 AM
Latest Real Estate market trends for Skokie, IL.
Average market time is 208 days and the average listed price of the home in Skokie, IL is $274,744.  We can see more details on the image below.  Average market time , days on market, and homes available by price range.

To see the real estate market trends from 2005 - 2009 in Skokie, IL follow the link to my North Of Chicago Real Estate and other stuff blog.
Here is the link to a blog post about condominium trends in Skokie. My latest blog post in the condo series was about … (1 comments)

real estate: Morton Grove Real Estate Trends - 09/17/10 12:18 PM
I posted a few blog posts about real estate trends in Morton Grove, IL and surrounding areas. Here are the latest summary by price range.
The image below is showing sold properties year to date by the price range. As we can see below the average market time was 166 days and the average sold price is $254,720. 

To see the real estate market trends from 2005 - 2009 in Morton Grove, IL follow the link to my North Of Chicago Real Estate and other stuff blog.
Here is the link to a blog post about condominium trends in … (0 comments)

real estate: Mount Prospect Condo Living - 07/03/10 06:59 AM
Everything you need to know about Condos and Townhomes in Mount Prospect, IL.

Currently there are 211 attached single family homes available in Mount Prospect.

The average sold price in past 12 months was $139,884.

As I type the average price of the condos and townhomes in Mt. Prospect, IL is $178,066.

Year to date there average market time is 186 days, while there are 35 attached single family homes under contract.
Here are few similar posts about condo living on my NorthOfChicago real estate blog in Morton Grove and Skokie, IL.
Condos in Niles
Morton Grove … (0 comments)

real estate: North And Northwest Chicago-land Villages Websites - 06/19/10 06:06 AM
Here are some snap shots of Chicago North And Northwest Suburbs Villages websites.
Some of the villages and cities in suburban Chicago are really up to date with their websites and social media. Some of the Park Districts have also jumped on the social media bandwagon.
City Of Park Ridge website is one of my favorites.

The Villge Of Willmette website is standing out, too!

The Village of Niles

Village of Northbrook

Village of Skokie

Village of Morton Grove

The Village of Glenview

 
All of the sites are very easy … (2 comments)

real estate: Walking Away From A Mortgage ~ Videos - 05/18/10 03:56 AM
If you missed this most watched recent videos on the walking away from the mortgage.
Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC and David Corn of Mother Jones discussed this article Walk Away From The Mortgage by New York Times and the implications of "strategic defaults" on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
 
 
Strategic Default – Walking Away from a Mortgage on "60 Minutes". Morley Safer reports on this trend.
 

To walk or not to walk?
 
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real estate: Condominium Living In Niles ~ IL - 05/17/10 07:32 AM
Everything you need to know about Condos and Townhomes in Niles, IL.

Currently there are 93 attached single family homes available in Niles.

The average sold price in past 12 months was $158,383.

As I type the average price of the condos and townhomes in Niles, IL is $197,216.

Year to date the average market time is 263 days, while there are 30 attached single family homes under contract.
Here are few similar posts about condo living on my NorthOfChicago real estate blog in Morton Grove and Skokie, IL.
Morton Grove Condominium Living
Condominium Living in Skokie
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real estate: Morton Grove Condominium Living - 04/23/10 09:25 AM
Condos And Townhomes in Morton Grove, IL
Here are some real estate numbers, facts and photos for attached single family homes in Morton Grove, IL.

Currently there are 124 Attached Single Family Homes on the market in Morton Grove, IL

As I type there are 8 Condos under contract in Morton Grove, IL

Average current price of an attached single family home is $230,037 in Morton Grove, IL.

Average Market Time in Morton Grove, IL is 264 days at this moment.
The most affordable Attached Single Family home in Morton Grove is $92,900and the most expensive one … (1 comments)

real estate: RainCamp In Chicago-land's Palatine - 04/17/10 05:24 PM
I will be attending Real Estate Technology 2.0 ~ RainCamp that is finally coming here to Chicago-land. I can't wait to meet the attendees; real estate professionals, ActiveRain gurus, blogaholics ... 
 
My path has crossed with a few members, but I can't wait to meet the ones who have been my secret advisers. The local real estate agents, real estate professionals, and people from the industry who always share they knowledge. The RainMakers, The Ambassadors, The Staff. 
Who will I call by name that I met online. That's the question?
Who will be the first to say hello!
 
 RainCamp … (4 comments)

real estate: Skokie, IL Real Estate Market Trends 2005~2009 - 04/16/10 04:09 PM
I collected all the data about Skokie, IL from MLS and made this easy to understand chart so we can see the real estate market trends for the past five years.
As we can see below, there were 463 properties sold in 2009 in Skokie, IL with an average market time of 154 days. Average sold price was $268,605. Before the bubble burst, the home value was 38% higher in 2007 comparing with today's average home value in Skokie, IL.

Few other local reports on my blog:
Glenview, IL real estate market trends 05-09 Morton Grove, IL real estate market … (2 comments)

real estate: Showing Feedback - 03/08/10 02:56 PM
Should we reply to an automated email?
Thank you for your recent showing of our listing. We would appreciate it if you could offer us some quick feedback on your showing experience. Please click on the link below to answer a few quick questions. Thank you very much!
Should we follow a link to a survey? 
Now we receive two feedback automated emails. The first one comes after setting up the appointment, and a day after of a showing of the home.
When an agent calls for feedback, I do answer to the questions the listing agent may have, or … (12 comments)

real estate: Homes Without The Images - 03/02/10 10:10 AM
Home for sale without photos?
When I email available homes for sale to my clients without the photo, we may not see that property at all.  Let's presume that we send to a potential buyer 15 homes for sale.  As a good listener, I'm not sending the properties that the client is not looking for. We do email the properties with no images. The buyer will be the one who decides at the end, before I start scheduling the appointments.  To see or not to see? Maybe because they did not see, there is nothing to see...
We narrow the … (6 comments)

real estate: North And Northwest Chicago Suburbs Foreclosure Filing Numbers - 02/23/10 07:15 AM
Properties with Foreclosure Filings in North And Northwest Chicago suburban Cook County. North and Northwest suburban region has one of the most rapid rate of growth of foreclosure filings, according to the Woodstock Institute.  
Here are some total numbers of filings for 2009. You can follow the link below to find more available data for other Chicago Region, Properties with Foreclosure Filings.
Des Plaines - 488Evanston - 336Glenview - 260Morton Grove - 220Mount Prospect - 292Niles - 240Northbrook - 195Northfield - 32Park Ridge - 202Skokie - 552Wilmette - 110Winnetka - 32
 
Here is the link to the analysis by … (1 comments)

 
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