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2013 

One of Chicagland’s most well known grocers, Dominick’s, is in its final 2 weeks of existence.  This begs the question, who will take over these stores? For many of the Dominick’s location it is more than just a grocer, it is “anchor tenant” for many of the real estate centers that house it.  Thi...
12/27/2013
As we come to the end of 2013, Chicago says goodbye to one of its incredible beloved restaurants and for some, a best kept secret.  Chicago is known for its diversity and enormous choices of upscale dining.   However, Courtright’s out in Willow Springs has been a destination place for food and wi...
12/27/2013
If you are one of those home buyers that has been watching and wondering if you should buy a house before the new year, HomeFinder.com says now is your time. In fact, they give us 5 reasons to buy now versus in 2014. 1.        Avoid rising interest rates.  Currently, interest rates have risen 2% ...
12/23/2013
With the 4th quarter of 2013 under way and talk continuing about recovering prices, Foreclosure Auction sales are a category of national housing sales not typically discussed frequently.  One fact many may not have noted was, October 2013 picked up the pace on foreclosure auction sales.   RealtyT...
12/21/2013
Whole Foods is going urban.  The mega upscale grocer is moving into the underserved community of Englewood, Chicago.   Englewood just south of Chicago, one of several underserved communities, but community leaders feel that this will be a great addition to the neighborhood.  Despite the violent r...
12/20/2013
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