Archive for June 2013

Chicago Rents By Neighborhood

Chicago Rents By Neighborhood
This guest post was submitted by Zumper, which operates a search site for apartment rentals. I found their Chicago rental data by neighborhood interesting so I thought I would have them share it. Zumper recently finished a set of infographics on Median 1 bedroom rents in Chicago for May. We compared our results to our previous infographic from March. ... Read more »

Case Shiller: Chicago Home Prices Leap Way Ahead Of Last Year

Case Shiller: Chicago Home Prices Leap Way Ahead Of Last Year
Today’s release of the Case Shiller home price index for April confirms what we’ve all been feeling about home prices in Chicago: they are on a tear. On a year over year basis single family home prices rose at the fastest rate in 8 years. For condominiums it was the fastest rate in 12 years.... Read more »

The Chicago Post Office Is So Bad It Makes The DMV Look Good

The Chicago Post Office Is So Bad It Makes The DMV Look Good
This guest post was written by my daughter, Aimee Lucido, who was recently initiated into the real world by the Wicker Park post office. Seriously, if you compare the yelp reviews of the Chicago post office and the reviews of the Chicago DMV, the results are shocking.   And honestly, I’m not surprised at the God-awful... Read more »
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Chicago's New Construction Single Family Homes $600,000 - $1,000,000

Chicago's New Construction Single Family Homes $600,000 - $1,000,000
Continuing my series on where to find new construction single family homes in Chicago I’m turning my attention to the next rung up the ladder – new homes priced between $600,000 – $1,000,000. Not that the homes below this price range are anything to turn your nose up at – as I’ve shown previously you... Read more »

May Foreclosure Activity In Chicago Reaches New Low

May Foreclosure Activity In Chicago Reaches New Low
RealtyTrac’s May foreclosure market report reveals that foreclosure activity in Chicago is continuing to trend downward and is now at the lowest level since I’ve been tracking it – 4 years. Looking at the graph below you can see that in particular bank repossessions are way down from a couple of months ago and auction... Read more »

A Closer Look At Murder In Chicago

A Closer Look At Murder In Chicago
As a follow up to my last post on where people get murdered in Chicago I decided to share a bit more information on the Chicago murder scene. The data set is a real gold mine of information and it actually provides a few insights into how to avoid getting killed here. When People Get... Read more »
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Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?
People looking to buy a home in Chicago frequently want to know whether or not a particular neighborhood is “safe” or “dangerous”. Unfortunately, there are a whole host of problems with coming up with an answer to that question. At the highest level it’s a question that has a highly subjective answer. For starters, which... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: May Home Sales On A Rocket

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: May Home Sales On A Rocket
No doubt this story about how the Chicago real estate market is on a rocket is starting to get a bit boring – same old news. May home sales in the city once again leaped way ahead of last year – 34.8% on top of last years 19.6% increase over the year before that. And... Read more »

Ann Lurie's Mansion: Chicago's Most Expensive House Ever Listed

Ann Lurie's Mansion: Chicago's Most Expensive House Ever Listed
Although I can’t be 100% certain, based upon my little bit of research, it sure looks like Ann Lurie’s Mansion at 1547 N Dearborn is the most expensive single family house ever listed in the city of Chicago. On Friday the 12 bedroom/ 12 1/2 bath house was put on the market at $18.75 MM... Read more »
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