Archive for December 2010

Real Estate Stats and Beautiful Holiday Views!

The Illinois branch of the National Association of Realtors released a report showing three consecutive months of stability in the median home price for Illinois.  Sales for November were down compared to November of 2009 but it is important to consider that the original deadline for the Homebuyer Tax Credit was the end of November... Read more »

Top Ten Buildings of the Last Decade and Seasonal Sights!

As the year and the Decade draw to a close, there have been many Top Ten lists come out.  Here is one of my favorites:  The Huffington Post had a great article on the Top Ten Architectural Achievements of the last ten years.  Here is a link: and below are a few of the... Read more »

Children's Hospital Notes and Holiday Events

The employees of Coldwell Banker had the wonderful new Apple Store on North Avenue and Clybourn to themselves for a holiday reception recently.  It was a great chance to see one of the most talked about store openings in town up close and personal.  The whole neighborhood will profit from having such a classy building... Read more »

Groupon Dream Homes and Other Real Estate News!

My recent interview with a prominent Chicago-based magazine will not be published because the premise was that if the Chicago company named Groupon was sold it would create a large number of newly minted multimillionaires, and the reporter was asking me to speculate on which buildings they would go to, to buy their new Dream... Read more »

Real Estate Updates and the Sights of the Season!

I was honored to be interviewed two different times by Chicago Crain’s Magazine recently.  They sometimes interview experienced brokers to get their take on the Real Estate market.  One of the key points I made is that I was able to work with my clients and get a price reduction on a listing recently, and there... Read more »