Archive for June 2011

Remembering the Rise of West Lincoln Park!

Remembering the Rise of West Lincoln Park!
Can you think of a Chicago neighborhood that started out as three sleepy parallel streets, each street uninterrupted by stops signs for a full quarter mile?  That is now home to an ex-race car driver?  That is bordered on one end with a High School and on the other end with an Elementary School?  That... Read more »

Strolling Multi-Faceted Michigan Avenue and Remembering a Friend

I think the best way to see Chicago is to walk whenever and wherever you can!  I walked from Roosevelt Road to Oak Street just this morning along Michigan Avenue, and I was struck with some amazing insights.  The Blackstone Hotel, the stately Chicago Hilton and the amazing Auditorium Theater were early standouts as I... Read more »

No Smoke on the Horizon(!) and Early Summer Festivals!

I attended a national Association of Realtors (NAR) meeting where I serve on the Governmental Affairs Committee.  One of the key points of discussion is the growing movement in Condo Associations to consider adopting bylaws that will ban smoking in the entire building.  One building in the Gold Coast has already passed such a restriction.... Read more »
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Chicago Real Estate Still Alive and Some Worthy Causes

Despite all of the recent reports on home prices falling, there is still hope for Chicago Real Estate!  In fact, there is some good momentum down in the ‘grass roots’ of the industry, namely the brokers and agents who continue to keep the faith and work hard for their clients.  I have been fortunate, and... Read more »