Archive for February 2011

What A Rahm Emanuel Victory Means for Chicago Real Estate

Rahm Emanuel Courtesy Facebook The election dust has settled and, as expected,  Rahm Emanuel Chicago’s next mayor.   Since Chicagoans pick a mayor and like to stick with it, a closer look at Rahm’s real estate plans is in order. Rahm and Real Estate 101: Vacant Land Neighborhood (Re)Development The Tech Park Real Estate, Transportation, and... Read more »

10 Odd Economic Indicators- How Calvin Klein Is Leading the Market Turnaround

Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs Image Courtesy Nordstrom Worried about the economy?  You’re not alone. Fortunately, Kiplinger.com has put together a great list of strange economic indicators that can help us all sleep a bit better tonight. Public spending trends in some unusual indicator shed some light on consumer sentiment and confidence in the market place.... Read more »

Facebook Stalking Your Real Estate Agent

Facebook Stalking Your Real Estate Agent
There is nothing wrong with doing some good research before decide to work with someone.  If someone has left their profile, photos, or cryptic status updates for the world to see- go for it.  Judge.  It’s the right thing to do. (Keep in mind- they are probably doing the same thing to you) Google away:... Read more »
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Real Estate Red Flags- Five Things To Watch Out for When Buying A Home

Real Estate Red Flags- Five Things To Watch Out for When Buying A Home
Not all homes are created equal.   A home inspection is always suggested but we have compiled a list of things to look out for, before going to contract.Note: Not all are deal breakers and we have added some potential ‘fixes.’ These five things are easy to look out for and can end up saving you... Read more »

Chicago Residents Are Miserable: Chicagoans Rank in the Top 10 Most Miserable

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green Forbes.com has come out with their annual list of most miserable cities As if the blizzard and bitter cold weren’t reason enough to break our spirits, the commute and even real estate have placed our fine city in the top 10. According to the article: Two of the 10 largest metro... Read more »

Groupon Gets You Inside Frank Lloyd Wright

Today’s Groupon gets you tickets to tour one of two Frank Lloyd Wright homes.Some deets on the deal: Take a peek inside a historic abode with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets for a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park or the Robie House in Hyde... Read more »
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