Archive for August 2011

Treasurer Neely Caught in Mortgage Fraud Scandal

Treasurer Neely Caught in Mortgage Fraud Scandal
City treasurer Stephanie Neely found herself stuck in the middle of a strange mortgage fraud scandal.  Neely has lived in her Kenwood home since 2002 and only found out about the issue when a local reporter was researching a foreclosed home next door. So who is on the deed to Neely’s home?  The deceased founder... Read more »

Putting Sexy Back - In Real Estate?!

Putting Sexy Back - In Real Estate?!
Curbed Chicago has quite the challenge on their hands: they have tasked themselves with finding Chicago’s hottest real estate broker. Some poor blogger is going to be tasked with going through picture after picture of the most attractive real estate professional here in Chicago.  So many beautiful people, so little time… Curbed asks: Is there... Read more »

Loop Development Debacle: The Waterview Tower Saga Continues...

Loop Development Debacle: The Waterview Tower Saga Continues...
Back in October, we posted about the atrocity that was/is this half-finished concrete monstrosity. Since 2008, this 27 story concrete parking garage has been sitting there unfinished and unused.  (The exception being the parachuter back in April.) Now it seems that Related Midwest is the Waterview’s knight in shining armour.  They have finalized the deal... Read more »
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Missoni for Target: Fashionably Chic on the Cheap

Missoni for Target: Fashionably Chic on the Cheap
Lusting after designer housewares isn’t uncommon but if you’re breaking the bank already with your living expenses- Target is to your rescue. Bargainistas rejoice as Missoni’s 400+ piece collection hits stores September 13th.  The first images have leaked online and the collection covers everything from clothing for the whole family, to housewares, to luggage and... Read more »

Guess That Price: New Game Tests Your Real Estate Expertise

Guess That Price: New Game Tests Your Real Estate Expertise
Are you bored at work?  Can’t sleep at night? Crain’s Real Estate Daily put together a game to help you pass the time while staying current on market trends. Just what you needed-  another way to procrastinate… Special Thanks to the folks at Crain’s for the wasted hours we’ve spent playing.  Fortunately, our expertise is... Read more »

Bad Agent Photos: For A Good Laugh

Bus Bench Surgery
Not sure if looking at this bus bench working with these agents is worse.  Their attention to detail is... apparent.
Meeting your agent for the first time is a lot like a Match.com date- do they really look anything like their picture?  One Chicago agent is practically a celebrity for his/her wildly outdated head shots. That being said, these poor suckers are far worse off.  With sleazy gimmicky marketing, it is going to be tough... Read more »
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