Archive for October 2012

7th Straight Month Of Double Digit Home Sale Gains For Chicago

7th Straight Month Of Double Digit Home Sale Gains For Chicago
People who read this blog don’t have to wait until the Illinois Association of Realtors’ September sales release on October 19 to find out what I’m going to tell you right now. Chicago home sales for September were up 23.2% over last year, which is the 7th straight month of double digit year over year... Read more »

How Politics And The Government Caused The Financial Crisis

How Politics And The Government Caused The Financial Crisis
As you know it’s very fashionable to lay the blame for the financial crisis on greedy Wall Streeters (especially if you are a politician or work in Hollywood or spend your days occupying something) but as I’ve pointed out in the past the government is largely to blame for the mortgage crisis. It just never... Read more »

How Location Doesn't Impact Chicago Real Estate Values

How Location Doesn't Impact Chicago Real Estate Values
I had to really think hard before I led with this post title. Notice I didn’t say that location doesn’t impact Chicago real estate values. But when it comes to the most important factors in determining real estate values maybe it’s not really location, location, location. After all finishes, quality of construction, age, and size... Read more »
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