Sillhoette of man walking down store aisle
With many retail stores, malls and shopping centers facing changes in consumer buying habits and the convenience of online shopping, many landlords and owners of commercial retail properties are looking at the best use of vacant spaces.

Popping Up   Recently updated !

House with mold
The State of Illinois has recently stopped distributing the mold disclosure form. The mold disclosure which was recently available for years through Illinois REALTORS® stopped providing these forms, after a legal review.

Mold Disclosures   Recently updated !

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Omnibus Condominium Bill - House Bill 189 is a major rewrite of parts of the Illinois Condominium Property Act and Common Interest Association Act.

Omnibus Condominium Bill

Cleaning hardwood floors for selling home
Spring is generally a hot season for home selling and buying. But just as there is more demand, there is also an increase in inventory and competition from others looking to sell their home as well.

Selling Your Home in the Spring   Recently updated !

The biggest locally owned residential real estate firm in Chicago plans to move this month out of the main office its founding partners opened on Fulton Street more than 16 years ago.

@properties moving lead office to River West   Recently updated !

Chicago aldermen are proposing new rules in an effort to curb gentrification and maintain affordable housing in the area for residents nearby the 606 trail.

Proposed Ordinance for 606 Developers   Recently updated !

Nicor Gas residential customers could see their annual bills rise by an average of 8.3 percent, or $4.79 a month, in 2018 under a proposed rate hike the company is seeking to recoup higher costs.

Nicor Gas seeks $4.79 average monthly rate hike   Recently updated !

Double Door Evicted
Double Door has been evicted from its longtime location in Wicker Park after an extended legal battle. Double Door failed to make payments on any of their owed appeal bonds, according to a lawyer who represents the club’s landlord.

Double Door Evicted from Wicker Park   Recently updated !

New Lead mitigation and disclosure rules for Chicago landlords
Under the recent changes to the amendment that has gone into effect as of January 1, 2017, a Chicago residential landlord receiving a mitigation notice is required to make specific disclosure requirements before renewing or signing a new lease.

Changes in Lead Disclosures for Residential Leases   Recently updated !

Home buyers are looking for home offices to serve more than just a space to do work in.

Redefining home offices   Recently updated !

Wicker Park, Flat Iron Building, Chicago
The studios and art spaces and recent tragedy at Ghost Ship, have brought on hard lessons about many issues, and given traction to concerns stemming from, city inspections, zoning, landlord-tenant relationships, affordable housing and even whether zoning, permitting and even gentrification.

The Artist Space, Oakland, and Societal Woes