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For residential properties, inventory throughout the city is low, with sales and under contract properties on the rise. With all three categories, detached, attached and multi-units seeing a months supply of inventory at about three months, properties are moving off the market quickly as demand in key markets pick up. […]

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A proposed ordinance filed this week by Aldermen Joe Moore, 49th, and Ameya Pawar, 47th, and backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, for anyone who rents their living space for up to 90 days a year would have to register with the city. Described as “a free and simple online process” […]

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The newest Cost versus Value report has just been released. Leading in the midrange projects in Chicago are steel entry doors, garage door replacements, deck additions and stone veneer accents. Leading upscale projects were wood window replacements, garage door replacements and siding replacement. Unlike what television may have us believe, […]

Cost vs. Value





With banking institutions unfavorable to homeowners, regulators and policy makers Sandy Weill, the former Citigroup chairman and CEO credited with building the bank into a financial superpower, now says big banks should be split up. Read more at NBC News‘ site.  

Sandy Weill: Break up the banks




As the summer comes upon as, one of the busiest rental seasons is expected.  With the expected high demand of rentals, developers are rushing to meet the demand.  Occupancies in Class A apartment buildings in the Chicago downtown area are hovering around 95% (Appraisal Research Counselors), and developers are more […]

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