Home Buying

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or [...]

A $15mm Home Hits Winnetka: Few Can Compare

An 18,000-square-foot lakefront parcel is being built in Winnetka by the Chicago attorney who led George W. Bush's legal team in a dispute over Florida ballots in the 2000 U.S. presidential election A prominent Chicago attorney and his wife, Philip and Janice Beck, are building a $15.6 million dollar lakefront home in Winnetka. [...]

Five Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

Real estate investment is a major financial play that requires no shortage of commitment. Any number of potential pitfalls can turn a seemingly sound investment property into a money pit. You have to be prepared for all contingencies when becoming a landlord. But how do you know when you’re ready to plunge into real estate [...]

Just Listed – Wicker Park Duplex – 2136 W Crystal #1

New Price! Come see this beautifully maintained and tastefully updated south-facing duplex in Wicker Park! The condo boasts ideal layout with 2 bedrooms on the upper level and 1 bedroom down, large sun-filled living spaces, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, dry bar and a fireplace in the family room, high ceilings with crown [...]

Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff office opens in Bucktown

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRulboff Realty Group recently announced its expansion to a new Bucktown office scheduled to open by the end of 2017.  The Damen Avenue location was previously occupied by Buzz Killer Espresso coffee shop.  The office will give the most prominent Chicago residential real estate firm street presence in a neighborhood where [...]

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

What’s Your Home Buying Power? If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power—that is, the total amount of [...]

Bucktown Home With Attached Garage Listed At $1,149,900

1921 N Leavitt Chicago IL This bright and spacious 4BD, 3 ½ BA home with an attached garage is located on a corner lot on one of the of most desirable streets in Bucktown;  it offers a great floorplan and timeless quality finishes. The home is flooded with light from windows on all [...]

Chicago a Top City for Real Estate Investment in 2017, Report

If you're looking to add a single-family rental property to the 'ol investment portfolio in this year, Chicago may in fact be your kind of town. According to a new study by Home Union, the Windy City ranks among the top five cities in the U.S. to invest in a single-family rental in 2017. The [...]

All Signs Point to Strong Spring for Real Estate, Economist

The chief economist at Realtor.com recently came out on record stating he expects a strong spring selling season in real estate because of a number of factors. These include an improving labor market, continued increases in new home sales and low mortgage rates. Let's take a closer look at the predictions from Realtor.com Chief Economist [...]

Luxury Home Sales in Chicago Increased 8 Percent in 2015

A study of the luxury housing market in Chicago found the number of homes that sold for at least $1 million in the Windy City increased by 8.0 percent in 2015 from a year earlier. According to an analysis by RE/MAX, there were 2,353 luxury homes sold in metro Chicagolast year. While the number of [...]