Home Ownership

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

With Home Prices Up, Residential Construction Rising in Chicago

Home prices are soaring in Chicago and no better example of this is a 4,000 square-foot condominium in Park Tower that was recently listed for $12 million. Forbes reports if the asking price is met, which equates to $3,000 per square foot, it would set a new record for the city. The condo in question [...]

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 [...]

Boomers and Millennials Critical to Chicago Real Estate

The performance of the Chicago real estate market in 2016 will be driven by baby boomers and millennials. That's according to Chicagobusiness.com, which recently took a comprehensive look at the roles the nation's two largest adult population groups will play this year. As Chicagobusiness.com points out, millennials and baby boomers are critical for Chicago real [...]

2016 Real Estate Outlook includes Price Stagnation

Marketwatch, as part of its New Year's coverage, recently provided a well-researched and reported forecast of the four real estate trends that will shape the market in 2016. It's really a good read and well worth the visit. The piece features no shortage of pertinent takeaways that can be applied to the Chicago real estate [...]

Chicago Housing Most Undervalued Among World’s Largest Cities

The Chicago housing market is the most undervalued of the world's largest cities, according to a new report that measures the threat of housing bubbles in various big cities across the globe. The cities facing the biggest threat of a housing bubble are London and Hong Kong. The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index found [...]