2015 Chicago Real Estate Forecast

2015 is the 'Year of the Sheep' and in Chicago, buyers and sellers alike are itching to shed their winter wool and follow the housing herd into greener real estate pastures. March, April, and May have traditionally been the wheelhouse months for heightened property sales in this section of the country ... Read More...

The River North Neighborhood of Chicago

River North is where the hip meet the moneyed (not to say that a person can’t be both) in 21st century Chicago. It’s obvious, however, that this ‘Near North’ neighborhood (also known as the Gallery District) on the historic Chicago River houses an eclectic demographic community unlike most others in ... Read More...

Chicago Bungalows

Bungalow! Bungalow! “Let’s build a bung-a-low, big e-nough for two, Big e-nough for two my darling, big e-nough for two!” (Bungalow Campfire Song) Okay, maybe big enough for four (and perhaps a dog and a couple stray cats under the back deck) but anything more that is stretching the communal seams ... Read More...

Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

Built a hundred years ago on a trapezoid city block located at the corner of Clark and Addison Streets (for an all-in sum of $250,000), Wrigley Field has for decades been the brick and mortar patriarch of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. About Wrigley Field Designated as an historic landmark in 2004, ‘The Friendly ... Read More...

Edgewater, Chicago’s Hottest ‘Hood

It’s not just me. Chicago Magazine recently named Edgewater one of the city’s ‘Best’ neighborhoods in its March 2014 edition. And I concur. Originally built as an ‘in-town’ summer home destination for the moneyed-up traders and lace-curtain socialites of pre-twentieth century Chicago, this diverse community, with its lakefront location and ... Read More...

Ah, Recovery! Chicago’s Well ‘Healed’ Housing Market

Balance After twenty-five consecutive quarters of weak sales and wall-to-wall inventory, a leaner (and a tad less meaner) Chicago housing picture has begun to emerge, particularly in the condominium arena. Talk of quick market time and over-list-price multiple offers once again preponderate the coffee-clutch chatter around the brokerage water coolers. Competition for ... Read More...