Posts Categorized: News

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Villa Taj, BACK ON THE MARKET!

Around a year ago, I wrote about a 30,000 plus square foot home fit for only a king, Villa Taj in Burr Ridge.  In February, with a potential client trying to buy the place for $6mm, I learned that the seller wasn’t entertaining any potential buyers who can’t back up their interest with a $10mm documented net… Read more

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Chicago Real Estate Market Shows Growing Short Term Weakness

In the aftermath of the homebuyer tax credit, Lucid Realty’s August Chicago Real Estate Market Summary shows growing short term weakness but longer term strength. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 20, 2010 – Today, Lucid Realty, Inc. announced the results of its August Chicago Real Estate Market Summary, compiled from 4 different data sources. The real estate… Read more

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HAFA: Great For Banks – What About Consumers?

On June first of this year Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released guidelines that propose to govern the short sale process flow for loans that are owned by either of these two institutions. The recent Home Affordable Mortgage Alternatives Program (HAFA) guidelines for GSE mortgages (mortgages held by Fannie or Freddie) do display marginal improvements… Read more

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Getting Real Is Moving To Chicago Now

Effective tonight we are moving the Getting Real blog (you may not have known that was it’s name) to Chicago Now. Chicago Now is a Chicago focused (duh!) online community, owned by the Chicago Tribune and comprised of over 200 blogs which are hand picked by the Tribune folks. So why are we doing this?… Read more