Posts Tagged: Chicago real estate

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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

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Surprising Chicago Home Buying Activity In December

With the original home buyer tax credit scheduled to expire at the end of November I fully expected December to really be a slow month in Chicago. My assumption was that a significant amount of housing demand had been pulled forward, not leaving much for subsequent months. However, when I recently checked new real estate… Read more

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Elegant Union Row Underpass & Railroad Track Living In Chicago

With the extreme shortage of real estate in Chicago (yeah, right) I guess it should be no surprise that developers are scooping up every available scrap of land for housing developments. The Union Row development in the 600 block west of 16th. street may signal a new trend in the gentrification of underpasses and railroad… Read more

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The Truth About Chicago Area Housing Prices

Not many real estate brokers will tell you what I am about to tell you: Most of the data you’ve been fed about housing price changes is grossly misleading Housing is not the great investment that the NAR (National Association of Realtors) wants you to believe Let me give you some typical examples of the… Read more