Category Archives: Chicago Real Estate

Elementary School Rankings: SchoolSparrow 2.0 Aims to Go Beyond Test Scores

In the upcoming months SchoolSparrow, a site I’ve written about previously, is going to be relaunching in Chicago with a completely new interface and new features. As reported by Chicago Magazine, SchoolSparrow is a niche real estate website that enables parents to … Continue reading

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Buying Short Sales, The Risks and Rewards

There are benefits to purchasing short sales. First, let’s establish the difference between short sales and foreclosures. Unlike foreclosures, short sale properties are not owned by the banks. However, because the sale of the property will result in not enough … Continue reading

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Timing, It’s Everything

If you’re currently renting, know that it’s nearly impossible to time the end of your lease with the purchase, closing date, and move-in date of your new home. In fact, trying to time a purchase with the end of a … Continue reading

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Going Going Gone! Chicago Property Sales Soar

Compared to last year at this time, home sales in Chicago are up 32.2%. According to Chicagonow.com the percentage of homes including condos, townhomes and single family homes going under contract within two weeks of being listed is 41%. Well-priced … Continue reading

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NEWS: Jones College Prep Expansion

A friend of the blog has alerted us that Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting today, just across the street from Jones College Prep in the South Loop. During his appearance, he announced … Continue reading

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Coffee and the City

There are certain touchstones of living in a big city like Chicago that really can’t be reproduced in the suburban strip mall. These are the places, events, and experiences that shape what each of us thinks of when we think … Continue reading

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The January Blues

After the memory of an uncharacteristically warm December fades, and the afterglow of the holidays dwindles, many of us find ourselves settling back into the rhythms of an icy January work week. We are only about a month from Valentine’s … Continue reading

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