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Summer Seller’s Market Stays Hot

The last quarter has been an especially tough one for buyers. Most properties have multiple offers on them, often over the asking price — that is, if they make it to the open listings at all before they sell. Buyers’ agents are using every trick in the book to secure contracts, throwing every imaginable incentive […]


April Markets are Blazing Hot!

Throughout the greater Chicago area, and around the country, the super hot seller’s market shows no signs of extinguishing any time soon. Many homes are selling before they even hit the open market listings. These conditions continue to reap big wins for sellers just as buyers are becoming more and more desperate to snap up the properties they’re after.


Neighborhood Guide: Gold Coast

As a Gold Coast resident, you’ll have the city at their fingertips, and access to the best shopping and dining in the Midwest. From modern, doorman high-rises, to Victorian mansions, luxury living is available to fit every aesthetic and taste.

Spring 2021 Market Trends

Low inventory, high demand, multiple offers, and low interest rates make for a robust seller’s market. A seller’s market is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, particularly in suburban and second home communities. Buyers are keen to find more space, and to take advantage of ready access to parks, trails, forest preserves, and other […]

Important Facts for Selling Your Own Home by Owner

1. Take the “personal” out of the real estate selling process. You need to change the mindset you have with your home by removing the personal relationship you have with it.  You’ve spent years building memories in your home but now you need to change hats and treat your home sale as a business. Believing […]

Tips on Buying a Condo in the City

Is it time to down-size, maybe buy a condo in the city? If you’re selling a your single family home and looking to move back into the city, or want that cool in-town second home city condo, there are plenty of condominium purchase options located in a variety of dynamic Chicago neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Guide: Lincoln Park

When you live in Lincoln Park, you enjoy easy access to shopping, restaurants, outdoor and indoor fitness, dog parks, and nightlife, all within a few minutes of downtown. The residential blocks are idyllic tree-lined streets showcasing a diverse array of architectural styles. All summer long, you’ll have their pick of festivals, markets, and cultural events.


Spring 2021 Market Trends

Low inventory, high demand, multiple offers, and low interest rates make for a robust seller’s market. A seller’s market is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, particularly in suburban and second home communities. Buyers are keen to find more space, and to take advantage of ready access to parks, trails, forest preserves, and other […]



Neighborhood Guide: Lincoln Park

When you live in Lincoln Park, you enjoy easy access to shopping, restaurants, outdoor and indoor fitness, dog parks, and nightlife, all within a few minutes of downtown. The residential blocks are idyllic tree-lined streets showcasing a diverse array of architectural styles. All summer long, you’ll have their pick of festivals, markets, and cultural events.