Archive for May, 2009

Winthrop Club in Evanston Aiming For Gold LEED Rating

In the emerging green movement, there are many opinions and standards as to what “green building” means for new homes in Chicago.  Typically a commercial and multifamily high-rise standard, the Winthrop Club in Evanston is designed to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, by the U.S. Green Building Council) Gold Certified rating for [Read More]

May 31, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Energy Efficient, Green Building, Homebuying Tips

mRELEVANCE To Exhibit At Southern Building Show

mRELEVANCE, an internet marketing, social media and public relations agency, will be exhibiting at the Southern Building Show in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria, June 4th-6th, 2009.  Visit our booth, 525 and see how mRELEVANCE helps optimize builders, developers and the real estate industry’s web presence utilizing social media and search engine optimization.  With offices [Read More]

May 30, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Blogging, Education, Events, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Social Media, Web 2.0

Economic and Housing Market Outlook Presented In Washington D.C.

As the National Home Association of Home Builders Board of Directors convened this week in our nation’s capitol, Robert Denk, Assistant Vice President of Forecasting and Analysis presented his outlook on the housing industry as it stands today.  Surprisingly, there are glimmers of hope and positive signs that we are seeing the long-sought stabilization nationally [Read More]

May 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Education, Homebuying Tips

$8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit Can Be Used Towards Closing Costs!

Chicagoland Real Estate Forum has learned today that during a special session held during the NAHB’s Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in Washington, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan outlined the “Making Homes Affordable” plan to get single family housing market moving. In addressing the current issues facing the housing industry, the long awaited “Mortgagee Letter” released [Read More]

May 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Events, Homebuying Tips

Bill Wrigley Puts the “Stornoway” Lake Forest Mansion Up For Sale

Another famous area home has entered the Chicago real estate market on the North Shore. Completed  in 1912, the 21 room mansion designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw will enter the Chicago real estate market listed at $16 million.  Reported on the blog Deal Estate by Dennis Rodkin of Chicago Magazine, the Italianate styled home [Read More]

May 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (1) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Lake County, North Shore

New Construction Trends Toward Urban Cores

Often during economical shift, trends that were beginning to take shape before the real estate market downturn gain strength during and after the shift.  Such may be the case with the trend toward urban renewal reported by Green Builder Magazine in a recent column.   Sustainability in new housing has become the buzz word of late [Read More]

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