Archive for October, 2009

Senate Seeks To Extend Tax Credit For First-Time Home Buyers

Chicago real estate could use a boost as could the rest of the nation as it reels in a two-year long housing recession.  As prices and sales of homes in the Chicago continues to stagnate to levels not seen in some areas since World War II, the Senate is reportedly ready to extend the tax [Read More]

October 31, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Federal Tax Credit

New Homes In Richmond & Poplar Grove by Gerstad Builders

In response to customer demand and the changing requirements of the current marketplace, four all-new single-family floor plans have been introduced at Pheasant Ridge in Richmond and Dawson Trails of Poplar Grove, two value driven single-family home community being built by Gerstad Builders. The new ranch and two-story plans, which range from 1,292 to 2,030 [Read More]

October 30, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, McHenry County, Single Family Homes

Downtown & the Chicago River 24 Hours in 60 Seconds

Great time-lapse video of Chicago on the river from a building high above Wacker Drive.

October 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: City of Chicago

Burnham Plan’s 100 Years of Chicago Real Estate

Our Green Metropolis: The Next 100 Years, is an upcoming program Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:00pm to 7:00pm dedicated to Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago and the legacy of the regional green infrastructure it created.  At this reception and special program, partners from around the region will announce the next steps for key Green [Read More]

October 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Green Building

Remodeling Your Home – Quiz Your Chicago Contractor And Yourself

As home prices continue to plunge or stay flat in the Chicago real estate market, perhaps that remodeling project is seeming more feasible than selling your home.  Maybe you’ve been putting off remodeling your kitchen because you figure, ‘I’ll be moving out of here into a newer, better home before I can’t stand it anymore.’  As a [Read More]

October 28, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Remodeling

Illinois Residential Energy Code Update

On Friday August 28th, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn signed into law a new statewide residential energy code. The Energy Efficient Building Act requires most new residential buildings throughout Illinois to meet the minimum standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The new requirement will take effect early 2010. In a conversation with Lisa [Read More]

October 28, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Energy Efficient, Green Building
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