Archive for February, 2011

Home Sales Start Year Off With a Bang

January’s existing-home sales rose for the third straight month and at a better-than-expected rate. If that continues, it could mean a turn for the housing market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the pace of 5.36 million U.S. existing-home sales in January is higher than the group’s annual forecast for 2011. In fact, [Read More]

February 28, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy

Save Your Chicago Real Estate From Foreclosure with Free Workshops in March

Chicago homeowners face some of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Don’t become part of the statistic: Save your home. There are free foreclosure prevention workshops scheduled throughout the month of March in Chicago. The first is hosted by The Resurrection Project in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. This free workshop will explain the foreclosure process [Read More]

February 28, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Events, Featured, In the City, Mortgages

Property Owners Raising the Roof on Renters

As the economy strengthens, the housing industry improves, and that includes the rental market. According to Reuters, the U.S. rental vacancy rate fell 9.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 10.3 the quarter prior. That’s the lowest rental vacancy rate recorded since the second quarter of 2007. Experts believe rents will increase 4.5 [Read More]

February 28, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (2) | Categories: Apartments, Economy, Internet Marketing

Warren Buffett: Housing Crisis Will End

One of America’s richest men says that owning real estate is worth it. Warren Buffett on Saturday released his annual letter to the shareholders of his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., with a lot of optimism toward the future. Buffett, Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, believes in the housing industry. “A housing recovery will probably begin within [Read More]

February 27, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (4) | Categories: Economy, Education, Featured

Cook With Care When Using Glass Bakeware

Are you hosting an Oscar party at your Chicago home? If you decided to cook for it, then you should know the four important rules before you use your glass bakeware. Food Network Chef Sandra Lee has teamed up with the Pyrex brand to share the 4 Simple Rules to cook with care when using [Read More]

February 27, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

Chicago Experiencing its Snowiest February Ever

So, Chicago residents, are you sick of snow yet? Here’s a consolation to this rough month we are having: The snowfall this weekend set a new record for the short month of February. It has now snowed 29 inches this month, officially making this the snowiest February in Chicago history. According to the National Weather [Read More]

February 27, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Awards, City of Chicago, Cook County
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