Archive for April, 2012

Chicago Home to Tallest U.S. Real Estate, For Now

The tallest building in the country is right here in the Windy City, but that parcel of Chicago real estate is losing its title. Workers this week are adding steel columns to the top of One World Trade Center that will stretch this building higher than the Empire State Building, making it the highest tower [Read More]

April 30, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Awards, Chicago Real Estate News

Live Below Your Means for a Happier Retirement

With the tragedy of so many living from paycheck to paycheck, it is time to realize that even in this turbulent economy, it is time to start seriously saving money and not just for big purchases. There is a lot of money that needs to go into retirement planning to have a safe and enjoyable [Read More]

April 30, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

After a Long Hiatus, Bidding Wars Make a Comeback

Something strange is happening across the national real estate market: Bidding wars. With all the sustained news of foreclosures, shorts sales, high rent and low home prices dominating the Chicago housing market, one would think the bad news would stick around like the city’s notoriously nasty winters. However, on a long enough timeline, things have [Read More]

April 30, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy, Mortgages

Midwest Real Estate Data Honors Former President

Chicagoland Real Estate Forum would like to congratulate former Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) President Dean Rouso on being awarded the MRED Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Rouso, a Broker with Baird & Warner in LaGrange, was honored with the MRED Distinguished Service Award during the company’s recent Strategic Planning conference in downtown Chicago. The former [Read More]

April 30, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Awards, Chicago Real Estate News

Short Sales in Chicago on the Rise

Short sales made a huge leap in the Chicago real estate market at the beginning of the year. Lender Processing Services Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm that provides extensive data for mortgage lenders, released data showing that short sales made up 20.1 percent of all sales in the Chicago area for January. So what exactly [Read More]

April 29, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy, Mortgages

Chicago Third Most Fraudulent State Online

How safe do you feel surfing the web in your Chicago real estate? You shouldn’t be too lax: According to a new study, more online fraud originates in Chicago than almost anywhere in the country. ThreatMetrix, a cybercrime-prevention company, sampled almost a billion online transactions during the first quarter of 2012 and scored each with [Read More]

April 29, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Featured, Internet Marketing
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