Archive for March, 2013

Farmers for Chicago Program to Transform Vacant Chicago Real Estate Lots

In an exciting new initiative, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this month that vacant Chicago real estate lots will soon become green, urban farms that provide produce and economic opportunity in the South Side. Called Farmers for Chicago, the program will allow local nonprofits to use up to five acres of city-owned vacant real estate [Read More]

March 31, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Cook County, Green Living, Locations

NAHB and NKBA Expand Educational Oppportunities

Great news for industry professionals who belong to either the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), it’s now easier than ever to enjoy continuing education from both groups and earn more designations to provide quality services to the public! Holders of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified [Read More]

March 31, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Featured

Construction to Begin Soon on Ryland’s Newest Chicago Area Community

Construction will be beginning soon on Ryland Home’s Cedar Grove community in Elgin. Sales are already underway; be among the first to call this beautiful community home. Cedar Grove is a stunning, quaint community that is certain to impress Chicago area new home shoppers with its abundance of open green space and a mature tree [Read More]

March 30, 2013 | Author: Amanda Winters | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Kane County, Locations, New Homes, Single Family Homes

Illinois Building Blocks Program Expands

As a part of Governor Pat Quinn’s “Year of Homeownership” initiative, the Building Blocks program is expanding to include 10 additional communities. Now, even more low- to moderate-income households can benefit from up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. In addition to Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Maywood, [Read More]

March 30, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Economy, Economy AOI, Featured, Locations, Will County

Chicago Real Estate Takes Solid Position in Affordability Study

A recently released study from Bankrate.com reveals that Chicago real estate is in the middle when it comes to monthly homeownership costs with an average of $1,172.46. The study analyzed data for 25 cities within the U.S., and Chicago managed to come in at no. 15 ahead of Philadelphia, Balitmore, Boston and New York City. [Read More]

March 29, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Economy AOI

Joliet: An Entertainment Hub

Located just Southwest of Chicago, Joliet is known as the fourth most largely populated city in Illinois and the most rapidly growing city in the entire Midwest. Established in the late 1800s and situated in Will County, the city spans a total area of 62.77 miles and extends into several different townships including Plainfield, Troy, [Read More]

March 29, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Locations, Will County
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