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Young Professionals Happy in the Windy City

May 17, 2013

Chicago real estate ranks for professionalsGreat news for Chicago residents: a new study from Forbes places Chicago as one of the best places for young professionals. Chicago came in at number four on the list, tied with Washington D.C. and San Diego, Calif. in a study compiled by CareerBliss.com.

The study on Forbes.com was based on analysis from more than 45,000 employee generated reviews between 2012 and 2013. Young professionals, defined by CareerBliss as employees with less than 10 years of experience in a full-time position, were asked to rate 10 key factors that affect workplace happiness. These factors had things that are on the mind of everyday career-minded workers, including work-life balance, one’s relationship with the boss and co-workers, the work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks and job autonomy. Chicago had a bliss score of 3.85, placing above Riverside, Calif., Philadelphia, Pa., Houston, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz. and Boston, Mass. on the list.

In addition to this high ranking in satisfaction, Chicago has a number of programs a wealth of homes that can appeal to young professionals and first-time homebuyers. From the Building Blocks Program to give down-payment and loan assistance to a home market ripe with deals, Chicago is a great choice for young professionals who want to put down roots in a city ready to nourish their focus to excel in business.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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