Unexpectedly Good News for New Construction

So, right after builders tell us that their confidence is low regarding newly built homes, word comes that new construction in August hit its highest level in four months. The Commerce Department reported today that construction of new homes jumped a much-better-than-expected 10.5 percent in August from July to its best month since April. In [Read More]

September 21, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Single Family Homes

Hiring Help For Your Chicago Home? Find Out If You’ll Owe Taxes

With the housecleaning, the lawn mowing, the leaf raking and the snow shoveling, work on your Chicago home never ends. Sometimes, you just have to hire someone to help get it done. Or if you’re doing all the work yourself, chances are you’re going to need to hire a sitter sometimes so you can get [Read More]

September 21, 2010 | Author: Carol Morgan | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Conference in Chicago Examines Bug Problem

I recently told you that Chicago was #5 on a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities in the nation. At least we’re not bedbug central. Chicago will be bedbug central starting today when the first annual BedBug University: North American Summit comes to town. Hosted by Bedbug Central, the two-day conference, which is being [Read More]

September 21, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, In the Burbs

Former White Sox Player Selling his Orland Park Digs

A former Chicago White Sox baseball player has lowered the price of his impressive piece of Chicago real estate. Dan Pasqua is asking $1,595,000 for his Orland Park mansion. The 9,554-square-foot home, built in 1991 at 45 Silo Ridge in the southwest suburb, went through an extensive renovation in 2006. Pasqua purchased the residence in [Read More]

September 20, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Single Family Homes

Free Fireplaces Just in Time for Fall

Are you in the market for an affordable Richmond new home? Do you want a FREE fireplace with your new home? Now that is it getting cold out, Gerstad Builders is offering homeowners at The Trail at Pheasant Ridge a way to keep warm this fall. When you buy a Gerstad Home in this community [Read More]

September 20, 2010 | Author: Gerstad Builders | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Locations, McHenry County, Single Family Homes

Builder Confidence Too Low For Comfort

Well, at least it didn’t get worse. Last month, builder confidence in new home construction hit its lowest level in 18 months, and this month, it stayed the same. According to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was at 13 [Read More]

September 20, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Single Family Homes
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