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Monday as of May. 25 1:01 AM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on May 25, 2015, 6:01 am
Monday - Windy. Showers early with clearing later in the day. Thunder possible. High 82F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Special Statement - Expires: 10:00 PM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on May 24, 2015, 9:02 pm
Special Statement for Cook County in effect until 10:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
Is the party over for real estate investing? Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 22, 2015, 11:37 am
REITs have been one of the best performing assets since the recession. But now they're stalling.
Illinois Housing Market Swings into Spring GlobeSt.comPublished on May 22, 2015, 4:45 am

CHICAGO— The housing recovery continues with solid gains in prices and sales, and experts believe this should continue for at least the next three months.

Alter Group Fills Up Ex-Google Space GlobeSt.comPublished on May 22, 2015, 2:54 am

CHICAGO—The Alter Group seems like it has overcome the loss of Google from its 20 W. Kinzie building by signing a 105K lease with WeWork, a global operator of collaborative workspaces.

It's getting more expensive to be a renter Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 21, 2015, 6:59 pm
Rents increased 4% in April from last year while home values only rose 3% during the same time period.
This Texas ranch can be yours for just $725 million Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 21, 2015, 3:09 pm
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Panattoni Leases Up Roselle Space GlobeSt.comPublished on May 21, 2015, 6:35 am

CHICAGO—The new building could have been divided down to 30K square-foot spaces, but the developer now has one tenant that will occupy the entire building.

Housing Market Maintains Upward Momentum GlobeSt.comPublished on May 21, 2015, 5:19 am

CHICAGO—Both home sales and median values saw significant increases in April, after record gains in March.

MBRE Pays $131M for 9 Medical Buildings GlobeSt.comPublished on May 21, 2015, 3:10 am

CHICAGO—Physicians throughout the country are looking at the real estate they own and deciding it’s time to find out its value on the market.

... consultant's recommendations for improving downtown Milwaukee's economy. Hunden Strategic Partners, a Chicago real estate development consultant, says Milwaukee's downtown convention center needs to double its size for the city to remain competitive ...
Tom Negovan sells condo to ex-wife Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 20, 2015, 8:47 pm
Tom Negovan, WGN-Ch. 9 reporter and fill-in anchor, deeded a 12th-floor condo unit in a River North tower to his ex-wife, Chicago Sun-Times Splash magazine editor Susanna Negovan, for $565,000.






Gale Sayers, wife sell Chicago condo Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 20, 2015, 6:25 pm
Retired Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers and his wife, Ardie, on April 29 sold a two-bedroom, 1,225-square-foot condo on the Gold Coast for $395,000.






World's hottest luxury housing markets Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 20, 2015, 8:25 am
These 10 cities saw the highest price rises for prime residential real estate over the past 12 months.
OHL Signs for 541K in Romeoville GlobeSt.comPublished on May 20, 2015, 5:24 am

CHICAGO—Lease terms continue to favor industrial landlords in the Chicago area, especially for large, modern distribution spaces.

Hyde Park Ready to Hit National Stage GlobeSt.comPublished on May 20, 2015, 4:37 am

CHICAGO—Two new mixed-use projects by the University of Chicago are helping transform 53rd St. into a vibrant commercial corridor.

Lillibridge Portfolio on the Market GlobeSt.comPublished on May 19, 2015, 10:24 pm

CHICAGO—Fourteen assets totaling more than 1.2 million square feet from of one of the first MOB REITs, Lillibridge Health Trust, are back on the market.

Monaco real estate just had its hottest year ever Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 19, 2015, 12:08 pm
Rich Russians poured money into Monaco real estate last year, helping boost property transactions in the city state to a record high.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2015.
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $29 million in grants to help approximately 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.
New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on May 19, 2015, 8:31 am
Privately-owned housing starts in April 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,135,000. This is 20.2 percent (+/- 14.4%) above the revised March 2015 estimate of 944,000.

April 2015: +20.2 % change
March 2015 (r): +4.9* % change

2015 to See Uptick in Retail Trades GlobeSt.comPublished on May 19, 2015, 4:45 am

CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS—A tightened supply pipeline is pushing many investors to venture into riskier territory.

... Avenue from North Fourth to North Sixth streets, said Rob Hunden of Hunden Strategic Partners, a Chicago real estate development consultant. Hunden presented findings at the Monday luncheon from his firm's 199-page report for The Greater Milwaukee ...
Chicagoans Upbeat at ICSC Convention GlobeSt.comPublished on May 19, 2015, 2:09 am

CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS—Participants at the organization's RECon conference in Las Vegas say the level of activity reminds them of 2007.

What $2 million buys around the world Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 19, 2015, 2:00 am
A $2 million budget can mean a sprawling mansion or a one-bedroom apartment.
Sandy Alomar Jr. sells house in Bucktown Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 18, 2015, 2:20 pm
Retired Chicago White Sox catcher Sandy Alomar Jr., who now is the Cleveland Indians' first-base coach, on Friday sold his four-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot brick house in Bucktown for $1.4 million.






William Daley, wife sell condo Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 18, 2015, 2:15 pm
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House Chief of Staff William Daley and his wife on Friday sold their two-bedroom condominium unit in the Park Tower on North Michigan Avenue for $1.4 million.






WASHINGTON - In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $6 million to 29 public housing authorities to help fight crime and drug activities at their public housing properties.
Construction Starts on Vue53 in Hyde Park GlobeSt.comPublished on May 18, 2015, 5:54 am

CHICAGO—The mixed-use district on 53rd St. will broaden the scope of products and services available to the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities.

Actor Vince Vaughn has listed his three-bedroom town house in River North for $1.48 million.






Hey y'all! Paula Deen lists $12.5 million mansion Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 15, 2015, 5:07 pm
Paula Deen is selling her home as she tries to revive her career.
Local Drug Stores Bringing in Investors GlobeSt.comPublished on May 15, 2015, 3:54 am

CHICAGO—Brand-name drug stores like Walgreens and CVS are so popular with investors that even ones in tertiary markets attract multiple buyers.

Industrial Fundamentals Improve Across US GlobeSt.comPublished on May 15, 2015, 1:25 am

CHICAGO—User demand has pushed down vacancy rates in almost every US market and swelled the development pipeline in a select group of regions.

Assemble to Open New Shared Office GlobeSt.comPublished on May 14, 2015, 5:35 am

CHICAGO—The new location in the West Loop will feature 46 offices on the first floor of the historic Daniel Burnham building.

Northern Class A Becomes Landlord’s Market GlobeSt.comPublished on May 13, 2015, 11:58 pm

CHICAGO—Many of the suburban submarkets continue to struggle, but the best class A properties on the North Shore are in great demand.

Dover CEO buys Hinsdale mansion Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 13, 2015, 7:26 pm
The CEO of Dover Corp. last month paid $3.5 million for a five-bedroom, 7,400-square-foot mansion in Hinsdale.






London's luxury real estate gets election boost Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 13, 2015, 4:26 pm
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Lincoln Park mansion sells for $5.93 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 13, 2015, 3:33 pm
A newly built, seven-bedroom, 8,530-square-foot mansion in Lincoln Park sold last month for $5.93 million, the highest-priced home sale in that neighborhood in more than two years.






U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on May 13, 2015, 2:22 pm
The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$51.4 billion in March from -$35.9 billion in February (revised), as imports increased more than exports.

March 2015: -51.4° $ billion
February 2015 (r): -35.9° $ billion

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Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on May 13, 2015, 10:01 am
U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for March 2015 were $1,786.2 billion, up 0.1 (+/- 0.1%)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,309.7 billion, up 0.4 (+/-0.2%) from last month.

March 2015: +0.1* % change in Inventories
February 2015 (r): +0.2* % change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on May 13, 2015, 8:36 am
U.S. retail and food services sales for April were $436.8 billion, virtually unchanged (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

April 2015: 0.0 % change
March 2015 (r): +1.1 % change

... I love my animals. I use good judgement before killing any living thing. And remember, when it comes to Chicago real estate: it's only a 'buyer's market' if you're actually buying. DENNIS RODKIN, CHICAGO MAGAZINE: "This guy looks at even more ...
Former NBA star and Chicago native Juwan Howard on Monday finally sold his seven-room condominium unit on the 53rd floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago for $2.78 million, close to 21/2 years after he placed it on the market.






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Former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman, who last month sold his six-bedroom, 5,200-square-foot house in Winnetka for $3.35 million, has paid $625,000 for a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot brick town house in Glencoe.






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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is making more than $100 million in grants available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower income homes in order to protect young children from lead poisoning and other housing related health and safety hazardssuch as mold and moisture, radon, pests and other asthma triggers.
Gold Coast graystone listed for $7.98 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 7, 2015, 7:07 am
Former Chicago investment banker John Simpson last Friday listed his vintage, five-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot Gold Coast graystone-style house for $7.98 million.






Gold Coast graystone listed for $7.98 million Chicago WirePublished on May 7, 2015, 6:07 am
... company, Simpson paid $5.3 million in 2011 to buy the graystone from a group managed by Chicago real estate executive Phil Farley. Billionaire venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker had rented the graystone from 2007 to 2011, while work was being done on ...
Condo in Palmolive building listed for $8.9 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 6, 2015, 8:57 pm
A four-bedroom, 6,300-square-foot condo in the Palmolive building was listed last month for $8.9 million.






Mike Pyle, ex-Bears center, sells Glenview house Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on May 6, 2015, 7:41 pm
Former Chicago Bears center Mike Pyle, who was the captain of the Bears' 1963 NFL championship team, and his real estate agent wife, Candy, last month sold their three-bedroom, ranch-style house in Glenview, which they had on the market for $720,000.






A five-bedroom house in Hinsdale once owned by former Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Wolves defenseman Brent Sopel has gone under contract after being listed most recently for $1.5 million.






Here's what's driving up housing prices Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on May 4, 2015, 4:37 pm
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In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) embarked on a 10-year demonstration and research project called Moving to Opportunity (MTO). This experimental program wasdesigned to measure the long-term effects of moving families away from neighborhoods with deeply concentrated poverty to low-poverty environments and to gauge the impact these moves had on the overall well-being of these families. Today, the New York Times published an article on the research findings of Harvard University Professors Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren and Lawrence Katz, "The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children." This study relies upon HUD and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data to measure a number of the long-term outcomes of children in this demonstration who grew into adulthood. The authors found that, in fact, children who moved to low-poverty neighborhoods when they were young are doing better as adults, with significantly higher earnings and a greater likelihood of having attended college.
Construction Spending U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on May 1, 2015, 10:05 am
Total construction activity for March 2015 ($966.6 billion) was 0.6 percent (+/-1.3%)* below the revised February 2015 ($972.9 billion).

March 2015: -0.6* % change
February 2015 (r): +0.0* % change

... it would place on their ability to develop buildings. It's a tough call deciding what's hotter in Chicago real estate investment circles: the Fulton Market area or apartment construction throughout the city. It's a tough call deciding what's hotter ...
These are the most pet-friendly rental markets Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on April 30, 2015, 10:23 am
Pet owners' search for a rental unit can be tough, especially those with big dogs.
Former Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni has sold his three-bedroom town house in Northbrook for $500,000.






A five-bedroom, 9,200-square-foot house in Lincoln Park came on the market this month for $9.25 million.






Luxury Home Sales Rising in Chicagoland Chicago WirePublished on April 28, 2015, 11:00 pm
Latest RE/MAX luxury report shows a North Shore community with the highest number of luxury homes sold in first quarter of 2015. According to the latest RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate, luxury homes sold at a faster pace during the first quarter of 2015, January through March, than they did a year earlier in the seven-county area which includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.
... Markets do vary by location, price range and housing types. For more market statistics see my other Chicago Real Estate Market articles. For more information on the indices see S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices . Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has ...
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration announced today eight additional Promise Zones across the country, including six cities, one rural area, and one tribal community. Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the countryÂ’s most vulnerable areas.
Homeownership Rate U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on April 28, 2015, 10:03 am

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 1.1 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 64.8 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the rates in the first quarter 2014, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

1st Qtr 2015: +63.7 percent
1st Qtr 2014: +64.8 percent

Those in the market for a new condo in New York City next year can expect to pay more than $3 million.
Boeing's Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis A. Muilenburg and his wife have paid $2.66 million in a private, all-cash transaction for a 48th floor condominium unit in a 62-story tower on the New East Side.






A relic of old-school Chicago restaurants is being displaced by a new construction development. After a report this morning in Chicago Real Estate Daily, a spokesman for the kitschy '50s diner Ed Debevic's confirms that the restaurant will vacate its longtime home at 640 N. Wells Street at some point later this year.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $9.3 billion or 4.0 percent to $240.2 billion.

March 2015: +4.0° % change
February 2015 (r): -1.4° % change

John C. Bowling, the longtime president of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, has paid $2 million for a two-bedroom, 2,146-square-foot condominium unit on the 46th floor of the Trump International Hotel






New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on April 23, 2015, 10:01 am
Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This is 11.4 percent (+/- 18.6%)* below the revised February 2015 estimate of 543,000.

March 2015: -11.4* % change
February 2015 (r): +5.6* % change

Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on April 22, 2015, 9:39 pm
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88,000 apply to get in this 'poor door' Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on April 21, 2015, 8:23 pm
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Retired Chicago White Sox catcher Sandy Alomar Jr., now the Cleveland Indians' first-base coach, is asking $1.43 million for his four-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot brick house in Bucktown.






Mystery buyer pays $7 million for Wilmette house Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on April 21, 2015, 3:11 pm
A mystery buyer paid $7 million March 31 for a two-story, 4,934-square-foot house on Lake Michigan in Wilmette.






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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson on Thursday sold his four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot town house in River West for $1.7 million.






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9 W Walton Condos Chicago WirePublished on April 15, 2015, 6:22 am
... al Estate 773-793-4516 737 N Michigan Ave 1800, Chicago, IL 60611 fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com 2006 Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine "[this] site has many of the features that characterize the best real estate blogs"
Lawyer answers most common buyer and seller questions about residential and commercial property transactions and closings CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2015 / Danielle Colyer, partner at Colyer ...
CHICAGO, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- March went out with a roar from the worldwide RE/MAX network, which announced that it is now 100,000 agents strong.  It reached that mark with a boost from four Chicago real estate brokers who joined local RE/MAX offices as March ended. Mark Sannita of RE/MAX Excels in Geneva, Ill., and Mary Kay Wright of RE/MAX All Pro in Bloomingdale, Ill. Like Myles ...
It took Blackstone Group LP less than four weeks after an approach from General Electric Co to clinch the biggest real estate deal since the financial crisis. After the Wall Street meltdown, U.S. regulators slapped rules on banks and other financial institutions aimed at curbing their risk taking. These requirements, including more burdensome capital requirements and the hiring of additional ...
Condos on the road back Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on April 4, 2015, 11:15 pm
Keith Montgomery, treasurer for the Garden Walk Condominium Association in Bradenton, stands outside of the condo complex that was almost taken over by the state.
It's a tough call deciding what's hotter in Chicago real estate investment circles: the Fulton Market area or apartment construction throughout the city. The Chicago-based company behind the Flats Chicago microunits is largely cashing out of Fulton Market commercial investments it made just in the past year.
Case-Shiller Chicago Condo Index up 4.1% Chicago WirePublished on March 31, 2015, 3:04 pm
... Markets do vary by location, price range and housing types. For more market statistics see my other Chicago Real Estate Market articles. For more information on the indices see S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices . Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has ...
CHICAGO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the metropolitan Chicago real estate market moves quickly toward the busy spring season for home sales, RE/MAX brokers across the area have a firmly upbeat outlook.  They expect 2015 to generate more home sales and higher home values than were seen in 2014. The median sales price for homes in the Chicago metro area in 2014 was $195,000, or 9 percent ...
Old Esquire Theater sells for $176M Chicago WirePublished on March 27, 2015, 10:51 pm
... worth as much as $10 billion. His net worth is $67.7 billion, according to Forbes. The firm has bought Chicago real estate before. Several years ago Ponte Gadea paid $350 million for 730-750 N. Michigan Ave., a prime block that includes Tiffany's, ...
Interview with Frugal Muse Owner Paul Garrison, Part I Chicago WirePublished on March 24, 2015, 1:48 pm
... colleges throughout Chicagoland, and before that I was an office manager (read "wage monkey") for a Chicago real estate auction company. Question : What did you study in school? Answer : I'd taken a crummy job as an inside salesperson at a nearby ...
Quarterly Financial Report - Retail Trade U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 24, 2015, 9:24 am
After-tax profits for retail corporations with assets of $50 million and over were $23.8 billion for the fourth quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending January 31, 2015), up $7.4 (+/- 0.2) billion from third quarter 2014 (the 3 months ending October 31, 2014).

4th Qtr 2014: +7.4 $ billion
3rd Qtr 2014 (r): -4.3 $ billion

CHICAGO, Ill. -- via PRWEB - PeerRealty, the Midwest's premier real estate crowdfunding platform and one of the participants in the elmspring accelerator, is announcing the opening of a $1 million offering. ...
Tribune Media may be closing in on a redevelopment partner for vacant industrial property it owns along the Chicago River.
Willis Tower Sells for $1.3B Chicago WirePublished on March 17, 2015, 8:04 am
... a potential buyer. Blackstone is best known in Chicago for buying a portfolio of properties assembled by Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell. Blackstone's purchase of Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion in 2007 was the largest private ...
It’s not just the changing of the guard at Willis (né Sears) Tower. The first quarter of 2015 has been a turbulent time for trophy towers and other notable structures throughout Chicago’s built environment.
Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion to Blackstone Group Chicago WirePublished on March 16, 2015, 4:26 pm
... a potential buyer. Blackstone is best known in Chicago for buying a portfolio of properties assembled by Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell. Blackstone's purchase of Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion in 2007 was the largest private ...
... buyer. The firm perhaps is best known in Chicago for buying a portfolio of properties assembled by Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell . Blackstone's purchase of Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion in 2007 was the largest private equity ...
Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 11, 2015, 10:05 am
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the estimate of U.S. information sector revenue for the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $334.0 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent (+/- 0.6%) from the third quarter of 2014.

4th Qtr 2014: +1.4 % change
3rd Qtr 2014 (r): +0.8* % change

LISLE, Ill., March 9, 2015 -- The City of Chicago and Elevate Energy are partnering with Midwest Real Estate Data , Chicagoland's multiple listing service , to offer the first-ever Chicago Energy eCompliance Brokerage Challenge. The Challenge will recognize brokerages in Chicago that adopt MRED's Energy Cost Disclosure tool and automate their listing process by preparing an energy cost disclosure report online, with up-to-the-moment data.
Palmolive 1 bedroom condo sale set record in 2014 Chicago WirePublished on March 9, 2015, 6:51 am
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U.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for resi... Chicago WirePublished on March 6, 2015, 7:01 pm
... the Hermosa section in December 2014 was $325,900, up 126 percent over the previous year, according to Chicago real estate data. Lucy Gomez-Feliciano owns a house one block from the 606 and says her Logan Square Neighborhood Association is ...
What will your monthly mortgage payment be? Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 2, 2015, 3:53 pm
In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.
2013 Characteristics of New Housing U.S. Census Bureau News - HousingPublished on June 2, 2014, 8:14 pm
Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures in the four U.S. regions. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of exterior wall material, the buyer's ...
2013 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics U.S. Census Bureau News - HousingPublished on February 27, 2014, 2:56 pm
These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually. Homeownership rates are also tabulated by age of householder for the U.S. and regions ...
Real Estate Markets in Illinois and Chicago Remain in Crisis ... the housing crisis brought on by the 2008 collapse of real estate prices continues to ...
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Real Estate; Wonderwall; Horoscopes; Shopping; Yellow Pages; Local Edition; Traffic; Feedback; ... a Chicago real estate developer and fast-food ...
Real estate 87-year-old woman loses to Donald Trump in civil case; target Reuters sources: Other US retailers victims of cyberattacks; detroit-auto-show ...
Michael Jordan's custom home up for auction - NBC News.com Chicago Real Estate on MSNBC.comPublished on January 4, 2014, 11:48 am
Real estate Michael Jordan's custom home up for auction; gmo Original Cheerios to go GMO-free; light-bulbs Stockpilers take dim view of new bulb ban
A new housing brief from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that median home values in many small counties across the nation held steady after the most recent recession, while values in large counties declined. These findings come from the Census Bureau’s brief, Home Value and Homeownership Rates: Recession and ...
Los propietarios de viviendas en el área metropolitana de Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, pagaron una mediana de $149,000 por sus viviendas, según una reseña de la Encuesta sobre la Vivienda Estadounidense 2011 que se dio a conocer hoy. La mediana del precio de compra de las viviendas construidas en los últimos ...
Los propietarios de viviendas en el área metropolitana de Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, pagaron una mediana de $171,000 por sus viviendas, según una reseña de la Encuesta sobre la Vivienda Estadounidense 2011 que se dio a conocer hoy. La mediana del precio de compra de las viviendas construidas en los últimos ...
The nation's elementary-secondary public school systems spent an average of $10,615 per pupil in fiscal year 2010, up 1.1 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. District of Columbia public schools spent $18,667 per student in 2010, which is the most of ...
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Five Misconceptions about Buying a New-Construction Home HousingNewswire.com: Chicago housing newsPublished on February 17, 2012, 10:49 am
Feb. 17, 2012. If you are in the market to buy a home this spring, Wheaton-based J. Lawrence Homes wants to clear up five common misconceptions about buying a new-construction...
Feb. 16, 2012. An affiliate of the Belgravia planned for a 12-month sellout last April when it acquired 11 unsold condominiums at 23 N Aberdeen in Chicago's West Loop. Four mo...
235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own program in the Loop HousingNewswire.com: Chicago housing newsPublished on February 15, 2012, 4:13 pm
Feb. 15, 2012. 235 Van Buren, a striking new Ralph Johnson-designed 46-story condominium in the Loop, is launching a rent-to-own program on selected units, as detailed in this...
Jan. 23, 2012. If your plans for the New Year include a new home, you’re in good company, according to a Yahoo Real Estate poll released last month, which reports four out of ...
2012 Board of Commissioners Meetings CPD Park Updates feedPublished on December 21, 2011, 5:00 pm
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Museum Free Days 2011
Museums throughout the city waive their general admittance fee on varying days of the week.
Nature in Chicago Digital Photo Contest CPD Park Updates feedPublished on September 28, 2011, 5:00 pm
Nature in Chicago Digital Photo Contest
Calling all nature loving photographers. Submit your photos to this contest.
Museums in the Parks CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on May 15, 2011, 5:00 pm
Museums in the Parks
Visit one of the 10 amazing museums in the parks!
Arts Partners in Residence CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on May 14, 2011, 5:00 pm
Arts Partners in Residence
This program provides space to artists/arts organizations in exchange for arts programming.
The Adler Planetarium CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on January 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
The Adler Planetarium
Field Trips to the Adler are out of this world!
Lincoln Park Zoo CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on January 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
Lincoln Park Zoo
Explore the countless contributions that shape Lincoln Park Zoo
The Shedd Aquarium CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on January 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
The Shedd Aquarium
Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium.
Hyatt union workers to vote on whether to strike ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 9:34 pm
(Crain’s) — Union workers at local Hyatt hotels will take part in a strike authorization vote Thursday, nearly 11 months after the expiration of their last labor contract. Unite Here Local 1 and Hyatt Hotels Corp. have “made very little progress since we began negotiating (a new contract) ...
Sheraton Chicago lands $158-million refinancing loan ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 6:44 pm
(Crain’s) — The owner of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers has refinanced the riverside property with a $158.2-million loan from Goldman Sachs & Co., another sign that money is flowing back into the rebounding hotel sector. The owner of the 1,209-room hotel, Tishman Hotel & Realty L.P., had ...
Block 37 hit with new foreclosure suit ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:21 pm
(Crain’s) — Joseph Freed & Associates LLC faces a new foreclosure lawsuit at Block 37. U.S. Bank is seeking $16.75 million from Freed entities related to a mortgage the bank made in 2007 for the planned two-tower residential and hotel portion of the development at State and Randolph streets. ...
(Crain’s) — Investors looking for signs that South Loop land prices have stabilized didn’t find one at an auction Tuesday of a prominent South Michigan Avenue development site overlooking along Grant Park. An affiliate of First American Bank prevailed in the auction of the vacant property ...
(Crain’s) — Distribution giant U.S. Foodservice Inc. has purchased almost 50 acres in Aurora, a site big enough for a warehouse of about 1 million square feet, larger than any industrial building developed locally since 2008. Rosemont-based U.S. Foodservice, the biggest privately held ...
Apartment tower slated for River North ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:07 pm
(Crain’s) — AMLI Residential Partners LLC plans to build a 49-story apartment tower in River North after striking a deal with developer Albert Friedman. Chicago-based AMLI signed a 100-year lease on a 12,617-square foot site on the southeast corner of Clark and Hubbard streets, property ...
Target gets big discount on Near West Side land ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:02 pm
(Crain’s) — Target Corp., the retail giant renowned for its cheap-chic sensibilities, apparently knows about discount real estate, too. The Minneapolis-based company paid $9.3 million for a roughly four-acre site on the Near West Side, not even half what the previous owners paid for the ...
(Crain’s) — In a sign of just how good it is to be a suburban office tenant these days, a Career Education Corp. school cut its rent by more than 30% at a Hoffman Estates building while slashing its space and extending the lease for two years. American Intercontinental University Inc. is ...
Florsheim Mansion for sale The founder of Round Table Group Inc., an expert-witness search and referral firm, is asking $2.5 million for his Gold Coast home, known as the Florsheim Mansion. The curved brick residence at 1328 N. State Parkway was designed by Andrew Rebori, a prominent Chicago ...
Closer highlights for July 27 ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:57 pm
Sales A venture affiliated with Chicago-based Wells Street Cos. bought the River North building at 415 N. Dearborn St. for $4.65 million in a sale/leaseback with Sullivan’s Steakhouse. The seller was a venture of Southlake, Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which operates 20 ...
Pritzker Realty in East Coast apartment joint venture ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:50 pm
(Crain’s) — Pritzker Realty Group is teaming up with a Maryland real estate firm to buy and develop apartments on the East Coast. Pritzker Realty has formed a $75-million joint venture with Bozzuto Group, a suburban Washington, D.C., investor, that will seek acquisition and development ...
Local Case-Shiller index up for 2nd straight month ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:26 pm
(Crain’s) — An index of local home prices rose in May for the second straight month as federal tax incentives pulled more buyers into the market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of Chicago-area single-family home prices rose 1.2% from April to May, but was still 1.5% lower than it ...
The real estate market is so bad even kings are facing foreclosure. Two banks have filed suits totaling $5.5 million against properties controlled by Rudy Acosta III, including the controversial "castle" built on the Northwest Side by the real estate developer and hip-hop music producer known as ...
Real estate Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 5, 2010, 8:00 am
Find out how much someone making minimum wage would have to work to secure affordable housing in the Chicago area. Also, learn more about the state of the office market and the North side v. South side retail battle. View the full PDF ©2010 by Crain Communications Inc.
Betting on The Donald paid off for most of the buyers who've resold their condos since the Trump Tower opened more than two years ago. The gamble hasn't worked out as well for Mr. Trump.
William Alston of Niles covers the market on his own Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 28, 2010, 8:00 am
Joseph Pickett, a 51-year-old civil engineer who works for Abbott Laboratories, was shopping for a home earlier this year close to Notre Dame High School in Niles, where his son will be a junior this fall. His real estate agent, William Alston, found him a three-bedroom tri-level two blocks away ...
Sara Benson likes to say that you will never find her face on a billboard. You will find her darting around downtown Chicago, from one client to the next. Ms. Benson, 48, is president and managing broker of Benson Stanley Realty Inc., her two-person firm with partner Dan Kligerman, run out of a ...
David Schwartz, 46, is co-founder and managing member of Waterton Associates LLC, the real estate investment firm whose properties include Presidential Towers. His view: On his Kindle: "Too Big to Fail," Andrew Ross Sorkin's exposé of the 2008 financial crisis. Recent fiction focuses on ...
Real-estate agents serve ever-narrower niche markets Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 28, 2010, 8:00 am
Some real estate companies are homing in on narrow niches to stand out in a tough economy. Thomas Brown, of New Urban Property Services LLC in the West Loop, lists only homes clustered around mass-transit stops. "We've designed a database that takes condos and houses in the Multiple Listing ...
In west suburban Hinsdale, a town of 18,000, a string of independent boutiques and restaurants suggests that residents like the local touch. But in the real estate market, franchises such as Coldwell Banker and ERA have made a dent by staffing offices with legions of sales reps and discounting ...
Steve Khoshabe sold his mortgage firm for a rich price near the peak of the housing boom. Now he's looking to cash in on the bust. Mr. Khoshabe's Speedwagon Properties bought 103 condominiums this month in a River North tower after the previous owners' conversion from apartments stalled. The ...
The residential real estate market has been in tatters for several years now, but some top agents have held their own and even flourished. How are they doing it?
Homeownership hits eight-year low Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 21, 2010, 8:00 am
Homeownership in the Chicago area plunged in the first quarter to its lowest level in almost eight years, erasing the dream that many achieved during the housing boom but could not hold onto. The percentage of people who own their own homes fell to 67.4% during the first quarter, from 69.0% in ...
Qataris Continue London Buying Spree RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 18, 2010, 9:52 am
Barwa said it will buy Park House development in London's fashionable West End district for $369 million, as Qatari investors continue to snap up prime real estate in the city.
Apartment Leases, Rentals Pick Up RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 16, 2010, 9:23 am
Some of the nation's largest apartment-building landlords are reporting that rent declines have stopped and some are even boasting modest increases.
Oil Spill Delivers Recovery Setback RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 16, 2010, 9:19 am
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is imperiling billions of dollars of commercial real-estate investments with potentially grave repercussions for developers, lenders and investors.
Dallas Condo Project: Exception to the Slump RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 15, 2010, 9:28 pm
Developers will start construction later this month on a long-planned luxury high-rise condominium in Dallas, an unusual example of new development for a sector that was battered by the housing bust.
St. Joe's Gulf Presence Not a Plus RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 15, 2010, 7:43 pm
Prominent Florida Panhandle landowner St. Joe has seen its stock pummeled on concern that the oil spill could cut into its tourism business.
Readers respond: Real estate crash hits home Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 14, 2010, 8:00 am
Here's what readers of ChicagoBusiness.com said about "Real estate crash: Now it's personal" (Crain's, June 7). Unless developers knew this was coming five years prior, any assets they could have transferred will be reversed. Aside from that, the biggest culprit in the entire history is our ...
Economists say growth in the local economy could slow by as much as half, mostly due to the dissipation in federal stimulus spending.
Occupancies, rents looking up in downtown Chicago Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 31, 2010, 8:00 am
A construction wave coupled with 11.2% unemployment would normally make life miserable for apartment owners, but downtown landlords are holding up well. The occupancy rate for top-tier downtown apartment buildings rose to 93.6% in the first quarter, up from 91.4% in the fourth quarter and 90.9% ...
Lincoln Park elite want developer to get a heart Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 31, 2010, 8:00 am
A development plan for the former site of Lincoln Park Hospital is radicalizing residents in the exclusive neighborhood just east of Oz Park's Tin Man. It's like a protest zone, with homes proudly displaying signs reading "No High Rise No Retail at L.P. Hospital." Homeowners have spoken out at ...
Daley says no property tax hike Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 25, 2010, 3:58 pm
(AP) — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley says he won't propose increasing property taxes in next year's budget. Daley made that pledge Tuesday during an appearance before the City Club of Chicago. Daley says the city's revenues have seen some increase but it's hardly enough to qualify as an ...
(Crain's) — The Pioneer Press weekly newspapers in suburban Chicago this week begin running real estate sections produced by Blockshopper LLC. The papers’ Chicago parent, Sun-Times Media Group Inc., on Thursday will add the new Blockshopper sections in a few key markets that the paper ...
This Old House honors Chicago bungalow belt neighborhood Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on February 18, 2010, 12:10 pm
(AP) — A Chicago neighborhood filled with historic bungalows and tree-lined streets has landed on a best-of list by This Old House magazine. The magazine lists North Mayfair on the city's Northwest Side as one of the best "old-house neighborhoods" in the U.S. and Canada. North Mayfair ...
Illinois to use mortgage database licensing system Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on December 30, 2009, 11:36 am
(AP) — Illinois is embracing a licensing database that officials say will help ensure the competency of mortgage loan professionals. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said it'll start to use the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System for license applications ...
(Crain’s) — Bruce Gottschall, who helped start what has become the city’s largest housing counseling agency, is stepping down as its executive director after 35 years. Mr. Gottschall began Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago in 1975. He will retire on Dec. 15. “It feels like ...
Amcore put on the clock by regulators Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on November 10, 2009, 11:25 am
(Crain’s) — Federal regulators have rejected Amcore Financial Inc.’s plan to raise capital, giving the troubled Rockford-based lender a month to raise the needed money or sell. Amcore has until Dec. 4 to submit a new plan to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency under ...
USG loss casts pall over housing market outlook Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 21, 2009, 10:44 am
(Reuters) — Building products maker USG Corp. reported a larger quarterly loss on Wednesday and said the near-term outlook remains weak, sending its shares down more than 8 percent. The result is another sign the housing construction industry has yet to fully right itself after collapsing ...
Key ShoreBank executive leaves lender Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 9, 2009, 1:32 pm
(Crain’s) — The veteran ShoreBank executive in charge of the lender’s signature loans to apartment rehabbers — the portfolio whose success largely created the community bank’s national reputation for profiting while lending in low-income neighborhoods — has left the bank. James ...
Capone's hideout sells for $2.6 million Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 8, 2009, 12:34 pm
(AP) — The former northern Wisconsin hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone has sold for $2.6 million to the bank that foreclosed on the property. Margie Schull of the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says Chippewa Valley Bank was the only bidder during a five-minute sheriff's sale on the ...
Capone's Wisc. hideout up for auction Thursday Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 8, 2009, 9:37 am
(AP) — The former northern Wisconsin hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone goes on the auction block Thursday. A bank foreclosed on the 407-acre wooded site and a sheriff's sale takes place on the steps of the Sawyer County Courthouse in Hayward. Chippewa Valley Bank says the starting bid ...
Illinois earns 'C' for financial instability Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on September 22, 2009, 11:36 am
(AP) — If Illinois had parents, they wouldn't be too happy with the state's economic grade card. An advocacy group, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, gave the state an overall 'C' grade in its annual assessment of financial stability in all 50 U.S. states. Illinois fared better ...
Winner or loser: Credit cards Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects credit card interest rates.
Winner or loser: Auto loans Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects auto loan rates.
Winner or loser: Mortgage shopper Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects mortgage shoppers and ARM holders.
Winner or loser: Home equity loans Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects home equity loans and lines of credit.
Civic Fed frowns on city’s Olympic Village plans Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on August 26, 2009, 4:22 pm
(Crain’s) — The Civic Federation has come out with a report that generally supports Mayor Richard M. Daley’s bid for the 2016 Olympics — with the exception of the development of the Olympic Village. In a long-awaited report issued Wednesday, the tax policy group notes that the Olympic ...
Home equity can be used to buy car Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 31, 2009, 5:00 am
Home equity products can be used to fund a car purchase. But there are risks for the homeowner.
Debt forgiveness for homeowners? Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on July 30, 2009, 5:00 am
Researchers say debt forgiveness is the only way to fix the housing crisis. But will it?
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 30, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
U.S. homes sales up for 3rd straight month Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 23, 2009, 1:01 pm
(AP) — Signaling a housing recovery is under way in much of the country, sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June. The National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday that home sales rose 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million last month, ...
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 23, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
State debuts new-homebuyers help Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 22, 2009, 7:01 pm
(Crain’s) — First-time homebuyers scrambling for a down payment can now get a financial boost from the state. The Illinois Housing Development Authority program rolled out its Illinois Home Start Loan Program Wednesday. It provides qualifying homebuyers with a 30-year fixed-rate FHA loan ...
Fixed-rate loan can cut risk Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 21, 2009, 5:00 am
With interest rates likely to rise, locking into a fixed-rate loan may make sense right now.
Chicago Community Trust beats $1M fundraising target Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 20, 2009, 4:10 pm
(Crain’s) — The Chicago Community Trust announced it surpassed a $1-million target to provide funds for shelters and pantries that have been overwhelmed by soaring demand. In an initiative launched late last year, the community foundation raised $1.3 million for its Unity Challenge ...
Mortgage mods for profit Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 20, 2009, 5:00 am
Mortgage rates have held fairly steady since the middle of last week.
A successful MHA refi Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 17, 2009, 5:00 am
A note, sent yesterday, from a reader named Matthew.
Wrong-headed regulators Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 16, 2009, 5:00 am
I have an article up today -- "Want to refinance? Know the details" -- in which I describe the Home Affordable Refinance program as confusing.
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 16, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
Rate trends and firecrackers Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 14, 2009, 5:00 am
A reader named Cindy asks: "Are mortgage rates predicted to go down next week? What things should I be considering before going ahead?"
Foreclosures? Let 'em rent Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 13, 2009, 5:00 am
In response to my blog post from last week, "Theodicy and mortgages," Michael Hilmen writes about artificially high home prices.
Weekly Rate Summary: July 02, 2009 (week ending) Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market SurveyPublished on July 2, 2009, 10:48 am
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