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Tuesday as of Jul. 22 10:00 PM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on July 23, 2014, 3:00 am
Tuesday - Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Beach Hazard Statement - Expires: 10:00 AM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on July 23, 2014, 1:55 am
Beach Hazard Statement for Cook County in effect until 10:00 AM CDT on July 24, 2014
Monthly sales of existing homes in the Chicago area failed to beat their year-ago comparisons for the  sixth consecutive month in June, but median prices continued their string of gains.






Top Inland Official Retires Again GlobeSt.comPublished on July 22, 2014, 4:32 am
OAK BROOK, IL--After helping Inland during its merger with Kite Realty, Brian Conlon will retire for a second time.
Goldman Provides $265M Loan for Marriott GlobeSt.comPublished on July 22, 2014, 2:10 am
CHICAGO--The downtown hotel was refinanced with a non-recourse, LIBOR-based floating rate loan.
Ridge to Break Ground on 1.7M Facility GlobeSt.comPublished on July 22, 2014, 1:02 am
CHICAGO--In this UPDATE , this Wednesday Ridge Development will break ground on its new facility, the largest development of its kind this year, that Michelin will occupy on completion.
Bear Kyle Long buys $1.35M house in Lake Forest Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 6:25 pm
Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long, who won a Pro Bowl selection earlier this year after his rookie season, last month paid $1.35 million for a five-bedroom brick Georgian-style house in Lake Forest.






Riverview West condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on July 21, 2014, 6:26 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"
Principle Starts St. Charles Crane Bldg. GlobeSt.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 2:12 am
CHICAGO--The company will demolish a portion of the existing pre-cast concrete facility to make way for a new two-bay crane building.
Partnership agreement requires documentation Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 1:41 am
Q: I have a condo and have paid about 50 percent of the mortgage. My sister has offered to pay off my mortgage, but if she does, I want to put her on the title as co-owner.






A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S. Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 1:20 am
Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people:
Cavalcade of Homes staging a comeback Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 1:08 am
After a five-year hiatus, the Cavalcade of Homes is returning to the Chicago area.






Management can ban unit owners from office Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 1:03 am
Q: Contemporaneous with the turnover of our condominium board and replacement of our on-site property manager, certain unit owners and former board members have been banned from the management office. The banned individuals have not been subjected to any rule violation hearing. This action has intimidated other unit owners from contacting the property manager with their concerns and inquiries. Is the board acting within its powers?






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A deep divide over condo foreclosure bill Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 21, 2014, 12:43 am
An Illinois bill awaiting the governor's signature or veto has deeply divided a constituency with a shared goal: getting new owners into foreclosed condominiums.






Mainstreet Sets Crowdfunding Record GlobeSt.comPublished on July 20, 2014, 11:45 pm
CARMEL, IN--An increasing number of developers are considering crowdfunding as a source for capital, and one of the top developers of long-term care tells GlobeSt.com that the technique will now be in its "toolbox."
It was 2010 and the property investors at KBS Realty in Newport Beach were seeking assets for their freshly funded KBS Trust II, a real estate investment trust.
How do you make a killing in the property game? Buy when others don't want real estate.
Loop condo prices up 9.3% in Q2 Chicago WirePublished on July 18, 2014, 7:53 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"
C&W Leases up Carol Stream Industrial GlobeSt.comPublished on July 18, 2014, 7:24 am
CHICAGO--Diamond Marketing took nearly 200K, one of the largest leases in the submarket this year.
Anthem Memory Coming to Chicago GlobeSt.comPublished on July 18, 2014, 3:44 am
CHICAGO--The Oregon-based provider of assisted living says its just the first of many facilities they will develop in the Chicago area.
Sterling Bay Expanding Into Midwest GlobeSt.comPublished on July 18, 2014, 12:07 am
CHICAGO--In this UPDATE , the developer primarily known for its work on the Near West Side says its new partnership with J.P. Morgan will help complete its Chicago portfolio, but also allow for an expansion into other Midwest cities.
Home features for which buyers will sacrifice location Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on July 17, 2014, 11:16 pm
Are the days of "location, location, location" over for today's homebuyers? It may depend on home features
Mansions for under $1 million Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 17, 2014, 11:09 pm
Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.
Related development would include 400 apartments, 100 condominiums, 900 underground parking spaces and a 70,000-square-foot public park

A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by notable architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand and Peshtigo by Related Midwest, which has been on a development hot streak for the past few years in Chicago.






CBRE Acquires US Equities Chicago WirePublished on July 17, 2014, 1:13 pm
... The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 'With today's announcement, we are re-defining excellence in Chicago real estate services,' said Chris Connelly , executive managing director of the Chicago region for CBRE. 'We're bringing together two of ...
New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 17, 2014, 8:31 am
Privately-owned housing starts in June 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000. This is 9.3 percent (+/- 10.3%)* below the revised May 2014 estimate of 985,000.

June 2014: -9.3* % change
May 2014 (r): -7.3* % change

Sterling and J.P Morgan Form JV GlobeSt.comPublished on July 17, 2014, 6:08 am
CHICAGO--The Chicago developer will contribute some of the properties it has bought in the Fulton Market area and J.P. Morgan will co-invest and co-develop the properties.
Elite Street: Ryan Dempster sells rental property Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 17, 2014, 5:00 am
Former Cubs pitcher gets $1.77 million for Lakeview house

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday sold a five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in the Lakeview neighborhood for $1.77 million. Public records do not identify the buyer.






CBRE Acquires US Equities GlobeSt.comPublished on July 17, 2014, 4:16 am
CHICAGO--The Los Angeles-based global firm has deepened its presence in the Chicago area by combining with a prestigious local provider.
U.S. Equities Realty, LLC Joins CBRE Group, Inc. Chicago WirePublished on July 16, 2014, 10:06 pm
... Nike, Verizon and Crate & Barrel. "With today's announcement, we are re-defining excellence in Chicago real estate services," said Chris Connelly, Executive Managing Director, Chicago Region, CBRE. "We're bringing together two of Chicago's most ...
DANVERS, MA--Commercial real estate financing company Walker & Dunlop Inc. reports it provided $70.5 million in financing for the acquisition of Avalon Danvers apartment complex here by The DSF Group.
U.S. Equities Realty, LLC Joins CBRE Group, Inc. Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on July 16, 2014, 9:30 pm
CBRE Group, Inc. and U.S. Equities Realty, LLC today announced that the companies will combine their Chicago area operations. The transaction brings together CBRE’s global leadership and expertise across markets and business lines with U.S.
Lincoln Park co-op lists for $10.75 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 16, 2014, 6:10 pm
A four-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot co-op unit overlooking Lincoln Park was listed on Tuesday for $10.75 million.






2020 N Lincoln Park West condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on July 16, 2014, 5:05 pm
... Real Estate 773-680-1703 2762 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60614 marykaye.buettgen@bairdwarner.com 2006 Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine "[this] site has many of the features that characterize the best real estate blogs"
Conor Commercial, Metlife Start 1M-SF Spec GlobeSt.comPublished on July 16, 2014, 2:50 pm
REDLANDS, CA--The single- or multi-tenant industrial facility will represent the largest industrial building available for lease within Southern California's Redlands/San Bernardino area.
JLL Hires Five from DTZ GlobeSt.comPublished on July 16, 2014, 7:27 am
CHICAGO--Veteran brokers Todd Mintz, Jeff Miller, Andy Strand, Kyle Harding and Jay Heald join JLL's tenant representation team in Chicago.
RE/MAX brokerages based in Naperville, Gurnee and Orland Park, Ill., are among the 50 most productive in the nation based on home sales data in the prestigious 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey. They are the only brokerages in the Chicago area to qualify. (PRWeb July 15, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12019522.htm
Tribune Co. sets newspaper spin-off for Aug 4 Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on July 15, 2014, 8:11 pm
US media conglomerate Tribune Co. on Tuesday approved the spin-off of its newspaper division -- including the big Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune dailies -- for August 4.
Tribune Co. sets newspaper spinoff for August 4 Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on July 15, 2014, 6:09 pm
New York (AFP) - US media conglomerate Tribune Co. on Tuesday approved the spinoff of its newspaper division -- including the big Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune dailies -- for August 4.
JLL Snags Healthcare Project-Management Firm GlobeSt.comPublished on July 15, 2014, 2:06 pm
SAN CLEMENTE, CA--The acquisition of CLEO Construction Management comes as health systems seek more-comprehensive outsourcing services from their real estate partners, says CLEO principal Jeff Fyffe.
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 15, 2014, 10:04 am
U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for May 2014 were $1,737.4 billion, up 0.5 percent (+/-0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were 1,343.3 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/-0.2%) from last month.

May 2014: +0.5 % change in Inventories
April 2014 (r): +0.6 % change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 15, 2014, 8:43 am
U.S. retail and food services sales for June reached $439.9 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

June 2014: +0.2* % change
May 2014 (r): +0.5 % change

Rogalla Joins GlenStar as Principal GlobeSt.comPublished on July 15, 2014, 6:31 am
CHICAGO--The 30-year veteran was most recently the president of Chicago-based Origin Capital Partners and will help the company expand in Chicago industrials and the Southeast and Southwest.
CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX brokerages based in Naperville, Gurnee and Orland Park, Ill., are among the 50 most productive in the nation based on home sales data in the prestigious 2014 ...
Former Bears' punter sells Libertyville home Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 5:23 pm
Former Chicago Bears punter Adam Podlesh has sold his five-bedroom, 4,248-square-foot house in Libertyville for $879,500.






Exercising your right of first refusal, offer Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
Q: What is a right of first refusal? We are tenants and want to buy the property but our landlord says we can only have a right of first refusal. Does this help or hurt us?






What you can buy for $300,000 in Chicago Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 12:12 pm
If you've been yearning for a private oasis or a hangout for your children or grandchildren, the swimming pools with these vintage Chicago homes fill the bill. The single-family homes cost about $300,000.






Condo board can't avoid holding election meeting Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 11:27 am
Q: I live in a condominium with a five-person board. Over the past several months, three board members have resigned. When the board tried to appoint directors to fill the vacancies, at least 25 percent of the unit owners petitioned the board to call an election to fill the vacancies per the Condominium Act.






New tools to power up your house hunt Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 11:23 am
If you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention. The industry is engaged in an endless, competitive frenzy of developing apps and website features intended to get you across the threshold of your dream home — or at the very least, to help put you inside the car of your friendly neighborhood real estate agent.






Best places for vacation home deals Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 11:15 am
Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the best places to find a bargain.
Downtown homes for sale up 15% in Q2 Chicago WirePublished on July 14, 2014, 6:31 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"
About a third of homeowners in the Chicago area and just more than half of renters are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.






6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 10, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Mortgage rates make a slight shuffle Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 10, 2014, 2:21 pm
Average fixed mortgage rates pretty much danced in place this week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.






Actress, among 'SNL' vets in area, pays $185K for Evanston unit

Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston.






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House hunting? Download these apps first Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 8, 2014, 2:11 pm
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Housing market is a 'crapshoot' Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 7, 2014, 5:55 pm
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Time to downsize? Not for baby boomers Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 6, 2014, 4:32 pm
The baby boomer who's itching to ditch the responsibility of a single-family home and move into an apartment – now, there's a relatively rare bird.






Do words prevail over numbers in real estate deals? Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 6, 2014, 4:26 pm
Q: We signed a contract to buy a condominium. The sales price was $370,000.






In the summer, there's one natural attraction that makes certain Chicago-area properties a coveted part of the real estate scene: water.






Builders, lenders try new tactics to lure buyers Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 6, 2014, 3:57 pm
The housing market's recovery has lost some of its frenzy, but dynamics still at work in the market — a lack of inventory, short market times and worries about mortgage qualifications — are creating opportunities for companies eager to capture buyers' attention.






Understanding reserve and operating accounts Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 6, 2014, 3:28 pm
Well-run community associations keep two pots of money. One is the operating account, used for the day-to-day costs of running the association and maintaining the property. The other is the reserve account, which is earmarked for the repair and replacement of big-ticket common elements.






Adult-only swim hours won't hold water Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on July 6, 2014, 3:23 pm
Q: We live in a large condominium association that includes a pool.






Best markets to become a landlord Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 3, 2014, 7:07 pm
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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 3, 2014, 8:31 am
The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services increased to -$44.4 billion in May from -$47.0 billion in April (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

May 2014: -44.4° $ billion
April 2014 (r): -47.0° $ billion

Shopping for million-dollar homes comes with perks Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 2, 2014, 9:33 pm
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Construction Spending U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 1, 2014, 10:05 am
Total construction activity for May 2014 ($956.1 billion) was 0.1 percent (+/-1.6%)* above the revised April 2014 ($955.1 billion).

May 2014: +0.1* % change
April 2014 (r): +0.8* % change

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Columbus, Ohio today to announce that four communities will receive a combined $119.7 million to redevelop severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas. HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grants to stakeholder groups in Columbus, Ohio; Norwalk, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in order to begin the process of transforming, rehabilitating and preserving public housing and privately owned HUD-assisted housing.
Millennial-driven housing boom seen on the horizon Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 27, 2014, 2:45 pm
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10 Most Stressed Out Cities Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 25, 2014, 12:25 pm
From sky-high rents and gridlocked traffic to widespread poverty and unemployment, residents in these cities have a lot to stress about.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $2.4 billion or 1.0 percent to $238.0 billion.

May 2014: -1.0° % change
April 2014 (r): +0.8° % change

Home prices jump nearly 11% in April Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 24, 2014, 2:36 pm
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For 1Q14, Anixter's results beat on earnings, but missed on revenue.
New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on June 24, 2014, 10:01 am
Sales of new single-family houses in May 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000. This is 18.6 percent (+/- 17.3%) above the revised April 2014 estimate of 425,000.

May 2014: +18.6 % change
April 2014 (r): +3.7* % change

The riskiest spots in the U.S. Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 20, 2014, 12:39 am
What are the chances your home will get damaged by a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or fire? RealtyTrac crunched the data in more than 3,000 counties nationwide to find out.
Damaged home? How to get an insurer to pay up Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 20, 2014, 12:17 am
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Which natural disaster will likely destroy your home? Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 20, 2014, 12:16 am
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WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country (see attached chart). Provided through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published a Mortgagee Letter today reminding lenders participating in the agency's Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program to make certain senior borrowers are fully informed of all their options when applying for reverse mortgages. FHA's Mortgagee Letter also reinforces the agency's prohibition against misleading or deceptive advertising and that this prohibition extends to misleading or deceptive descriptions of the HECM program.
More homeowners becoming landlords Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 17, 2014, 3:00 pm
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How to win a bidding war on a home Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 13, 2014, 11:50 am
In many hot housing markets, bidding wars have been breaking out on a regular basis -- and some house hunters are getting beaten out time and again. Here are some tips to come out a winner.
For sale: Dream beach homes Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 13, 2014, 11:40 am
Want an over-the-top summer place of your very own? These luxury homes are in some of the hottest beach destinations in the U.S. -- and the deals on these places can't be beat.
Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on June 11, 2014, 10:00 am
U.S. Information sector revenue for the first quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $330.0 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent (+/- 0.8) from the fourth quarter of 2013.

1st Qtr 2014: +1.1 % change
4th Qtr 2013 (r): +2.0 % change

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $140.2 billion for the first quarter of 2014, down $17.9 (+/- 0.3) billion from fourth quarter of 2013.

1st Qtr 2014: -17.9 $ billion
4th Qtr 2013 (r): +8.9 $ billion

America's homes are bigger than ever Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 5, 2014, 5:20 pm
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Owning a home no longer the American Dream Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 4, 2014, 11:05 am
Even though a majority of Americans still desire to own a home, they are losing faith in homeownership as a key to prosperity.
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 ...
... start in January and February, the market for homes selling for $1 million or more in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market moved at a more relaxed pace during March and April, according to the bi-monthly RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real ...
New South Loop condos invite you to stop renting Chicago WirePublished on May 30, 2014, 6:23 am
Rents in top-tier downtown Chicago apartment buildings surged in the first quarter of the year, up 7.6% over the previous quarter, according to a recent Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily report .
Million-dollar sales up 21% in Chicago through April Chicago WirePublished on May 30, 2014, 6:22 am
... start in January and February, the market for homes selling for $1 million or more in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market moved at a more relaxed pace during March and April , according to the bi-monthly RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real ...
... start in January and February, the market for homes selling for $1 million or more in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market moved at a more relaxed pace during March and April, according to the bi-monthly RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real ...
... units in the Near North Side ZIP Codes (60610, 60611 and 60654) fell 17% from the month-ago level. Chicago Real Estate Daily recently reported that rents and occupancy levels surged in high-end downtown buildings during the first quarter of this ...
Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Related Midwest has selected "renowned New York architect Robert A.M. Stern" to design a high-rise on a site at the southwest corner of Peshtigo Ct and Grand Ave. Crain's notes that "Mr. Stern's firm has never designed a high-rise built in Chicago."
Chicago real estate developments Chicago WirePublished on April 30, 2014, 11:08 pm
In the 1900s, Chicago became the center of operations for seven real estate associations.
The 2014 RISMedia Power Broker Report named eight RE/MAX brokerages in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market as among the top performing firms across the United States.
Homeownership Rate U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on April 29, 2014, 10:02 am

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2014 was 64.8 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the first quarter 2013 rate of 65.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

1st Qtr 2014: +64.8* percent
1st Qtr 2013: +65.0 percent

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 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 ...
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Museum Free Days 2011 CPD Park Updates feedPublished on October 18, 2011, 5:00 pm
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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