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Esquire Theater sold for $176 million Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on March 27, 2015, 7:43 pm
The former Esquire Theater, home to an upscale steakhouse and luxury designers, has been sold to a Spanish investor with an appetite for fast fashion.
Friday as of Mar. 27 1:39 PM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on March 27, 2015, 6:39 pm
Friday - Sun and clouds mixed. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Special Statement - Expires: 9:30 AM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on March 27, 2015, 10:55 am
Special Statement for Cook County in effect until 9:30 AM CDT on March 27, 2015
Maines Paper Signs for 234K in NW Suburbs GlobeSt.comPublished on March 27, 2015, 6:25 am
CHICAGO--The Central DuPage area has tightened up considerably in the past year and a lot of space is returning to the market.
Fifield Buys Burnham's 600 W. Jackson GlobeSt.comPublished on March 27, 2015, 4:55 am
CHICAGO--After several years of developing transformational apartment towers in the West Loop, the company has jumped into the creative office space.
It's getting harder to afford a home Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 26, 2015, 2:26 pm
Home price appreciation has been outpacing wage growth in the last two years , which means it's getting harder to afford buying a home.
Ind. Deals Getting Scarce in Seller's Market GlobeSt.comPublished on March 26, 2015, 3:12 am
CHICAGO--The rise of Chicago's industrial market has brought in a vast amount of capital, says Podolsky|Circle principal Corey B. Chase, and it's getting harder to find deals.
McShane Chosen for Bronzeville Center GlobeSt.comPublished on March 26, 2015, 1:15 am
CHICAGO--The two-story recreation center at Ellis Park is being developed through a joint effort of the city of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools.
Warning signs in the housing market Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 25, 2015, 9:05 pm
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4 reasons to sell your home now Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 25, 2015, 5:43 pm
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Rogers Park road rage caught on camera Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on March 25, 2015, 5:39 pm
A man kicks at a moving car as it repeatedly slams into his vehicle in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. Surveillance video captured the road rage incident last week.
Nothing to Fear in Rising Interest Rates GlobeSt.comPublished on March 25, 2015, 5:13 pm
CHICAGO--In fact, despite certain cautionary predictions, GE Capital's Debbie Riley sees little to worry over for the foreseeable future. And yes, that includes the coming wall of CMBS maturities.
Michael Golden, co-founder of real estate brokerage @properties, and his wife have paid nearly $3.8 million for a five-bedroom home on Lake Michigan in Winnetka.






The four-bedroom, contemporary-style home in Lincoln Park that Chicago architect Bruce Graham designed and built for himself in 1968 has been listed for $3.8 million.






Rent vs. buy vs. live with mom and dad Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 25, 2015, 2:10 pm
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Former Chicago Bears cornerback Jerry Azumah on Monday listed his three-bedroom, 4,060-square-foot town house in River North for $1.7 million.






McShane Hires Food Industry Specialist GlobeSt.comPublished on March 24, 2015, 3:04 pm
ROSEMONT, IL--Food industry veteran Charlie Stone will provide business development and strategic leadership for construction firm's growing portfolio of food and beverage assignments.
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 ...
Lombard Office Property Trades GlobeSt.comPublished on March 24, 2015, 12:10 pm
LOMBARD, IL--Bradford Allen represented the buyer in the deal for a 52,564 square foot suburban class B building, and has also secured the leasing and property management assignment.
CHICAGO--Renovations will begin this spring with work planned for the lobby and facade retail levels of the Central Loop property. at 203 N. LaSalle.
New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 24, 2015, 10:01 am
Sales of new single-family houses in February 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000. This is 7.8 percent (+/- 15.2%)* above the revised January 2015 estimate of 500,000.

February 2015: +7.8* % change
January 2015 (r): +4.4* % change

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

Illinois Home Prices Surge 13.1% GlobeSt.comPublished on March 24, 2015, 5:10 am
CHICAGO--Lower inventories and relatively short time it takes to sell a home indicate that the housing market is robust entering into the spring season.
Next Realty Buys $27M in Grocery Centers GlobeSt.comPublished on March 23, 2015, 2:59 am
CHICAGO--As the capital markets continue to strengthen, investments in centers that have strong grocery anchor tenants have become more attractive.
CBD Direct Vacancy Steadily Declining GlobeSt.comPublished on March 23, 2015, 2:37 am
CHICAGO--The first quarter leasing activity was somewhat subdued, but rental rates keep increasing.
Chicagoan tower sold for $104 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 20, 2015, 2:58 pm
The Chicagoan, the 37-story, 221-unit rental apartment tower at 750 N. Rush St. in River North, has been sold to Chicago-based Planned Property Management for $104 million, according to a news release.






Look what these homes are hiding Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 20, 2015, 2:33 pm
Whether they are for storage, work, security or just plain fun -- home owners are adding secret rooms to their construction plans.
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. ...
Investors Don't Fear Vacancies GlobeSt.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 11:34 pm
CHICAGO--The sale of 311 W. Monroe in the home city of Transwestern's Gary Nussbaum illustrates the point that investors are taking on more risk--even when it means largely-vacant properties.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester has paid $3.8 million for a five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot house on the North Side, according to sources close to the deal.






The company that owns Yellow Cab filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, less than nine hours after a Cook County jury awarded $25.9 million in damages to a Chicago lawyer severely injured in a Yellow Cab accident.
What an interest rate increase means for real people Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 10:47 am
Life is about to get better for savers and a little harder for borrowers.
Developing Buildings, Developing Brands GlobeSt.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 7:16 am
CHICAGO--Matt Garrison's R2 is led by people who have succeeded in other sectors – a core team of natural problem solvers and risk takers who can crack the code of new development with capital and a hacker's creativity.
Lincoln Park mansion sells for $3.7 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 7:04 am
A five-bedroom mansion in Lincoln Park sold this month for $3.65 million, fetching one of the highest prices for property so far this year in Chicago.






Retired Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster has one fewer Lakeview-area house in his portfolio.






Lincoln Park house sells for $4.3 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 7:04 am
A six-bedroom, 6,290-square-foot house in Lincoln Park sold last week for $4.3 million, the second-highest price paid for a Chicago home this year.






RE Developers Look for Transit Input GlobeSt.comPublished on March 19, 2015, 6:15 am
CHICAGO--The University of Illinois just released a study showing that transit projects in the city might be better funded if officials coordinated planning with Chicago's real estate development community.
Yellow Cab bankruptcy prompted by $26M lawsuit verdict Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on March 19, 2015, 12:43 am
The Yellow Cab Company filed for bankruptcy just hours after it was ordered to pay $26 million for an accident that left a man with permanent brain damage.
Tribune Media may be closing in on a redevelopment partner for vacant industrial property it owns along the Chicago River.
Cubs' Jason Hammel buys house on Chicago's North Side Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 18, 2015, 8:03 pm
Jason Hammel, a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, has paid more than $2 million for a two-story house on the North Side.






Six attorneys at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been selected for several of Law360’s editorial advisory boards. (PRWeb March 18, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12592813.htm
CHICAGO, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Title II of the Jobs Act removed the ban on general solicitation; issuers of debt and equity securities can now advertise directly to investors. Without the expensive middlemen, both companies and investors see larger returns on their...
Nipoti Buys Suburban Kohl's GlobeSt.comPublished on March 18, 2015, 6:00 am
CHICAGO--The company bought it as part of a 1031 exchange and plans to hold the property indefinitely.
Hancock Building Could Lose Its Signature Name Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on March 17, 2015, 9:52 pm
Could the John Hancock be losing its “signature” too? That is the scoop Michael Sneed posed in a column that ran Monday, just days after the announcement of Willis Towers' sale. [ more › ]
New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 17, 2015, 8:32 am
Privately-owned housing starts in February 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000. This is 17.0 percent (+/- 9.5%) below the revised January 2015 estimate of 1,081,000.

February 2015: -17.0 % change
January 2015 (r): 0.0* % change

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.
Worst cities to be a renter Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 16, 2015, 9:26 pm
Rents nationwide have increased 15% over the past five years, while household income is up only 11%, according to a new report.
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 ...
Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly sells Lakeview home Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 13, 2015, 3:13 pm
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly on Thursday sold his six-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot house just west of Wrigley Field in Lakeview for $1.84 million, more than four years after he first tried to sell it.






Cleveland's rents soar ahead of Republican convention Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 13, 2015, 10:53 am
When the politicians move into downtown Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention next summer, many residents will be moving out -- and renting their homes for more than 10 times the normal cost.
Andy Roddick: Safe investments can be sexy Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 12, 2015, 11:17 am
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Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 12, 2015, 10:01 am
U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for January 2015 were $1,761.7 billion, virtually unchanged (+/- 0.1%)* from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,302.5 billion, down 2.0 percent (+/-0.2%) from last month.

January 2015: 0.0* % change in Inventories
December 2014 (r): 0.0* % change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 12, 2015, 8:33 am
U.S. retail and food services sales for February were $437.0 billion, a decrease of 0.6 percent (+/-0.5%) from the previous month.

February 2015: -0.6 % change
January 2015 (r): -0.8 % change

Jennifer Pritzker pays $1.7 million for Evanston house Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 11, 2015, 8:34 pm
Chicago billionaire Jennifer Pritzker, who has spent $75 million buying more than 35 Chicago-area properties, has paid $1.7 million to buy a home near Northwestern University in Evanston from former Illinois Attorney General Ty Fahner.






Gold Coast row house listed for $2.5 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 11, 2015, 7:24 pm
A four-bedroom, 19th-century stone Gold Coast row house designed by architect John Wellborn Root is available for $2.5 million.






WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will take the next step toward an exploratory grant program to assist low-income victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS. HUD released a notice of intent to fund demonstration projects focused on helping this population. The Department shared the announcement today at a White House event to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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

Blackhawks' Hjalmarsson lists River West town house Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 10, 2015, 5:43 pm
Chicago Blackhawks player Niklas Hjalmarsson on Monday listed his four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot town house in River West for $1.7 million.






A 290-unit apartment complex in the burgeoning South Park district of downtown Los Angeles has sold for $200 million to a Chicago real estate investment trust.
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.
LISLE, Ill. -- The City of Chicago and Elevate Energy are partnering with Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), to offer the first-ever Chicago Energy eCompliance ...
Palmolive 1 bedroom condo sale set record in 2014 Chicago WirePublished on March 9, 2015, 6:51 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"
... Rosenthal ) 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 ...
David Hasselhoff's mansion on sale for $2.3 million Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 7, 2015, 12:26 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 ...
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 6, 2015, 8:32 am
The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services increased to -$41.8 billion in January from -$45.6 billion in December (revised), as imports decreased more than exports.

January 2015: -41.8° $ billion
December 2014 (r): -45.6° $ billion

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 5, 2015, 10:10 am
New orders for manufactured goods in January decreased $0.9 billion or 0.2 percent to $470.0 billion.

January 2015: -0.2° % change
December 2014 (r): -3.5° % change

The 'Starbucks effect': Higher home prices Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 4, 2015, 10:25 pm
The value of homes within a quarter-mile of a Starbucks rise faster than those that aren't, according to real estate research group Zillow.
Veteran lobbyist William Filan has paid $2.37 million for a six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot brick house in West Lakeview.






Harpo Studios to close in December, official says Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 4, 2015, 1:29 am
It's a wrap for Harpo Studios in Chicago.






Trestman's Winnetka house goes under contract Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 3, 2015, 9:10 pm
Former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has found a buyer for his six-bedroom, 5,200-square-foot mansion in Winnetka, which is listed for $3.5 million.






Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on March 3, 2015, 6:42 pm
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Andy Shaw sells Lincoln Park mansion for $2.1 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on March 3, 2015, 5:40 pm
Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw on Monday sold his eight-bedroom Lincoln Park mansion for $2.1 million after having listed it on and off for almost eight years.






CHICAGO, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South Street Capital, a Chicago based real estate firm, announced that it is changing its name to R2 Companies effective today. The company will continue to be led ...
WASHINGTON - To help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies.
Construction Spending U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on March 2, 2015, 10:03 am
Total construction activity for January 2015 ($971.4 billion) was 1.1 percent (+/-1.2%)* below the revised December 2014 ($982.0 billion).

January 2015: -1.1* % change
December 2014 (r): +0.8* % change

Like many cities, New York doesn't have enough units to house its residents -- especially those at lower income levels. Here's how the city is working to solve the problem.
American Homeowner Preservation announced today that it will sponsor RealCap Chicago II real estate crowdfunding conference on April 16, 2015. American Homeowner Preservation will sponsor the second edition of RealCap Chicago real estate crowdfunding conference on April 16. Presented by The Soho Loft Media Group, RealCap Chicago II: Introducing Online Capital To Real Estate Entrepreneurs will bring together representatives from the industry's leading real estate crowdfunding platforms with real estate entrepreneurs, including developers and investors.
4 trends popping up in high-end kitchens Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 27, 2015, 2:58 pm
Here's what luxury homeowners are adding to their kitchens.
WASHINGTON - Four student-led teams from universities across the country are among the finalists selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a competition to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing design and planning.
Bears' Matt Forte lists Mettawa mansion for $1.6 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on February 26, 2015, 9:14 pm
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte last week listed his five-bedroom, 6,062-square-foot mansion in north suburban Mettawa for $1.6 million.






A land trust whose beneficiary hasn't been disclosed paid $11 million over the past several months to buy two houses on the same lakefront block in Wilmette.






WASHINGTON - In an effort to help public housing residents find job opportunities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $36 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.
Streeterville penthouse to list for $12.9 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on February 25, 2015, 7:27 pm
A two-story, 9,300-square-foot penthouse condominium in Streeterville is about to come on the market for $12.9 million, which will make it one of the highest-priced condo listings in the city.






Case-Shiller Chicago Index Finishes 2014 Up 1.4% Chicago WirePublished on February 24, 2015, 3:13 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 ...
Home prices gain, but recovery is 'faltering' Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 24, 2015, 2:47 pm
Home prices climbed 4.5% in 2014, according to the closely-watched S&P Case/Shiller index of prices in 20 major U.S. cities.
What you need to earn to buy a home in 27 cities Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 24, 2015, 12:58 pm
To afford a home in Pittsburgh, you'll need to earn just under $32,000 a year. But if you want a place of your own in San Francisco, you'll need to earn more than four times that amount.
No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 21, 2015, 12:55 am
The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. According to San Francisco animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA, there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets due to an inability to find pet-friendly housing.
How to buy a home when you can't afford it Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on February 20, 2015, 5:29 pm
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Condos Near Whole Foods in Streeterville Chicago WirePublished on February 9, 2015, 7:20 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"
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.
Homeownership Rate U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on January 29, 2015, 10:22 am

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2014 was 64.0 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the fourth quarter 2013 rate of 65.2 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were lower than the rates in the fourth quarter 2013, while the rate in the West was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

4th Qtr 2014: +64.0 percent
4th Qtr 2013: +65.2 percent

The luxury home segment in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market moved to higher ground in 2014. Both total transactions and the median sales price increased, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate, a periodic analysis of $1-million-plus home sales in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
... 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"
In addition to doing daily quick hits and updates on new developments, we often reflect on major events, changes and happenings through maps , feature posts and tours . And while a map of highrises currently under construction may not get as many views as say photos of Jonathan Toews' new Lincoln Park home , these items are crucial for anyone looking to get the bigger picture of the Chicago real estate scene.
Billionaire CEO Ken Griffin , leader of the global asset management company Citadel, is doing some end-of-year asset managing of his own, snapping up the entire 37th floor of the Waldorf Astoria building for $13.3M , the Tribune reports . Griffin's big residential buy ranks second in stratospheric Chicago real estate sales for 2014, behind Sanjay Shah's $17M Trump Tower penthouse purchase , but hopefully his two full-floor penthouses in the nearby Park Tower serve as consolation.
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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Michael Jordan's custom home up for auction - NBC News.com Chicago Real Estate on MSNBC.comPublished on January 4, 2014, 11:48 am
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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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List of Contractors - 475 Report - December 2011
List of vendors receiving $10,000 or more in any 12 month period over the past four years.
2012 Budget CPD Park Updates feedPublished on November 23, 2011, 5:00 pm
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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
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Museums in the Parks CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on May 15, 2011, 5:00 pm
Museums in the Parks
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Arts Partners in Residence CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on May 14, 2011, 5:00 pm
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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
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The Shedd Aquarium CPD Home Page Events feedPublished on January 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
The Shedd Aquarium
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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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