Author: Joe Zekas

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Friday, Friday, is why-oh-why-oh-way day?

Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar? Tell me why oh why. Why don't apartment rental services run exact addresses in their ads? That question has a co ...
Affordable condos in Barrington? That Barrington?

Affordable condos in Barrington? That Barrington?

"Affordable" and "Barrington" aren't words you usually hear in the same sentence, but come on, the help's gotta live somewhere, right? It ain't the p ...
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Your hedge funds have gone over the edge. You're forced to downsize. Suck it up and consider a penthouse at The Pinnacle. At about 5,500 square ...

Wednesday, Wednesday is Yo Chicago rents day

It all sounds too good to be true. Awesome units. Great locations. Granite. In-unit washers / dryers, disposals, etc. etc. etc. in most of the units ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Sushi Samba Rio Photo by Joeff Davis ...

Bronzeville playing at a Web site near you

Brad Inman's latest venture, Inman Stories, brings you "spaces, places and faces" from around the real estate business. We just noticed the video on ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

I'll always think of him as Charlie Trasher, and I'll never eat at his restaurant - even contemplating it gives me the trots. It's easy to see th ...

Gentrifying very, very, very, very slowly

A lot of Wikipedia's write-ups about Chicago neighborhoods don't have much more to offer than a good laugh. We're not much inclined to laugh at illite ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's hot-off-the-Web-press Albany Park photo gallery. ...
Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

We confess. We did it. We stole today's tag line from the old Second City, which never got around to trademarking it. Winter days are perfect for ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's hot-off-the-Web-press Hyde Park photo gallery. ...

A home expo in Edgewater

The Edgewater Beach Neighbors Association and North Community Bank are hosting a home expo next Saturday featuring 4 hours of free informative seminar ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Uptown, Near north side and East Rogers Park (samples below). Uptown Near north ...

Friday, Friday is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why can't a bird eat an elephant? Why oh why oh why? Chicago's Planning Commission has signed off on a 245-unit development for an 8-acre site at 250 ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Near north side photo gallery. ...

Zillow is a must see

If the site isn't down - it's been hammered by heavy demand since its launch — check out Zillow.com. Among other things, this much-anticipated ...

Try it. You will like it.

Every successful neighborhood is successful, to an extent that would surprise most of its residents, because of the efforts of small groups of committ ...
Thursday, Thursday, Yo's it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, Yo's it could be worse day

Yes, it can always be worse. $10,624,000 will get you 7,880 square feet of two-level penthouse at the Palmolive Building, but no help — no ...
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