Author: Joe Zekas

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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 ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See more in the Ravenswood photo gallery. ...

Wednesday, Wednesday, is Yo Chicago rents day

The Web makes it easy to waste time. Today's time-waster: counting the occurrence in Craigslist ads of the words Chicago apartment-seekers love to he ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See more in the Bronzeville photo gallery. ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, the ugly building blues day

It's not the ugliest building we've seen lately, and it's only truly ugly in context, but it does have the virtue of being close at hand (right ar ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

And here's what happened when some newlyweds surfaced in April, 2003. Photo by Joeff Davis. ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Lincoln Park photo gallery. ...

A death sentence for taggers?

Uh, you might want to move your spray paint to your trunk, and put a newspaper over it, before you park your car in West Walker, a part of the city th ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Wicker Park, Bronzeville and Ravenswood (samples below). Wicker Park Bronzeville ...

Where crime is almost fun

If you haven't been to ChicagoCrime.org, go there now and check out your street and neighborhood. This innovative site plots recent crimes in Chicago ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's West Loop photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's Edgewater photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

The alley behind The Alley on Clark Street. See dozens more in YoChicago's Lake View photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...

Targeting Chicago's dumbest borrowers

It's not as if mortgage lenders need much help in targeting understanding-challenged borrowers, but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professio ...

Sets my sleaze-o-meter racing

I have a finely-tuned sleaze-o-meter that easily jumps past the redline. One mortgage broker's radio commercial sends my sleaze-o racing from word on ...
Yuppies have murals, too

Yuppies have murals, too

This one is in the part of Humboldt Park that some are trying to annex as West Bucktown. Goats have interesting ways of marking their turf. The ph ...
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