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Remembering Dempsey Travis

Remembering Dempsey Travis

The Tribune is reporting that Dempsey Travis, one of Chicago's most accomplished real estate developers, died in his home today, at the age of 89. ...
Congrats to Joeff Davis

Congrats to Joeff Davis

We were saddened several years back when our longtime photographer, Joeff Davis, headed for Atlanta and a position with the Creative Loafing chain o ...
Assessing the "progress" of some of Chicago's mixed-income developments

Assessing the "progress" of some of Chicago's mixed-income developments

In an effort to see how well some of the city's mixed-income developments that are part of the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation a ...
A video tour of Echelon at K Station

A video tour of Echelon at K Station

During our visit to Echelon at K Station on Wednesday Joe and I were able to shoot some video of the lounge area in the entrance of the building, as ...
Levin to auction condos, single-family homes at Metro Place, Enclave at Galewood Crossings

Levin to auction condos, single-family homes at Metro Place, Enclave at Galewood Crossings

Few sales events catch the public's attention right now as well as big closeout and foreclosure auctions, so it's no surprise that Rick Levin & As ...
Is it the season of the first-time homebuyer?

Is it the season of the first-time homebuyer?

It may seem counterintuitive to say that right now is one of the best times for a first-time buyer to step into the ownership game. With most banks st ...
A driving tour of Pilsen

A driving tour of Pilsen

Joe Askins and I took a driving tour around Pilsen after having a look at Belgravia Group's Union Row townhome development last Friday. A neighborho ...
Deal of the day: Fletcher Row offering six months of principal and interest payments

Deal of the day: Fletcher Row offering six months of principal and interest payments

According to a report in today's Chicago Tribune, Fletcher Row, a 20-unit townhouse development at 2424 W Fletcher Ave in Hamlin Park, is offering buy ...
Twelve take part in $15K new home grant

Twelve take part in $15K new home grant

A dozen local homebuyers took advantage of the $15,000 grant provided by a partnership between the City of Chicago and the Partnership for New Commu ...

Price reduction in East Garfield Park

We normally cover only new construction, but thought you might like a look at a low-budget resale. At 209 S. Whipple, in East Garfield Park, you'll f ...
Deal of the day: Partnership boosts bonus for buying at five developments

Deal of the day: Partnership boosts bonus for buying at five developments

Since September, the City of Chicago and the Partnership for New Communities have offered $10,000 grants to buyers at select developments throughout ...
Deal of the day: Winthrop Properties offers lease buyouts to new Printers Corner buyers

Deal of the day: Winthrop Properties offers lease buyouts to new Printers Corner buyers

So you like the idea of moving out of your apartment and into a new condo, but you can't take the plunge until you get out of your lease. What do yo ...

Meet our guest authors

You may have noticed some new posts from Realtor Eric Rojas, a regular Yo reader and commenter who's no stranger to real-estate blogging. We've invite ...
Price reduction on 1426 Irving Park's last condo

Price reduction on 1426 Irving Park's last condo

We first wrote about this nine-unit development at 1426 W Irving Park Rd in West Graceland back in 2007, but there's still one available condo. Accord ...
Deal of the day: Price cuts at 5430 Sheridan

Deal of the day: Price cuts at 5430 Sheridan

In an effort to unload the final half-dozen homes in 5430 Sheridan, Bluewater Companies has again changed the sales staff for the Edgewater mid-rise, ...
Deal of the day: American Invsco offering parking buyback deal at Ontario Place

Deal of the day: American Invsco offering parking buyback deal at Ontario Place

Back in 2007, American Invsco was offering a free parking incentive at The Private Residences at Ontario Place, the 467-unit conversion tower at 1 E E ...
From Farwell at the Lake to the park and the lake

From Farwell at the Lake to the park and the lake

There's a good reason why the gut-rehab at 1125 W Farwell Ave is named Farwell at the Lake: The only things that stand between it and Lake Michigan ...
Printers Corner offering six months free or rate buydowns on 19 remaining condos

Printers Corner offering six months free or rate buydowns on 19 remaining condos

With 80 percent of its homes sold and its condo association meeting for the first time next week, it would be easy to file Winthrop Properties' Printe ...
Dan McLean: no walled fortresses

Dan McLean: no walled fortresses

It's safe to say that no single individual has had more impact on the course of development in the western stretches of Lincoln Park than MCL C ...
Price reductions at The Catalina in Lincoln Park

Price reductions at The Catalina in Lincoln Park

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were giving The Catalina, 2524 - 2530 N Ashland Ave, its formal introduction to the Yo community. Now, jus ...
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