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Buying and renting in Boys Town

Buying and renting in Boys Town

"You would think that everybody's priced out of Boys Town, but the neighborhood is still home to a lot of affordable apartments," @properties agent ...
Five easy pieces: Monique Sandberg

Five easy pieces: Monique Sandberg

While making the rounds at Superior 110's brokers open house in River North last week, I found Prudential Rubloff agent Monique Sandberg. After talk ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: East Village

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: East Village

Between Division Street and Damen, Ashland and Grand avenues in the West Town community area, you'll find the East Village neighborhood. West Town's ...
Sheldon Good to auction 20 units at the Motor Row Lofts in the South Loop

Sheldon Good to auction 20 units at the Motor Row Lofts in the South Loop

On Nov. 15, loft lovers will have a chance to bid a piece of Chicago history when Sheldon Good & Company auctions 20 unsold units from the Moto ...
Buyers on the Lake View condo market

Buyers on the Lake View condo market

Sunday afternoon seemed like a good time to catch people walking the streets of Lake View in search of open houses. The sun was out, the marathon wa ...
Glasser promotes what others "critique"

Glasser promotes what others "critique"

Magellen Properties President Michael Glasser bought the domain name RogersPark.com fifteen years ago and continues to hone its function. While Roge ...
Boys Town basics with Bob Darrow

Boys Town basics with Bob Darrow

National Coming Out Day and the gay rights rally in Washington have both come and gone, but we're going to keep the spirit alive for the rest of the ...
Superior 110: Where brokers buy

Superior 110: Where brokers buy

On Tuesday I visited the brokers open house at Superior 110, the new high-rise at 110 W Superior St in River North. While I was there I asked sales ...

Yo in review: Oct. 4 – 10

Can't keep up with all of this week's YoChicago goodness? Here's a rundown of the stories you might have missed. A video interview with mortgage bro ...
Five easy pieces: James A. Horwath

Five easy pieces: James A. Horwath

During my visit to a brokers open house at Superior 110 on Tuesday evening, I met James A. Horwath of Prudential Rubloff. I asked if he would like t ...
Name the nabe of the scarlet steed

Name the nabe of the scarlet steed

Where in Chicago can you find this public-art pony? Be the first to name the neighborhood in the comments below and win a YoChicago yo-yo. ...

Fresh Horizon program connects buyers with discounted homes and financing deals

If you've spent much time browsing the Internet in search of deals on Chicago-area homes, you may have come across a few new Web sites promoting new f ...
Higher vacancy means higher density

Higher vacancy means higher density

Last week we read headlines about the extended downturn in the national rental market. Michael Glasser, founder of the Rogers Park Builders Group an ...
Preparing for changes in the FHA process

Preparing for changes in the FHA process

On Nov. 1, several changes to the FHA approval process will go into effect, including the elimination of spot approval for condos, the addition of t ...

A pro's POV: A home inspector's take on the market and construction issues

I'm running into more people buying foreclosures or distressed buildings than before -- situations where the previous owner can no longer afford their ...
Shark bites: taking hefty chomps out of three Gold Coast condos

Shark bites: taking hefty chomps out of three Gold Coast condos

Every week we scan Matt Garrison's CondoShark.com to check out the biggest price cuts on homes in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods. Here are jus ...
When Rogers Park was a dirty word

When Rogers Park was a dirty word

Michael Glasser of Magellen Properties was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group in the early '90s, when "Rogers Park was a ...
Five easy pieces: Laurie Kocal

Five easy pieces: Laurie Kocal

I met Laurie Kocal of Prudential Rubloff at a brokers open house at Superior 110 in River North on Wednesday evening, and asked her to take part in ...
The nearly news: a Rogers Park garden

The nearly news: a Rogers Park garden

Last weekend while touring Rogers Park open houses, I found this two-bedroom / one-bath condo resale that was completely rehabbed a year ago. Unit G ...
Following Francesca: Sweeping views from 600 North Fairbanks' southeast corner

Following Francesca: Sweeping views from 600 North Fairbanks' southeast corner

This two-bedroom condo on the southeast corner of 600 North Fairbanks boasts a curved wall of nine 7' x 10' windows, giving its owner a sweeping vie ...
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