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A double-digit increase in the city’s condo market

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The third quarter of 2012 was a good one in the city’s condo market: sales volume increased by almost 12%, and median selling prices by almost 11% over the previous quarter. It was the second straight quarter in which both those measures increased by double digits. The median selling price of a condominium or townhome ...

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Posted by Jeff Baird on November 5, 2012
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City puts vacant lots up for bid

46th & Greenwood, Chicago

The City’s Department of Housing and Economic Development announced that it is accepting sealed bids for four parcels of vacant land on the South Side. Minimum bid prices range from $1,920 to $34,800, and bids are due by April 13. The highest-priced parcel is 4515 S Greenwood, a 55 x 198 lot zoned RT-4. It’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 14, 2012

Chicago wants to sell you some vacant land

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We normally see only a few items each week in the RSS feeds we monitor from the City of Chicago’s various departments. Perhaps it’s merely coincidental, but on mayoral inauguration we found 50 items to review. We’ve linked a number of them at our News page, where we summarize the latest from the 100s of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 16, 2011