Tag: Matt Garrison

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It’s easier to get a loan on a large office building than a home

It’s easier to get a loan on a large office building than a home

Before Matt Garrison left the residential real estate business to wholesale electric power and invest in commercial properties, he was one of our ...
Seventy percent of the market anchored in 2007 prices?

Seventy percent of the market anchored in 2007 prices?

Coldwell Banker's Matt Garrison is one of my "go-to guys" for information on the mid- to higher reaches of the north side market. Earlier today, M ...

Quote: ‘On fire’ in 2011

We are officially on fire with over 18 closed and pending YTD. We shifted our focus from development to resale in 2008 and getting traction. - Real ...

Matt's market majority mojo – extend and pretend

Matt Garrison is one of my go-to guys when I want a completely candid take on what's happening in the lakefront Chicago market. Yesterday I asked Matt ...
"Not your typical 2/2" near Wrigley Field

"Not your typical 2/2" near Wrigley Field

I know what you're thinking, hockey fans: "What do we do for the next four months?" Maybe you've heard tales of a little place on the North Side, loca ...
Shark bites: Four-bedroom duplexes available for under $300K in Irving Park

Shark bites: Four-bedroom duplexes available for under $300K in Irving Park

Buyers are coming around on a new-construction six-flat at 3500 W Irving Park Rd on the Irving Park / Albany Park border, where the Matt Garrison ...
Shark bites: "Devastation" in West Rogers Park's condo conversions

Shark bites: "Devastation" in West Rogers Park's condo conversions

Yesterday afternoon I received an e-mail from CondoShark.com's Matt Garrison focusing on two topics: the types of buyers who are active in the post- ...
Shark bites: Landmark luxury on Lake Shore

Shark bites: Landmark luxury on Lake Shore

A Lake Shore Drive address in the Gold Coast rarely comes cheap (unless you're buying at auction this weekend, perhaps), but it's especially pricey wh ...
Why is the downtown condo rental inventory drying up?

Why is the downtown condo rental inventory drying up?

In late November we started tracking the number of condo rentals in select Chicago ZIP codes in hopes of seeing...something. Every Friday, we record ...
Shark bites: Deals on investment properties

Shark bites: Deals on investment properties

You know that Matt Garrison tracks big price reductions on condos and single-family homes at CondoShark.com. But did you know he also keeps an eye on ...
Shark bites: Finding the perfect REO for a determined first-time buyer

Shark bites: Finding the perfect REO for a determined first-time buyer

By mid-2009, Max knew his search for distressed properties wasn't going as planned. "I was working with an agent for a while and wasn't seeing anythi ...
Shark bites: What's driving 1400 Lake Shore Drive's auction?

Shark bites: What's driving 1400 Lake Shore Drive's auction?

The size and pace of price reductions among 1400 Lake Shore Drive's resales haven't made things any easier for RDM Development, which still has about ...
Shark bites: Top reductions in Winnetka

Shark bites: Top reductions in Winnetka

Matt Garrison's ShoreShark.com tracks price reductions, short sales, and foreclosures in eight northern suburbs: Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highl ...
Hunt down your own deals with CondoShark's Deal Alert

Hunt down your own deals with CondoShark's Deal Alert

It's easy to keep up with price reductions by visiting CondoShark.com regularly, but it isn't a comprehensive view of the market. For that reason, Mat ...
Shark bites: Looking for lofts in all the right places

Shark bites: Looking for lofts in all the right places

Due to their neighborhoods' old industrial and warehousing natures, many of the discounted homes, short sales, and foreclosures in River North, the ...

Shark bites: Top reductions in seven 'hoods

CondoShark.com tracks price cuts on homes in seven Chicago neighborhoods: Bucktown, Gold Coast, Lake View, Lincoln Park, River North, South Loop, and ...
Shark bites: Tasty treats near Lincoln Park's North Pond

Shark bites: Tasty treats near Lincoln Park's North Pond

CondoShark slipped into Diversey Harbor the other day with plans to grab a bite at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Before he got there, however, the unmistaka ...

The 2010 market: sunny or stagnant?

If the average rate of a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rises to 6 percent by the end of 2010, how will the market react? The National Assoc ...
Renovated penthouse homes at 1400 Lake Shore Drive available at discount

Renovated penthouse homes at 1400 Lake Shore Drive available at discount

After reading yesterday's post about Jameson Real Estate's new marketing efforts at 1400 Lake Shore Drive, Coldwell Banker agent Matt Garrison e-mail ...
Shark bites: a Palmolive delicacy for $810K

Shark bites: a Palmolive delicacy for $810K

This week's CondoShark choice cut comes from straight from the big fish himself, Matt Garrison. Matt singled out this 1,529 square-foot two-bedroom on ...
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