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Should you wait until spring to list your home for sale?

Should you wait until spring to list your home for sale?

A Realtor who retired from a successful career for medical reasons wrote us, offering this timely "little tidbit" of advice for home sellers. I ...
Common tenant complaints – parking pirates

Common tenant complaints – parking pirates

Pause a moment, as Chicago approaches the season of dibs, to consider that paying for a parking spot doesn't guarantee you one. If you read apa ...

Don’t act on agent-placed ads with no broker named in them

An individual by the name of Michael Gutierrez has been and is running multiple ads in the Housing Wanted section of Craigslist, claiming he's in need ...
Quote of the day – Illinois intimidates good home inspectors

Quote of the day – Illinois intimidates good home inspectors

During the 25 years I've known him home inspector Tom Corbett has been a fierce, outspoken advocate for his clients, a posture that's made him few ...
Chicago’s best apartment rental website

Chicago’s best apartment rental website

There's no single website that's best for Chicago apartment searches of all types. There is, however, one that stands out if you're limiting y ...
Is your developer in financial trouble?

Is your developer in financial trouble?

I recently took a cursory look into the history of a developer offering a to-be-built single-family home for sale, and wasn't encouraged by what I ...
Sellers, beware of annoying Realtor pricing tactics

Sellers, beware of annoying Realtor pricing tactics

If you're in touch with Realtors you have, like me, recently endured a flurry of email and social media reminders to set your clock back. Is there ...
Do your homework and avoid real estate auction fever

Do your homework and avoid real estate auction fever

Rick Levin & Associates has an auction of auction of bank-owned residential properties scheduled for Saturday, September 17, at the Hilton Rosemon ...
Does your real estate agent know what town your home is in?

Does your real estate agent know what town your home is in?

YoChicago's parent company, Data Based Ads, has built sophisticated ad management systems that have, over the years, handled millions of print ads ...
Sage rental advice from a commenter

Sage rental advice from a commenter

This recent comment by nwzimmer merits your consideration if you're in the market to rent an apartment in Chicago: There is a HUGE discrepancy ...

A peek behind the mortgage modification curtain

The Columbia Journalism Review is not a typical starting point for a behind-the-scenes look at how banks are handling the mortgage modification proces ...
Northbrook tomato NIMBY no longer a NIMFY

Northbrook tomato NIMBY no longer a NIMFY

As far as her tomatoes were concerned, Northbrook resident Dora Lyakhovetsky’s was a NIMBY. Not in my back yard, she said, not enough sun. And so, ...
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