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Floor-to-ceiling views from a Motor Row Lofts corner unit

Floor-to-ceiling views from a Motor Row Lofts corner unit

"This is the sex appeal people associate with a loft," says Joe Zekas as he walks around unit #206 at Motor Row Lofts, 2303 S Michigan Ave, with dev ...
Bridgeport's "island" on the Chicago River

Bridgeport's "island" on the Chicago River

Continuing our drive through a rainy, October day in Bridgeport, Nicole Pusateri, broker / owner of Bricks Realty, takes me to an area she likes to ...
Views aplenty from a Trump three-bedroom

Views aplenty from a Trump three-bedroom

After chatting about the state of Chicago's luxury market, Tricia Fox of Keller Williams Gold Coast Realtors took me through a couple of her listing ...
Bob Darrow on Broadway retail and alternatives to Boys Town

Bob Darrow on Broadway retail and alternatives to Boys Town

From the Center on Halsted, Bob Darrow and I walked east along Waveland Avenue to Broadway. If Halsted Street represents the heart of Boys Town nigh ...
Live and Play in Chicago: the creation and management of a Realtor's blog

Live and Play in Chicago: the creation and management of a Realtor's blog

Jenny Ames' Live and Play in Chicago is one of the best Realtor blogs in the city today. For more than a year, Jenny has posted her thoughts and obs ...
Trend-setters in blue-collar Bridgeport

Trend-setters in blue-collar Bridgeport

Last week, I toured Bridgeport with Nicole Pusateri, owner and managing broker of Bricks Realty, and her husband Joe, also an agent. Nicole and Joe ...
The advantages of a real estate auction

The advantages of a real estate auction

Home auctions are "win-win" situations for buyers and sellers, says Julie First of Sheldon Good & Company. In this video, she outlines some of the a ...
The homes of Melrose Street

The homes of Melrose Street

"Melrose between Broadway and Halsted is nearly idyllic -- it's just gorgeous," says @properties agent Bob Darrow early on in this segment from our ...
New construction in an Andersonville alley

New construction in an Andersonville alley

In an effort to bring the most and best coverage of real estate in Chicago, we're always cooking up new ideas and, in this case, bringing in new con ...
Common questions about Motor Row Lofts

Common questions about Motor Row Lofts

Over the course of their top-to-bottom tour of Motor Row Lofts, 2303 S Michigan Ave, Joe Zekas and developer Paul Zucker hit on several questions bu ...
Five easy pieces with Jenny Ames

Five easy pieces with Jenny Ames

To break the ice on our hour-long interview at Coldwell Banker's Hancock Center office, I asked Realtor Jenny Ames to run the "five easy pieces" gau ...
Popular high-rises, good condo boards, and special assessments in the luxury market

Popular high-rises, good condo boards, and special assessments in the luxury market

New towers like Trump and The Legacy at Millennium Park get a lot of attention right now, but several luxury high-rises built in the earlier part of ...
Aligning sellers with reality

Aligning sellers with reality

Convincing sellers to lower their asking prices can be a long and arduous process, especially if they're facing a sale below their original purchase ...
Inside and outside the Center on Halsted

Inside and outside the Center on Halsted

Two years ago the Center on Halsted cut the ribbon on a 60,000 square-foot, LEED-certifed outreach facility at the corner of Halsted Street and Wave ...
The problem with hotel condos

The problem with hotel condos

The hotel condo market might have seemed like a good idea to some developers in the earlier part of the decade, but lenders sure don't like them now ...
A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

In some ways, Wrigleyville and Boys Town are worlds apart, but the two are too close not to cover in one visit. Besides, "the two coexist harmonious ...
A Motor Row Lofts auction primer

A Motor Row Lofts auction primer

You may know that Sheldon Good & Company will auction off 20 of Motor Row Lofts' unsold homes on November 15, but do you know how that auction w ...
Conventional financing options at Optima Old Orchard Woods in Skokie

Conventional financing options at Optima Old Orchard Woods in Skokie

Optima's Old Orchard Woods development in Skokie is unusual among today's condo projects in that it's approved for VA, FHA, and Fannie Mae financing ...
Talking Trump and the luxury home market

Talking Trump and the luxury home market

I've read plenty of stories about the "cold" market for luxury homes in recent months. Most focus on two facts: buyers lost money in the stock marke ...
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 ...
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