Tag: Video

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First impressions of the French Market

First impressions of the French Market

I'm not sure what Joe and I expected to see upon our arrival at the Chicago French Market at the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday, but what w ...
Exploring the variety of Beverly's homes

Exploring the variety of Beverly's homes

Part 4 of my driving tour through Beverly and Morgan Park with Marcia Walsh showcases the variety of home styles that line the neighborhoods' street ...
The Northbrook market: "Back to 2003"

The Northbrook market: "Back to 2003"

Any appreciation a homeowner in Northbrook hoped to see over the past six or seven years "has totally been wiped out," leaving the prices of $2 mill ...
Out of the city and into the woods: Driving Beverly's residential streets

Out of the city and into the woods: Driving Beverly's residential streets

Plant a newcomer down amidst the winding roads and rolling lawns of Beverly, and she'd have a hard time identifying the neighborhood as a part of Ch ...
The retail heart of Beverly and Morgan Park

The retail heart of Beverly and Morgan Park

In the second segment from my video tour of Beverly and Morgan Park, I ride along with Marcia Walsh of the Beverly Area Planning Association down on ...
A light-filled architectural showplace in DePaul

A light-filled architectural showplace in DePaul

The exteriors of many homes in the historic DePaul / Sheffield neighborhood of Chicago give few clues as to what lies within. In October, Joe Zekas ...
Matt Garrison on honest advice

Matt Garrison on honest advice

Whether he's responding to blog posts on YoChicago or CribChatter, or discussing the home market with the anchors of CNBC's daytime news programs, C ...
Inside a corner condo at Astoria Tower

Inside a corner condo at Astoria Tower

Last week Jim Psyhogios of Weichert, Realtors - Frankel & Giles took me through Astoria Tower's unit #1204, a two-bedroom / two-bath home located on ...
Designing Trio's tower and mid-rises

Designing Trio's tower and mid-rises

The last stop on my "tower tour" with Hartshorne Plunkard architects Paul Alessandro and Tom Pope was Trio, RDM Development's project at 650 - 670 W ...
Inside Lake Point Tower: A veteran door staff and a brand new lobby

Inside Lake Point Tower: A veteran door staff and a brand new lobby

Early on in their tour of Lake Point Tower, Joe Zekas and Realtors Francesca Rose and Jean Ward looked around the building's newly renovated lobby. ...
Touring Beverly and Morgan Park, Part I

Touring Beverly and Morgan Park, Part I

Two years ago, Joe Zekas shared footage of a leisurely Saturday drive through North Beverly on our YouTube channel. YoChicago hasn't paid many visit ...
Parsing two brokerages' "top spot" claims

Parsing two brokerages' "top spot" claims

Our friend Bob Darrow has noticed ads from both Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and @properties declaring their superiority in the Chicago mar ...
Designing Silver Tower in River North

Designing Silver Tower in River North

The second stop on my project tour with Hartshorne Plunkard architects Tom Pope and Paul Alessandro was Silver Tower, Stonegate Development's 40-sto ...
Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

It is a major architectural disappointment, a light-filled upgrade for the underground pedway system and an urban hub whose potential won't be realize ...
Designing Superior 110

Designing Superior 110

Earlier this month, I met up with Tom Pope and Paul Alessandro of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to chat about three new condo high-rises from a d ...

YoChicago guest author on HGTV

Mark your calendar for December 10. That's when an episode of HGTV's House Hunters will air featuring YoChocago guest author and blogger Eric Rojas of ...
A Union Row drive: Jefferson Playlot, the South Side School, and Pilsen proper

A Union Row drive: Jefferson Playlot, the South Side School, and Pilsen proper

In the second segment from their tour around Union Row's neighborhood, Joe Zekas and Belgravia Group Vice President Zev Salomon stop by the Jefferso ...
Are Chicago prices headed lower?

Are Chicago prices headed lower?

Going into 2010, where are Chicago home prices going, and in which neighborhoods are buyers expecting to score great deals? Last week, Matt Garrison ...
Staging and the paradox of empty space

Staging and the paradox of empty space

Several agents in recent weeks have told us that proper staging is vital to selling a home in this market. Several weeks ago, Joe Zekas and Prudenti ...
Plugging Auburn Gresham's grocery gap

Plugging Auburn Gresham's grocery gap

For a "food desert" like Auburn Gresham, the arrival of a new Aldi grocery store is a reason for celebration. This morning I drove down to the South ...
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