Tag: Websites

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Will you be YoChicago’s 2,000th Twitter follower?

Will you be YoChicago’s 2,000th Twitter follower?

The majority of our approximately 60,000 unique visitors each month find something that interests them on YoChicago via Google search. We've tried ...
Woodstock Institute makes foreclosure data more accessible

Woodstock Institute makes foreclosure data more accessible

The Woodstock Institute self-describes as "a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of fair lending, wealth creation, and ...
YoChicago approaches 2,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter

YoChicago approaches 2,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter

Many of our visitors would rather learn about what's new here by following us on Twitter or subscribing to our videos on YouTube rather than going dir ...
Housing tragedy tomorrow, Crib Chatter comedy tonight

Housing tragedy tomorrow, Crib Chatter comedy tonight

To no one's surprise, Crib Chatter's "Sabrina" is once again (still?) predicting a housing bust. In an unexpected move, s/he plans to convert the ...
What Susie and Terry love about the Gold Coast

What Susie and Terry love about the Gold Coast

When Terry moved to the city from the northern suburbs to the Gold Coast, Susie Schechtman of SeeChicagoRealEstate.com helped her find an apartmen ...
How Terry found Susie Schechtman and her new home

How Terry found Susie Schechtman and her new home

When Terry decided to relocate to the city from the northern suburbs, she followed a now-classic path: a Google search that led her to a helpful r ...
ApartmentList.com is a garbage dump

ApartmentList.com is a garbage dump

Yesterday's email from a real estate broker included a link to ApartmentList.com, a site I hadn't previously seen, along with the following summar ...
Student loans –the end of homeownership?

Student loans –the end of homeownership?

The American Interest, commenting on a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: For the first time in ten years, 30-year-olds with a hist ...
Distressed sales decline sharply in major cities, modestly in Chicago

Distressed sales decline sharply in major cities, modestly in Chicago

Last week the ever-informative Calculated Risk blog posted a table showing the share of the market accounted for by distressed properties, i.e. sh ...
YoChicago traffic continues at record highs

YoChicago traffic continues at record highs

YoChicago reached 59,476 unique visitors in March, a 28% increase over March 2012, and a new high, surpassing January's previous high. We reached ...

Check out the cribs and ignore the chatter

Sabrina at CribChatter performs a useful service for real estate buyers by diligently searching out and spotlighting interesting new listings, and rev ...
YoChicago “honored” as top Chicago real estate website

YoChicago “honored” as top Chicago real estate website

We place the "honored" in quotes based on the nature of the site that selected YoChicago as one of the top 6 real estate sites in Chicago, and the onl ...
Start your May 1st apartment search now

Start your May 1st apartment search now

It's only the first week of February, but Chicago landlords are already beginning to post May 1 vacancies on their websites. Early next month landlord ...
YoChicago visitor count at a new high in January

YoChicago visitor count at a new high in January

YoChicago reached 53,686 unique visitors in January, a 22.4% increase over last January, and a new high, surpassing last April's level. During cal ...
Trulia deletes unauthorized rental service ads, blocks user accounts

Trulia deletes unauthorized rental service ads, blocks user accounts

We've previously criticized Trulia for what we deemed a misleading description of contacts in its rental ads, so it's only appropriate that we com ...
YoChicago traffic up sharply in 2012

YoChicago traffic up sharply in 2012

According to Google Analytics, the number of unique visitors to YoChicago during 2012 was up 24.7% over 2011, and 86.8% over 2010. We reached more ...
Is this Chicago’s best unexpected skyline view?

Is this Chicago’s best unexpected skyline view?

I took the above photo almost exactly a year ago, not anticipating that New City would select the North Avenue Bridge as affording the Best view o ...
Keeping up with the Wolf Point development

Keeping up with the Wolf Point development

Wolf Point is an iconic site at the junction of the North, South and Main branches of the Chicago River. A proposed three-tower residential and of ...
Seventeen17 apartments in Evanston – major URL marketing fail?

Seventeen17 apartments in Evanston – major URL marketing fail?

My tendency, and I suspect the tendency of many, is to type the name of an apartment project followed by ".com" when I don't know its URL, rather ...
Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

The WAV Group recently published a Redfin-sponsored study comparing listing search results at local brokerage websites in 11 major markets with se ...
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