Category: Web sites

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More of the same from Dream Town

More of the same from Dream Town

This video promises "complete access" to the MLS. Don't believe it. Consumers don't get "complete access" to the MLS. Be skeptical - very, very ske [...]

Is your developer a poster child for "failure to communicate?"

As developers hunker down against the storms slamming their business, they often leave their buyers twisting in the wind with no direction home. We'v [...]

One way to avoid bad Realtors

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) is a professional designation granted by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association [...]

Share your new construction photos

Do you take digital shots of the new home projects and neighborhoods you visit? Odds are that your pics will interest and be helpful to other home buy [...]

Blog your search for a new home in Chicago

The average new home buyer looks at more than 20 developments before making a decision. It's far from intuitive, but a blog can be a great way for ho [...]

New West Realty – can they get more stupid?

"Getting Close to Move-In!" That's the headline on a glowing review of 1555 Wabash by "LadyDesigner" at our site. The review was [...]
Quote of the day: Buying into a piece of junk

Quote of the day: Buying into a piece of junk

Unfortunately there are some real estate practitioners – and this is a sad statement as far as the industry is concerned – who will recommend a home i [...]

When blogs and real-estate robots collide

For every decent real-estate Web site or blog, there are probably about a hundred sites that have been set up as phishing schemes, intended to both op [...]

Skyscraper, skyscraper

If you're a budding buff on tall buildings, or a Chicagoan who wonders about their impact on the city, you ought to check in periodically at the forum [...] pushes for more transparency for affordable housing and transportation pushes for more transparency for affordable housing and transportation

About a year ago, former Yo editor Patrick Rollens sat down to chat with Justin Massa, the executive director of, a start-up non-profit [...]

How tweet it is: YoChicago is now on Twitter

For all the tweeps, tweeples and twitterholics out there: You now have one more way of following YoChicago, because we're now on Twitter. We've decid [...]
2001 West Race's high-tech virtual tour

2001 West Race's high-tech virtual tour

I've been told countless times in recent months that the concept of pre-construction sales is a relic of the past, and that buyers need to be able to [...]

New home marketing today – a bodyguard of lies

In wartime, Winston Churchill famously said, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. There's a war on for new [...]

Aqua blog has the right idea

Magellan Development Group sent out a memo today reminding everyone about one of its new online resources, the Aqua Home Owners blog. And you know wha [...]

Magellan Development opts for transparency

Marketing departments at major real estate developers generally strive for top-down control of their message, with the result that home buyers often t [...]

New Home Notebook has a new look and new features

Our affiliate site, NewHomeNotebook, lists every new residential development in Chicago – and a growing number in the suburbs. It is also, to our kno [...]

Web sites you should know – SkyscraperCity

If you're not a regular visitor to, you're missing out on a great source of information about new construction in Chicago. The sit [...]

Best Chicago con job?

Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, was recently quoted as calling the Internet a "cesspool" of false information. I've been wading into the local real estat [...]

About the new "Ripped from the headlines"

Every day we scan more than 50 news feeds from local, regional and national sources, and aggregate the most relevant items into our "Ripped from the h [...]

Uptown – if not Latinos and A-As, then who?

A recent Comment of the day contended that the Latino and African-American population of Uptown is waning rather than increasing as 2005 Census data s [...]
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