Should you take your home off the market for the holidays?
If you have your home listed for sale you might have a variety of personal or family reasons for sitting out the holiday season and returning to m [...]
Who’s telling the truth about FSBO sales?
A sponsored article on behalf of ForSaleByOwner.com ("FSBO") touts the value of selling a home without an agent. In support of its claims the arti [...]
Lake Forest chapel converting to walk-in closet
Over the years I've been in a number of homes that had attached private chapels, several of them capable of seating dozens of people. The cha [...]
These developers are liars, cheaters and scammers
The following comment has been sent to our trash bin: "Avoid Avoid Avoid! [Name redacted] are liars, cheaters, and scammers! Run away!" The [...]
Navigating Chicago’s northwest suburban real estate market
Chicago's northwest suburban real estate market has been hot recently, with a limited number of homes for sale and many of them becoming involved [...]
Tips for sellers with renter-occupied property
The market downturn of the past several years prompted many condo and home owners who needed to move on to rent their property rather than sell an [...]
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 [...]
Add $30 to the cost of selling your Chicago home
The City of Chicago has raised the fee for a Certificate of Zoning Compliance from $90 to $120, effective January 1, 2013. The certificate “is [...]
Real estate listing errors – a human or systems problem?
A recent syndicated column by Lew Sichelman in the Tribune warned of the problems occasioned by erroneous data entered into the Multiple Listing S [...]
Quote of the day – a prestige name trumps a good school
Development names matter, according to syndicated columnist Lew Sichelman: Home buyers pay an average of 4.2% more when the development has the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Quote of the day: Do signs sell condos?
Prudential Rubloff Realtor Eric Rojas, at his Chicago Real Estate Local blog: My personal opinion is a for-sale sign won't help sell your condo. In [...]
Simple mistakes home sellers make – photography
A substantial number of home buyers today receive automated e-mail notifications from brokers of new listings that fit the parameters they’ve spec [...]
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