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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 [...]
Sheldon Good to auction 20 units at the Motor Row Lofts in the South Loop

Sheldon Good to auction 20 units at the Motor Row Lofts in the South Loop

On Nov. 15, loft lovers will have a chance to bid a piece of Chicago history when Sheldon Good & Company auctions 20 unsold units from the Moto [...]
Buyers on the Lake View condo market

Buyers on the Lake View condo market

Sunday afternoon seemed like a good time to catch people walking the streets of Lake View in search of open houses. The sun was out, the marathon wa [...]
Glasser promotes what others "critique"

Glasser promotes what others "critique"

Magellen Properties President Michael Glasser bought the domain name RogersPark.com fifteen years ago and continues to hone its function. While Roge [...]
Boys Town basics with Bob Darrow

Boys Town basics with Bob Darrow

National Coming Out Day and the gay rights rally in Washington have both come and gone, but we're going to keep the spirit alive for the rest of the [...]
Superior 110: Where brokers buy

Superior 110: Where brokers buy

On Tuesday I visited the brokers open house at Superior 110, the new high-rise at 110 W Superior St in River North. While I was there I asked sales [...]
Higher vacancy means higher density

Higher vacancy means higher density

Last week we read headlines about the extended downturn in the national rental market. Michael Glasser, founder of the Rogers Park Builders Group an [...]
Preparing for changes in the FHA process

Preparing for changes in the FHA process

On Nov. 1, several changes to the FHA approval process will go into effect, including the elimination of spot approval for condos, the addition of t [...]
When Rogers Park was a dirty word

When Rogers Park was a dirty word

Michael Glasser of Magellen Properties was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group in the early '90s, when "Rogers Park was a [...]
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