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RE/MAX Northern Illinois Real Estate News Coverage

8/21/13

Modern Intelligence Series Homes Bring Green Amenities, Contemporary Look to Chicago’s “West Bucktown”

 

StreetInsider.com

 

The Modern Intelligence Series is a distinctive collection of single-family homes with many “green” amenities that is having a major impact in the up-and-coming “West Bucktown” section of Chicago’s Northwest Side. The homes were created through the joint efforts of Ultimate Development and Management, Inc., the developer, and Hasani Steele, a broker with RE/MAX Premier Properties and CEO of Steele Consulting Group. Steele has successfully marketed all six homes built to date and played a key role in their design.

 

 

8/9/13

Commercial real estate recovering

 

Morris Daily Herald

 

RE/MAX commercial real estate brokers in northern Illinois report seeing an increase in the number of commercial real estate sales, leases and developments in Chicago and its suburbs.

 

 

8/7/13

Check Out These Real Estate Steals on Windy City Live!

 

ChicagoMag.com | By Dennis Rodkin

 

This morning on Windy City Live!, I talked about several properties that are steals.

 

 

8/6/13

You Can Buy Such a Charming House (If You Move to Aurora)

 

ChicagoMag.com | Dennis Rodkin

 

List Price: $324,900 The Property: “My Hansel and Gretel house” is how Re/Max agent Kathy Brothers refers to this four-bedroom home whose storybook good looks start with a steeply pitched roof and stone chimneys outside and extend inside to arched doorways, big sunny windows, and cozy bedrooms with sloped ceilings. It’s about 42 miles west of the Loop in Aurora, several blocks west of the Fox River and the downtown area, in a mix of old and older homes.

 

 

7/26/13

Low Inventory of Homes Giving an Edge to Sellers

 

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

 

Everyone knows that old truism: the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. But Joe Myalil, a real estate broker with RE/MAX Suburban in Arlington Heights, thinks this old saying needs an update.

 

 

6/18/13

May Home Sales Activity in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Shows Condos Leading the Way to Higher Values, Accelerated Sales, Reports RE/MAX

 

boston.com

 

A renewed appetite for condominium purchases has become apparent in the metro Chicago real estate market through the first five months of 2013. That trend was especially clear in May when a 35 percent increase in sales of attached homes (primarily condominiums and townhouses) helped the overall residential market post a 30 percent gain in total sales when compared to May of last year. The detached-home segment of the residential market registered a 27 percent sales increase.

 

 

6/18/13

Metro Chicago condo sales surged in May, highest since 2006

 

YoChicago.com | By Joe Zekas

 

A renewed appetite for condominium purchases has become apparent in the metro Chicago real estate market through the first five months of 2013. That trend was especially clear in May when a 35 percent increase in sales of attached homes (primarily condominiums and townhouses) helped the overall residential market post a 30 percent gain in total sales when compared to May of last year. The detached-home segment of the residential market registered a 27 percent sales increase.

 

 

6/17/13

In Lakewood Balmoral, Bidders Are Fighting Each Other at the Open Houses

 

ChicagoMag.com | Dennis Rodkin

 

The Properties: In the handsome, historic Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood, spring brought lots of leaves to the tall trees, color to the gardens, and bidders to the open houses.

 

 

5/21/13

Head of Lettuce Entertain You buys Winnetka property

 

Chicago Real Estate Daily | By David Lee Matthews

 

A venture led by the founder of restaurant company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. and his wife paid $1.7 million last month for a nearly 48,000-square-foot parcel in north suburban Winnetka, public records show.>

 

 

5/19/13

20 RE/MAX Brokerage Firms in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Earned National Recognition for 2012 Sales Achievements

 

Virtual Strategy Magazine

 

The 2013 REAL Trends survey underscored the overall strength of RE/MAX nationwide.

 

 

5/7/13

Illinoisproperty.com Listings Now Part of Remax.global.com

 

KXNews

 

The website for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, Illinoisproperty.com, has announced that its listings are now part of the first truly global online real estate resource for consumers: http://www.global.remax.com, which hosts hundreds of thousands of listings in more than 81 countries and territories around the world.

 

 

3/26/13

RE/MAX offices honored for fundraising efforts

 

Kane County Chronicle

 

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network donated $129,000 in 2012 to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

 

 

3/28/13

RE/MAX Donated $129,000 to Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in 2012

 

Franchising.com

 

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network donated $129,000 in 2012 to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital® (CMNH). This brings the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network donation total to $2.6 million since 1992 when RE/MAX became a corporate sponsor of CMNH. RE/MAX agents throughout the United States have now donated more than $150 million to CMNH.

 

 

3/26/13

RE/MAX offices honored for fundraising efforts

 

Kane County Chronicle

 

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network donated $129,000 in 2012 to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

 

 

3/19/13

'The Home Show with Mimi Geiger' premieres

 

Northwest Herald

 

The Mimi Geiger Team – formerly Mimi Geiger - ReMax Unlimited Northwest – has launched a new radio show, "The Home Show with Mimi Geiger."

 

 

3/08/13

For homebuyers and sellers, it's all about compromising

 

Chicago Tribune | By Mary Ellen Podmolik

 

Is this the year to sell your home? Is it time to buy? National headlines are proclaiming a housing market recovery. The inventory of homes available for sale is down dramatically, and as a result, market time has dropped and that is breeding local optimism.

 

 

3/1/13

Local sales, prices continue to climb

 

SunTimes Online

 

Home sales and prices were higher in February in the seven-county Chicago region according to an analysis by RE/MAX. The number of homes changing hands increased 21 percent and the median price of a home sold last month climbed 4 percent when compared to February of last year.

 

 

2/28/13

Distressed home sales topped 44,000 in Illinois in 2012

 

Chicago Tribune | By Mary Ellen Podmolik

 

Sales of distressed homes in Illinois surged last year, particularly transactions designed to keep properties out of foreclosure.

 

 

02/22/13

Welch students get hot-air balloon lesson

 

Daily Herald

 

Students were able to walk around inside a partially inflated hot-air balloon Friday as a crew from RE/MAX visited Welch Elementary School in Naperville.

 

 

1/28/13

Today’s First-Time Buyers Are Realistic, Planners, Reports RE/MAX

 

RIS Media

 

First-time home buyers have long been an important part of the housing market. And that hasn’t changed today. According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, first-time buyers accounted for 39 percent of all housing sales from July 2011 through June 2012.

 

 

1/3/13

WBBM weekend sports anchor Megan Mawicke buys North Side house

 

Chicago Tribune | By Bob Goldsborough

 

Connie Payton sells Inverness house; Gold Coast mansion sells for $6.3 million

 

 

4/29/12

Short Sales Gaining on Foreclosures

 

Chicago Tribune | By Mary Ellen Podmolik

 

Short sales are back in vogue.Once a term that was barely in the real estate industry's vernacular, they took off three years ago. That was followed by a long period of complaints about how difficult they were to get done. Agents on the listing and buy sides steered clear of them, and potential buyers did too.

 

 

4/24/12

Finances - Who Needs To Know?

 

San Angelo Standard Times | By Marilyn Kennedy Melia

 

It’s business, not personal. Still, opening every aspect of your financial life to a mortgage lender can feel very personal, not to mention intimidating. So why would homebuyers be willing to share secrets of their financial life with even more people beside their lender?

 

 

4/22/12

RE / MAX Rapporten die Multi-Unit Eigenschappen Thrive in Noord-Illinois Real Estate Market

 

Zelf je huis verkopen 

 

De markt voor commercieel vastgoed in de Northern Illinois regio is in het midden van een gestage, maar langzame herstel. Een sector die allesbehalve traag vandaag is de multi-family markt.

 

 

4/20/12

Year of the landlord: Multi-family properties are a good investment

 

Sun Tmes Media

 

It's been several years since anyone has thought real estate was a good buy, but lately savvy investors have been turning to multi-family properties, where growth is expected to be steady over the next few years. Investors continue to sink their dollars into apartment buildings around Chicagoland because they are among the top-performing assets in the region, according to Re/Max of Northern Illinois reports.

 

 
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