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By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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Would you be curious if your neighbors had a Bentley, a Maybach and several other expensive cars sitting in their driveway, while all the other neighbors are driving Buicks, Chevys, or Hondas. I would be.Turns out that the police are working on a big mortgage/real estate scam in the south side of...

By Jim Gramata, GREEN sales brokerage and construction guru
(The Gramata Realty Group @properties)
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 Buy a home through me or Sell your home through me!  Cruise for two on me! Five days/Four nights to Mexico, the Bahamas or the Western Carribean on Carnival Cruises (and their subsidiaries). Click here for more cruise information on my website as well as my buyer and seller services page. Don't ...

By Jim Gramata, GREEN sales brokerage and construction guru
(The Gramata Realty Group @properties)
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Buying and Selling a Home in the City of Chicago: Bill Pavala, Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Senior Housing Coordinator, will present "Buying and Selling a Home in the City of Chicago: City Programs That Benefit You"When: Wednesday, November 15, 10:00am-11:00amWhere: 670...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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Truly, our city is NOT The Second City!Under the auspices of the Museum of Contemporary ART and a British Theatre Group called Blast Theory, you can play tag with real live people on your computer. And you can also see them live at the Museum.Today's "show" as well as tomorrow's "show" will run f...

By Jim Gramata, GREEN sales brokerage and construction guru
(The Gramata Realty Group @properties)
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Click below to see some great market statistics for the Chicago region.Be sure to click on the Real Estate link to see some interesting market statistics for the various neighborhoods in Chicago. I am a bit skeptical on some of the areas based on my experience, but in general the data looks good....

By John Marlow, John Marlow
(Foxhall Investments)
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On my site, www.highendchicago.com , I offer clients and agents alike the ability to sign-up for my monthly newsletter which keeps my network informed about what is going on in the industry and in the neighborhoods that I specialize in.To facilitate this I collect the 5-7 best articles I have com...

By John Marlow, John Marlow
(Foxhall Investments)
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Real Living Helios Realty is the first brokerage in Chicago to adapt the 'podcast' to help advertise their listings.In essence, the virtual tour is taken to the ipod.  Buyers with video ipods can now conduct their real estate searches virtually anywhere they can take their ipod!  All they have to...

By Eileen Landau, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
(BAIRD & WARNER, NAPERVILLE)
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For those of you either relocating to the Chicago Metro area, or coming to the "Windy City" for a vacation, we're now rocking and rolling with activities.I thought about this yesterday as we attended Lyric Opera's Turandot, a grand opera with vivid costumes and bold staging. Currently, we have Ki...
I am thrilled to share what I have been working on ALL day.  Influenced by the kind and generous spirit of cooperation here on AR a realtor/friend of mine Annie Alexander, of Keller Williams, and  I came up with the idea of creating a building wide Realtor Open House Tour. Knowing and believing t...

By Craig Schiller
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   So today opens the new season of Oprah. I am sooooo in need of a fresh Oprah "fix". I recently was shopping for props for our prop library at IKEA here in Chicago and there was a woman that looked so much like Oprah... I had to ask. She just smiled and said that people always tell her she look...

By Craig Schiller
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(Alternate blog title: "Church Blocks view and ends sale.")So all week long I have been "ranting and raving" about the high rise luxury condo we just had completed staging and how the priced was raised and how a person who had first scene it at the lower price was now considering it at the higher...
I told all my fellow Rain Drops that I would keep you posted... So today the listing agent called to tell me she had a 3rd showing to the same client of the property we JUST finished staging on Friday. You may all recall that this is the property where the priced was RAISED $50,000 and I just blo...
I know I keep ranting and raving about how staging can impact the asking price of real estate. So I am just THRILLED to share this story of a property we JUST finished staging yesterday morning (September 1). We fully staged the Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Hallway, Master Bedroom an...
Here at Real Estaging we are constantaly trying to offer the best in real estate staging services.That is why we are proud to announce that we are the first staging company in North America to offer this level of service.  We call it Real Erazing... perfect for properties that have no hope, and h...

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