Category: Buying advice


Top Chicago neighborhood elementary schools

We recently received word from Alderman Michele Smith’s office that the Sun-Times school rankings are out! This year’s top Chicago neighborhood elementary schools are spread throughout the city, from Edgebrook …

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Housing Markets Home Listings Report

What are the most- and least-Affordable housing markets in the country?

Where does Chicago fall on Coldwell Banker's annual rating of housing markets? Not where you might think.

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This weekend: An open house bonanza!

This weekend we're participating in a Coldwell Banker-wide open house weekend! Here are some tips for getting the most out of an open house.

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Lincoln Park housing market update shows a slowdown

Across Chicago, the market for homes is slowing down. What does this mean for the Lincoln Park housing market?

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Everything you want to know about historic Chicago buildings

When considering units in historic Chicago buildings, research the landmark status, pending renovations and other relevant info.

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Recent changes to Illinois laws will affect condo associations

Springfield recently voted on a series of bills that will affect the rules set by your condo association. Here's a quick breakdown.

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One thing you should always do when buying a home: home inspection

You've found the house of your dreams. You've made an offer. But don't forget the importance of the home inspection!

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Market Watch June 2014

Spotlight on Lincoln Park: The housing market watch

According to the Lincoln Park housing watch for June, sales and inventory are both up and days on the market are down. This is great news!

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Erin Nekervis

Flipping houses in Chicago: is it a good market?

Flipping houses in Chicago is on the rise, but there are still risks and considerations to think about before you take the plunge.

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