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Ukranian Village Real Estate For Sale

By: Eli Schultz
The Ukrainian Village is part of Chicago’s West Town Community Area and sits conveniently along Chicago Avenue on the West side of the loop.  Many visitors often comment positively on this neighborhood’s quaint European look and feel. As the name suggests, this area was settled by Ukrainian peoples beginning in the 19th centuries and was later settled by Polish and German families.  These shady, flowery streets offer a communal atmosphere where neighbors often enjoy each other’s company in small groups in back terraces and front porches.
The Ukrainian Village …

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Pilsen Real Estate For Sale

By: Eli Schultz
As a cultural center for Chicago’s Hispanic population, the Pilsen neighborhood has undergone considerable change in recent years. Among the most significant forces for change has been the local alderman who has worked to establish the neighborhood as a historic district to provide tax breaks to Pilsen homeowners.
Likewise, Pilsen has seen considerable activity in the way of rehabs and new construction of condos and multi-units which has increased the attractiveness of the area to investors.  Renovated and newly constructed condos tend to be more expensive than neighboring single …

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South Loop Real Estate for Sale

By: Eli Schultz
The South Loop has been recognized as one of Chicago’s most up-and-coming and globally unique neighborhoods. The area has done particularly well in tune with overall changes in lifestyle preference, as more and more people look to live closer to their place of work. Located just south of Chicago’s downtown business core, the South Loop has much to offer in the way of properties and modern housing.
As Chicago’s fastest expanding neighborhood, living costs in the South Loop are high but reasonable compared to other high-end parts of the …

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Illinois Real Estate Agent Transition to Illinois Real Estate Brokers Update

On December 31 2009 Illinois Governor Quinn signed into law amendments to the Real Estate License Act of 2000.  The new focus of the amendments was consumer protection and increased professional competence of Real Estate licensees.  Moving forward Illinois will have new license classification and education requirements for both new and existing licensees.
The key date is May 1, 2012, as of that date there will be three classifications of licensure in the State of Illinois.  The Illinois Residential Lease Agent, this classification will in essence be the same as the …

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Chicago First Time Buyers Down Payment Program

If you are a Chicago first time buyer you owe it to yourself to find out more about the down payment assistance programs that we have available. Down payment assistance is available for home in most Chicago neighborhoods.  Whether it is a condo that suits your need or a historic bungalow, there are many different homes for sale and with historically low interest rates now is a great time to buy.
The City of Chicago Home Purchase Assistance Program assists buyers who want to become home owners but may lack the …

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Historic Architecturally Significant Building For Sale

The Pittsfield Building was hailed at its completion in 1927 as an architectural triumph, and it remains virtually unchanged from the that time.  The Pittsfield Building’s trademark is its interior lobbies and atrium, called “one of the loveliest ever designed  by architectural historian Sally Chappell.  Five stories high and surrounded by balconies and shop windows on all sides, the great atrium space is embellished by glowing marbles, gleaming brasses, and carvings in Spanish Gothic Revival style.  The Pittsfield Building is one of Chicago’s finest 1920s-era skyscrapers, built during the decade …

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Distressed Chicago Multi Family Investment Properties

A study by DePaul University’s Institute for Housing Studies found that $3 billion of multi-family property mortgages already are in foreclosure, affecting more than 32,000 rental units in Cook County. This includes both multi unit 2, 3 & 4 Flats as well as multi-family 5+ units.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg in cook county as approximately 38,000 additional single-family homes are already in foreclosure in Cook County. The Institute for Housing Studies predicts that and additional Another $12.6 billion in multi-family mortgages are at risk.
Falling property values …

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BU 2.0

Chicago Home Buyers Utopia is the premier online search service for home buyers in the Chicago Area. Since 1996 we have assisted thousands of home buyers and real estate investors with their Chicago Real Estate needs. Simply select the type of property, size, price and areas you’re looking in. We will show you all the active property listings and keep you updated of new listings with e-mail’s. This includes everybody’s listings in the Chicago Real Estate markets — not just ours. When you register for the service you will receive …

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Downtown Chicago Condo’s Still a Buyers Market

Chicago Real Estate – Downtown Chicago condo’s remain a buyers market with excess inventory that still needs to be absorbed.  Sales volume of downtown condominiums did inch higher however  in the previous quarter as developers continued to cut prices to bring in buyers.
Downtown builders sold 148 condos and townhomes in the last three months of 2009, up from 56 units in the third quarter and a net loss of 253 sales in fourth-quarter 2009, when a large number of buyers canceled sales contracts, according to Appraisal Research Counselors, a Chicago-based …

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Chicago Zip Codes – Chicago Real Estate Listings

Chicago Zip Codes allows comprehensive Chicago real estate updates so you can see all currently available Chicago properties for sale in your zip code.  We update the real estate listings in each Zip Code daily so you can be assured of the most up to the minute data.  Click Here to see a Zip Code Map and view appreciation rates by zip code.  Click on your Zip Code Below for property details!
60625 – Albany Park Zip Code
60827 – Altgeld Gardens Zip Code
60640 – Andersonville Zip Code
60659 – Arcadia Gardens …