Good Design Bad Math

Posted on September 10th, 2011 in All Articles, Bridgeport, Green Housing, Market Conditions, Pilsen.

Designed by The Vari Family – architects from Bridgeport – this building at Halsted and Archer leans onto traffic with modern cues as tens of thousands of eyes hit this corner each day. Unfortunately the units were designed very large and the unit count and prices do not allow the sales and pricing to fit […]

Joe Dimaggio Got Home, But For How Long?

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Pilsen, Tri Taylor, West Loop, West Town.

Financial Troubles are rocking the Italian Sports Hall of fame. I pulled up and went in recently and put some money in the jar there… trying to help… but I hope someone really big steps in. Maybe Mario can donate his ice sales for a few weeks or something.. one gives and the other gets […]

Bee’s In Pilsen Buzzing Just a Half Mile From Heavy Pollution

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in McKinley Park, Pilsen, South Loop.

I was walking Bowie(our business’ mascot and my do) who I often bring to work with me and she stumbled upon some buzzing … I admit I was reading the trib for free on my iphone (why they give it all away I’m not sure) and I looked up and wow… she had beez all […]

Stearns Quarry Park 2700 s Halsted Is Open!

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown, Pilsen, South Loop.

Yeah… it sat there and sat there.. .and sat there… and we all drove by thinking what the hell is going on.. this is Daley land and they can’t get the CPD to get this thing done.. what happened to the 11th ward sting? Well it’s finally open… and the Pols were falling over themselves […]

2nd ward online town hall. You can Bet Fioretti is running for mayor

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Lincoln Square/Roscoe/North Center, Lincoln Square/Rosoce Village/North Ctr, McKinley Park, Pilsen, South Loop, West Loop.

If you look at the online town hall you will see that 2nd ward Alderman Fioretti is angling for a Mayoral run? All the power to him I think. He’s a thinker and a guy of action. I’m intrigued with him. And I have to say that I’m a little jealous of the 2nd ward […]

More Seats In Andrew Jackson Desired, Magnet Option for Student’s in UV and East Pilsen UIC Tri Taylor

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Chinatown, Pilsen, West Loop.

University Village Parents have gained some leverage. With lost mobility and equity in reverse there are serious investments being made in trying to grow families in the city. Chicago Public schools and their ward leaders are getting pushed to add a new neighborhood school near… or expand the Andrew Jackson magnet program … Current wisdom […]

Pilsen. West Town. Logan Square. Bridgeport. Man Jettisons $300k debt. Real Story.

Posted on August 20th, 2010 in All Articles, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown, Lincoln Square/Roscoe/North Center, Lincoln Square/Rosoce Village/North Ctr, Market Conditions, McKinley Park, Pilsen, Short Selling/Buying, South Loop, West Loop, West Town, Wicker Park & Bucktown.

Chicago IL – I know a guy that wiped out 300k in mortgage debt. I’ll call him Tom. The name and some of the details have been changed to protect his privacy. Tom owed a lot of money on his house. He owed 600k on a first mortgage and then another 300k on a second […]

Costco Coming to Pilsen!! There go all the small shops–hear that sucking sound.

Posted on July 30th, 2010 in McKinley Park, Pilsen.

I personally oppose a Costco coming to 14th and Ashland. It will provide jobs but it will take away entrepreneurial businesses. The 16 acre tract of vacant land within the IL Medical District initially was being considered for a 12th district police station and now it’s going to be a business killer site of a […]

Our New Short Sale Blog Is Up!

Posted on July 26th, 2010 in All Articles, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown, Financing, Lincoln Square/Roscoe/North Center, Lincoln Square/Rosoce Village/North Ctr, Market Conditions, McKinley Park, Neighborhoods, Other Real Estate, Pilsen, Short Selling/Buying, South Loop, West Loop, West Town, Wicker Park & Bucktown.

We just launched a blog strictly dedicated anything short sale related www.chicago-shortsaleblog.com The site will offer loads of knowledge and details about the whole short sale process.  There will be personal stories regarding short sales our office handles, articles explaining the basic principles behind short sales and even stories from other brokerages and agent across […]

Clean Power Now-The Whole City Stands To Benefit If This Passes City Council

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 in Bridgeport, Chinatown, Green Housing, McKinley Park, Pilsen, South Loop, West Loop, West Town.

What if you could pick up the phone, call you Alderman/woman and influence them to move 872,000 cars from the streets of Chicago? What if you could help stop 41 deaths a year in Chicago from air pollution?  What if you could help 18,000 cases of Asthma be relieved in Chicago?  What if you could […]