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About Katie Mischka

Katie Mischka is a respected and experienced broker with Koenig & Strey GMAC. A Chicago native, Katie has a wealth of knowledge about Chicago's neighborhoods and their history. Katie works with buyers and sellers and has experience selling condos, single family homes, townhomes, land, luxury homes, short sales, and relocation. She has been quoted in Crain's Chicago Business and Chicago Agent Magazine. Katie loves selling real estate and her clients are her priority! For more information, visit Katie's website: (katiemischka.com), email her (kmischka@ksgmac.com) or follow her on Twitter (@katiechicago).

Conventional Loan Ceilings Hinder Chicagoland Economy

Written by: - December 2, 2009

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Conventional Loan Ceilings Hinder Chicagoland Economy

We can help spur the economy here in Chicago if conventional loan limits were increased. By raising them, buyers in the market just above $417,000 would need less money down and benefit from the record low interest rates.

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Old Post Office To Be Auctioned Off…Maybe for the Price of a Condo

Written by: - June 10, 2009

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Old Post Office To Be Auctioned Off…Maybe for the Price of a Condo

The Postal Service has decided to auction off the site of the old post office at 433 W Van Buren. Built in 1932, this building straddles the Eisenhower Expressway and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the largest postal facility in the US, but was vacated in 1995 when the USPS […]

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Co-ops Are Different

Written by: - April 21, 2009

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Co-ops Are Different

There aren’t many co-ops in Chicago, but occasionally one comes up in an MLS search and my buyers always ask about them. I know of several along Lake Shore Dr and in Hyde Park, one in Ravenswood, and a few in Rogers Park. Until the most recent condo boom, co-ops were the most prevalent form […]

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A Buyers’ Guide to Short Sales

Written by: - January 26, 2009

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A Buyers’ Guide to Short Sales

The state of the current real estate market has made short sales more prevalent than ever before. When I started selling real estate five years ago, I rarely encountered a short sale. This past Sunday while out with buyers, two of the seven homes we previewed were short sales. Having just finalized a short sale […]

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