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About Robert John Anderson

Robert's knowledge and expertise from 15+ years of experience have made his business tremendously successful. He eats, sleeps, and lives real estate, which has catapulted him into Chicago's 1% of Top Producers for the last 8 years with $320+ million in sales, earning Baird & Warner's prestigious Founder's Club distinction. His voracious appetite for the Chicago market, its neighborhoods and trends keeps his knowledge current and growing. He focuses on high-quality marketing and service along with working to think outside of the box for all his clients needs. Robert specializes in sellers, buyers, luxury homes, developments and relocation; he also has experience in land acquisition, commercial, and retail sales. You can reach Robert at 312-980-1580 and robert@robertjohnanderson.com or visit him on Facebook, Zillow and LinkedIn.

Charge it?? One Chicago Landmark Please, To Go!

Written by: - February 28, 2010

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Charge it?? One Chicago Landmark Please, To Go!

Garrett Kelleher, the Irish developer who was the visionary for Chicago?s proposed newest landmark, the 150-story Spire, is now being sued by Bank of America for $110,000 in unpaid credit card bills related to the stalled construction project. Allegations have been added to a lawsuit filed in August by Bank of America to recover an […]

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Up Up and Away are the Interest Rates

Written by: - February 19, 2010

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Up Up and Away are the Interest Rates

To date, the Federal Government has pumped over $1.25 TRILLION into the mortgage market in an attempt to boost slumping activity and aid the overall economy. However, the end may be in sight ? the Federal Reserve is considering ending aid as of March 31. The Real Estate Market Drives the Economy The housing market […]

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Finkl & Sons Steel Mills May Just Hit a Home Run

Written by: - February 12, 2010

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Finkl & Sons Steel Mills May Just Hit a Home Run

The word is that Depaul University has been considering the Finkl & Sons Steel Mills at Clybourn Avenue and Cortland Street as a place to build a new 10,000 seat basketball stadium so that it could be in the proximity of their Lincoln Park Campus. They are also considering an alternative site just south at […]

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Obama Signs Tax Credit Extension for Home Buyers

Written by: - November 9, 2009

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Obama Signs Tax Credit Extension for Home Buyers

On Friday, President Obama signed into law an extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit. To qualify, buyers must sign a contract before April 30, 2010 and close on the property by June 30, 2010.

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July Year-on-Year Sales Increase Is First in Three Years

Written by: - August 24, 2009

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July Year-on-Year Sales Increase Is First in Three Years

Chicago-area home sales are slightly up in July compared to July ’08, the first year-over-year increase in over 3 years, as reported by the Illinois Association of Realtors. The graph below more accurately shows the details. [TABLE=10] Price Disconnect Between Buyers & Sellers The stats are indicative of how the market is responding. August has […]

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Home Sales Down Just 19% in May in the Chicago Area

Written by: - June 24, 2009

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Home Sales Down Just 19% in May in the Chicago Area

I think there is light at the end of the tunnel. We can certainly see it in our showing activity and in the market. It’s still not an easy market or necessarily a fair market for all involved, but it is changing for the better. Statistics from Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) definitely back up […]

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My Favorite Building: The Montgomery (500 W. Superior)

Written by: - February 26, 2009

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My Favorite Building: The Montgomery (500 W. Superior)

Of the thousand’s of buildings in Chicago, I’d like to single out The Montgomery as one of my favorite buildings. ┬áThe once corporate headquarters for Montgomery Wards Catalog Company is now a 28-story, 245-unit residential tower in Chicago’s emerging and posh River North neighborhood. An Icon of Modernism Montgomery Wards Company originally built their 26 […]

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Simple Steps Can Decrease Market Times and Increase Selling Prices

Written by: - February 9, 2009

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Simple Steps Can Decrease Market Times and Increase Selling Prices

In this market of long listing times and high inventory, there are a few ways to make your home stand out and sell quicker. You’ve Got to Start with Price, Price, Price A Clean Well Lit Place Sells The absolute most important item is price.  If your price is not competitive and realistic to what the market will bear, then […]

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Parking Squatters or a Chicago Tradition?

Written by: - January 15, 2009

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Parking Squatters or a Chicago Tradition?

If you’re new to Chicago, you have probably been scratching your head a lot lately. You were driving down the street and you saw a lawn chair in a semi-shoveled-out parking space. Do you move the chair? What’s going on? Welcome to Chicago, the city where if you shovel out a public parking space, you […]

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