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Case-Shiller vs. MLS ? Some Very Interesting Data on Chicago Real Estate Market

Written by: - July 2, 2009

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Case-Shiller vs. MLS ? Some Very Interesting Data on Chicago Real Estate Market

Have you read the latest news that home sales are down? Pretty much everyday, right? According to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Indices (PDF), released on Monday, Chicago experienced an 18.7% decline in home prices from April 2008 to April 2009, but did not experience a percentage change from the prior month, March 2009 […]

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An Great Way to Follow the News of Your Neighborhood

Written by: - June 25, 2009

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An Great Way to Follow the News of Your Neighborhood

While attending the recent SPARKt conference I had the pleasure of listening to Adrian Holovaty, the founder of EveryBlock.com explain his unique service. If you haven’t heard of it, I suggest you head over their right away and sign up. It’s amazing. What is EveryBlock? EveryBlock.com is a service that goes out onto the web […]

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Chicago’s Dangerous Neighborhoods and Some Positive Numbers for Chicago Real Estate

Written by: - June 24, 2009

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24 June 2009 ? Today we have news on both extremes concerning Chicago’s real estate market. On the very bad side…yesterday The Sun Times, Chicagoist, and many others reported Chicago has 4 of the most dangerous neighborhoods (in Chicago’s case they are actually sections of well defined neighborhoods) in the country. They are: #2 State […]

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Home Builders Pessimistic and Vacancies on the Rise in Chicago

Written by: - June 16, 2009

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Home Builders Pessimistic and Vacancies on the Rise in Chicago

Two reports yesterday seem to cast a shadow over recent good news in closings. Home Builders Not Predicting Increased Business The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported yesterday that it’s nation-wide monthly sentiment index dropped by a point to 15. This is down from a score of 18 one year ago and an all-time […]

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Distressed Sales vs. “Traditional” Sales Numbers

Written by: - April 20, 2009

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Distressed Sales vs. “Traditional” Sales Numbers

On April 1 the Chicago Association of RealtorsĀ® (CAR) released some data that I thought was interesting in this time of dropping property values. However, I didn’t see these numbers discussed anywhere other than their web site. I think these numbers deserve a second look and hopefully some comments from our readers. The goal of […]

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Seriously Delinquent Subprime Loans On the Rise – Data Supports Gov’t Plan

Written by: - April 3, 2009

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Seriously Delinquent Subprime Loans On the Rise – Data Supports Gov’t Plan

The Wall Street Journal is reporting two important conclusions based on data from the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision: Seriously Delinquent Subprime Loans Rise from 10.75% to 16.4% The report found that the number of seriously delinquent subprimes loans is on the rise. This means that more and […]

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What Does The Jump in Housing Starts Mean?

Written by: - March 18, 2009

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What Does The Jump in Housing Starts Mean?

Housing starts went up in February. By now you have read in many, many, many places about how the Commerce Department announced this amazing fact yesterday (click here for the PDF). First of all, what is a “housing start?” The Commerce Department defines them as, “the number of single or multi-family dwellings that have begun […]

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Chicago Area Home Prices at a 5-Year Low

Written by: - February 26, 2009

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Chicago Area Home Prices at a 5-Year Low

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index of prices in 20 U.S. cities dropped 18.5% in 2008, according to Standard & Poor?s, the New York-based ratings agency that compiles the index. Nationally, single-family home prices are at levels not seen since the third quarter of 2003Ā , says Crain’s Real Estate Daily.?There are very few, if any, pockets of turnaround […]

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