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Will the New Tax Bill Affect the Chicago Market?

Late in 2017, the president signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The law’s most prominent features are reductions in tax rates for businesses and individuals, as well as limits on personal deductions, state and local tax deductions, pro...

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Home prices are rising in these Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago homeowners expecting real estate values in the city to rise to their pre-2006 values may be in for a longer wait. According to Realtor.com, economists predict that home prices in the area will rise only about 1.95% in 2017, below the na...

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River North real estate continues to grow

River North is hot right now. The thriving downtown neighborhood that it is today is a far cry from its “Smokey Hollow” days from a century ago – back when this corner of the Windy City used to be full of factories and industrial warehous...

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9 of the country’s top 25 high schools are in Chicago

Niche.com, a website that provides reviews, ratings and information on public schools and communities throughout the United States, has released their list of the 2017 Best Public High Schools in America. The Chicago Metropolitan Area has 9 ...

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January Home Contracts Highest in 9 Years

*FROM CRAIN'S* February 07, 2017 By Dennis Rodkin In another indication of an accelerating real estate market in the city, buyers put more homes under contract last month than in any of the past nine Januaries, according to data from t...

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The ever-changing face of Fulton Market District

Since 2011, the Fulton Market District has been undergoing rapid transformation from a meatpacking district into a retail and commercial hub. Located in the neighborhood of Fulton River District, the area was designated a Chicago landmark in...

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Chicago Real Estate Market is on a Seven-Year High

According to a recent study from Metrostudy.com, new housing starts – or privately-owned new homes or units which began construction – reached 6,250 over a 12-month period, which ended in the 2nd quarter of 2016. This figure shows an increa...

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Walkability adds value to Chicago housing

Walkability is one of the biggest buzzwords associated with urban living – it’s the measure of how pedestrian-friendly an area is. It’s one of today’s most important concepts when it comes to sustainable urban design, as it offers a com...

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McDonald’s is Moving Their Headquarters from Oak Brook to Chicago

In 2018, fast food giant McDonald’s will be moving its headquarters from its current location in the suburb of Oak Brook to the West Loop neighborhood in downtown Chicago. McDonald’s had its headquarters in the city from 1955 to 1971...

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