Chicago Agent Magazine Announces 2012’s Top Agents and Brokerages in Chicago and Suburbs

Chicago, IL - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chicago Agent releases the highly anticipated 2012 online edition of its Real Data residential reference guide. Chicago Agent magazine released the highly anticipated annual edition of Real Data, the premiere residential reference guide that provides the industries most sought-after stats

Agents are Optimistic About the 2011 Housing Market

Chicago, IL - December 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- This wasn’t an easy year to be a real estate agent, even if 2010 turned out to be a better year than 2009. However, according to a new survey by Chicago Agent magazine, things might be looking up for 2011. In the magazine’s most recent issue, readers responded positively to a survey designed to gauge industry predications for 2011

Illinois Home Sales Record Major Gains in November from a Year Ago Sales...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pent-up buyer demand plus low interest rates and the homebuyer tax credit incentive yielded a second month of double-digit gains for Illinois home sales in November, in stark contrast to home sales one year ago in November 2008. According to the Illinois Association of REALTORS® latest report, statewide total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) in November 2009 reached 10,361 homes sold, up 64.0 percent from November 2008 sales of 6,317, marking the third consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases in Illinois. The statewide median price in November 2009 was $155,000 down 4.3 percent from $162,000 in November 2008. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more, half sold for less

July Illinois Home Sales Show Solid Activity Sales Totals Nearly Even with a Year...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - August 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- July registered another month of positive signs in the Illinois housing market with home sales about even with July 2008 totals as well as six consecutive month-to-month sales increases for both the state as a whole and the Chicagoland PMSA. According to the Illinois Association of REALTORS® latest report, statewide total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) in July 2009 reached 11,407 homes sold, off a slight 0.1 percent from July 2008 sales of 11,417; sales were up 4.2 percent from 10,944 homes sold the previous month of June 2009.

Sheldon Good & Company CEO Steven Good, First Commercial REALTOR(R) to Address Annual TX...

Speaker for National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) Commercial Division Just Named 2008 Vice Chair of NAR's Commercial Alliance Committee CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven L....


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.


Make Your Garage Door Quieter

How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter

Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!