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February 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Don’t fret- starting next week, The Condoist is back to dishing the goods on Chicago’s real estate market.

Have a topic request or juicy tips? Email thecondoist@gmail.com

We’re Back But We’ve Moved!!!

September 14, 2010 at 10:01 am | Posted in 1 | 1 Comment
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The Condoist is back and in action.  Come check us out at thecondoist.com

Ever Wonder How Foreclosure Impacts Your Credit Score?

April 22, 2010 at 5:57 am | Posted in 1 | 2 Comments

CNNMoney has a great article about the extent late mortgage payments, bankruptcy, and foreclosure impact your credit score.

Despite the problems a poor credit score can cause, Experian’s Sweet recommends that people who are in financial dead ends, like totally unaffordable mortgages, it’s better to recognize that and cut your losses quickly; don’t prolong the problem.

“You need to do what you need to do to get your finances back in order,” she said. “Don’t worry about your credit score.”

Whatever your situation, consult your accountant, lender, attorney, and anyone else who can help you make the right decisions for your financial future.

Chicago home prices fall in October (via Crains)

December 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Chicago News, Real Estate, Real Estate Jargon, Real Estate News | 1 Comment
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According to this recent Chicago Crain’s article…

“Local prices fell 1 percent in October compared with September, the first drop after five straight monthly increases, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price indices.”

“Home prices in the Chicago area were down 10.1 percent in October compared with October 2008.”

Come on first time buyers and qualified repeat buyers: take advantage of the tax credit!  Many say, however, the housing market and the economy can’t rebound by themselves — we need companies to start hiring.

Reader Questions about Saving Energy (via Chicago Tribune)

December 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Chicago News, Going Green, Living | 2 Comments
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It’s getting cold outside, Chicago!  What does your drafty apartment mean for your energy bill?  What can you do to fix it and save energy (and money)?

Check out these reader questions and answers from the Chicago Tribune about basic energy-saving techniques.

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