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A Park is More than a Playground: Interview with Chicago Park Supervisor Rilan Betts

“A park is only as strong as the people that surround the park.” Sometimes people forget about the important relationships parks play within a community. Rilan Betts (left) is one of the youngest park supervisors in Chicago, and he is on mission to add some flavor within the traditional park model starting with the historical Jackie Robinson Park. But where …

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On the Market: This Blank Canvas Has Incredible Views and a Ferrari Red Kitchen

This 4,165 square foot unit at 55 East Eerie is completely empty and awaiting to receive its next owner’s personal touches. Units in the building don’t come cheap, and this place is no exception. This three bedroom, three bathroom condo is asking $4.1 million, plus an additional $2,884 per month for homeowner association dues. No …

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New to Market: Cute Contempo Lincoln Park Home Has Lovely Rooftop Swing

The air is getting cooler, and the sun is setting earlier these days, but it’s still not too late to get spend some quality time outside. Retreat to this lovely rooftop swing with a glass of wine after tucking the kids in for the night and enjoy the evening relaxing. Beyond the decks and patio …

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The Bottom Line on an Upbeat Market

Ever heard the phrase “damned with faint praise”? That’s what continually came to mind about the state of the housing recovery as journalists and industry representatives came together here for the annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. It was one big “yes, but” discussion. Short version: The consensus was that the …

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On the Market: Two Level Mag Mile Penthouse has Sweet Views with 20-Foot Windows

New to the market, this sweet two-story penthouse has incredible views of Lake Michigan and downtown thanks to its sizable 20-foot windows and 58th floor location in a Chicago Avenue highrise. The penthouse features tall ceilings and windows throughout the entire unit, allowing its owner to soak in the incredible views no matter where they …

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Home Prices Climb as Inventory Remains Low in Illinois

New numbers released by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® point out that in April, the trend of increased prices for homes continued but tighter inventory locked home sales numbers down. Statewide home sales in April 2014 totaled 11,845 homes sold, down from 12,846 in April 2013. The number of houses on the market in April …

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