Suburban Cook County

Friday Feature: Orland Park

Chicago Real Estate Forum will now offer Friday Features that highlight all you need to know about Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods and suburban communities! The first neighborhood on our list is Orland Park, which is a booming location for resale homes as well as many of the area’s home builders. Located in Cook County, just 25 …

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Delinquent Tax Information for Cook County New Homes Now Available Online

Buying a Cook County new home just got a little easier, as homeowners can now search online to find out if homes have delinquent real estate tax bills. Normally, the Cook County clerk’s office receives about 80,000 visits and 96,000 phone calls each year regarding these delinquent bills, and providing online access to this information …

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Investors are Changing the Chicago Real Estate Market

Recently, we reported that the south suburban Chicago real estate market is on the mend. Home prices are rising, and investors are purchasing, rehabbing and flipping homes in several south Chicago neighborhoods. Yet, how exactly do investors cause home prices to rise? Investors are different from standard buyers in two ways. First of all, they …

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November a Great Month for Sales of New Homes in Chicago

Typically, home sales decrease during the holidays, but the Chicago housing market is still going strong even in the colder months! November sales of attached and detached homes in the seven-county Chicago metro area totaled 7,500, which is a 37 percent increase from November 2011, and the median sales price of a sold home was …

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