Everyday is a new day in the Chicago real estate industry, and like many other aspects of life, some days are good, other days are bad. The fun days usually involve an influx of exciting or dynamic new listings to hit the market, while the not-so-fun days are when nothing really happens and it’s just another day at the office.  

As someone who’s always keeping an eye on the market, market conditions, and what’s popping on and off the market, checking out some of downtown Chicago’s newest and freshest listings to hit the MLS is a pretty routine task, not to mention one of the best parts about working in real estate. Getting a glimpse inside some of the Windy City’s coolest homes, condos or lofts to hit the open market never seems to get old, regardless of…

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Chicago New Construction Real Estate

Those of us already living in Chicago know full well that new construction development is very active around town, and actually has been for quite some time. But what many of us probably don’t realize is just how much the new construction industry has bounced back since the real estate downturn that started back in 2008.

Well, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, things are starting to become much more clearer, as housing starts around the country are at their highest level in roughly eight years, making it the strongest new construction market since 2007.

As noted in the report, single-family home construction has been especially strong in 2015, but worth noting is that the number of permits also seems to be on the decline,…

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