North Harbor Drive

Observations and insights into real estate happenings along N. Harbor Dr. in downtown Chicago

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Entries from April 30th, 2010

Current mortgage rate will maintain at a low rate

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After the tax credit running out, I would have time to sit down and think about to refinance our home. Just checked the current 15 year fixed rate with 25% down is around 4.375%, our current rate is around 5.25% which is almost 1% higher. But the bad thing is that we have to come […]

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Time is running out for tax credit!

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It’s only less than 10 hours before missing out on a credit up to 8,000 dollars for first-time home buyers and 6,500 for existing home owners. Lots of real estate agents are going to work until midnight tonight. I know our office at 565 Quincy is going to open unit 12:00 midnight. Just received e […]

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Staging Your Home For First-Time Buyers

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Staging Your Home For First-Time Buyers Selling downtown Chicago homes is more difficult in the current market than it has been in the past. Potential home buyers are priced into areas that they wouldn’t have been able to afford a few years ago. Making sure that your condo is staged appropriately to appeal to these buyers […]

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Showings at the Lakeshore East

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I had a few showings lately at the Lakeshore East. The buildings are Park Shore – 195 Harbor, the Chandler – 450 E Waterside Dr – the Aqua Building – 225 N Columbus Dr. These are all very nice buildings but they are also very different. My client is interested in studio or one bedroom, […]

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Staging is very important when you want to sell your home

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have been hearing about it and never think that it is so true that staging can help big deal when you want to sell your place until my coworker has sold her listing at 1514 w Thomas, Unit 3C, this one was on the market since last June, after staging it, it sold in […]

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Two short sales at the 450 waterside – the Chandler

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

There are currently two short sale unit at the 450 waterside – the Chandler building, one has a contract and the other one is a two bedroom asking $389,000, when I called the agent two days ago, also being told that a contract is pending. That is a great price for a two bedrooms unit.

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Two showings at the 195 Harbor unit 4007

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I had two showings for the 195 N Harbor Dr unit 4007. This is a one bedroom unit facing west with views to the new designer lake shore east park and you could also see the Buckingham fountain and the grand park, the lake shore dr, the Chicago River from the window. The bathroom is […]

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Harbor Point short sale two bedroom unit

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

There is a two bedrooms facing the lake with unobstructed lake view and the south shore view listed for short sale at the Harbor Point, the 155 N Harbor Dr. This unit was listed for short sale last year and was under contract for a long time. I noticed that on 3/26/10, this unit came […]

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