Downtown (Chicago, IL)
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
We had so much fun today attending the Chicago Air and Water show and we were comfortable at Oak Street beach. We took the "EL" from home and were in our seats in 30 minutes from Evanston. When we left Lake Shore Drive was totally packed and guess what? We got home in 35 minutes. Today was 70 degrees and the clouds created a beautiful contrast to the planes flying above.Yesterday it rained and because of this the crowd was about half the size it normally is. This was paradise for us. I had so much fun. If you ever get a chance to check this free event out I suggest you do so. Here is my video clip collection that will give you the feel of being there. I suggest you click on setting and go full screen after you start the video.Please enjoy this video with me.
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By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
MAY PROPERTY SALES FOR COOK COUNTY Property Sales May Property sales were 6,247, up 8.0% from 5,782 in May of 2015 and 11.2% higher than the 5,620 sales last month. May 2016 sales were at their highest level compared to May of 2015 and 2014. May YTD sales of 23,360 are running 6.9% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 21,859. Prices The Median Sales Price in May was $245,000, up 4.3% from $235,000 in May of 2015 and up 2.1% from $240,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in May was $321,719, up 3.4% from $311,088 in May of 2015 and up 1.6% from $316,748 last month. May 2016 ASP was at highest level compared to May of 2015 and 2014. Inventory & MSI The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of May was 19,090, down -2.2% from 19,526 last month and down -20.5% from 24,...
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By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
   7 Steps To Hiring A Great Assistant An assistant can be a big asset to your business. Hiring an assistant to deal with the world at large and administrative issues in particular gives you more time—and fewer interruptions—to work on the things you love to do that bring in revenue. Hiring for a job this important is serious business. Here’s how the experts say you should go about it. Make a list of the duties. Jot down everything you want your assistant to do—answering the pho...ne and emails, billing, banking, record keeping, etc. If you want to include personal tasks, such as booking airline tickets for family trips, list those too. This helps you define the type of person you need, and lets applicants know what to expect on the job. Define the personality. For your own benefit, dec...
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By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
In 2015, coastal tech hubs like San Francisco and Seattle were front and center for housing as millionaires with startup money sought shelter."But this year, the markets that shine brightest will be those that manage to strike a good balance between strong income growth, low unemployment and solid home value appreciation," said Zillow Chief economist Dr. Svenja Gudell."As the job market continues to hum and opportunity becomes more widespread, the best housing markets are no longer limited to the coasts or one-industry tech towns. This year's hottest markets have something for everyone, whether they're looking for somewhere to raise a family or start their career," she added.Zillow analysts based their 2016 ranking on three variables: home value appreciation, unemployment rates, and inc...
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