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2007 

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Although I've lived in different Cook County towns, I've spent the most time in Oak Lawn and I currently reside in Oak Lawn now.  In fact, I just left my long-time Oak Lawn brokerage that I was with for 22 years to work in a better company with offices in Chicago and Orland Park. I have built up ...
04/30/2007
For anyone that trades articles or blog posts with others, you need to think beyond the initial trade.  In my opinion, article exchanges are done for three reasons - content, traffic and backlinks.   If you have found some partners to trade articles with you need to make sure their article gets i...
04/26/2007
I just sold a beautiful townhouse in Forest Park IL to another couple who started looking in Chicago but ended up looking in Forest Park and the adjoining town of Oak Park.  Like my other recent couple they really wanted a place in Chicago but weren't happy with what they were getting for the mon...
04/23/2007
When I first started selling real estate the only thing I really knew about Berwyn was that it was part of a gag on The Svengooli TV show started by Jerry G. Bishop as the original Svengooli and since taken over by Rich Koz who started out as the Son of Svengooli until he was promoted to plain ol...
04/18/2007
I had received an inquiry from first-time home buyers looking in Chicago and possibly some suburbs close to Chicago.  They were interested more in the north side of Chicago so I referred them to one of my referral agents in the city.  They weren't too happy with the areas they were being shown in...
04/16/2007
Chicago, IL just got word that they are the United States winner for the competition of hosting the 2016 Summer Games.  Mayor Daley jumped out of his seat when he heard the decision.The Olympics began in Athens, Greece around 1500 years ago.  They were revived in 1896 and once again held in their...
04/14/2007
I tried to search for the answer but could not find it.  I noticed at least one city missing from Cook County and although we can add communities, I don't see where we can add actual cities.  I just closed on a home in the city so it is real and has its own area designation in our MLS.Which bring...
04/14/2007
Disclaimer:  I have read through some of the many Zillow posts to make sure I wasn't writing up something too duplicate.  I gave up after reading several and decided to tell my recent experience. On a forum I'm involved with we were shown how you could put your profile on Zillow.  Several of us w...
04/12/2007
This Palos Heights townhouse has been sold - by me!   To see all Palos Heights Townhomes currently for sale click the link. This is a spacious and stunning "B" Unit - The least expensive "B" Unit Available - 3002 Spyglass Circle - $349,900 You can see the columned private entrance to this beautif...
04/12/2007
I just got another of many compliments I've received from visitors to my Chicago Suburbs Real Estate website.  He mentioned how helpful both my website and my Chicago blog were.This is a couple relocating to the Chicago area and although he was "assigned" an agent, they are not happy with their c...
04/11/2007
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