Molly Heyen's Blog Posts

Confident Developers Unveil Plans For The Former Spire Site

The spring market in the Loop is going strong with more homes on the market since last month and more sales! Developers are still showing confidence in building up this neighborhood. Related Midwest

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Neighborhood Events Can Be A Great Way For Buyers To Meet New Neighbors

The summer market is coming into full swing as we see an increase in listings and a decrease in market times. Buyers are going to have a lot of competition this summer, so it is very important to be

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A Modern Duplex In The Heart Of Lakeview History Open House Saturday And Sunday May 5 And 6

Situated just north of Lincoln Park, bordering the lake, and home to the Chicago Cubs Lakeview is perhaps the epitome of a neighborhood with something for everyone. In the mid-1800s it was actually

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West Loop Developments Cause The Need To Serve A Variety Of Audiences

We are still seeing about as many homes go under contract as come to the market over the course of a month, keeping inventory levels very low. It's no wonder the West Loop has been one of the most

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Signs Of Generations Moving And More Inventory Coming To The South Loop

Like last month, low inventory and short market times continue to define the market in the South Loop. Although we only chart condos in price ranges between $250-650k an interesting trend is

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Using The MLS As A Crystal Ball For Pricing Your Home

It's said that pricing is 80% of marketing a home. When you are selling your home it becomes a product on a marketplace. As a product buyers comparison shop. They look at multiple homes and make a

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The Power Of Detailed Clean

Aside from selling condos my husband and I also own a diy auto shop in Chicago. Part of that business is flipping cars. You hear about people flipping houses all the time, it's the same.

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Chicago Loop Affluent With A Huge Span Of Price Ranges

 Spring may finally be in Chicago! Signs of a spring market are starting to show. Just a few more condos came to the market than were sold over the past month. We can expect this increase to

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Buyer Guide Book Now Available

Whether you are a first-time buyer, new to the state, or haven't purchased a home in a long time it's a good idea to review the steps of the buying process before you begin. Our new E-book, The Home

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Stepping Stones Attract And Retain Residents In The Near North Side Neighborhoods

It's no secret that developers have taken over the downtown skyline and the Near North Side is gaining the largest number of new towers. While there is a mix of hotels, condos, and apartments the

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The West Loop Is Not Only Popular It Proves To Be Quite Healthy Too

The pace of West Loop real estate hasn't changed since our last report. Homes are selling super fast within two months of listing. It's no wonder, the West Loop is a great neighborhood! Recently a

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1786sf Condo Steps From The Loop Center Open House Sunday March 25 2018

Development of the South Loop broke ground in 1979 with Dearborn Park. The idea was to create a suburban atmosphere in downtown Chicago to encourage families to stay close to work and create a more

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The Effect A Shrinking Chicago May Have On The South Loop

The South Loop market is holding steady compared with our last report. There are only 2-3 months of inventory and homes are selling in about 3 months, on average. Crain's posted an interesting

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RPM On The Water Gives More Reason To Live In The Loop Chicago

Dining and entertainment spaces continue to develop in and near the Loop, keeping the demand for housing up, as we have been watching. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has just signed a lease for a

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Market Update Chicago Near North Side March 2018

On Monday Chicago was, again, named the top metro area for corporate relocation. In light of that Crain's posted an interesting article, just yesterday, about the variety of company

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Monthly Market Update West Loop Chicago February 2018

In our last report we talked about the overall movement of this neighborhood and how it has been booming for the last few years. If we look at the movement over just the past month we can see it

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Market Update Chicago South Loop February 2018

Inventory has picked up a little bit over the past month. Homes are still selling quite fast, but in most price ranges more homes came to the market than went under contract. If we compare these

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Market Update Chicago Loop February 2018

The Loop market is moving fast with more homes sold over the past month than were under contract during our last report, in nearly every price range! In the $250-350k range there were 10 homes

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Market Update Chicago Near North Side February 2018

In 2017 the median sales price for condos in the Near North Side was $397,500. Comprised of Streeterville, River North, and the Gold Coast this is one of the most well-established areas in the city

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Chicago West Loop January 2018 Monthly Market Update

In 2017 the median sales price for condos in the West Loop was $411,000. This has been one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city since Google opened its Chicago headquarters in December of 2015.

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Preparing Your Home For The Inspection

Getting ready to sell your condo? Make sure you are prepared for the inspection! Once you have some interested buyers they will want to have a professional inspector look through your home to advise

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Chicago South Loop January 2018 Monthly Market Update

In 2017 the median sales price for condos in the South Loop was $350,000. We've been seeing low inventory rates and fast market times for over a year in this neighborhood. In fact, in a fascinating

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Chicago Loop January 2018 Monthly Market Update

In 2017 the median sales price for condos in the Loop was $340,000. The Loop is a great neighborhood. With prices ranging from $129,000 for a studio apartment to $10 million for a brand new 5b/5.1ba

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