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Secret cash hidden in Chicago house

You found $10,000 in a house. Now What?   What should you do if you find thousands of dollars in cash behind a couch?   That was the $10,000 question Jim Dow had to answer when he discovered stacks of money inside a Calumet Heights house he’d just purchased in Chicago, IL.   Dow owns and operates […]

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How Gentrification is Affecting Housing Prices in Chicago

When a formerly depressed neighborhood suddenly becomes hot, rapid growth can transform an area almost overnight. But it can also bring expensive growing pains. Is gentrification making Chicago unaffordable? Gentrification can happen quickly. As higher-income buyers move into a growing neighborhood, the cost of living goes up. Rents typically escalate, forcing poor and working-class families […]

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The Oldest Neighborhoods in Chicago

Chicago has roots back to the late 17th century when French explorers and missionaries first made contact with the Potawatomi natives. The Battle at Fort Dearborn caused the early settlers to leave the area. From there, real estate was built very quickly because of the desire for easy access to transportation. After that, Chicago quickly […]

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Are Homes in Chicago Worth Less Than Before the Housing Market Crash?

Are Chicago Homes Worth Less Than Before the Housing Market Crash? A decade after the housing market crash, two out of three homes in America still aren’t worth as much as they were in 2007. How does the Chicago real estate market compare to the rest of the nation? The answer may surprise you. The […]

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How Major Employers Affect Real Estate in Chicago

Many families end up moving out of the state or country for a career opportunity. It can be a lengthy and difficult decision to make and relocating for work can come with a lot of obstacles. Selling a house, sometimes quickly can end up being a huge burden when trying to focus on all the […]

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Famous Celebrities From Chicago

You may be living in Chicago blissfully unaware that you are living in the same state where many a famous people have come from. Many famous celebrities were born in Chicago. You may have been lucky enough to have lived in the same neighborhood or went to the same high school with some of them. […]

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