June 5, 2017

To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to file for bankruptcy protection soon. So far, 2017 has been a bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers. Don’t expect…
May 31, 2017
5 BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES - INFOGRAPHIC

5 BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES – INFOGRAPHIC

May 31, 2017
3 WAYS REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE BETTER THAN FOR SALE BY OWNER - INFOGRAPHIC

3 WAYS REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE BETTER THAN FOR SALE BY OWNER – INFOGRAPHIC

May 31, 2017
REAL ESTATE TERMS YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEAR - INFOGRAPHIC

REAL ESTATE TERMS YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEAR – INFOGRAPHIC

May 30, 2017

No boom, but steady activity: Construction market humming along in Chicago area

John Reilly, president of Des Plaines-based Peak Construction Corp., sees plenty of positives when it comes to construction activity in the Chicago area. He predicts that even more construction cranes will dot the sky around the city as developers make plans for new industrial facilities, multifamily buildings, office towers and hotels. The reason for Reilly’s…
May 30, 2017

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

By Michele DiGirolamo, Guest Contributor from MoneyGeek.com  If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the umbrella term for these types of loans, allows buyers to fold expenses for energy-saving home improvements…