Urban Real Estate

2018

  • Urban Real Estate Hosts Holiday Party, Raises Money for Boys & Girls Clubs

    Urban Real Estate Hosts Holiday Party, Raises Money for Boys & Girls Clubs
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Urban Real Estate Hosts Annual Holiday Party; Raises Money and Awareness and for Boys & Girls Clubs Chicago brokerage Urban Real Estate invited clients, friends, and brokers for its annual holiday gathering, supporting the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (ULBGC)...
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  • Urban News - December 6, 2018

    Urban News - December 6, 2018
    Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Check out these local and national news headlines to help you get ahead on business, social, and trending topics in Urban News: Might Sears still have a lifeline left? USA Today reports Sears chairman Eddie Lampert offering to buy the struggling store out of bankruptcy . Thank a REALTOR! A study released by the National Association of REALTORS found that 82 percent of REALTORS donate money to charitable causes annually, compared to the national average of 56...
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  • Urban News *Weekend* - November 30, 2018

    Urban News *Weekend* - November 30, 2018
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Check out these local and national news headlines to help you get ahead on business, social, and trending topics in Urban News: Salesforce is bringing 1,000 jobs to Chicago , reports Crain's Chicago Business, with its move to 500,000 square feet in River North...
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  • Urban News - November 15, 2018

    Urban News - November 15, 2018
    In The News
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Check out some interesting, thought-proving reads from across the country in this week's Urban News... Tis the Season to be jolly, but really, how about some holiday decor trends that lend to new festive traditions? Check out these great ideas in Forbes. First bike rentals, now scooters? They are rolling through cities across the country, could Chicago be next? The dockless mode of cool transport might be headed to Chicago next...
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  • Urban News *Weekend* - November 9, 2018

    Urban News *Weekend* - November 9, 2018
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    With big box retailer Target assessing leaving the city's South Side, local residents and elected officials aren't letting go without a fight. Read more in Block Club Chicago . Voters in Evanston have approved an increase to the real estate transfer tax on homes which sell for $1.5 million or more. Crain's Chicago Business reports that roughly 17,000 voted in favor of the measure, versus nearly 15,000 against it, according to data from Cook County...
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  • Urban News - October 31, 2018

    Urban News - October 31, 2018
    New Eastside, Streeterville
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Check out this Urban News section, looking at local and national news, events, and trends you just might want to learn more about. -- C hicago Landlords have converted some “clicks to bricks” in getting online retailers into neighborhood storefronts, but what does this mean long-term? The Real Deal takes a look. -- A slower but steady market is a positive sign among a cooling down market...
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  • Urban News - October 16, 2018

    Urban News - October 16, 2018
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Check out this Urban News section, looking at local and national news, events, and trends you just might want to learn more about. Have you heard the second Amazon Go location has opened at 144 South Clark ? According to The Real Deal, a third is also on the way in Chicago, as Amazon continues to move toward its goal of having 3,000 cashier-free stores by 2021. Learn more about the plan here ...
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  • New Eastside’s Urban Real Estate Gives Back to Neighbors (and Dogs) In Need

    New Eastside’s Urban Real Estate Gives Back to Neighbors (and Dogs) In Need
    In The News, New Eastside
    Monday, September 3, 2018
    The brokers at Urban Real Estate have proudly been involved in giving back to the community and to the housing industry since its inception more than twelve years ago. It is a value that is shared by the brokers, as well as the partners, who hold near and dear the goal to give back where they live, work, and play...
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  • Join us for Urban's Furever Home Pet Adoption Event

    Join us for Urban's Furever Home Pet Adoption Event
    In The News, New Eastside
    Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Join Urban Real Estate for its first-ever "Urban Furever Home Pet Adoption Event", with partner One Tail At A Time Dog Rescue, a no-kill, all-breed dog rescue, on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The New Eastside real estate brokerage will be hosting the event on the first floor of its office at 400 E. Randolph Street...
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  • It's Here! You Can't Miss The Legacy - 60 E. Monroe Unit 2302

    It's Here! You Can't Miss The Legacy - 60 E. Monroe Unit 2302
    Justin Oliver, Matt Farrell
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    This sensational home is a must-see at The Legacy. Located at 60 E. Monroe, we are thrilled to present to you Unit 2302. This sensational 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, this perfectly appointed home has it all for the buyer looking to live in a lap of luxury, in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Experience all this beautiful home as to offer - watch Urban broker Justin Oliver guide you through the property in our video tour ...
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  • Crain's reports Chicago is attracting more "young, well-off residents"

    Crain's reports Chicago is attracting more "young, well-off residents"
    In The News
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Accordiing to Crain's Chicago Business, "Between 2010 and 2016, the city of Chicago gained more households in a key category—total income of more than $100,000 with the head of household under age 45—than any city in the country except for far larger New York, according to newly analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data." The news is tremendous as the city continues to attract new businesses and Silicon Valley's major players. Read more about the trend here .
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  • There Really Is a Strategy to the Day of the Week Your House Gets Listed

    There Really Is a Strategy to the Day of the Week Your House Gets Listed
    Michael Emery
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Survey says... A CNBC story looking at "best day of the week" to list a house suggests Thursday is most popular. (At Urban, Tuesday or Wednesday is popular as part of a strategy to ensure a listing is live with enough time for a buyer to preview the home online, and plan for an in-person showing over the weekend.) Either way, there is a method to the madness. Of course, mad props for the Urban Real Estate "For Sale" sign used in the story...
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  • Single Women... Are Buying More Real Estate Than Men

    Single Women... Are Buying More Real Estate Than Men
    In The News, Near North, New Eastside, Streeterville
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Single ladies got the gentlemen beat in real estate. Census and survey data indicates single women account for more real estate purchases than single men, says the Washington Post. According to the studies referenced, patterns indicate that "the share of home purchases by single women in 2017 — including never-married individuals, widows and divorcées — hit 22.8 percent, the highest on record...
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  • Is Time Almost Up for Low Interest Rates?

    Is Time Almost Up for Low Interest Rates?
    In The News, Loop, New Eastside, South Loop, Streeterville
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    It just might be happening. The new Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell, says the Fed is likely to gradually increase rates this year. It is expected to bump up rates at least three times this year, in 0.25% increments, beginning this month, according to industry leader REALTOR.com. Often, after increased short-term rates, typically, increased mortgage rates follow suit...
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  • Worst Home Decorating Trends to Already Come Out in 2018 (Some are Brutal)

    Worst Home Decorating Trends to Already Come Out in 2018 (Some are Brutal)
    Lincoln Park, Near North
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    Yikes! The year has just begun and already CheatSheet.com has identified some of the worst home decorating trends hitting the scene in 2018. Some are so-so, but some we must agree, are quite atrocious. Check these out and see what home fashion faux pas design tactics are making stylists cringe!
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  • Cook County, There's Still Time To Register To Vote; Online Until March 4

    Cook County, There's Still Time To Register To Vote; Online Until March 4
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    While Tuesday, February 20, may be the last day to have postmarked and mailed in, or submitted in person, your voter registration, the Cook County Clerk's Office notes you have until Sunday, March 4, to register online. Check this out for details on how to register online in Cook County, or for other county links . To visit the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners page, visit here .
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  • Clean Up Your Email, and Other Great Ideas for a Snow Day, from Inc.

    Clean Up Your Email, and Other Great Ideas for a Snow Day, from Inc.
    Friday, February 9, 2018
    If you're staying home on the start to this snowy weekend - Check out this recent list from Inc. of great, productive ways to spend a snow day. We love #1 - Empty Your Email Box -- See the others here
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  • Chicago Among World's Best Cities to Live

    Chicago Among World's Best Cities to Live
    While this may come to no surprise to Chicagoans, the British Daily Mail rated the Windy City as "the best place to have fun and enjoy the city", according to the London-based paper. Chicago topped a list of the world's best cities, beating out London, New York, and Melbourne. For the second time in a row, Chicago was named the number one place for "having fun and enjoying city life", in the study by Time Out...
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  • Urban Rolls Out International Relocation Services Platform

    Urban Rolls Out International Relocation Services Platform
    Chicago-based Urban Real Estate (Urban) senior partner Michael Emery recently contributed to a Chicago Tribune article showcasing the attraction Chicago has to fellow British expatriates looking to invest in the Windy City. Recognizing Chicago has attributes many international buyers are highly attracted to, Urban has developed officially created a niche international relocation program, geared toward the investor abroad, looking to make a piece of the Midwest, theirs...
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  • Chicago Tribune Talks to Michael Emery on why Chicago's looking great for British Investors

    Chicago Tribune Talks to Michael Emery on why Chicago's looking great for British Investors
    In The News, Industry News, Michael Emery
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Check out Urban senior partner Michael Emery's in-depth interview with the Chicago Tribune on helping British expatriates make Chicago, home. Read the full interview in the Chicago Tribune.
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