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  • Urban's Matt Silver Talks Real Estate & Millennials to U.S. News and World Report

    Urban's Matt Silver Talks Real Estate & Millennials to U.S. News and World Report
    Matt Silver, Urban partner and 2017 president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS, shared his insights on how the real estate transaction has evolved - especially in the execution of contracts to meet the needs of the tech-savvy, always connected, younger buyer. Read the entire article here .
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  • Urban Partner Matt Silver's Cover Story as President of Trade Association

    Urban Partner Matt Silver's Cover Story as President of Trade Association
    Urban proudly celebrates partner Matt Silver and his installation as president of real estate trade organization, Chicago Association of REALTORS. Learn more about Matt, and his vision for where the industry's opportunities are to thrive in 2017 in this issue of CR Magazine
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  • Urban's Matt Silver talks Impact of Increased Loan Limits to Chicago Tribune

    Urban's Matt Silver talks Impact of Increased Loan Limits to Chicago Tribune
    Urban Real Estate partner Matt Silver talked to the Chicago Tribune about the recently announced increase in loan limits in various markets by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, including Chicago. While housing advocates like the Chicago Association of REALTORS, where Silver is serving as president, have sought higher limits over recent years, the increase is notable progress. Read the entire article on Chicago Tribune .
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  • Matt Farrell talks to Chicago Tribune about living in Trump Tower post-election

    Matt Farrell talks to Chicago Tribune about living in Trump Tower post-election
    Gold Coast, In The News, Loop, Matt Farrell, Streeterville
    Saturday, November 19, 2016
    Trump International Hotel and Tower has been highly-sought after in the downtown Chicago marketplace among buyers shopping for the ever-luxurious high-end condo experience. But just how does the recent election impact visitors, buyers, and sellers, alike? Managing partner Matt Farrell lends his residential expertise to the Chicago Tribune .
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  • Urban Senior Partner Emery Featured in New Eastside News

    Urban Senior Partner Emery Featured in New Eastside News
    In The News
    Monday, October 24, 2016
    Our very own Michael Emery was featured in the New Eastside News: Long-time New Eastside resident Michael Emery, senior partner with Urban Real Estate is no stranger to the industry – which is why his expertise was tapped in January 2015 to serve on the local Multiple Listing Service’s (MLS) board of managers, Midwest Real Estate Data...
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  • Read About the Latest Industry Prestige for Urban's Emery and Silver in the Daily Herald

    Read About the Latest Industry Prestige for Urban's Emery and Silver in the Daily Herald
    In The News, Industry News, Matt Silver, Michael Emery
    Friday, October 14, 2016
    Chicago-based Urban Real Estate (Urban) recognizes partners, Michael Emery and Matt Silver, as two of a distinguished few brokers who have been appointed to represent the state REALTORS® trade association, Illinois REALTORS®, and work closely with foreign consulates to promote real estate in Illinois...
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  • Senior Partner Michael Emery Featured in New Eastside News

    Senior Partner Michael Emery Featured in New Eastside News
    In The News, New Eastside
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Urban Real Estate's own Senior Partner Michael Emery recently sat down with New Eastside News to discuss his role on the local Multiple Listing Service’s (MLS) board of managers, Midwest Real Estate Data, as well as the importance of accurate information available to consumers in regards to the buying and selling of residential real estate...
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  • Join Us In Welcoming Gene Marlowe to Urban Real Estate

    Join Us In Welcoming Gene Marlowe to Urban Real Estate
    In The News
    Friday, July 29, 2016
    Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Urban Real Estate team, broker Gene Marlowe. Gene joins us as a lifelong Chicagoan passionate about serving the Bronzeville, Hyde Park, and Kenwood communities, as well as the many neighborhoods on the city’s south side. With a desire to help bridge homeownership and affordable housing needs, Gene hopes to bring Urban’s top-notch service to often otherwise underserved communities...
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  • Join Us In Welcoming Christine Anderson to Urban Real Estate

    Join Us In Welcoming Christine Anderson to Urban Real Estate
    In The News
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    Christine Anderson brings a unique perspective in resale and new development, with years of experience assisting buyers, sellers and new construction clients every step of the way. Originally from Chicago’s North Shore, Christine moved into the city, making various north side neighborhoods her home before landing in Old Town in 2004. Her passion for the city is infectious, as is her knowledge of neighborhoods in and around Chicago...
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  • Urban Real Estate Recognized by trade magazine, Chicago Agent

    Urban Real Estate Recognized by trade magazine, Chicago Agent
    In The News
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Join us in congratulating some of Urban Real Estate's finest in this issue of Chicago Agent magazine "Who's Who in Chicagoland Real Estate". Managing Partner Matt Farrell, Senior Partner Michael Emery, and Senior Broker Vickie Liu, along with Urban partners Matt Silver, Kelly Smith and Chris Vernald were recognized in the July issue of the trade magazine's annual accolades. Check out Urban's top brass honors here ! As well as Urban's fellow partners' honors here !
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  • Chicago Real Estate Market on a Hot Streak

    Chicago Real Estate Market on a Hot Streak
    In The News, Industry News
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    The latest news from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® is good: May home sales for the nine-county area showed a 7.5 percent increase year-over-year with median sale prices growing by 6.1 percent to $234,500. The Chicago Tribune asked Urban Real Estate Partner Matt Silver about the latest numbers and he noted that some areas of the city, like Lincoln Park, have now completely recovered from the downturn in the housing market...
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  • Urban Real Estate's Managing Partner Recognized by Industry Trade Association

    Urban Real Estate's Managing Partner Recognized by Industry Trade Association
    In The News, Matt Farrell
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) JUNE 23, 2016 Chicago-based Urban Real Estate managing partner Matt Farrell was recognized Tuesday evening by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) for being named the Chicago REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY). The dinner, held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, in Springfield, Illinois, honored those recognized by their local REALTOR® associations from across the state...
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  • Urban's New Partners In Crain's

    Urban's New Partners In Crain's
    In The News
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Urban Real Estate's newest partners were featured in Crain's Chicago Business today. In recent months, our brokerage has named three partners to its company, Matt Silver, Kelly Smith and Chris Vernald. Silver is an expert in the North Shore and Downtown, Smith, in property renovated and multi-family and Vernald on financing complicated purchases. Check out the full write-up at Crain's here .
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  • Chicago Agent Magazine's 2016 Market Handbook

    Chicago Agent Magazine's 2016 Market Handbook
    In The News
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Each year Chicago Agent Magazine puts together a market handbook. In print and online, the handbook brings together a variety of data related to sales in markets across the city and suburbs. They also reach out to agents to add valuable insight and help interpret the data. Among those quoted were Urban Real Estate's very own partner Kelly Smith. "In the past six months the majority of my clients have been coming from the tech sector," Smith told Chicago Agent Magazine. "A
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  • Chris Vernald Named Partner at Urban Real Estate

    Chris Vernald Named Partner at Urban Real Estate
    In The News
    Monday, April 18, 2016
    Urban Real Estate has named real estate broker Chris Vernald partner to the Chicago-based brokerage. Mr. Vernald joined Urban in January 2012, and has made the most positive impression on his colleagues and clients since the moment he came into the industry. Consistently ranked a top producer, Chris has made it his business to learn the intricacies of the transaction, helping to better anticipate his clients’ needs and foresee the pitfalls before they arise...
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  • Urban's Matt Silver On ABC7

    Urban's Matt Silver On ABC7
    In The News, Matt Silver
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    When ABC7 reporter Alan Krashesky was looking for expertise on the local real estate market and the up-coming (and in progress) Spring selling season, he turned to Matt Silver, Urban Real Estate's own Partner and Chicago Association of REALTORS® President-elect. February home sales data shows the median selling price up 7.8 percent to $160,000, while March sales data is not out yet. Silver says that the city's appreciation has varied neighborhood by neighborhood...
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  • Urban's Matt Silver: City Attracting More High-End Buyers

    Urban's Matt Silver: City Attracting More High-End Buyers
    In The News, Matt Silver
    Friday, April 08, 2016
    When Crain's wrote a story this week on CoreLogic's latest report that shows home values in the city rising faster than the rest of the state, they turned to Urban's Matt Silver, also the president-elect of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, for some insight. "You hear so many more people say they want to bike to work, they want to walk to work, they don't want to spend so much of their day commuting," Silver told Crain's...
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  • Kelly Smith Named Partner at Urban Real Estate

    Kelly Smith Named Partner at Urban Real Estate
    In The News
    Monday, March 21, 2016
    Urban Real Estate (Urban) is expanding its leadership team, announcing Kelly Smith as partner. Mr. Smith has been with Urban since 2012. Smith’s clients rely on him for his expertise in helping them with their real estate investment portfolio. Often, his clients will count on his guidance in building short- and long-term goals for acquiring single-family or multi-family properties, and create a plan for their rehabilitation, rental and/or resale...
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  • Chicago Agent Magazine Profiles Urban's New Branding, Website

    Chicago Agent Magazine Profiles Urban's New Branding, Website
    In The News
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Chicago Agent Magazine profiled and featured our recent company rebranding, including our new website ( www.UrbanRealEstate.com ), logo, as well as resources and amenities for our brokers and clients. Managing Partner, Matt Farrell, sat down with Chicago Agent Magazine to discuss the new design and the advantages of using it in congruence with any of our fabulous brokers...
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  • Urban's Matt Silver: Boomers & Millennials Will Drive Housing Market

    Urban's Matt Silver: Boomers & Millennials Will Drive Housing Market
    In The News, Matt Silver
    Thursday, March 03, 2016
    When Chicago Agent Magazine was looking for some expertise on the future of the local housing market, they turned to Urban Real Estate's Director of Professional Development, Matt Silver, to offer his insight. With 41 percent of all mortgages in the Chicagoland market going to buyers aged 25 to 34, Millennials are a key demographic for agents...
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