Holiday Food Drive for New Hope Community Food Pantry!

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In support of New Hope Community Food Pantry our office will be collecting non-perishable food items for families in need beginning Tuesday, November 20, through Friday, December 14.

New Hope Community Food Pantry is a volunteer-run emergency food pantry serving people in need on the Northwest Side of Chicago.  The food pantry operates in the lower level of New Hope United Methodist Church, and serves clients each Tuesday from 9:30 am-11:30 am. They provide a three-to-five day supply of food to eligible families in need once per month. 

How To Evaluate The Potential Of A Rental Real Estate Investment

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A rental real estate investment can be a great way to build your personal wealth, and may be a good option for you, especially if you are uneasy about investing in the stock market, or just want to diversify your investment portfolio.

With a rental property, someone else pays your mortgage, and over time your equity grows. You can eventually own a physical piece of property outright that also produces income. 

Ten years ago there were 3X more homes for sale in Chicago!

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How has the real estate market in Chicago changed over the past ten years? 

Some statistics have changed dramatically, but surprisingly, some factors are very close to where they were 10 years ago.

The most dramatic change in the market has been the inventory of homes for sale. In January of 2008 there were over 15,000 single-family attached homes and over 8,000 single-family detached homes for sale in Chicago. In September 2018 homes for sale hovered at around 6,000 and 4,000, respectively, a downward trend that has become the 'new normal' since 2009.

Welcome Sang Lee To Our Edison Park Office!

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Sang knows Chicago like nobody else.  He has been a resident since 1974 and has lived in virtually every part of the city. 

As an immigrant, Sang also knows what it feels like to achieve the American dream. Watching his parents work for years in order to achieve their dream of owning a home has made a lasting impression on Sang. The modest ranch house in the West Elsdon neighborhood is a part of Sang's core understanding of what a home can do for a family.

A Big Welcome To Lory Pinzariu!

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We're pleased to announce that Lory Pinzariu has joined our staff of professional Chicagoland brokers!

Lory maintains a great knowledge of the wonderfully diverse Chicagoland neighborhoods and communities. 

She believes in working with integrity and loyalty, and knows the importance of listening to and understanding her clients' needs for the highest quality service. 

Originally from Romania, Lory is fluent in Romanian and English.

Contact Lory for all your real estate needs.

5 Habits of Effective Real Estate Agents

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Effective agents are smart business people. They understand what needs to be done, what habits they need to develop and practice, how to surround themselves with the right people . . . and they work hard to get results.

So what do effective agents do?

 

1. Effective Agents have Mentors – No matter how productive we are, there is someone out there doing more. Someone has walked the path that you are on and they have discovered the benefits and possible pitfalls that you will face. Productive agents seek them out and learn from them.

Welcome Tracy Mac, A New Addition To Our Staff of Professional REALTORS®

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Tracy Mac grew up in Norwood Park, where her family still lives in her childhood home, and since 2007 has lived in Edison Park.

Tracy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from DePaul University. She worked for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for more than ten years, and enjoyed a career in broadcasting as an Executive Assistant with TouchVision TV and with Weigel Broadcasting as a Marketing Coordinator. Tracy also served as the President of the Condominium Board for Williamsburg Condominium Association.

Gabby Kambourov Joins Our Award-Winning Office!

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Gabby Kambourov was born and raised in Bulgaria, a small European country. She moved to the United States in 1994, where she lives with her husband and their four children in the northwest Chicago suburb of Des Plaines.

If you ask yourself why you should choose Gabby as your real estate broker? For one thing, she will be there from the beginning to the end of the process and will ensure the house you find becomes your HOME.

"My goal is to be available to my customers and to work with their best interest in mind – all the time.”