January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To support the efforts of the EPA, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with some useful information about radon gas in your home, how much is considered dangerous to your health, and what you should do about it.
We're proud to present our Top Listing and Top Selling agents for the month of December, 2018. Please join us in congratulating them for their hard work and dedication to their client's needs.
Top Listing Agents
Jack Tornabene, Jay Crowley, John Bowler, Laura Herlo, Linda Lee, Manuel Contreras, Marti Corcoran, Pedro Velez, Peter Bellert, Robert Verburg, Tania Diaz and Val Smolinski (list is alphabetized by agent first name)
Top Selling Agents
Please help us by donating blood at our blood drive on December 29, or signing up for the Be The Match marrow donor registry!
Kyle Kollar turned 18 in May and is a recent graduate of Taft High School. He attended Notre Dame for Boys for three years, and graduated from St. Tarcissus in 2014. His hope is to become a pilot, and he is currently a dog walker. He loves animals and is a fantastic uncle, brother, and son.
We're exicted to welcome Eric Cochrane to the McMullen Office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate!
Eric has a passion for real estate and has been working in the industry for the past seven years.
Many buyers and sellers love Eric because of his attention to detail, focus on his client's needs, knowledge of the business, and his deep understanding of the different Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. He grew up in various Chicago suburbs, lived in the Lakeview neighborhood for several years, and now resides in Edison Park on the city's northwest side.
Congratulations to all the hard-working agents who work tirelessly to help their clients achieve their dreams!
Hats off to you all!
Top Listing Agents: Deanna Broderick, Doris Rivera, Hassan Dahik, Jack Guest, Jan Robertson, John Bowler, Jonie Montalbano, Linda Lee, Lynn Bjorvik, Jo Ceglarek, Norma Perez, Pedro Velez and Val Smolinski *List is alphabetized by agent first name*
Gino Viola was born on the north side of Chicago and moved to the suburbs during high school. After high school he attended DePaul University and has resided in the city for the last 13 years.
With more than 10 years of real estate experience selling homes in the suburbs and the city, Gino has dealt extensively with all different types of real estate, both residential and commercial, foreclosures, short sales, and leases. He strives to constantly be a student of real estate and stay on the forefront of the markets, the law, and the neighborhoods.
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.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Hanukkah in a few weeks, and Christmas only six weeks away, the holiday season is in full swing.
If your home is for sale, or you are planning to list your home for sale during the holiday season, here are a few tips that will help you show off your home at its best inside and out.
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.
Getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner? Be sure to enter the Thanksgiving Raffle at the Edgebrook and Edison Park Happy Foods stores before November 15!