Chicago Housing Styles

Chicago Housing Styles

Real estate agents and appraisers alike often struggle to define the architectural style for unusual or unique properties. Have you ever gotten a new listing, took one look and started scratching your head and asking yourself how you are going to describe this to...
Land Value: Surplus vs. Excess

Land Value: Surplus vs. Excess

I recently came across this interesting animated GIF from an article from RealtorMag regarding land values over the last 40 years.  It followed the overall housing market by peaking in 2006 and bottoming in 2011.  When thinking about land value it is important to...