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PahRaoo Appraisal & Consultancy tracks the latest news in the Chicago real estate market.

July, 2017

Foreign U.S. Home Sales Dollar Volume Surges 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion
National Association of Realtors

Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate
National Association of Realtors

May, 2017

Chicago's 2017 housing market will be weakest in nation, group says

Chicago Tribune

WHICH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD SHOULD YOU MOVE TO?

Thrillist

The Return to Sprawl Is More About Supply Than Demand

Bloomberg


April, 2017

Quiz: Which Chicago neighborhood should you live in?

Curbed

Don Wood Says Retail 'Absolutely Sucks' Right Now, But Profit Is Possible 

Bisnow

Builders continue demolishing historic housing stock throughout North Side

Curbed

March, 2017

Just how much more will Chicago homebuyers pay for better transit access?

Curbed

What $1,450 rents in Chicago right now

Curbed

Best neighborhoods for risk takers

Chicago Magazine

Feburary, 2017

Reports Suggest Chicago Falls in the Middle of the Pack for Rent Affordability

Curbed

River North Victorian Wedged between High-Rises to Become Office Space

Curbed

Top 10 Ultraluxe Real Estate Deals of 2016

Chicago Magazine

January, 2017

25 new apartments coming to Milwaukee Avenue

Curbed

A look at the new developments approved today by the Chicago Plan Commission

Curbed

Breathe Life into Your New Illinois Home

Chicago Real Estate Forum

With Stocks Surging, Here are the Markets Where U.S. Homebuilders are Putting Their Money

Chicago Business Journal

December, 2016

6 Reasons To Sell Your Home In 2017

Trulia

6 Hacks To Get An Affordable Home Without Leaving Your Neighborhood 

Trulia

The 41st Annual Electric Christmas Parade at Lake Geneva

Chicago Real Estate Forum

Hyde Park duplex condo with heaps of historic details seeks $599K

Chicago Curbed

Classic 80s contemporary time capsule listed as short sale

Chicago Curbed
November, 2016
 

Fulton Market block poised to sell for $68 million

Crain’s

Two-Car Garage Not Big Enough? This One Holds 15

Chicago Magazine

Opposition to 13-story office proposal feeds newest West Loop neighborhood group

Curbed


October,  2016

How To Score An Apartment In 6 Of America’s Top Cities

Trulia

7 Things To Know Before Moving To Chicago

Trulia

A FIELD GUIDE TO WEST LOOP

Chicago Magazine

Chicago rents have fallen more than any other big U.S city

Chicago Business Journal

This is the salary you need to afford the average Chicago house

Chicago Business Journal

How Chicago fares as a city for rental apartment upgraders

Chicago Business Journal

September, 2016

Chicago Real Estate Market Overview
Trulia

Foreclosed Gold Coast hotel sells for $25 million

Grain’s Chicago Business 

Handful of units inside Streeterville’s upcoming One Bennett Park hit the market

Curbed Chicago

Pippen vs. Jordan—in the Real Estate Market

Chicago Real Estate

Chicago Cities Back on the Rise

Chicago Real Estate Forum

Chicago rents have fallen more than any other big U.S city

Chicago Business Journey

August, 2016


Block 37 developer invests in big South Loop apartment project

Chicago Business


Here’s what $2 million buys

Chicago Business

Big changes headed to Illinois Medical District as developers plan 500 apartments

Chicago Curbed

Hotels for Navy Pier, River North top agenda for August Plan Commission meeting

Chicago Curbed

A FIELD GUIDE TO FOREST PARK

Chicago Magazine

Eclectic Storefront Home in West Town Sells for $780,000

Chicago Magazine

July, 2016

 

Rauner announces toll bridge plan for CenterPoint complex
Chicago business

$3.5 Million Listing Is Elmhurst’s Highest Ever
ChicagoMag.com

Buy 2, Tear 1 Down: Lincoln Park Homes Bundled for $5.1M
ChicagoMag.com


Looking for the next big thing in real estate? Check out these 11 corners of the city.
ChicagoMag.com

What your house is worth

ChicagoMag.com

Office Vacancy in Downtown Chicago Hits 15-Year Low
Chicago.curbed.com

June, 2016

 
150 million sale to include Walgreens flagship on the State Street

Michelle's world

Rent vs. Buy? This Index Says Definitely 'Buy'

Raltor

Report: Upcoming Vista Tower Has Sold $200M in Condos Since March
Chicago Curbed

Old Town Hotel, River North Condos Top June Plan Commission Agenda

Chicago Curbed

Mortgage News Daily

Bank requires few mortgage documents: Seems like housing déjà vu
May, 2016 

Chicago business

Visit Rosco Village with Joel Reese
Chicago Magazine

Banks boost real estate lending as delinquencies drop 
Chicago business

April brings strong gains in Illinois home sales and prices 
Illinosrealtor

April, 2016

How home appraisals are calculated

WBEZ91.5 CHICAGO Interviewed with Michael Hobbs, President of PahRoo Appraisal and Consultancy

Many of Chicago's Neighborhoods Have a High Risk of Exposure to Lead
Chicago Curbed

Quiz: Which Chicago Neighborhood Should You Live in?
Chicago Curbed

Downtown Chicago office vacancy lowest in nearly 15 years
Chicago Real Estate Daily

6 Smart Mortgage Moves
Chicago Magazine

What Your Home is Worth
Chicago Magazine


March, 2016

 

The Spring Home-selling Market Has Sprung in These 8 Suburbs
Chicago Real Estate Daily


As condos come back, Gold Coast tower gets second chance
Chicago Real Estate Daily

Foreclosure suits stall big development near Wrigley Field
Chicago Real Estate Daily

The 16 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Chicago
Chicago Curbed

Big Changes Ahead For Lincoln Ave. As 3 Big Construction Projects Coincide
DNAinfo

 

February, 2016


Downtown Condo Prices Finally Return to Pre-Bust Levels: Report

DNAinfo

 

January, 2016

Ukrainian Village Named Hottest Neighborhood in America: 2016 Report

DNAinfo

Old Main Post Office Developer Has New Plan: 1,500 Apartments and a Tower
DNAinfo

West Loop Can’t Keep Up with Demand for Large Condos
Chicago Magazine

What Do the New Mortgage Rules Mean for You?
Chicago Magazine

Mapping the 34 Highrises Under Construction in Chicago Right Now
Chicago Curbed

December, 2015

Foreign investment in Chicago real estate hits a new high
Chicago Real Estate Daily

Property tax bills will jump the most in these Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago Real Estate Daily

Fed and Greece could surprise the 2016 bears

Chicago Tribune

Property tax bills will jump the most in these Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago Real Estate Daily

Chicago-area home price gains fall behind other big cities

Chicago Tribune

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

12 NewsNow.com

The Bigger the building, the bigger the tax hike
Chicago Real Estate Daily

Downtown office building sales hit record $6.1 billion
Chicago Real Estate Daily

Urban Partnership Bank unloading mortgages on South and West side
Chicago Business Journal

October, 2015

Foreclosure activity falls in Chicago, rises in other big cities

Chicago Real Estate Daily

9 Surprising Stats about the State of Housing in 2015 

Chicago Agent magazine

Chicago's overall real estate market? Not so hot, says new report

Chicago Business Journal

Chicago Real Estate: Landmark Tribune Tower Up For Sale

Realty Today

September, 2015
A handy Guide to the Most Classic Types of Chicago Houses

Chicago Curbed

August Suburban Housing Market Sees Seventh Consecutive Month of Growth
Chicago Tribune

In hot year for Chicago office sales, two more towers to sell for $315 million-plus
Chicago Real Estate Daily

Chicago Real Estate Daily
Built in Chicago

August, 2015

Is a big Change ahead for this South Loop dorm?

Chicago Real Estate Daily

Many Owners May Underestimate Their Equity

National Association of Realtors

The exact moment big cities got too expensive for millennials

Crain’s Chicago Business


July,2015

Can Homebuilders ever climb out of their hole?
Chicago Real Estate Daily

One of Chicago’s Coolest Green Houses Lists for $1.9 Million
Chicago Magazine

Pending Home Sales Cool Off Slightly
National Association of Realtors

Your Dream Home is Just a Game Away
Realtor.com

Take a Tour of the Building Boom Currently Underway in Downtown Chicago
Chicago Curbed

August, 2014

Neighborhood Value a Challenge For Housing Recovery

WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Luxury Price Drops

Chicago Magazine

'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K

Chicago Tribune

Gold Coast Apartment Towers Sells for $80.5 Million

Chicago Real Estate Daily

New Lincoln Park Home Fetches $2.65 Million

Chicago Real Estate Daily

July, 2014

Best Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs 

Chicago Real Estate Daily

Who needs LEED? 

Crains's Chicago Business

Interview: Michael Hobbs 

Lakeview Newspaper

Chicago's Green MLS: Sell High Performance Homes Faster and for More Money 

GreenDreamGroup

The Loop Has 500 New Luxury Apartments at OneEleven Wacker 

Chicago Magazine

Weakness in the Chicago Housing Market 

Today's Chicago Woman

Neighborhood Value A Challenge For Housing Recovery 

WBEZ 91.5

Why Everyone Wants to Flip a House in Chicago? 

Chicago Magazine

Flats Chicago Wants To Put Micro-Dwellings On The Map 

Chicago Curbed

Signs of a Stabilizing Real-Estate Market 

Chicago Magazine

The Appraisal Conundrum: When The Contact Price Exceeds The List Price

Chicago Agent Magazine

Is Real Estate Ready for 'Big Data'?

RIS Media

NelsonHill sells flex buildings in Chicago's West Town to ad firm

RE Journals

 

For original publications, please visit PahRoo President Michael Hobbs's LinkedIn Page.