5 Trendiest Neighborhoods in Chicago

1. Lincoln Park

The Lincoln Park neighborhood is located next to the park of the same name, which is the largest in Chicago. The neighborhood has a large population of residents in their 20s and 30s, attracted by outdoor activities in the park and the DePaul University campus located in the neighborhood.

2. River North

What was once known as one of the most rundown neighborhood in Chicago is today the artistic center of the city. Art galleries were drawn to the area by affordable rents, and the neighborhood now has one of the highest concentrations of galleries of any neighborhood in the country.

3. Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village is a family-oriented neighborhood, located just four miles from the Loop. Young families are attracted to the area by its central location and attractive brick walkups.

4. Gold Coast

This neighborhood by the lake features access to the Oak Street Beach, and jogging or biking on the Lakeshore Trail. It is one of the richest neighborhoods in the city, featuring high-end shops like Gucci and Versace.

5. Hyde Park

This neighborhood was the scene of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition. Today, Hyde Park’s proximity to the University of Chicago has turned it into a haven for academics and intellectuals.

Contact a Chicago realtor to learn more about Chicago real estate in these trendy neighborhoods.

Related Realty Attends Inman Real Estate Connect Conference

attending the Inman Real Estate Connect ConferenceOne of our top priorities at Related Realty is to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology and marketing strategies. Thats why were incredibly excited to be in New York this week, along with our colleagues from Related Midwest, attending the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference. This is the industry’s premier real estate technology event, and an invaluable opportunity for us to explore emerging trends, learn about new tools and make new connections. Were following the conference’s broker success track and attending insightful sessions such as this afternoons Boutiques vs. Brands seminar, which delved into different brokerage models and their various keys to success. We look forward to coming back to Chicago with plenty of new insights, and applying what we learned for the benefit of our clients.

Kathleen Malone Makes Chicago Agent Magazine Cover

Related Realty broker, Kathleen Malone, graces the cover of Chicago Agent Magazine in this months Vol. 11 Issue 1 publication for the featured article The 2014 Market Outlook.

Malone, along with other Chicago real estate agents, discuss the past, present and future conditions of the Chicagoland market.

See the link below for the full article The 2014 Market Outlook:

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Advice for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Selling Chicago real estate in the winter advice.

Recently, the Chicago Tribune article, Warm Up to Winter Home Selling, mentioned our own Related Realty Chicago agent, Cheena Chandra, help a couple buy their dream home and sell their at-the-time residence during the mid-December market; a market that real estate owners tend to avoid. But there are benefits to sell during the winter months.

Here are some tips that will help with selling your South Loop town house or Chicago home, while getting the most out of your real estate investment in the winter months.

Advice for Selling Your Home in the Winter

  • Winter buyers are a unique breed. They often are motivated buyers who have a specific reason that they are looking for a new home, such as a job transfer. Price your house so that it is competitive with the market and likely to sell. Work with your realtor in order to determine the right listing price for your home.
  • Give potential buyers additional views of your home. Inside the home, display pictures of what the house looks like during the warm months of spring and summer so they have a better idea of what the yard looks like.
  • Crank up the heat. Buyers will want to feel warm, comfortable and secure in your home. A cold, drafty home may be a turnoff to some buyers.
  • Be courteous and keep your walkways clear. Buyers will feel immediately frustrated if they have to trek through the snow just to get inside your house.

For more information on selling your South Loop town house or Chicago home in the winter months, contact one of our expert South Loop realtors today.