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JAKE TASHARSKI IS A REAL ESTATE AGENT AFFILIATED WITH COMPASS, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER WITH A PRINCIPAL OFFICE IN CHICAGO, IL, AND ABIDES BY ALL APPLICABLE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY LAWS. ALL MATERIAL PRESENTED HEREIN IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. INFORMATION IS COMPILED FROM SOURCES DEEMED RELIABLE BUT IS SUBJECT TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, CHANGES IN PRICE, CONDITION, SALE, OR WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE. NO STATEMENT IS MADE AS TO ACCURACY OF ANY DESCRIPTION. ALL MEASUREMENTS AND SQUARE FOOTAGES ARE APPROXIMATE. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO SOLICIT PROPERTY ALREADY LISTED. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OUTSIDE THE REALM OF REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE.

Wow, what a summer so far. I have never experienced such an exciting time in Real Estate. Swarms of buyers are jumping head first into the market, particularly first timers. This rebound shows the strongest activity since the recession and foreshadows a bright future f...

Contrary to prior predictions the rental market has not simmered. In fact, we're still experiencing a rapid boil. Developers will be adding more than 3,000 units this year and nearly another 5,000 in 2016. That's more per year than we have seen in the last 15 years. 

Th...

Ok, to be fair, rentals have always been seasonal. However, this fall buildings have seen less foot traffic and subsequently less rentals, causing them to increase concessions and incentives or simply lower rents to lure more prospects and appease their investors. 

Alth...

Despite many predictions of a glut in inventory from a recent building boom the rental market is chugging along breaking records. High-end class A buildings are now at $2.87/sqft, up 5.3% from this time last year. Why?

Here of my insights:

-There are simply fewer buyers...

The numbers don't lie.

Zumper, a rental search site, has aggregated data from last month to give us a clear picture of what your dollar gets you in each Chicago neighborhood. 

Keep in mind these are median prices, not average, so they really do a good job of depicting w...

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