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Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 4:21pm. 1498 Views, 0 Comments.

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Bamboo Flooring - Great Eco-Friendly Alternative

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 11:50am. 4402 Views, 0 Comments.

A great eco-friendly alternative to hardwood flooring is bamboo. Bamboo is a grass that can grow up to 6 inches a day, meaning that it can be harvested more often than other hardwoods and therefore over harvesting is a non factor.

While providing a great alternative to hardwoods, bamboo is often selected due to its' relatively low maintenance and durability, and like hardwoods, bamboo can be stained to fit.

As a Realtor, it's always special to have a listing that boasts eco-friendly features. Embedded in the image below is a link to a 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Condo in River West that has bamboo flooring and overlooks the lake and city or Click Here to see this eco-friendly alternative.

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A Few Chicago Real Estate Tips

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 11:03am. 2361 Views, 0 Comments.

What is a Mortgage?

Simply put- A mortgage is loan made to a purchaser that is secured by real estate. In other words, in exchange for providing the necessary funds to procure real estate, the lender enters into a contract with the buyer stipulating the conditions for pay-back of the principal with interest.  In the event of non-payment of the amounts as agreed upon, the lender is empowered to take possession of the property. Typically the repayment occurs through a process of monthly payments over a predefined period of time.

Why Buy Instead of Rent?

Buying a home is largely considered to be a sensible investment as opposed to renting, as the value of a home historically appreciates over a period of time. As the years…

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When The Mighty Fall - Signs of a Down Market in Chicago

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 11:42am. 1443 Views, 0 Comments.

It comes as no surprise that for the past year and a half, the Chicago real estate market is having a minor case of some very bluesy ‘heebie jeebies’. Players in the housing market are concentrating more on taking down the prices of homes for sale and have very little to look forward to in terms of new condominium developments or constructions. To come to terms with the sliding market, even developers that had projects under construction, shifted to rental models.

 

Chew on this. Bill Wrigley Jr. had put his Gold Coast penthouse on the market for one of the highest prices Chicago had witnessed – a whopping $14 million. After several months of waiting, Wrigley realized that he had bitten off a little more…

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$8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended

Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 10:26am. 1431 Views, 0 Comments.

If you haven't taken advantage of the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, now is the time! The $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit has been extended through April 30, 2010 for qualified buyers!

Here are a few qualifications for the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a glance:

  • The sale of the home must occur between Jan 1, 2010 and April 30, 2010.
  • Have not owned a principal property in three years prior to purchase.
  • 18 years of age or older and not claimed as a dependent.

There is more great news! If you are a current home owner of your current residence for more than five consecutive years you may be eligible for the new $6,500 Move-Up/ Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit! The same timeline applies as the First Time Home Buyer.

Here is…

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Coming Soon: Top Ten Lists on Chicago!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 4:09pm. 1673 Views, 0 Comments.

Hello All!

The Dwell One Realty Team wants to announce that very soon we will have weekly to bi-weekly Top Ten Lists on Chicago, ranging from the Top Ten Most Popular Chicago Neighborhoods to the Top Ten Reasons You'll Love Wicker Park, some will be serious and some will be funny! Hope You Enjoy! Be sure to check back regularly for updates and promotions!

 The Dwell One Realty Team!

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Custom Designed Condo in Hyde Park w/ Eco-Friendly Bamboo Flooring

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 2:55pm. 1163 Views, 0 Comments.

Habitar Design did it again! They custom designed and built an unquestionably beautiful condo in Hyde Park with the utmost attention to detail and the environment. You will not find a home on the Southside of Chicago area of Hyde Park with more attention to aesthetics as well as functionality, all while factoring in energy saving features and products with low environmental impact.

When you first walk in this Hyde Park condo one of the many observations you will make is that the flooring may look like any other hard wood that you’ve seen before. Take another look and you may notice something different, that’s right, you’re walking on premium eco-friendly bamboo flooring.

Q: How is bamboo flooring so eco-friendly?…

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Welcome to Dwell One Realty!

Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 2:22pm. 1149 Views, 0 Comments.

Welcome to the Dwell One Realty Blog!

Check back here regularly and you will find updates on our listings, website, Chicago Real Estate news and much more!

The new Dwell One Realty website provides you unlimited access to over 125,000 listings in the Chicago land area! Feel free to search for Chicago homes, condos, lofts, town homes, multi units, single-family homes and spaces for artist live/work. The new searching features allow you to save searches, create a list of your favorite homes, access detailed information about properties, contact an agent directly, and print off fact sheets! Also, don't forget to check out our Chicago Neighborhoods section that features properties in the hottest Chicago neighborhoods.  Click to begin your…

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