In a Crain’s Chicago Business story about the Top 50 most expensive home sales in the Chicago-area, Mona Hellinga of the Lake Forest office was quoted. Mona and Janet Owen, of the Michigan Avenue office, both had top sales in 2022 that made the list – Mona for her listing on North Mayflower in Lake Forest that closed for $12.93 and Janet for her listing on North Orchard Street in Chicago that closed for $8.65. To view the list of the Top 50 sales, please click here. To read the story, please click here.
Ann Boyle in Crain’s for Sheridan Road Listing Designed by Architect Thomas Hickey
Evanston broker Ann Boyle is representing the home at 1124 Sheridan Road in Evanston that was covered in Crain’s Chicago Business. The home was designed by noted architect, Thomas Hickey, and built in 1993. The four bedroom, eight bath contemporary home was designed to be light with skylights and large triangular windows. A circular floor plan offers views of a Zen-garden from most 1st floor rooms. Listed for $1,495,000, the home has a pyramid skylight, glass and metal staircase, two-sided fireplace, blue stone patio, great location and more. Read all about it in Crain’s.
Mario Greco Quoted in The Real Deal About What Real Estate Wants from Chicago’s Next Mayor
In an article about the next Mayoral candidate and what really matters to the real estate community, Lincoln Park office’s Mario Greco, founder of the MG Group, shared his thoughts. Two issues at the top of his list were tax relief and crime control. Read the full story here.
Thomas OConnor’s Beverly Listing Featured as a Chicago Tribune Dream Home
Evergreen Park broker Thomas OConnor was mentioned in the Chicago Tribune for his listing at 2122 W. Hopkins Place, which was featured as a Dream Home. Architect James Roy Allen was commissioned to design the home for George W Reed, Vice President of Peabody Coal Company. Later, it was owned and occupied by The Columban Fathers. The 7,858-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, old word craftsmanship, arched windows and doorways, a marble foyer, extensive wrought iron work by noted blacksmith Samuel Yellen, plaster ceiling and mounding. The kitchen featured an original Jewett custom built-in refrigerator. To view the gallery, please click here.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Happy Lunar New Year!
Amy Falkowski, Katrina and George de los Reyes’ Listing Named a Chicago Tribune Dream Home
The residence at 4850 N. Magnolia Avenue in Chicago, listed by Amy Falkowski and Katrina and George de los Reyes of GK Chicago of the Evanston office, was featured as a Chicago Tribune Dream Home. The five-bedroom, two bathroom, 2,676-square-foot home features wonderful up-cycled and reclaimed wood throughout, an open concept kitchen and a lovely outdoor space with a deck. The location is close to the library and The Green Mill in the Uptown/Andersonville neighborhood. The listing was sold prior to publication. To view the photo gallery, please click here.
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Congratulations to Gino Blefari for Being Named #1 on Swanepoel Power 200 List
Congratulations to Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America, for being named as the #1 Most Powerful and Influential Leader on Swanepoel’s Power 200 list.
BHHS Chicago’s New Chatbot is in the News!
Elle, BHHS Chicago’s new chatbot, is in the news! Fully autonomous and available 24/7, Elle connects with visitors and customers to provide immediate customer service. Elle uses chat to start a conversation to find out what visitors want and has a memory that allows it to pause and resume conversations at any time without requiring an account, password, or log in. And, the benefits of having a digital real estate assistant extend to the brokerage’s mortgage and relocation businesses as well as providing career information. Elle creates a seamless experience for the customer across all homeownership services. Read more in the Patch, LuxuryRealEstate.com, PRWeb and The Title Report.