Danger and death played big in This Week In Real Estate, as we saw a flurry of activity on these stories: an in-depth study on the dangers faced by Realtors; the possible demise of the mortgage interest tax deduction; Rihanna’s bad girl housing policies; and Rosie’s arrival to the Windy City.
Realtor Danger & Death of a Mortgage
AgentGenius asked Is the Realtor profession becoming more dangerous? Their results may interest you. Also, the “Hardest Hit” fund finally launched for Illinois, promising up to $20,000 in funds for unemployed and underemployed homeowners, and come 2013, we could see the demise of the enormously popular mortgage interest tax deduction, all in the name of deficit reduction.
Rosie, Rihanna, and a Profitable Contagion
Lighting up the Twitter-nation this week was speculation on Rosie’s Lakeview property acquisition, reports that Rihanna really is into S&M (from a real estate standpoint, of course), and that the recently-released “Contagion,” despite dramatizing the fall of mankind, was a nice boon to Chicago’s economy.
The Latest Issue
From our Fall New Construction issue, check out our cover story, “Selling What’s New,” and read an expansion of our “All in the Details” story, which features a more in-depth look at the luxury home design/build process with the Grahn brothers of GVP Development.