Consumption was big in This Week In Real Estate, as we saw stories involving a merger of two local Realtor associations, better-than-expected home sales and the first movie showing in Wrigley.
Mergers, Sales and Día de los Muertos
MORe merged with the RANWC, resulting in the largest Realtor association in Illinois and the fourth largest in the nation; the National Association of Realtors had suggestions for REO properties; Día de los Muertos may come 30 days early, as Oct. 1 is the set date for govt. loan increases to end; and home sale increases were even better than expected.
MIT Housing, Genius Grant, and Bueller
Lighting up the Twitter-nation this week: local architect Jeanne Gang received a MacArthur genius grant; MIT, as part of a competition, developed a compelling template for a house that would cost a measly $1,000; Wrigley is set to become the most interesting movie theater in Chicago; and finally, Chicago Realtor Missy Jerfita has offered one of the more unique incentives for buying a house: $1,000 in beer and food from nearby Grandpa’s Place.
The Latest Issue
This week was an off-week for the print publication of Chicago Agent, but we’ll be back on Monday with our new issue, “50 Ways Agents Fail Their Clients.”