Here’s what happened this week in real estate news:
Move Inc. Starts to Make New Moves
In December, Move Inc., operator of realtor.com, was acquired by leading media company News Corp. In the immediate aftermath, it’s been mostly Zillow stealing headlines, largely a result of the ongoing anti-trust investigation. However, now that the final paperwork has gone through for the News Corp-Move acquisition, Murdoch and company are looking to make moves.
Creating a Real Estate Buzz
Melanie Gravdal, a homeowner in Glenview, is offering a $1,000 bar tab to the buyer of her home. Gravdal is offering the booze as a way to emphasize her $450,000 townhouse’s close proximity to nightlife. And so far, she says, it’s working, and there’s been a lot of buzz – er, interest – regarding her property.
The massive urethane igloo that’s a must-stop for summer tourists heading up the Parks Highway en route to Denali National Park and Preserve can be yours for $300,000. The 80-foot high structure was erected more than four decades ago over a shell of plywood and two-by-sixes, and was never completed on a 38-acre site, which is part of the sales package. The igloo has never been anything more than a magnet for cameras and vandals, but someone could soon make it into a must-stop restaurant.
Here’s What Else You May Have Missed This Week
Chicagoland’s Strong Growth Continues
WCR West Suburban Chapter Program
HBAGC’s 75th Celebration of the Installation of Officers
Chicago Association of Realtors Government Advocacy Forum
The Most Encouraging Trend in Housing Right Now