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This Week in Chicago Real Estate: Messy garages, vacant corporate campuses, and more

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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The final full week of August brought a treasure trove of interesting real estate stories, including:

•More and more homeowners are looking to clean up their embarrassingly messy garages, and are downright giddy at the possibilities. The Wall Street Journal documents the trend.

•The world’s most expensive listing will cost you at least a billion dollars. Yes –  you read that right! Read the realtor.com story for the details about this insanely priced home.

•What kinds of things to dog owners look for in a home? The New York Times breaks it down.

•What should Chicagoland suburbs do with all those vacant corporate campuses that now dot the landscape? Curbed Chicago examines the problem.

•For unknown reasons, a developer has dropped its plan to redevelop an enormous Lake Forest parcel (with ties to F. Scott Fitzgerald, nonetheless) into several luxury properties. Chicago Real Estate Daily looks at what happened.

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