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The Ponds of Bull Valley

Woodstock Located just east of Route 47 on McConnell Road in Woodstock, The Ponds of Bull Valley offers 219 single-family homes in nine floor plans. The homes range in size from 1,656 to 2,870 square feet and come standard

Madrona Village

Round Lake Hoffman Estates-based Lennar has 25 single-family homes still available at Madrona Village, a master-planned community of single-family homes and townhomes in north-suburban Round Lake. For a limited time, buyers of the final homes can save between $10,000

Park Point Row Houses, Evanston

DeStefano Development has just completed its Park Point Row Houses project in Evanston. These three row houses are located in northwest Evanston off Gross Point Road, just north of Central Street. The project is adjacent to Lovelace Park which

@properties Acquires

DeMaria Properties @properties has acquired DeMaria Properties, a privately owned real estate brokerage primarily serving Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, announced Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, co-founders and co-principals of @properties. The acquisition of DeMaria Properties adds about $50 million


“The opportunity to partner two of the very best names in their respective businesses was absolutely compelling, and will be exciting to grow,” says Rick Bechtel, Chicago-area manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. “Wells Fargo has been the nation’s

Koenig & Strey GMAC opened their Highland Park and Chicago –

Koenig & Strey GMAC opened their Highland Park and Chicago – Andersonville offices in 2005 and an office at The Glen in Glenview in 2004. They now have 16 residential brokerage offices in Chicago, the North Shore, Lake County

Coldwell Banker Residential Promotes Online Auction

To help in the rebuilding efforts of homes across the Gulf Coast that were destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is urging Chicagoans to bid in its “Housewarming for Habitat for Humanity” celebrity charity auction

Carlins and Loewenberg Merge

Magellan Development Group, headed by Joel Carlins, and NNP Residential & Development, led by James Loewenberg, are forming a new corporate partnership under the Magellan banner. The merged company and its affiliates are operating from their new headquarters at

RE/MAX Toy Drives Bring Mid-Winter Cheer to Hospitalized Kids

This year, for the first time, RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest collected toys for both Toys for Tots and Children’s Memorial. Previously, RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest had collected toys for Toys for Tots and, as a separate organization, RE/MAX Tri-County had collected

RE/MAX Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

The RE/MAX network in northern Illinois recently announced the results of its 2005 fund raising effort on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), a national network of premier children’s hospitals. RE/MAX offices and agents across northern Illinois contributed or

Fordham Co. Announces Purchase, Redevelopment of Ambassador East Hotel

The Fordham Co. announced the acquisition and redevelopment of Chicago’s Ambassador East Hotel, located at 1301 N. State Parkway in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The complete transformation of the classic 1926 hotel will include exquisite condominium-hotel units designed by

Century 21 Sussex & Reilly

Surpasses $1 Billion in, Total Sales for 2005 Century 21 Sussex & Reilly garnered $1.84 billion in sales in 2005, a one-year record for the 5-year-old company. “Our agents’ ability to balance innovative technology with traditional relationship building through

RE/MAX Ranks No. 8

in Top 500 Franchises RE/MAX captured the No. 8 spot in the Franchise 500 for 2006, Entrepreneur magazine’s ranking of the nation’s top 500 franchising organizations. It was the second-consecutive year the magazine gave RE/MAX a Top 10 ranking

Koenig & Strey GMAC

Real Estate Opens Fourth Chicago Office Chris Eigel, president of Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate, announced the firm will open a 17th office location in early-March, 2006. The new office will be the company’s fourth Chicago office and

Industry Veterans

Form New Design/Build Construction Firm Adam Miller, Kenneth Motew and Michael Zucker announced the formation of a new design/build construction firm, Summit Design + Build, LLC. Seasoned veterans of Chicagoland’s real estate industry, Miller, Motew and Zucker bring a

V.3 Iss.1 Agent Snapshot

Karen Arndt RE/MAX Properties Near West Suburbs What was your first job in the realty industry? My first job in the real estate industry was as a sales agent for Winkler Realty, Riverside, Ill., in 1982. Who inspires you?

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