How to Buy Property Cooperatively Series: Financing Your Cooperative

 

Join us for the next event Financing Your Cooperative in our Cooperative Housing Series, 

Tuesday January 22nd, from 6:30-8pm 

at LivingRoom Realty.

Are you ready to own your own home, but concerned about rising real estate costs? Do you want to plan for the future or have a built in community by sharing your home with friends or family? Want to buy a commercial building and share resources? Are you interested in combining the financial, environmental, and/or community/social benefits of communal living with the security of property ownership?

If so, LivingRoom Realty's Co-operative living Info sessions are for you! This new series of informal meet-ups is for anyone interested in learning more about how to successfully purchase, manage, and occupy co-operative real estate in Chicago. Join LivingRoom Realty brokers Annie Coleman & Susannah Ribstein, and Co-op Development Consultant, Corrigan Nadon-Nichols, for this informative event series.

This next event Financing Your Coop will feature guest speakers Michelle Bobart Senior VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate and Kevin Truitt Senior Loan and Program Officer at Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF).   Michelle and Kevin will walk you through the loan products available to meet your Cooperative Housing needs.  Corrigan Nadon-Nichols will go over basics of how to prepare your finances.  This will be an very informative event!  Please RSVP to attend.

Future Series Events (More Details To Be Announced):

Date TBD - Living and working as a Community - Membership Process, Group Decision Making, Conflict Resolution and other topics to create and maintain a happy and healthy community.

Date TBD - Coop Case Studies - Meet Coop members of current Chicago Cooperatives and hear there story and we’ll also highlight some national examples.

 

Landscape of the Market for Buyers Class - January 23rd from 6:30-8pm

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Thinking about buying a home or investment property this Spring or in the next few years? Don’t jump in without being prepared. Winter is the perfect time to start learning about the process, your options and what you need to do to get prepared.  Join us at the next Landscape of the Market for Buyers.  LivingRoom Realty's Managing Broker Annie Coleman, Mortgage Broker Ben DeBoer, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb will walk through the process, share key information to help you prepare, and answer your questions.  Topics we cover are:

  • The pre-approval process and preparing your finances, including information for independent contractors and self-employed
  • Step by step overview of key parts of home buying process
  • Loan products available in today’s market
  • Overview of current market conditions
  • Helpful Information on how to decide what type of property to buy
  • What to expect from a property search
  • What to expect from a home inspection
  • What to look for in a building
  • What are closing costs and a detailed breakout
  • Tips for saving for home improvements

Q&A at the end of class so bring your questions! Food and Drinks will be provided. Class is complimentary.

Please RSVP to attend so we can plan accordingly.

Ash, Bone and Fire - Exhibition from artists Christopher Michael Hefner, Jessica Joslin, and Jared Joslin

Join us at LivingRoom Realty  Friday November 2, 7 pm - 10 pm for the opening of "Ash, Bone and Fire" an exhibition from artists, Christopher Michael HefnerJessica JoslinJared Joslin

 

Chris, Jessica and Jared are Chicago based "creeps" with their respective specialties being divination through charcoal, resurrection of the dead, and the capturing of spirits within oil. Halloween costumes are welcome at the opening, and appreciated!!!

SHOW DATES: November 2 – November 24, 2018. VIEWING HOURS: Saturdays 12-5 pm. To receive a collector's preview, with images & prices before the opening, or schedule a visit during the show please email jessica@jessicajoslin.com

Christopher Michael Hefner

Christopher Michael Hefner is a visual artist working predominantly in charcoal.  By employing some of the most elemental means for image-making, he addresses themes of Mortality, Desire and the mirage of Control.   Hefner has also directed two feature films, “THE POISONER” (2014) and “THE PINK HOTEL” (2010), and hosts a radio show on Lumpen Radio called NIGHT TIME WITH CHRIS HEFNER, which airs on Wednesday nights.

Jessica Joslin

The creatures that populate Jessica Joslin’s world are intricate fusions of bone, brass, antique hardware and other scavenged treasures. Infused with the Victorian era’s passion for natural history and arcane technology, these creatures reflect both the real and the imagined animal, the living and the dead. Through careful observation and intricate construction, they re-imagine the animal kingdom, bolt by bolt, beast by beast. Inspired by the beauty of skeletal architecture, and a passion for assemblage sculpture, Jessica Joslin began building her menagerie of mechanical animals in 1992. A monograph of her work, “Strange Nature” was published in 2008, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and exhibitions worldwide.

Jared Joslin

Jared Joslin is a figurative painter who has been devoted to his craft for over 30 years. His paintings are exquisitely realistic, with a mysterious, and slightly eerie quality. He is a clever storyteller, whose symbolic scenes are flooded with luscious colors and rich details, which can easily distract the viewer from darker undercurrents of each tale. Recurring fascinations are surreal circus themes, nostalgic glamorous portraiture, and opulent floral still lives creeping with hidden creatures. Timeless yet immediate, simultaneously mysterious and direct, his portraits and still lives seem to have been painted by the feverish hand of a lucid dreamer!  If open to receive, they welcome us into a world to dream.

Home Ownership Outside the Box

How to Buy Property Cooperatively 

To Save Money and Build Community

Are you ready to own your own home, but concerned about rising real estate costs? Do you want to plan for the future or have a built in community by sharing your home with friends or family? Want to buy a commercial building and share resources? Are you interested in combining the financial, environmental, and/or community/social benefits of communal living with the security of property ownership?

If so, LivingRoom Realty's co-operative living Info sessions are for you! This new series of informal meet-ups is for anyone interested in learning more about how to successfully purchase, manage, and occupy co-operative real estate in Chicago. Join LivingRoom Realty brokers Annie Coleman & Susannah Ribstein, and co-op development consultant, Corrigan Nadon-Nichols, for this informative event. Join us for our first meet-up

Thursday Nov 1st from 6:30-8:30pm

 LivingRoom Realty 1530 W. Superior St.

Refreshments provided!

Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com

Landscape of the Market for Buyers Class is Back! Wednesday Sept 5th!

 

 

Join us Wednesday, September 5th from 6:30-8:30pm at LivingRoom Realty as Real Estate Broker Susannah Ribstein, Mortgage Broker Ben DeBoer, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb help guide you through the landscape of home purchasing.  Whether you are planning to buy a home this fall or in 2 years this class will help you get prepared.  Topics to be discussed are:

– The pre-approval process and preparing your finances – Step by step overview of home buying process – Loan products available in today’s market – What are closing costs incl. a detailed breakdown – How to decide on what type of property to buy – What to expect from a home inspection – What to look for in a building – Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Carnival of Amateurs a solo show by Joshua Lantzy at LivingRoom

Join us at LivingRoom on Saturday August 18th from 7-10pm for the opening of Joshua Lantzy's Carnival of Amateurs: stories of making told through drawings and objects, mythology and metaphor.

 

“It is in the very limitations of shadows that we learn…It is in the gap between the object and its representation that the image emerges, the gap we fill in” - William Kentridge

​LivingRoom presents “In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch,” an exhibition of ​art​work by Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison.

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present the opening of In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch: Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The event will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood.

“Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison, friends and fellow makers of many decades, both hail from the heart of the Mountain Empire.  Perhaps coming of age in a place where iconic figures like Daniel Boone walked in flesh and blood makes you more attuned to the intrusion of myth and magic into lived experience; these works are redolent with the possibilities of Presence for better or for worse.  But it bears remembering that a figure like Boone, now emblematic of the Appalachian genius locii, an avatar of a geography of legend, was himself a sojourner: born in Pennsylvania, died in Missouri, west of Mississippi, he hunted the Colorado Rockies in his old age.

In the same sense, Anderson and Harrison’s dedication to and inspiration from their mountain home is not parochial but expansive.  Anderson has carried forth this spirit to new realms, physically relocating to Chicagoland, and thematically connecting his world-weary mountaineers to new realms and new experiences, resulting in the weird hybrid pantheons of contemporary cultures in motion.  Harrison, while physically ever more deeply emplaced in the headlands of the Valley of the Tennessee, has drilled down to discover veins of meaning that resurface in distant allusions. His strata of reference embed the origins in Deep Time of images and concepts that are nonetheless framed (sometimes literally) by local materials.

To hear some tell it, Appalachia’s principle export these days is despair.  To that assertion, “In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch” is a powerful rebuttal. ”  -Douglas Reichert Powell; Columbia College Chicago

Follow Duncan on Instagram at @duncanrobertanderson, and learn more about his and Shannon's work below.

Smoky Mountain Vista: An Interview With Duncan Robert Anderson by David Richards

Duncan Robert Anderson Show History

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers Thursday, February 15th

Landscape of the Market for Buyers LogoLandscape of the Housing Market for BuyersThursday, February 15th, 6:30pm-8pm

It's time for another buyers class! Now is the perfect time to learn about the housing market if you're planning to buy in the spring. Join us at LivingRoom Realty from 6:30-8:00 pm on February 15th as Real Estate Broker Liz Dudek, Mortgage Broker Ben DeBoer, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

Topics to be covered will be:

- The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Step by step overview of home buying process - Loan products available in today’s market - What are closing costs and detailed breakdown - How to decide on what type of property to buy - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Liz Dudek, LivingRoom Realty Ben DeBoer, Molitor Financial Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

Skyler Rowe & Matt Jencik Live from NOPLACE

Monday, October 23, 2017Doors at 7 PM // Music at 8 PM $10 suggested donation

at LivingRoom 1530 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60642

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present live music by Skyler Rowe & Matt Jencik on Monday, October 23rd from 7 PM - 10 PM. The event will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood.

NOPLACE is an exhibition of new artwork by Christopher Michael Hefner. Hefner’s current exhibition includes drawings produced during a six-month stint based in Berlin, as well as drawings and a sculptural installation he has completed since returning to the United States. A suspended or shifting sense of place is the backdrop for a body of work concerned with the ways in which we construct and execute meaning, identity and desire; intricate systems of signifiers that serve to describe an imaginary path through an otherwise vast and opaque wilderness.

Doors will open at 7 PM, and music will begin at 8 PM.

$10 suggested donation to be split between the artists and a TBD natural disaster relief effort.

Matt Jencikhttps://mattjencik.bandcamp.com/ Matt Jencik is a musician based in Chicago who currently plays guitar in the band Implodes. Jencik has been performing and recording since the early 90's.

Skyler Rowe is a drummer/percussionist residing in Chicago, IL. He performs in such outfits as Rash, Mute Duo, and Anatomy Of Habit. Since moving to Chicago he has been active in the experimental music scene. Improvising and pushing forms of drum and percussion work he continues solo pieces based on a slew of tribalistic, raw patterns and askew metallic concepts.

Follow Christopher Hefner on Instagram at @christophermichaelhefner and learn more at www.cmhefner.com.

These Old Houses at South Shore Public Library

These Old HousesAn Introduction to Chicago’s Vernacular Residential Architecture

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm At the South Shore Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2505 E. 73rd St. (at Exchange) Free!

Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present a panel discussion about the historic houses that make Chicago’s neighborhoods great.

Chicago is known for its masterpiece buildings by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe. But the city’s architectural pedigree isn’t limited to the Loop. The humble houses built by generations of anonymous Chicagoans across the city have an even greater impact on our day-to-day lives, and tell the history of the city and its people.

From worker’s cottages to bungalows, two-flats to greystones, this event is an introduction to the vernacular architecture that makes Chicago, Chicago. Architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius will discuss some of the city’s most iconic building types, their history, features, and neighborhoods where they can be found. We’ll also have Matt Cole, of Neighborhood Housing Service’s Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program to talk about the nuts and bolts of caring for and fixing up an old Chicago house. Finally, Susannah Ribstein, LivingRoom broker and architectural historian, will go over some things to look for and think about when buying or selling one of these Chicago houses.

Across the city, Chicago is losing its historic vernacular housing to the pressure of new development or to disinvestment, permanently changing the texture of our neighborhoods. Old homes are often well-built with quality materials no longer available, so they can be adapted to modern living for less cost and environmental impact than building new.

LivingRoom is particularly pleased to bring this event to South Shore, a neighborhood known for its high-quality residential architecture. The panel discussion will specifically look at the housing types represented in South Shore to help residents care for and appreciate their homes.

Whether you’re thinking about buying a home or not, this event is for all Chicagoans who want to know more about the city’s built environment and how to celebrate and care for it.

Please RSVP to susannah@livingroomrealty.com.

Participant Bios

Elizabeth Blasius is a Chicago-based architectural historian and heritage conservationist.  Ms. Blasius has worked extensively in the private sector consulting clients on following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as conducting traditional research on buildings and neighborhoods for National Register of Historic Places nominations, historic structure reports, printed publications and films.  She sits on the boards of the Recent Past Preservation Network, The Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter, and Logan Square Preservation.

Matt Cole joined Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago in 2006 and over the past 11 years has played strategic roles in NHS’s Neighborhood Strategy, Redevelopment Corporation, and Construction Services divisions.  As NHS’ Program & Grant Administrator, Mr. Cole currently helps facilitate the implementation of more than $5 million in public and private programs that support homeownership and residential building rehab in Chicago.  He is also responsible for managing NHS’ Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program, a historic preservation and cultural heritage-based education and technical assistance program aimed at encouraging reinvestment in vintage homes on Chicago’s South and West Side.  Prior to joining NHS, Mr. Cole was a planning and development consultant for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on community-based reuse strategies for Superfund, brownfield, and abandoned mining sites.  Mr. Cole received his Master Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. More information about the Greystone & Vintage Home Program here.

Susannah Ribstein is a broker with LivingRoom Realty. She studied art and architectural history at the University of Chicago and has an MS in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, she worked in the art world as a gallery manager and non-profit director. She lives in South Shore.

​LivingRoom presents “NOPLACE” an exhibition of new ​art​work by Christopher Michael Hefner.

LivingRoom is pleased to present NOPLACE, an exhibition of new artwork by Christopher Michael Hefner, opening Friday, September 15th from 6 - 10 PM. The show will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood. Guests are welcome to visit during gallery hours on Sundays through October 15th from 12 - 4 PM.

Hefner’s current exhibition includes drawings produced during a six-month stint based in Berlin, as well as drawings and a sculptural installation he has completed since returning to the United States. A suspended or shifting sense of place is the backdrop for a body of work concerned with the ways in which we construct and execute meaning, identity and desire; intricate systems of signifiers that serve to describe an imaginary path through an otherwise vast and opaque wilderness.

Follow Christopher on Instagram at @christophermichaelhefner, and learn more about him and his work at www.cmhefner.com.

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

For Sale - 3100 N Leavitt

Architecturally unique converted storefront with care of craftsmanship, attention to design, & artistic details everywhere you look. 3100 N Leavitt spacious living room is flooded with light with a curved mosaic glass block wall and large skylight. Other features include exposed brick & timber beams, custom built-ins & a modern suspended fireplace. A coved gallery hallway leads to the dining room, den, & kitchen area w/ wide planked pine floors, custom kitchen cabinets, upgraded appliances including Sub-Zero wine fridge, & granite counters. Open staircase from the kitchen/dining area takes you to a spacious roof deck with built-in benches, perfect for entertaining. Peaceful Master bedroom & bath includes cedar built-in closets, stained glass door, skylight, deep soaking tub, & rain shower. The back gallery hallway with extensive built-in storage leads to 2 back bedrooms and an attached garage. Beautiful tree-lined corner make this home truly special.   Contact Annie at 312-371-9293 or Susannah at 708-207-6590. 3100 N Leavitt Front3100 N Leavitt Living Room3100 N Leavitt Master Bedroom

 

These Old Houses: A Panel Discussion on June 28th

Chicago architecture, Photo by Elizabeth Blasius, @blaservationsPhoto by Elizabeth Blasius, @blaservations

These Old Houses An Introduction to Chicago’s Vernacular Residential Architecture

Wednesday, June 28th , 6 - 8 pm At LivingRoom Realty, 1530 W. Superior Light refreshments served Free!

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to host a panel discussion about the historic houses that make Chicago’s neighborhoods great.

Chicago is known for its masterpiece buildings by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and more. But the city’s architectural pedigree isn’t limited to the Loop. Although we sometimes take them for granted, the humble houses built by generations of anonymous Chicagoans have an even greater impact on our day-to-day quality of life, and tell the history of the city and its people.

From worker’s cottages to bungalows, two-flats to greystones, this event will provide an introduction to the vernacular architecture that makes Chicago, Chicago. Architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius will walk through some of the city’s most iconic building types, their history, features, and neighborhoods where they can be found. We’ll also have Matt Cole, of Neighborhood Housing Service’s Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program to talk about the nuts and bolts of caring for and fixing up an old Chicago house. Finally, Susannah Ribstein, LivingRoom broker and architectural historian, will go over some things to look for and think about when buying or selling one of these special Chicago houses.

Across the city, Chicago is rapidly losing its historic vernacular housing stock, permanently changing the fabric and texture of our neighborhoods. In addition to providing a valuable window into the city’s past, these homes are often well-built with quality materials, so they can be adapted to modern living for less cost and environmental impact than building new.

Whether you’re thinking about buying a home or not, this event is for all Chicagoans who want to know more about the city’s built environment and how we can all celebrate and care for it.

Food and drinks provided by Eddie Cisneros from Guaranteed Rate.

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Please RSVP to contact@livingroomrealty.com.

Photos by Elizabeth Blasius, @blaservations

Participant Bios

Elizabeth Blasius is a Chicago-based architectural historian and heritage conservationist.  Ms. Blasius has worked extensively in the private sector consulting clients on following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as conducting traditional research on buildings and neighborhoods for National Register of Historic Places nominations, historic structure reports, printed publications and films.  She sits on the boards of the Recent Past Preservation Network, The Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter, and Logan Square Preservation.

Matt Cole joined Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago in 2006 and over the past 11 years has played strategic roles in NHS’s Neighborhood Strategy, Redevelopment Corporation, and Construction Services divisions.  As NHS’ Program & Grant Administrator, Mr. Cole currently helps facilitate the implementation of more than $5 million in public and private programs that support homeownership and residential building rehab in Chicago.  He is also responsible for managing NHS’ Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program, a historic preservation and cultural heritage-based education and technical assistance program aimed at encouraging reinvestment in vintage homes on Chicago’s South and West Side.  Prior to joining NHS, Mr. Cole was a planning and development consultant for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on community-based reuse strategies for Superfund, brownfield, and abandoned mining sites.  Mr. Cole received his Master Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. More information about the Greystone & Vintage Home Program here.

Susannah Ribstein is a broker with LivingRoom Realty. She studied art and architectural history at the University of Chicago and has an MS in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, she worked in the art world as a gallery manager and non-profit director.

Envision Unlimited, The Weaving Mill & LivingRoom Present: Places & Spaces

Places and Spaces PiecesIn partnership with the Arts Studio program at Envision Unlimited, LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present a new art show: Places & Spaces, opening Friday, May 19th from 6 - 9 PM. The show will be located at LivingRoom Realty (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood. Not to worry if you can't make the opening reception, we'll be hosting open hours on Saturdays May 27th and June 10th from 12 - 4 PM, as well as a closing tea party on Sunday, June 18th from 12 - 4 PM.  Places & Spaces is inspired by the universal human desire to find and celebrate one’s home, whether it’s a city, a building, a community of people, or all three. The artworks in the exhibition show spaces and places and people and faces, looking backward, moving forward, stopping to see the windows, the doors, the dresses, the floors. Built from pencil, from paper, from cardboard, from toothpick—these works lift off the ground and touch back down, they roll around in their own material and trajectory.

Places & Spaces invites viewers to remember and recapitulate, see the city through someone else’s eyes—the places and spaces that stick to their ribs, the spaces and places that make up a solid world surround us.

The artists included in the exhibition are: Tim Allen, Illuminada Bernardo, Marvin Young, Timothy Jackson, and Lawanda Blake.

Sales proceeds from the exhibition will go directly to the artists and to support the Envision Arts Studio program.

The exhibition was curated by Emily Winter and Matti Sloman of The Weaving Mill and Susannah Ribstein of LivingRoom Realty.

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ABOUT

Envision Unlimited is a non-profit social services organization with centers across the city. Its mission is to provide quality services to persons with developmental disabilities and other special needs by promoting choice, independence and community integration. Established in 1964, Envision now serves approximately 1,200 individuals and families with services including day programs, employment services, community living programs, arts and craft studios, and more. www.EnvisionUnlimited.org

The Weaving Mill is an industrial weaving studio run by textile artists Matti Sloman & Emily Winter which is housed within Envision Unlimited’s West Town Center. In addition to their own creative work and their collaborations with other artists and designers, TWM provides textile education workshops for adults with developmental disabilities, and hosts an experimental artist residency program designed to give artists working in diverse media access to studio space and to encourage collaboration between visiting artists and the artists of Envision Unlimited. www.TheWeavingMill.com

LivingRoom Realty is a boutique real estate firm located in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. www.LivingRoomRealty.com

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers Tuesday, May 23rd!

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It's time for another buyers class! Whether you plan to buy this summer or in 2018, it's so important to be a prepared and informed buyer. Join us at LivingRoom Realty from 6:30-8:00 pm on May 23rd as Real Estate Broker Sarah Frier, Mortgage Broker Christina Ewing, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

Topics to be covered will be:

- The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Step by step overview of home buying process - Loan products available in today’s market - What are closing costs and detailed breakdown - How to decide on what type of property to buy - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Sarah Frier, LivingRoom Realty Christina Ewing, Molitor Financial Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers Tuesday March 7th!

Landscape of the Housing Market for BuyersTuesday March 7th, 6:30pm-8pm

Spring has Sprung and it's time for another buyers class! Whether you plan to buy this spring or in 2018 it's so important to be a prepared and informed buyer.  Join us at LivingRoom Realty  from 6:30-8:00 pm on March 7th as  Real Estate Broker Elizabeth Dudek, Mortgage Broker Christina Ewing, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

 

Topics to be covered will be:

- The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Step by step Overview of home buying process - Loan products available in today’s market - What are closing costs and detailed breakdown - How to decide on what type of property to buy - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and Drinks will be Provided.  Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately.  We look forward to seeing you!

Sarah Frier, LivingRoom Realty Christina Ewing, Molitor Financial Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers Tuesday January 24th!

Landscape of the Housing Market for BuyersTuesday January 24th, 6:30pm-8pm

It's a new year and time for another buyers class! Whether you plan to buy this spring or in 2018 it's so important to be a prepared and informed buyer.  Join us at LivingRoom Realty  from 6:30-8:00 pm on January 24th as  Real Estate Broker Elizabeth Dudek, Mortgage Broker Ben DeBoer, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

Topics to be covered will be: - The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Step by step Overview of home buying process - Loan products available in today’s market - What are closing costs and detailed breakdown - How to decide on what type of property to buy - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and Drinks will be Provided.  Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately.  We look forward to seeing you!

Elizabeth Dudek, LivingRoom Realty Ben Deboer, Molitor Financial Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

New Listing 2529 N St. Louis - Single Family Home in Logan Square

Beautiful artistic 4 bedroom and 3.1 bath house in great location on tree-lined block in Logan Square.  First floor features a welcoming foyer, large living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen.  Renovated chef's kitchen has ample cabinet space, upgraded appliances, granite counters, pantry and sunny eating area. Large mud room leads to lovely back yard with newer large garage.  Second and third floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and office space.  Semi-finished basement has family room, extra bedrom, full bath, and laundry room.  This house is a beauty, don't miss it!  Offered at $675,000.  First showings by appointment, Saturday, June 18th from 1-3pm  and Sunday, June 19th 12-2pm.  For  more information and to schedule a showing contact Annie Coleman at 312-371-9293 or annie@livingroomrealty.com

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Landscape of the Market Buyers Class Wednesday April 6th!

Our next super informative Landscape of the Market for Buyers Class is scheduled for Wednesday April 6th.  Whether you plan to buy in the spring or in 2 years, join us at LivingRoom Realty on Wednesday April 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm as Mortgage Broker Christina Ewing, Real Estate Broker Sarah Frier, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

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Topics to be covered will be: - The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Loan products available in today’s market - Overview of home buying process from planning through to closing on your home - How to decide on what type of property to buy - Overview of buying a foreclosure or short sale - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building when looking at properties - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and Drinks will be Provided. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Christina Ewing, Pearl Mortgage Sarah Frier, LivingRoom Realty Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

Buyers Meeting Wednesday December 9th 6:30-8pm!

By popular demand we are hosting one last Buyers Meeting before the years end.  Whether you plan to buy in the spring or in 2 years, join us at LivingRoom Realty on Wednesday December 9th from 6:30-8:00 pm as Mortgage Broker Emma Butler, Real Estate Broker Elizabeth Dudek, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

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Topics to be covered will be: - The pre-approval process and preparing your finances - Loan products available in today’s market - What are closing costs and detailed breakdown - Overview of home buying process from planning through to closing on your home - How to decide on what type of property to buy - Overview of buying a foreclosure or short sale - What to expect from a home inspection - What to look for in a building when looking at properties - Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and Drinks will be Provided. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Emma Butler, Peoples Home Equity Elizabeth Dudek, LivingRoom Realty Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.