Neighborhood Newsies : 4th & Swift

Southern Dairies

Yum Yum Yum in my TUM! For all you foodies that love the city approving restaurants, coffee shops and little walk-to bistros in the heart of our in-town neighborhoods, I’m in your boat!  Please welcome 4th & Swift, a seasonal sophisticated comfort food joint, to the corner of North Ave & Glen Iris.  Chef Jay Swift (more…)

To condo or not to condo? That is the question.

Buyers are smart:

Q: I want to own something because it makes much more economic/tax sense, but I’m single and really like living in Midtown because I can walk to work and the park and restaurants and such. I know buying a single family detached house is the best bet from an economic perspective, but it just doesn’t suit my lifestyle right now. I have heard buying a condo in a high-rise building is a very bad decision because it will be very hard to sell and get your money out of it down the road. Do you agree with that? Would I at least be able to get out the money I put into it if I bought a condo and lived there 2 to 3 years. (more…)

Eco Broker : Changing the way you buy and sell real estate

Earth...deflatedIt’s time consumers make a conscious change. We hear it on the news every morning. Change, in my opinion, is a byproduct of adversity and uncomfortableness. Well, we, as consumers, are there. Eco-Friendly, Green Housing, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)®, Earth Craft Homes™…all great buzz words that are becoming part of the cornerstone of building developments. Before, many felt sustainability meant expensive upgrades or a commodity of luxury those that could afford it had in their homes. Well, let me attempt to disarm that myth. (more…)