Our market in Chicagoland has picked up considerably, with a record number of closings in August, September, and October.  With rising prices, we are beginning to see buyers negotiating more aggressively regarding repair and closing credits.

Since Covid, we are seeing a more pronounced shift in wants and needs of buyers and sellers. Working from home, having time to dream, and possibly social unrest are resulting in clients moving up, moving out, and following their dreams. And with employers extending their work-at home request through year-end or even through Spring 2021. Some homeowners are moving to their vacation homes, and others are looking for more expansive living with larger outdoor space, or private roof decks for socially distant entertainment.

Some of our downtown city dwellers are moving northward. Popular neighborhoods where we are seeing increased demand, are Lakeview, Andersonville, Edgewater, and Lincoln Square. And homes near Winnemac, Wells and Chase Parks are popular.

Others are purchasing land or a second home in Indiana or Wisconsin, within an hour or two of Chicago, for weekend getaways. They are seeking properties near water or wide-open spaces, to give their children a place to run, and some plan to build their dream home.

FUN FACT! I recently connected some of our Chicago clients with magnificent KW Realtors in Indiana and Wyoming, helping them fulfill their dreams. So, if you, a family member, or friend are considering relocating anywhere in the US, I will partner with a trusted Keller Williams agent to take care of your needs and provide local knowledge. 

Thank you for your support and referrals, making 2020 a great year for us.  We sincerely appreciate your reviews and surveys, as we are awarded the Five Star Realtor designation again this year by Chicago Magazine, for the 10th year running.   


Maggie Finegan

Chicago’s 2020 Five Star Award Winners

As a testament to my commitment to professional excellence, I have received the 2021 Five Star Professional Real Estate award, which honors local real estate agents. Five Star Professional undertakes a thorough research process in identifying its award winners, including getting feedback from people like you, and I am proud to be among those named a winner. 

Thank you again for your business and trust!

-Maggie Finegan

Where the Market Stands!!

It’s been about two months since the coronavirus pandemic put North America on pause. By now, you’ve probably noticed just how rapidly things can change in this situation. With so much information out there, it can be difficult to make sense of it all — especially when it comes to the economy.

To help you gain a bit of clarity, I wanted to share some highlights from an interview with real estate leader Brian Buffini and Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. They went over where the housing market stands right now, and you’ll find the takeaways from their conversation in the enclosed Item of Value.

I hope this leaves you with some peace-of-mind during these uncertain times. Just remember, this too shall pass. If I can be of service to you and your family in any way, please do not hesitate to call.