Monthly Archives: October 2009

Music in the City this Weekend

If you’ve got an itch for some live music on Halloween weekend, here are some live events in and around Chicago that are right up your alley.

Friday, October 30th:

Rob Thomas @ The Venue (Hammond, IN)

Type O Negative @ Metro

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds w/ Frankie Beverly and Maze @ Arie Crown Theater

Saturday, October 31st:

Bob Dylan @ Aragon Ballroom

Forever the Sickest Kids @ House of Blues

Casting Crowns @ Life Changes Church (Hoffman Estates)

Click here for more info or to schedule an appointment with New West Realty!

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Home Sales Enjoy Strong September

The 2009 housing market is looking bright!

The 2009 housing market is looking bright!

First time home buyers have been responsible for over 40% of homes sold in the past year. Home sales are up 9.2% overall in September 2009 compared to September 2008, which experts attribute to the first-time buyer tax credit that is in effect on all homes closed between now and the end of November, according to CNN Money.

To help boost home prices and sales, lawmakers are considering extending the tax credit and expanding it to all but the wealthiest homebuyers.

While keeping the credit would help lift housing prices, senior economist at PNC Robert Dye says it would only be a temporary effect until the program stopped, as was seen with Cash for Clunkers.

In the Midwest, sales were up by 9.6% to a pace of 1.25 million, which was 7.8% higher year-over year.

Click here for the full CNN Money article.

With the combination of record low prices and the $8,000 tax credit, now is the perfect time to close on your perfect home! Eastgate Village can be that home for you, with beautiful townhomes and condominiums mere blocks from Soldier Field and minutes from the Loop. To get your journey started, click here to visit New West Realty and to get more information or request a showing at Eastgate Village!

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CTA’s Unlimited Ride Passes Make Navigating the Windy City a Breeze

chicago sunrise

The Chicago Transit Authority has flexible unlimited-ride passes that make traveling through the city easier than ever. The passes come in 1, 3, 7 and 30 day passes and are priced accordingly. They’re activated the first time you use them, and unlimited rides are yours until the time runs out.

For complete details on the unlimited ride passes, click here to visit the CTA’s page. And click here to find more information and to schedule an appointment to see Eastgate Village, a beautiful condominium and townhome community mere blocks away from Soldier Field and I-55!

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Video from The Ledge at the Willis Tower

The below video shows the view from 1,000 feet above Chicago’s streets. All that separates visitors from the forces of gravity is an inch and a half of glass. But it’s a strong inch and a half: each ledge supports up to 10,000 pounds, or roughly 43 Jay Cutlers.

If you’ve been considering a move to Chicago, Eastgate Village has beautiful condominium and townhomes just for you! Mere steps from Soldier Field and minutes from The Ledge and all the other things that make Chicago great, it’s the perfect place to set up shop in your very own home. Click here for more information and to schedule an appointment!

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