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April 2018


HomeOwner Equity Hits 4-Year High

According to the most recent CoreLogic Equity report, the average American homeowner gained approximately $15,000 in their home equity, which is the highest amount gained since 2013. Higher home equity levels can potentially lead to higher spending for homeowners. In Illinois specifically, the average homeowner gained $7,000 in their home equity in 2017.


Manufacturing and Construction Gain Strength in February

Industrial and manufacturing production numbers were up in February, the latter showing the largest gain since October, according to the Federal Reserve. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also released a recent report that showed the number of building permits issued in February was up 6.5 percent from 1,219,000 in February 2017 to 1,377,000 this year.


KoenigRubloff Recognized as #4 Nationally, #1 Midwest

At the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group accepted the Berkshire Elite Circle Award as the #4 BHHS brokerage in the nation. KoenigRubloff was also honored as the #1 brokerage in the Midwest Region within the network.

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Get a Jump on Spring Blooms with Hanging Plants

Why wait for warm weather to bring greenery to your home? Hanging plants are a trendy way to decorate your home inside and out. offers 15 locations in and around your home that could benefit from the décor that include above a bathtub, in place of wall art, and the dining room. To read all of the suggestions, please click here.


Springtime Inspiration for the Kitchen

Spring is a time for bright colors, refreshing new ideas, which can both be incorporated into cooking! Food & Wine offers classic recipes with a seasonal twist that include spinach and green pea empanadas, avocado, orange and jicama salad and smoked salmon deviled eggs. To read all of the delicious suggestions, please click here.


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GK Chicago was included on Chicago’s Most Influential Residential Real Estate Broker by Crain’s Custom Media!

We were honored as Crain’s Custom Media’s Most Influential Residential Real Estate Broker in 2018 and have been named the prestigious Chairman's Circle Platinum Award for 2017 by Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices being recognized in residential and commercial sales for 2017. 


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