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July 2017 


Tight Market Drives Up Median Prices Locally

Median prices continue to skyrocket as low inventory levels are creating an extremely competitive marketplace. The statewide median price in May 2017 is $209,000, up 8.3 percent from May 2016. Chicagoland median prices followed statewide trends, increasing 5.6 percent during the same time period. Both condominium and single family home median prices in the city of Chicago were up during the same time period by 2.3 percent and 12.1 percent respectively.


Chicago Ranks #2 Among

America's Best Cities

The City of Chicago was ranked as #2 among America's Best Cities in the recently published Resonance Report. Cities were ranked based on six crieteria: product, place, programming, people, promotion and prosperity. Chicago ranked #1 in their product category which covers transportation, airports and museums. To read more, please click here.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Wraps Up Week of Kindness Event

From June 5th-June 9th, 2017, agents in 24 KoenigRubloff offices participated in a company-wide Week of Kindness event, in conjunction with the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation. Realtors® in each branch office coordinated their own activities to volunteer their time and services to organizations in their respective local communities. To read about the incredible week and more about the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation, please click here to read the Summer 2017 edition of the Foundation newsletter. 

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Organize Your Closet for the Summer

As you switch your wardrobe to summer clothing, it may present an opportunity to take inventory of your closet! offers five ways to help declutter your closet that include how to fold efficiently and using everyday household items to help you organize your clothing and accessories. To see the entire list, please click here.


Keeping Rooms Cool in the Summer Heat

If you’re looking for ways to cool down a room without using air conditioning, Architectural Digest offers some fantastic tips! The suggestions include keeping the air flowing, avoid using your oven, and choosing more solid and striped patterns for décor than busy prints for a cooler aesthetic which may lead to a “cooler” feel. To read the entire article, please click here.


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Enjoy these fun events in July!

14-16 Windy City Smokeout | West Loop
14-16 BenFest | North Center
14-16 Pitchfork Music Festival | Near West Side
15-16 Southport Art & Music Fest | Southport Corridor
16 Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
22-23 Taste of Latin America | Humboldt Park
21-23 Taste of River North | River North
23-24 Artfest Michigan Avenue | Magnificent Mile
27-30 Fiesta del Sol | Pilsen
29-30 Taste of Lincon | Lincoln Park
29-30 Wicker Park Fest | Wicker Park

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