Chicago Home for Sale

You’ve put your home on the market… Now what? While selling a home will always take some patience, there are typically four main reasons that houses don’t sell as quickly as you’d like In 2021’s housing market, it’s important to understand each of these in depth, so you can take measures to sell your Chicago home during a time of high demand. 

Reason #1: You aren’t reaching the right audience. 

To sell anything, you need to get it in front of the right people. With real estate, it’s no different. If your Chicago home is not selling in 2021’s housing market, the first thing to consider is whether it’s reaching the right people.

This generally has to do with pricing– your home needs to be shown to the people who are able to purchase at or above your selling price. But how do you get your listing in front of those people? 

At a bare minimum, homes need to be listed on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and promoted across real estate listing websites on the web. Simply posting your home on one website won’t reach enough people, which could slow down the sale of your home. 

More importantly, your home should be the nicest home available at its price point. “Nicest” may be a subjective evaluation, but if your competitors are notably larger, or substantially more updated, homebuyers will look at the competition - and not your home.

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Roscoe Village has been called a "village within the city," and it's easy to see why: This quiet little area is home to lots of small boutiques, independent shops, mouth-watering brunch places, and off-the-beaten-path cafes and taverns, each with their own eclectic feel and classic Chicago sense of hospitality. 

Tucked in near North Center and Lakeview, Roscoe Village is bounded by Addison Street (to the north), Belmont Avenue (south), Ravenswood Avenue (east), and the Chicago River (west). Home to lots of parks and other places for children to play, Roscoe Village is also notable for its central location, which makes it easy to walk, bike, or take public transportation to just about anywhere you want to go in Chicago. 

Curious about what this vibrant spot has to offer? Here are a few resources worth checking out:

Ready to join Roscoe Village's thriving community? Here are the current market statistics for Roscoe Village:

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Why Lincoln Square?

Lincoln Square is a really wonderful blend of old and new. Heavily influenced by its past as a German cultural hub, this neighborhood is home to the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center and Chicago's Berlin Wall Monument, along with stellar restaurants and Giddings Plaza, where it always seems to feel like Oktoberfest. 

Simultaneously, the Old Town School of Folk Music, which moved to the neighborhood in 1998, brought a musical renaissance to Lincoln Square. Check out Laurie's Planet of Sound and the Grafton for an expansive selection of recorded and live music. And, if you're in the mood for something spooky, visit the Rosehill Cemetery, where the Oscar Mayer is buried. 

Looking for more things to eat, drink, and do in Lincoln Square? Check out some of our favorite online resources for the neighborhood:

Are you interested in calling this historic, lively neighborhood home? Here are the current housing market statistics you should know for 2021:

Lincoln Square's Current Condo Market


Ask three different people how they’d see their Chicago “dream home,” and you could well get three different answers. For one, the perfect slice of Chicago may be a Gold Coast penthouse with views of the lake. For another, a cozy converted two-flat with a detached garage is the way to go. For the third, maybe the goal is to one day buy a Chicago-style bungalow, with an unfinished basement perfect for a major renovation project.

The point? No two people are going to have the same perfect property. Everyone’s tastes are going to differ, both in terms of what they want in their dream house, and what they really need. Identifying the difference between these two categories early on is one of the most important steps that you can take at the start of the homebuying process.

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