Friday, March 29, 2013

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter!

to be nobody in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.eecummings

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jobs & Homes..Base of our Economy! Top Hot Careers for 2013+

Jobs & Homes..Base of our Economy! Top 10 careers for 2013+

Homeownership expands personal liberty, builds communities, and helps Americans create wealth. “The American Dream” is not a stale slogan. It is the lived reality that expresses the aspirations of all our people. It means a decent place to live, a safe place to raise kids, a welcoming place to retire. It bespeaks the quiet pride of those who work hard to shelter their family and, in the process, create caring neighborhoods. Homeownership is best fostered by a growing economy with low interest rates, as well as prudent regulation, financial education, and targeted assistance to responsible borrowers.
The S&P Case-Shiller index, which tracks the 20 largest markets in the nation, showed the biggest year-over-year gain in prices since June 2006.
"This marks the highest increase since the housing bubble burst," said David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

"The market still has a long way to go nationally, but the healing process -- and a return to a normalized housing market -- is definitely well underway," said Jim Baird, chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors.
Home prices have been helped in recent months by a number of factors, including tight inventory of homes available for sale, near record-low mortgage rates and a drop in homes in foreclosure. A decline in unemployment is also helping the housing recovery.
The housing recovery itself is helping support overall economic growth, as builders scramble to hire workers to meet the renewed demand. The lift goes beyond the impact of increased construction on the economy, as the rise in home prices lifts household wealth.
Rising home prices also reduce the number of people owing more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. That, in turn, can help them to refinance those loans at a lower rate, freeing up money to spend on other goods and services

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I understand that real estate, regardless of its price range, reflects the incalculable value of the life lived within.

TOP 10 HOT CAREERS for 2013+
1. Information technology. When career site recently analyzed millions of job postings on its web site, researchers found that the fastest-growing category of keywords — including HTML5, Android, mobile app, and social media — were in IT, and a new survey by tech job site bears that out: About 65% of hiring managers said they hope to add tech staff in the first half of 2012. Roughly a quarter of those (27%) said they want to expand their IT headcount by more than 20%.
Openings for software developers who specialize in applications will rise by more than one-third (34%) by 2018, says Best Jobs for the 21st Century, a new book by job market analyst Laurence Shatkin, while companies will hire 20% more computer systems analysts. Rising pay in these fields reflects the surge in demand: The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that developers of systems software, for instance, earn an average of $94,180 per year.
2. Health care professionals. Partly due to the aging of the U.S. population, health care has been hot for a while now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. Shatkin's research says the U.S. will need 103,900 more registered nurses every year (average salary: $64,690) well into the next decade, along with 7,860 new physical therapists per annum (average pay: $76,310). Demand for dental hygienists is up too, with a projected 36.1% growth in job openings between now and 2018 (average pay: $68,250).

3. Health care management and support staff. Don't have the training or experience to work directly with patients? No worries. "People often overlook the fact that businesspeople run health care companies," says Justin Hirsch, president of recruiting firm JobPlex. "With all the change happening in the system now, there is churn as well as growth. We're constantly seeing new openings in general management, finance, marketing, human resources, you name it."
4. Engineers. Note to college students who want their pick of job offers when they graduate: Consider majoring in engineering. A whopping 88% of employers in a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire. Civil engineers are in demand too: Shatkin's analysis of BLS data shows a 24.3% spike ahead in jobs for people who design roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects (average annual pay: $77,560).
5. Industrial skills. Think U.S. manufacturing is moribund? Think again. More than two-thirds (68%) of employers in the SHRM survey pointed to a shortage of qualified new hires to replace people retiring from the skilled trades: electricians, carpenters, welders. Moreover, says Justin Hirsch, "We're seeing an increase in industrial hiring in logistics, supply-chain management, and plant management." As more companies go global, demand for expertise in logistics -- the art and science of moving stuff efficiently from one place to another -- will continue to heat up.

6. Life sciences and biotech. Medical innovators ranging in size from Big Pharma down to biotech startups are on a hiring binge: Shatkin sees a 40% jump in job openings for research scientists between now and 2018 (average salary: $76,700). As with health care companies in general, these employers will also need managers and support staff (see No. 3).
7. Salespeople. Selling has historically been the closest thing there is to a recession-proof career, and this economic downturn is no exception. Since they're the ones bringing the dough in the door, salespeople are often the first to be hired and last to get laid off. Almost three-quarters (72%) of employers in the SHRM survey said they can't get enough salespeople now.
8. Accounting and finance. Demand for accountants and finance mavens (particularly forensic accountants and compliance specialists) has been climbing steadily for the past several years, and U.S. colleges are still not turning out enough grads in these fields to fill the available openings. The SHRM survey found that more than half (54%) of employers would hire more accountants and finance experts if they could find them.
9. Discount retailers. "Not to mention any specific company names -- everyone knows who they are, anyway -- but the big national discount store companies have flourished during this recession," notes Justin Hirsch. "And most of them are hiring managers as well as in-store personnel."
10. Private equity firms. Recruiters report that private equity firms are actively seeking management talent for their portfolio companies "across all industries and all functional areas," says Hirsch. "They're poaching already-employed, seasoned managers from big companies -- people who can step into either a turnaround situation or a pre-IPO company and make it work. These are challenging jobs, and could be a real feather in a manager's cap if he or she can bring it off successfully."

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Closed! 99.1% of asking price for my seller..This is an exciting market with educated buyers and sellers and multiple offers!

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Closed! 99.1% of asking price for my seller..This is an exciting market with educated buyers and sellers and multiple offers!

Jobs & Homes..Base of our economy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sellers vs. buyers market? North side home prices inc..Supply dropping..

How do you know this is now a seller's market? 1. Multiple offers are back. 2. Foreclosure rates have decreased. 3. "Flipping" is making a comeback. 4. Months of inventory is down.

LINCOLN PARK — A key February real estate statistic indicates home prices on the North Side are in position to begin increasing as the supply of available homes has dropped.

That price increase has yet to take effect for the neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the Loop, as the combined prices of home sales for those neighborhoods fell slightly in February. Median home sales increased by 23 percent in February in the Near North.

The real story behind the February real estate numbers is the dwindling inventory of homes on the market.

In February 2012, 4,306 homes were for sale in those neighborhoods, compared to just 2,611 in February 2013, a nearly 40 percent drop — according to Chicago Multiple Listing Service data.

"The market on the North Side has just exploded!"
The key statistic we are  keeping an eye on — months supply of inventory — measures how long it would take to sell the inventory of homes on the market at the current rate of sales.

This February's rate is 2.3 months, meaning it would take just more than two months to deplete the supply, compared to 6.8 in February 2012.

The National Association of Realtors considers anything under six months a sellers market.

"What we are seeing year over year ... those numbers are trending down,"
"The sellers are now starting to understand that the market is opening up for them. I think they are pricing their units more aggressively."

Lakeview in particular had 718 homes for sale in February, compared to 1,147 in February 2012. In that neighborhood, 240 homes went under contract in February, a 55 percent increase from 2012.

In Lincoln Park, 157 homes went under contract in February 2013, up from 104 in February 2012.

The median home price for units sold in Lincoln Park in February dropped 14.9 percent from February a year earlier, and in Lakeview the median price dropped 1.9 percent.

In the Loop, 338 homes were on the market in February, 223 less than February 2012. The median home price for the Loop declined 6.8 percent from last year.

"Prices are usually the last thing to go up. Sales go up first, as sales go up inventories go down, but prices can take longer," "Prices are a little bit more subjective."

  As the market rebounds off the bottom, bank-owned and distressed properties may reenter the market.

"In the past six to eight weeks, a lot of inventory has dissipated, and now what you have is sellers who are in a situation where they are under water in certain cases, and they are looking to see which way the market is going to go,"

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Closed in 2013..Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village and North Center Top sales

 Closed in 2013..Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village and North Center
3330 Oakley..$1.751m

3848 Bell..$1.44m 
3451 Oakley..$1.3
3637 Hamilton..$1.3
3326 Oakley..$1.281
1851 Barry..$1.255
3453 Oakley..$1.25
4112 Oakley..$1.25
3841 Oakley..$1.235
1937 Wolfram..$1.15

Data Compliments of MRED, LLC. 


Ron Goldstein, MBA
Transnational Referral Certified(TRC)
Quality Service Certified(QSC)
Broker Associate
Prudential RUBLOFF Real Estate
cell (312)771-7190
Carpe Diem(Seize the Day!) Today is your day!...
Certified Eco-Broker
Check out my blog@

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lincoln Park and Gold Coast..2013.Top 10 sales..Carpe Diem..Thoughtful time to buy and sell

2013..Top 10 sales in Lincoln Park and Gold Coast

1525 State..$6.25m
2550 Lakeview..$4.275
461 Superior..$3.6
1705 Dayton..$3.125
20 W. Burton..$2.733
1124 Altgeld..$2.475
35 E. Elm..$2.425
2235 Burling..$2.2
2750 Lakewood..$1.25
1720 Cleveland..$1.9

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Winter your restlessness into these!!

Winter Projects

Trapped inside due to winter weather? Bummed about a weekend without football? Channel your restlessness into winter home projects from around the web.

drafty home can easily hike up your heating bill, but you have the power to keep the cold air out and your utility bills low. Seal up the leaky doors and windows in your home by crafting draft blockers (pictured), applying weatherstripping or using heavy-duty plastic to combat the chill.

Photo: Apartment Therapy

By now you may have lapsed on some of your New Year's resolutions. But if organization was on your to-do list, you can rebound this weekend with a neat and tidy bedroom. Try doable projects to clean your mattress, clear the dust, organize your closet and freshen up your bedroom's style. No matter if you have 10 minutes or a whole weekend, learn the tricks that will tame the chaos once and for all. 

Carpe diem: great time to buy or sell!
Photo: The Kitchn

Replacing an old faucet fixture is one of the easiest ways to give your bathroom or kitchen a brand-new look on a tight budget. Plus, the installation process won't leave a mess behind. From contemporary to tradition, there is a wide-range of faucet finishes and styles to satisfy your design tastes. [The Kitchn]

Leaky faucet driving you crazy? Or maybe it's the clanking, squeaking sounds or blurting water flow? Popular Mechanics has the secrets to fixing bad-tempered faucets without calling a plumber. [Popular Mechanics]
Photo: This Old House

After you've tackled that leaky faucet, turn your attention to fixing the nonstop trickling sound from your toilet. A runny toilet wastes gallons of water each day, but luckily, there's an easy fix. Use this guide to identify and eliminate the problem before it burns a hole in your wallet. [This Old House]
Photos: Copyright CICO Books, 2010

Make your weekend a productive one by transforming an old chest of drawers into a stylish showpiece. ShelterPop's easy-to-follow instructions will have you sanding, painting and switching out old drawer pulls like a pro. [ShelterPop]
Photo: Houzz

Sometimes a can of paint is all you need for a big impact. Paint the back of a cabinet or built-in unit to add a shot of color to any room. Take off a few cabinet doors for colorful open shelving. [Houzz]
Photo: Real Simple

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, now is not the time to drop the ball on your TV display. From recessed shelving to open cabinets, build the perfect media center that will give your party guests perfect views of all the pigskin action. [HGTV]

Over time, small cracks may show up on your home's wall surfaces. They're not pretty, but thankfully there's an easy way to repair. Scoop Spackle on a putty knife to cover the cracks. Once dry, sand the surface, and apply a coat of primer and paint. According to Real Simple, a pro would charge you $75 to complete this project. DIY it and it will only set you back $9.50 for supplies. [Real Simple]

Don't give up on bathroom tile that's old, dirty and grimy. Fight icky mildew buildup by re-grouting your bathroom tile. [The Nest]

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