Our New Home!

January 12, 2011

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Happy New Year, everyone! As 2011 kicks off, Elena and I have some exciting news to share from the very end of 2010... We bought a condo!

Yes, you read that right... We bought a condo together! It's near my current condo in Chicago — actually it's right around the corner, across the street from St. John Cantius Church. We liked the neighborhood (River West) so much that we didn't want to leave, but took this wonderful opportunity to upgrade and get a place of our own. Needless to say, we're very excited!

Everything seemed to fall into place, which is largely due to our fantastic team: Matt Liss from Mark Allen Realty, Avni Shah from Bell Law, and Kasey Marty at Guaranteed Rate. From our first look at the property at Thanksgiving to the closing on 12/30, everyone was on their game.

Matt's assistance was particularly invaluable, and he truly is a rock star, leading us through every part of the process: developing a pricing/negotiation strategy, assembling the above team, even helping us plan for renovations on the new place after the keys were ours. If you are in need of a real estate agent, it's simple: look no further than Matt. And be sure to tell him that I sent you!

Here are a few photos of the new place, and you can of course view all of them at Flickr. We can't wait to move in and take pics of our own stuff! Not to mention have a proper housewarming party!

 

Of course, if anyone knows of someone looking to rent a fantastic 2BR/2BA condo w/ parking in River West, just steps from the Blue Line, have them get in touch with me... :)

 

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