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Top 6 Chicago Real Estate Sites Worth Following

If you live in Chicago and love real estate these six blogs offer the information on Chi-Town's housing industry. Whether you're looking for gorgeous images or deep analysis, there is something for every

Sally Olsson

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With the vast amount of real estate blogs available, it can be difficult to find the best sites with the most up-to-date information. Chicago real estate blogs are no exception, so Movoto did some digging around to discover the top sites. To select the best blogs in Chitown five factors were taken into careful consideration including:

  • Variety of posts: The author is not afraid to mix it up between writing about market trends as well as local entertainment
  • Frequency of posts­: Updated and timely posts help make a real estate blog relevant to the current market
  • Design: The blog is visually appealing with pictures and a tidy format
  • Usability: Visitors can easily navigate the blog to find their interests
  • Social media: Blog readers are able to share blog posts and have conversations about the blog via social media

The top six Chicago blogs provide current real estate market statistics in an easy to use and visually appealing manner. We scored the blogs on each component using a scale of one to five, with five being the highest score. Without further ado, here’s the best real estate blogs in Chicago:

YoChicago


YoChicago has it all. Joe Zekas publishes several articles a day about Chicago’s real estate news and trends. Visitors can quickly scan for pertinent information on the site with it’s user friendly-design. In addition, each post allows for comments and social sharing. One of the best features of the site are the informative property listing videos. While the articles are short and simple there is plenty of information available on a variety of topics and it’s all easy to find with YoChicago’s search tool.

  • Variety of posts: 5
  • Frequency of posts: 5
  • Design: 5
  • Usability: 5
  • Social media: 5


Dreamtown

Dreamtown


For an inside look at Chicago’s real estate head over to Dreamtown. This blog has several authors that report on local listings, market trends, and it also includes videos of Chicago’s premier properties. New articles are posted several times a week. If you’re looking for more, head over to any of Dreamtown’s social media sites to view beautiful home listings. With a clean and stylish design Dreamtown is a simple site to explore several real estate topics.

  • Variety of posts: 5
  • Frequency of posts: 4
  • Design: 5
  • Usability: 5
  • Social media: 5


Getting Real


The Getting Real blog is focused on stating facts on the Chicago real estate market without sugarcoating anything. This surprisingly blog is the place to go to for real estate news and extensive market analysis. Blog writer and president of Lucid Realty, Gary Lucido, posts to his blog a couple times a week with a mixture of articles about market trends, featured homes for sale and even some tips for buyers or sellers. This blog does a fantastic job at relaying information in an easy-to-digest format. Follow Lucid Realty on Facebook where they post their blog articles and additional information.

  • Variety of posts: 5
  • Frequency of posts: 5
  • Design: 5
  • Usability: 4
  • Social media: 4


Chicago Metro Area Real Estate


Fran Bailey blogs for Chicago Metro Area Real Estate. About once a week Bailey announces the market trends for the diverse neighborhoods in the Chicago metro. These posts include graphs and an explanation of what the trends mean for both buyers and sellers. Her other posts cover property listings, and she does a good job at informing visitors about how to get more information if interested. The blog’s design is straightforward with more updates on social media.

  • Variety of posts: 5
  • Frequency of posts: 4
  • Design: 5
  • Usability: 4
  • Social media: 5


Carpe Diem Real Estate


The Carpe Diem Real Estate blog has great tips for buyers and sellers. Ron Goldstein’s posts are insightful guidelines on what to expect when buying or selling a home. His articles display appealing photos as well as helpful links to further information. Articles are typically posted on a weekly basis, but they are worth the short wait. While social media is not a huge part of the site, visitors can connect with Goldstein on Google+ or Linkedin.

  • Variety of posts: 5
  • Frequency of posts: 4
  • Design: 5
  • Usability: 4
  • Social media: 3


The Chicago Real Estate Local


Scroll through lots of great property listing pictures and videos at The Chicago Real Estate Local. The writers behind this blog, Eric Rojas and Bob DePalma, started back in 2005 so they have quite a bit of real estate blogging experience. While the blog design is minimal the pictures and virtual home tours make up for it. Even though social media is not connected to the blog and it can be difficult to find particular information their performance as top producers in sales for Chicago shows these guys are experts in the field. They were even featured on an HDTV episode of House Hunters!

  • Variety of posts: 4
  • Frequency of posts: 4
  • Design: 4
  • Usability: 3
  • Social media: 3

Congratulations to Movoto real estate’s Top Six Real Estate Blogs in Chicago!

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    Great blog here..
    It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you.

  2. Mickey Mixon

    Thank you so much for the list.

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