Dennis Rodkin updates the rulebook for real estate in Chicago

September 14, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

Download Story
(Flickr/daveknapik)
Dennis Rodkin explains the new rules of real estate in Chicago based on the recent numbers.

A lot can change over a decade; and not all of it necessarily good. When Dennis Rodkin wrote "The New Rules of Real Estate" for Chicago magazine back in 2000, the housing market was a hotbed of activity--but no longer. The mortgage crisis put the kibosh on many things – leaving some folks struggling to stay in their homes and others desperate to get out. Thus, the new game needed new rules. So, Eight Forty-Eight asked the author of the old rules to share his annual update of the Chicago real estate rulebook. Rodkin writes the Deal Estate column for Chicago magazine.

The October issue of Chicago magazine hits newsstands Thursday but Rodkin gave a preview on his blog.

Mocean Worker, "Ya Damn Right", from the album Candygram for Mowo!, (Mowo! Inc.)