Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 14, 2008
Chicago Condos Online is a brand new real estate super-site, designed specifically for the Chicago condo shopper. This never-before-seen site features a condominium directory, current condo unit listings, online tools, tips for buying and selling condos, a Chicago Condo Blog, Chicago neighborhood descriptions, city information and much more.
The clean, easy-to-navigate layout of Chicago Condos Online makes it simple to surf and very user-friendly. Visitors can access everything from property searches to mortgage calculators to featured condos, right from the home page. Little snippets of real estate knowledge (in the form of rotating "Condo Tips" and "Mortgage Terms of the Day" - for example) offer useful bits of quick-read information instead of flooding the visitor with blocks of text. The entire site follows a refreshing, no-nonsense model that eliminates the fluff and just provides users with a genuinely helpful, self-sufficient website about Chicago condos, where to find them, how to buy them and all the other factors that go along with purchasing or selling a condominium in Chicago.
Chicago Condos Online Main Features:
Condos Directory - Highlights dozens of new construction and pre-construction condos all over Chicago.
- Learn about building amenities
- Find out how many units a condo building has
- See what neighborhood the condo is located in
- Get a snapshot of the interior finishes and prices for individual residences
Visitors can also request more info on any condo by completing and submitting a brief form at the bottom of the page.
Featured Condos - Get a more in-depth look at several featured condo buildings from different areas of the city.
- Spotlights both existing condominiums and new developments
- Includes descriptive write-ups on each building and unit amenities
- Offers floorplans and photos
Chicago Condo Blog - Read up on a wide range of condo-related topics and news.
- Entries provide helpful pointers for buying or selling a condo
- Get insight to the many aspects of owning a condo, such as association fees and what they cover
Property Listings Search - Simple, four-step search function that allows visitors to conduct instant searches of all available condo units in Chicago and suburbs.
- Results are tailored to the user's needs and preferences, so only fitting properties are displayed
- Searches from an inventory of over 140,000 current listings in northern Illinois
- Users have the choice to search by neighborhood or suburb, street address, zip code, new construction homes or luxury properties
Mortgage Center - A one-stop shop for questions on home loans and the mortgage process.
- Learn the mortgage rules of thumb, like why pre-approval is so important
- Understand what percentage points and lending fees are and how they are used
- Mortgage calculator helps determine how much monthly payments will be (including annual taxes and insurance expenses)
- Handy alphabetized guide to mortgage terms and definitions
Condos 101 - A basic rundown of "Everything you need to know about owning a condo in Chicago."
- Introduction to common condo building policies and restrictions
- Benefits of community building amenities and features
- Expenses associated with buying a Chicago condo
- Familiarization with the variety of condo styles (e.g. loft versus townhouse)
- General condo terminology
Chicago Neighborhoods - Explore a number of the city's condo-packed neighborhoods, also considered the hottest and hippest places to buy real estate in Chicago.
- Read conversational yet informative articles about each neighborhood
- View photos of the areas
- Find out what there is to do in the different communities
- See the range of residential real estate values in the neighborhoods and learn what types of housing are available
- Search for active property listings in each neighborhood
Free Newsletter - Sign up to receive a free monthly condo newsletter, mailed directly to your home.
- Updates on new condo developments in Chicago
- Chicago monthly events calendar
- Buying and selling pointers
- Chicago real estate news and condo-related topics
About Chicago Condos Online
Chicago Condos Online is a Chicago-based real estate website built to accommodate the growing number of Internet-savvy homebuyers who are turning to the computer instead of the classified ads to find their dream condo. Chicago has an expansive condominium market and the goal of Chicago Condos Online is to provide a straightforward, easy-to-use tool for users to search properties in the city and suburbs, in addition to supplying a wealth of information and commonsense insight on the local real estate scene.