Sawbuck goes to Chicago

Company claims its buyers get better mortgage rates

Sawbuck Realty has announced an expansion to Chicago’s metropolitan area, including the city and nearby suburbs.

The area, also known as Chicagoland, is the online real estate broker’s fourth new market this year. It opened a branch in the Los Angeles area in July, when it also rolled out new features on its Web site and announced that it had closed on a $2 million round of financing meant to drive further expansion (see story).