The 60491 ZIP code comprises Homer Glen, a south suburban village 25 miles away from the center of Chicago. The ZIP covers the area between Will-Cook Road and Interstate-355. According to Best Places, the ZIP code has a population of 22,657 and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, and unemployment is moving positively in 60491.
By late-2016 Near North Side residents should have a clearer picture of what the redeveloped, mixed-income neighborhood once known as Cabrini Green will look like. Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the first phase of the Near North Tax Increment Finance Redevelopment Area, with a pre-submittal conference for developers set for February 5.
Near West Side was ranked as the most competitive housing market in Chicago, with 51 percent of Redfin homes going through bidding wars. The median sales price was $360,000, which increased 9.1 percent over last year.
Real estate agents who are members of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) now have access to various vendor tools and products at a discounted rate through the new CRS Marketplace platform. The 31,000-member organization recently formed a partnership with RESAAS Services Inc., a social business platform, to develop a private-label online marketplace for agents.