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DreamTown.com Provides First-Ever "Real Time" Stats for Chicago Real Estate


Dream Town announces the availability of "real time" Chicago real estate statistics on the company's newly launched website. For the first time ever, consumers can view average list price, home sale price, market time and other data for the city, neighborhoods and individual buildings in Chicago.

Chicago, IL, November 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Dream Town Realty, a pioneer in online real estate technology in Chicago, has announced the release of a brand new website feature that displays updated home sales data every 10 minutes. For the first time ever consumers can view real estate statistics in real time for the city, neighborhoods, and individual residential buildings in Chicago. DreamTown.com is the only online consumer source to publish immediate housing information for such specific Chicago markets.

Previously, stats of this kind were put out annually. Now, with the implementation of Dream Town's new tool, home buyers and sellers are able to access up-to-the-minute, neighborhood-specific Chicago home sales stats from their computers at any time. This is the only consumer resource for detailed residential real estate figures pulled directly from the MLS six times per hour for all 181 Chicago neighborhoods (www.dreamtown.com/neighborhoods/chicago-neighborhoods.html).

"Never before has there been an online resource this precise," said the president and co-founder of Dream Town Realty, Yuval Degani. "It provides the info home buyers and sellers need to make informed decisions. If someone is looking to purchase a loft in Bucktown, they can come here and see what the average list-versus-sale-price is for attached properties in that exact neighborhood for the past 30 days, last three months or past three years."

Instead of lumping neighborhoods together into community areas, the new Dream Town application targets the unique coordinates of every single neighborhood separately to supply much more accurate information. Results are represented in bar graph, spreadsheet and table form, available back to 2006. The data also differentiates attached housing (condos, townhomes and multi-unit buildings) from detached housing (single-family homes).

Consumers have the option to research annual, quarterly or monthly trends as far back as three years ago. However, most Chicago home buyers and sellers are interested in more recent sales numbers, which is why the tool includes data for the past 30 days and past 3 months as well.

Dream Town's "real time" real estate statistics display the number of sales, average sale price, average price per square foot, average list price, and average market time for designated neighborhoods or all of Chicago. The page defaults to citywide figures, but neighborhoods can be selected from an alphabetized dropdown menu (www.dreamtown.com/stats).

Sales stats for Chicago condo buildings are also accessible on DreamTown.com. The site has a Chicago Building Directory of nearly 900 residential condominiums with monthly, quarterly and annual data on average sales price, list price, price/sq. ft., days on the market, and sales volume for the individual buildings.

"There are five different ways to look up residential buildings," said Mr. Degani of the directory's usability. "You can locate a condominium by name, address, zip code, neighborhood or map search."

Condo shoppers can see which units are available and which have recently sold. The directory has additional details on the buildings, including the year built, amenities, parking options, pet policy, total number of units, construction material, location, and neighborhood information (www.dreamtown.com/buildings/).

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Their top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to empower online house hunters and offer the most advanced Internet home search available for Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, in addition to commercial, international and REO sales, and Veteran Relocation Services. The company also has a new home construction and renovation division called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.

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Kate Hoffman
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