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Dream Town Launches Next-Level Building Directory of Chicago Condos


Dream Town Realty announces the roll-out of a new and improved version of its online Chicago Building Directory. The directory was expanded from 800 to 12,000 entries and now offers floor plans for thousands of condo and loft buildings, plus market data by unit tier.

Chicago, IL, June 19, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Dream Town Realty, a leader in online Chicago real estate, launched a newly enhanced version of its sophisticated Chicago Building Directory this week. The company revamped its original directory of Chicago condos and lofts to include over 11,000 more buildings, plus floor plan visuals, updated data, tier descriptions of units, and dozens of specifics for every residential development in the index. Dream Town's Building Directory is currently the most comprehensive resource of its kind available to the Chicago real estate market.

Dream Town's retooled Chicago Building Directory (www.dreamtown.com/buildings) provides online users with access to interactive building pages for more than 12,000 downtown Chicago condos, luxury condos, new Chicago condos, lofts and other attached properties. The directory is one of the first to make full floor plans of residential buildings in the city accessible to the general public. Online users can view official to-scale plans for each tier of a building, as well as see information on the tiers, such as total square footage, median price, average monthly assessments and average market time.

Every development in Dream Town's condo and loft directory has its own web page. Each page lists general information about the building, a rundown of amenities, parking specifications, policies, property features, what's covered in assessments, available units, sales stats and more.

"This is where a house hunter can go to see everything they want to know about a particular condo building or loft in the city of Chicago," said Yuval Degani, president and co-founder of Dream Town Realty. "The database is huge, the information is extensive, and it's all at your fingertips on one, easy-to-navigate page."

In addition to specific building details, the directory has a segment about nearby schools and links to neighborhood descriptions, photos and videos (www.dreamtown.com/videos). A Who's Who section indicates whether the condo has on-hand staff, such as a doorman, on-site manager and concierge; and lists the names of the developer, architect and marketing company.

Dream Town's Building Directory lets visitors know what price was paid for recently sold units and which units are currently up for sale. A table neatly presents the calculated averages for sales price, price per square foot, listing price, number of sales and market time for units in the selected Chicago condo or loft building. Sales statistics can be broken down monthly, quarterly and annually for the last four years. Dream Town also pulls similar data for all 170+ Chicago neighborhoods (www.dreamtown.com/stats), offering categorized stats on attached properties in each community surrounding the building, from Chicago Loop condos to the outer edges of the city.

"The directory is more than an index of different multi-unit buildings or a Chicago condo search," Mr. Degani explained. "We designed it as a tool to give home buyers, sellers and investors useful data with which to support their real estate ventures and make informed decisions."

The General Information section of Dream Town's Building Directory includes helpful tips, such as the distance to the bus or L stop, and facts like number of floors, year built, street address, unique characteristics and the development's name. Another section identifies the specific facilities and amenities within a building, including the URL for the building's web site if it has one.

There is also detailed info on heating and cooling systems, parking options, security measures, regulations and pet policies, assessment inclusions, and unit features. The directory itemizes all sorts of specs for condo and loft units, ranging from ceiling height and flooring materials to appliances and whether the windows are double paned.

The general public can also use Dream Town's newly overhauled directory to find out the total number of units in each Chicago condo building, how many are owner occupied units versus non-owner occupied units, the number of units per floor, and if there's commercial space in the property. Dream Town's propriety Chicago Explorer (www.dreamtown.com/chicago-explorer.jsp) is put to good use here as well. The company-developed function pinpoints the building on an interactive Google map and populates the surrounding area with restaurants, shopping, nightlife, entertainment venues, gyms, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other notable establishments.

"This is a one-stop shop for condo shoppers," Mr. Degani said. "We've done the legwork and converted it into a simple, yet highly in-depth snapshot of Chicago's vast condo market. Whether you're looking for a Chicago high rise condo or other types of Chicago condos for sale, the Building Directory can help you learn everything you want to know about it."

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly and offers the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and increase web exposure for listings. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial, international and REO sales divisions. The company also has a luxury homes sector and a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.

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