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The Future of Malls

Abandoned and dying shopping malls seem to be a fact of life these days. They were once busy hubs for shopping, socializing and grabbing a meal! Back in the day, I was excited to go to the mall, it was really the only option if you were hunting for a special outfit. Many times, you’d take the better part of a day to visit the mall and shop. I remember going to Woodfield mall in Schaumburg, it was the largest mall around where I grew up in Northern Illinois. We usually did a lot of window shopping, but the best part was lunch at the mall – so many options! My favorite restaurant was a place called Vie de France. My mom, sister and I would go and enjoy the French cuisine, like quiche or croiss

Women In Real Estate

1. ‘Owning made me rich.’ “Buying real estate has made me rich — mostly through necessity, not by design. I bought my first itty-bitty studio after scraping together a few bucks because I needed to live somewhere anyway. A few years later, the studio doubled in value, giving me enough cash to plunk down 50% on a one-bedroom apartment. That soon rolled into a two-bedroom, then a three-bedroom, and finally landed me in my 10-room penthouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Buying that tiny studio was the most important decision I made because it got me in the game.” —Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” judge on “Shark Tank” 2. ‘Residential prope

2020 Spring Market Report

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. When things are bad, we wallow and exaggerate that they are so bad and when things are good, we focus only on the fact that they are going to be bad again. I contend that learning to produce in both bad and good times is really the only answer. For Spring 2020 the real estate forecast is good and should remain really good for sellers for the next 1 to 2 years. Some economist’s project modest (I think better than modest) growth in home sales and home prices alike. Because low mortgage interest rates are a key factor in driving nationwide demand. La Crosse Market In our La Crosse county market 2020 buyers have fewer homes to choose from than they have had

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