Saturday, July 25, 2009

Local Agent Sets Forbes Straight

On her blog, Live and Play in Chicago, top-producing agent Jennifer Ames, takes aim at Forbes' coverage of Chicago's real-estate market, particularly Lincoln Park:

Unfortunately, as with any interaction with the media, there’s the risk of having one’s comments taken out of context, and that is precisely what happened in my July 2009 interview with Stephane Fitch for his Forbes magazine story entitled “America’s Most Troubled Luxury Neighborhoods.”

Fitch distilled our 30-minute interview into two quotes that, out of context, contradict the key points I made in our interview.

So, I’d like to set the record straight: Chicago’s Lincoln Park is not a “troubled” neighborhood. While I cannot comment on the other neighborhoods mentioned in his story, I disagree with his assertion that home prices in Lincoln Park are on the verge of “collapse.”

Lincoln Park has fared better than most other neighborhoods during the current adjustment and is poised to recover faster.

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