Chicago Illinois Real Estate Company

About ChicagoCityHomes

Making a Positive Difference in People's Lives! 

Thank you for visiting our site. We have almost 60 years of combined experience in the Chicago real estate market. We are uniquely qualified to help you buy or sell a home. 

As real estate consultants, our policy is to counsel our clients so they can attain their personal goals regardless of our personal gain. We will take you through the step-by-step process of selling your property to get you the most money possible or buying the home you want at a price you can afford. We use our extensive experience and training in finance, contracts, negotiating, and marketing to your best advantage. Our mission statement is "MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES." We hope that every client will profit personally and financially from our representation. Our commitment to you is enduring. 

Referrals are the lifeblood of our business and by exceeding your expectations, we hope that you will refer us to your family and friends. Look forward to starting your own referral tree as our commitment to service ensures that we will be there at the beginning, in the midst, and well after the successful close of your transaction. We are resources you will want to share with others closest to you. WE WILL PRODUCE RESULTS FOR YOU. Please take a few minutes to look through our site. Be sure to take advantage of the many features offered to you. From the free reports to information about the community and local schools, we would like to share with you invaluable information about buying and selling your home. If there is any way that I can assist you further, please contact me. We hope to be hearing from you soon!

What People Are Saying!

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  • Karen Breen Elia
    ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, CDPE, At Home With Diversity
    Image of Karen Breen Elia
    2951 North Lincoln Avenue
    IL 60657 US

    Phone: 773-230-4294

    Karen entered the real estate business in 1988 when she became licensed as an Illinois Realtor. Since then she has expanded her title from agent to broker in 1994, and has received multiple designations and awards including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Chicago Association of Realtors Gold, Silver and Bronze Eagle awards,  and HomeGain Midwest Region Top Producing Agent.

    Karen is consistently ranked in the top one percent of the 13,,000 members of the Chicago Association of Realtors. Only 2% of the over one million Realtors have the designations that Karen holds. She specializes in residential real estate, especially downtown condominiums,  single family homes, and multi-family housing.  Her niche market is working with families looking for student housing alternatives and second homes.  She is a Lakeview expert, with in depth sales experience  in Lincoln Park,  River North, West Loop, Bucktown, Logan Square, Wicker Park,  Streeterville, Gold Coast, Old Town, East Village, Ukrainian Village, North Center, Lakeshore East, South Loop, Lincoln Square,  West Town,  Buena Park, Sheridan Park, Galewood and Ravenswood area neighborhoods.

    Karen has extensive experience in Edgewater, Rogers Park, Old Irving, Albany Park, Andersonville, Irving Park, Independence Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Montclare, Cragin, Humboldt Park, Avondale and other Chicago north side areas as well as the collar suburbs of Oak Park, Elmwood Park, Park Ridge, Lincolnwood, River Forest and Norridge.

    Let her share her professional knowledge, twenty-five years of experience, and insight into Chicago’s diverse housing market.


    1988 Licensed as an Illinois real estate agent
    1993 GRI Graduate Realtor Institute
    1994 ABR Accredited Buyer Representative
    1994 Illinois Broker License
    1995 CRS Certified Residential Specialist
    1995-2002, 2007-2008 RE/MAX Platinum Club
    1997 Chicago Assoc. of Realtors Gold Transaction Award, Silver Volume Award
    1997 RE/MAX Hall of Fame
    2000 SRES—Senior Real Estate Specialist
    2000 At Home With Diversity 
    2002 Chicago Association of Realtors, Bronze Volume & Transaction Awards
    2004 Chicago Association of Realtors, Bronze Transaction Award
    2007-10 Chicago Assoc. of Realtors Government Affairs Committee
    2007-08 Chicago Assoc. of Realtors Professional Standards Committee
    2007-10 HomeGain Advisors Council
    2008 #8 Agent in RE/MAX Northern Illinois
    2009 CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert
    2010 RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement

    1995-1997 Sponsor, Bell Park Girls Softball League
    1987-2010 Executive Committee, Nordica Avenue Block Club


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  • Louis M. Elia
    Image of Louis M. Elia
    2951 North Lincoln Avenue
    IL 60657 US

    Phone: 773-230-4293

    Louis is a lifetime resident of Chicago and has lived in the Tri-Taylor, Lakeview & Norwood Park neighborhoods and currently resides in Galewood with his wife Karen.

    Lou has a thorough knowledge of the entire city of Chicago and the Southwest, West, Northwest, and North collar suburbs. He has vigorously and successfully marketed and sold properties in: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, River West, South & West Loop, Printer’s Row, Bucktown, East Village, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, St. Ben’s, North Center, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, and Rogers Park neighborhoods.

    Lou’s 36+ years of professional experience has led him to be an expert regarding Chicago’s housing market, laws, neighborhoods.


    1974 Licensed as an Illinois Real Estate Agent
    1975 Licensed as an Illinois Broker
    1985-1990 Teacher, Illinois Real Estate Licensing, Wright Jr. College
    1986-1987 Chairman, Equal Housing, Northwest Real Estate Board
    1993 GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute
    2000 SRES—Senior Real Estate Specialist
    2000 At Home With Diversity Designation
    2001-2003 RE/MAX Sales Advisory Committee


    1995-1997 Sponsor, Bell Park Girls Softball League
    1987-2005 Executive Committee, 2000-2100 Nordica Avenue Block Club

    Send Louis M. a message.

Contact Information

Photo of ChicagoCityHomes Real Estate
RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Cell: 773-230-4294
Toll Free: 866-404-3585
Fax: 773-938-1467