Nothing says “welcome” more than a good neighbor. And in Chicago real estate, there isn’t a better way to thank a good neighbor than to nominate it for the C.A.R. Good Neighbor Awards.
C.A.R. is seeking nominations for its 2010 awards through Monday, Feb. 22. Candidates include exceptional examples of rehabbed or repurposed properties that have increased the vibrancy and economic diversity of their neighborhoods, in Chicago and the region.
These types of properties are essential to healthy urban living. Did you know that abandoned or otherwise neglected properties can actually take a toll on human health, not to mention decrease property values and create eyesores? According to the National Housing Institute, properties in poor shape, including vacant lots, can also encourage criminal activity and raise the risk of fires.
The Good Neighbor Awards nomination form can be completed online at www.ChicagoREALTOR.com, where you will also find judging criteria and other information. Award winners will be announced at a reception to be held Thursday, May 20, 2010, at The Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier.
-- C.A.R. Staff