57% of all Chicago home sales are distressed properties.

Distressed properties in February, 2011 accounted for 57% of all single-family detached sales and 46% of all condos, according to the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

Seems like more.

Twice in the last week I collected a trip charge after telling clients to forget the inspection and get estimates instead after my arrival.

Last building was Bank owned with developer work at the building left unfinished since 2007 and utilities to the development about to get cut off.

Both places had been stripped.