2015 Trends in Chicago Real Estate

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Sergio Garcia is an experienced real estate professional based in Chicago. As a sales manager with Chicago Real Estate Lenders, Sergio Garcia focuses on identifying foreclosed residential and commercial properties that have a high potential for profit. Over the course of 2015, the Chicago real estate market has experienced several trends in sales, buying habits of consumers, and types of real estate purchases.

As reported by the blog Chicago Now, residential real estate sales in the city for the month of September were at their highest numbers in almost a decade. Additionally, a number of residential properties are being purchased and redeveloped close to the downtown area, rezoned in order to accommodate small to midsize businesses.

Within the commercial real estate sector, the headquarters of several major corporations have sought new residences in the city; these include Google, which purchased a former cold storage warehouse in the West Loop area of downtown. The company aims to transform the building into a gold standard LEED-certified facility.

With the climbing purchase prices of Chicago property, some professionals suggest that the city’s real estate market is currently a seller’s market, and has been fortunate to avoid the serious fluctuations that Manhattan has experienced this year.

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Ministries at First Baptist Church of Chicago Serve the Community

Sergio Garcia, a sales manager for Chicago Real Estate Leaders, sells foreclosed properties throughout the United States, particularly in Indiana and Illinois. Aside from buying and selling real estate mortgages, Sergio Garcia serves as an active member of his community, supporting the charitable activities of the First Baptist Church of Chicago.

A multi-generational church first organized in 1833, the First Baptist Church of Chicago serves a diverse population and is the mother church to a variety of ministries throughout the city. Its music ministry maintains a children’s and adult choir, and its media ministry makes all sermons available through podcasts. A dance ministry allows individuals of all ages to worship through movement.

The First Baptist Church of Chicago also maintains ministries focused on supporting the community as a whole, including a prison ministry, senior ministry, and volunteer ministry. The prison ministry provides housing and job information to ex-offenders, while the senior ministry serves chronically ill individuals and senior citizens at the Kenwood Healthcare Center. Lastly, the volunteer ministry supports the Soup Kitchen at Kenwood United Church of Christ and the Food Pantry at Hyde Park Union Church.

Ministries at the First Baptist Church of Chicago

Chicago-based Sergio Garcia has built a successful career as a sales manager at Chicago Real Estate Leaders. Beyond his responsibilities as a real estate agent, Sergio Garcia supports the First Baptist Church of Chicago’s charitable initiatives.

Established in 1833, the First Baptist Church of Chicago provides a wide variety of services to both city residents and parishioners. In addition to missions and weekly sermons, the church offers worship-based ministries aimed at facilitating a strong sense of faith and community among people of all ages.

Each week, the First Baptist Church of Chicago offers music ministries to its regular members. Adult members may join the First Baptist Adult Choir, which meets every Saturday. The church also provides a Children’s Choir ministry to members between the ages of 5 and 15. Throughout the year, the choirs perform on religious holidays and fifth Sundays.

In addition, the church holds several children’s ministries, including its American Baptist Girls program and regular Sunday school classes. During the summer, the church runs children’s camp activities through its Vacation Bible School and Camp Grow.

The First Baptist Church of Chicago maintains a dedication to the wider Chicago community through its Prison Ministry program. For the last 35 years, it has supported former inmates with shelter and clothing. Throughout the holiday season, the church also sponsors gift ministry Angel Tree, which provides presents to children whose parents are incarcerated.