‘The House that Moved’ is Now on the Market

'The House that Moved' is Now on the Market
Built in 1928, the prairie-style home was designed by architect John Van Bergen, who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright. After being purchased by a developer in 2012, the historic Wilmette home was destined for demolition. Restoration architect, Christopher Enck, recognized the home’s value and decided to rescue it from destruction. He purchased the 1,588-square-foot house for only ...

Top 10 Blissful Getaways Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

Top 10 Blissful Getaways Perfect for Labor Day Weekend
Can you believe September is already here? As sad as we are that summer’s winding to a close, that also means Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. Whether you’re planning to relax at home or go on an adventurous vacation, we’ve gathered some inspiration to get you excited for the upcoming weekend. 1. Modern Villa ...

Listen to VHT’s CEO Share Helpful Drone Tips on WGN Radio 1

Listen to VHT's CEO Share Helpful Drone Tips on WGN Radio
On August 29th, the same day the FAA released new drone regulations, our CEO, Brian Balduf, was a guest on WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran Show. While on the air, Brian discussed the latest changes in drone regulations and tips for real estate professionals interested in purchasing a drone of their own. In the past, drone operators were required ...

Live in a Medieval Castle Complete with a Dungeon

Live in a Medieval Castle Complete with a Dungeon
The design of this custom-built castle was originally sketched on a napkin. Ron Denning, owner and creator of the Denning Castle, says the home was inspired by over 200 real castles he visited throughout Europe. Convinced he was a knight in a previous life, Denning always believed he would one day live in a castle. During ...

Drones & the Unknown: 10 Tips Before Entering the Drone Zone

Drones & the Unknown: 10 Tips Before Entering the Drone Zone
A new real estate marketing era takes off next week, when the Federal Aviation Administration officially implements new, relaxed regulations on how realtors and other marketers are able to use commercial drones. Marketing real estate with aerial video and photography conveys a new and dramatic perspective for potential buyers. Drones capture unique high-altitude views of ...

How to Use Facebook to Sell More Homes

How to Use Facebook to Sell More Homes
92% of homebuyers use the Internet in their home search. One of the best ways to get in front of current and potential clients online is to build your presence on social media. Facebook, the most popular social networking site, is a great tool to showcase your personality, connect with homebuyers, and show off your ...

‘Villa Taj’ Mansion in Burr Ridge Listed for $10.95 Million

‘Villa Taj’ Mansion in Burr Ridge Listed for $10.95 Million
The Middle Eastern-inspired Burr Ridge mansion, once known as the “Villa Taj”, hit the market last Friday with a new name and whole new look. Listed at $10.95 million, the eight-bedroom 30,214-square-foot mansion is a property unlike any other. It was photographed by VHT’s Nick Miller. Built in 2009, the mansion was originally owned by a dentist ...

Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored 2

Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored
Remember the century-old Oscar Mayer mansion in Evanston, Illinois? The Chicago landmark, home to Oscar Mayer Sr. from 1927 to 1965, sat vacant for over 10 years before it was purchased and renovated. VHT’s Petr Poliak photographed the abandoned property last year in its neglected state. There were holes in the roof and vines taking over ...

NHL star Patrick Kane’s Chicago condo on the market

NHL star Patrick Kane's Chicago condo on the market
Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane recently put his Chicago condo up for sale. We’re proud to say our very own Renae Lillie was the lucky one who photographed it! Located on the 33rd floor of Trump Tower, this place has spectacular views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. High ceilings, high end finishes, and five star luxury ...

VHT CEO Discusses Drone Technology on Fox News

VHT CEO Discusses Drone Technology on Fox News
Selling a home near a lake or golf course? Drone photography and video are a huge trend right now in the real estate market and a great way to show buyers the area surrounding a property. Last week, Fox News aired a story demonstrating the use of drones in real estate. VHT Studios CEO, Brian Balduf and CAVU ...