My buddy Rick Klau recently made the move to California from Naperville, IL as part of Feedburner’s acquisition by Google. At the time I don’t think the full impact of the housing crunch was being felt, but it kicked in about a day and a half after he put his Naperville house up for sale.

Seven-plus months later and it’s still on the market. If you’re looking to make the move into Chicago’s western suburbs and would like to own a house that has not only been visited by Barack Obama but also myself (the only house to my knowledge that has that dual distinction) take a look at what Rick has to say about it.