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4 Significant Ways First-Time Buyers have Changed

4 Significant Ways First-Time Buyers have Changed


The housing market has changed substantially in the last 40 years, and first-time homebuyers…

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Builder Confidence at Highest Level Since Nov. 2005

Builder Confidence at Highest Level Since Nov. 2005


Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in August rose one…

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Judge Allows Primary Trade Secrets Complaint Against Zillow

Judge Allows Primary Trade Secrets Complaint Against Zillow


In October, we reported on a budding legal battle between Zillow and Top Agent…

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Is the McMansion Returning to Glory?

Is the McMansion Returning to Glory?


Square footage is growing faster now than it did during the housing boom, but…

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Why Chicago Renters are Not Buying Homes

Why Chicago Renters are Not Buying Homes


Rising rents, new research shows, are not an incentive to buy a house Renters…

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Chicagoland Housing Flippers See Best Return in Nation

Chicagoland Housing Flippers See Best Return in Nation


New research shows home flipping remains very profitable in Chicagoland According to the 2015 U.S….

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Century 21 Ranked No. 1 in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

Century 21 Ranked No. 1 in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study


The J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study ranked Century 21 as the real…

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As Housing Market Improves, Average Down Payments Rise

As Housing Market Improves, Average Down Payments Rise


Recent study shows national increase in average down payments In 2015’s second quarter, the…

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Major Google Air Quality Partnership May Soon Influence Home Pricing Decisions

Major Google Air Quality Partnership May Soon Influence Home Pricing Decisions


Technology has drastically improved the efficacy of searching for the right home. Prior to…

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CoreLogic: Chicagoland Home Prices Rise 3.3 Percent

CoreLogic: Chicagoland Home Prices Rise 3.3 Percent


Chicagoland joins nationwide trend of rising home prices Home prices, including distressed sales, increased…

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