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Google Ready To Tell Readers Your Website Isn’t “Mobile-Friendly”

Google Ready To Tell Readers Your Website Isn’t “Mobile-Friendly”


Google announces intentions to begin labeling websites as “mobile-friendly.” By the end of 2014,…

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Did Mortgage Lending Just Get Easier?

Did Mortgage Lending Just Get Easier?


With Fannie and Freddie’s new mortgage rules coming into effect, the industry questions the…

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Could Slowing Asking Prices in Chicagoland Benefit its Market?

Could Slowing Asking Prices in Chicagoland Benefit its Market?


What’s the deal with asking prices in our metro area? Asking prices in the Chicagoland…

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The Jobs Report: 6 Good Things (and 2 Bad Things) For Housing

The Jobs Report: 6 Good Things (and 2 Bad Things) For Housing


The latest government jobs report was highly encouraging for the economy – and, as…

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CoreLogic Report: Windy City Sheds More Foreclosures

CoreLogic Report: Windy City Sheds More Foreclosures


Foreclosures are being completed at dramatic rates…and why that might not be so good….

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Move, Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Former VP of Product Marketing

Move, Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Former VP of Product Marketing


Move, Inc., the company that oversees NAR’s realtor.com website, has filed a lawsuit against…

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What Income Does Your Client Need to Qualify for a Mortgage in Chicago?

What Income Does Your Client Need to Qualify for a Mortgage in Chicago?


At the end of the day, how much income do consumers need to qualify…

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Multifamily/Single-Family Construction Post Sizable 2014 Increases

Multifamily/Single-Family Construction Post Sizable 2014 Increases


Though overall construction is mostly flat from last year, both single family and multifamily…

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5 Surprising Trends on How Homebuyers are Financing their Purchases

5 Surprising Trends on How Homebuyers are Financing their Purchases


There’s very little that’s conventional in terms of how homebuyers today finance their purchases,…

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NAR’s Pending Home Sales Report Tells a Bigger Story

NAR’s Pending Home Sales Report Tells a Bigger Story


Contract signings are down late in the year but still above average. The latest…

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