A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market

A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market


Our survey respondents shared their thoughts on the following question: “If you had the... read more
A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


Prior to the Great Depression, potential homebuyers’ options for financing housing were limited to... read more
I.O.U.

I.O.U.


For an economy to thrive, people must be able to buy homes. It is... read more
Agent Snapshot: Sam Sharp, Senior VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate, Chicago

Agent Snapshot: Sam Sharp, Senior VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate, Chicago


What was your first job in the realty industry? I worked at a brokerage,... read more
Agent X: This is what you came for

Agent X: This is what you came for


Here we are back at the mortgage issue. Plenty of my readers get really... read more
My Style: Rebecca Thomson, Vice President of Agent Development, @properties, Chicago

My Style: Rebecca Thomson, Vice President of Agent Development, @properties, Chicago


Number of years in real estate: 10 Describe your look: Elegant with an edge... read more
Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans

Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans


As we prepare for a new administration, many wonder what lies in store for... read more
Black communities have been left behind in Chicagoland’s housing recovery

Black communities have been left behind in Chicagoland’s housing recovery


On the surface, things look pretty swell for the Chicagoland housing market: home sales... read more
Why are so many home sales failing to close in Chicagoland?

Why are so many home sales failing to close in Chicagoland?


Deals to sell homes failed at a much higher rate in 2016 than in... read more
WCR West Suburban “Get Connected and Dominate” – 1.5.17

WCR West Suburban “Get Connected and Dominate” – 1.5.17


On Jan. 5, WCR West Suburban held their “Get Connected and Dominate” event, an... read more
2 of the nation’s 10 safest suburbs are in Chicagoland

2 of the nation’s 10 safest suburbs are in Chicagoland


Two of the 10 safest suburbs in the nation are located in Chicagoland, according... read more
Sente Mortgage chief executive talks housing under Trump (Part 2)

Sente Mortgage chief executive talks housing under Trump (Part 2)


Tom Rhodes is the CEO of Austin-based lender Sente Mortgage, and a past president... read more