Posts by Alison McAvoy

Chicagoland home sales soar in final quarter of 2017
Chicagoland home sales soar in final quarter of 2017

The inventory shortage in the Chicagoland area may not have improved at the...

Housing starts and inventory continue to backslide in December 2017
Housing starts and inventory continue to backslide in December 2017

With available inventory still on a downward spiral around the country, the end...

RE/MAX: 2017 rounds out with record high home prices and low inventory
RE/MAX: 2017 rounds out with record high home prices and low inventory

2017 ended as a seller’s market, with rising home prices and low housing...

Crowdsourcing platform to help employees pay off down payments
Crowdsourcing platform to help employees pay off down payments

With rent costs soaring and student loans piling up, it’s no secret individuals...

Must-have kitchen designs for 2018
Must-have kitchen designs for 2018

Many homeowners around the country have big renovation plans for 2018, and a...

Fannie Mae: Buyer confidence falls at the close of 2017
Fannie Mae: Buyer confidence falls at the close of 2017

The number of Americans who feel confident enough to buy or sell fell...

The number of renting households declined for the first time in 14 years
The number of renting households declined for the first time in 14 years

While the number of renters now outpaces homeowners — with about one-third of...

Floral is in, bar carts are out in Zillow’s home trends predictions for 2018
Floral is in, bar carts are out in Zillow’s home trends predictions for 2018

The new year is just around the corner, and if you’ve resolved to...

Fannie Mae: Gig economy workers hope to buy houses, but not in near future
Fannie Mae: Gig economy workers hope to buy houses, but not in near future

We see evidence of it everywhere — big pink mustaches on car dashboards,...

Single-family housing starts surge along with builder confidence
Single-family housing starts surge along with builder confidence

After a slow construction season in October, housing starts across the nation saw...

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