Posts by Claire Fountas

Online searches for first-time buyer mortgages are at an all-time high

The process of buying a home can be extremely daunting, especially if it’s...

Chicago is one of the most undervalued housing markets

Many of America’s largest metros have reputations for heavy competition and steep prices,...

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Owning a real estate franchise: Associated costs and fees

Owning a franchise is a great opportunity for those who wish to have...

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Renters don’t believe it’s a good time to buy, report says

America’s housing market might be notably stronger than it was when the recession...

You can rent out most homes in Chicago for a profit, study says

If you’re considering becoming a landlord in a city like Chicago, you’re in...

National housing inventory drops at fastest rate in four years, study says

Low housing inventory has troubled buyers since the end of the recession, and...

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Tear-down starts increase to meet demand for smaller, more affordable homes

Tear-down starts are increasing to meet the rising demand for new single-family units,...

Sales speed, competition hit record highs in May

Last month’s buyers faced one of the most competitive markets to date, according...

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Home flipping hits two-year low as profits dip, study says

Despite a slight increase in recent months, home flipping has now hit a...

Consumers believe it is a seller’s market, survey says

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) saw a slight drop of .05...

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