Posts by James F. McClister

Despite market uncertainty (or perhaps in spite of it) more people want to buy homes, study finds
Despite market uncertainty (or perhaps in spite of it) more people want to buy homes, study finds

Every year, Redfin polls recent and prospective homebuyers in an attempt to gauge...

Illinois representative wants door open to rent control, IR says keep it closed
Illinois representative wants door open to rent control, IR says keep it closed

The 1997 Rent Control Preemption Act keeps Illinois’ state and city governments from...

Report: Most Millennials want a bigger home
Report: Most Millennials want a bigger home

Americans live much larger than they did 30 years ago, despite families being...

Every president’s starting median home price
Every president’s starting median home price

The median home price nationwide when President Donald Trump took office was $234,900,...

Breaking: Related Realty acquires Streeterville-based brokerage
Breaking: Related Realty acquires Streeterville-based brokerage

As of today, Streeterville Properties Group (SPG), a 23-year-old staple of Chicago’s Streeterville...

Dearborn Realtist Board town hall addresses the state of housing in Black America
Dearborn Realtist Board town hall addresses the state of housing in Black America

Housing segregation is a problem in every major U.S. city, including Chicago. How...

What’s the average mortgage debt in our state?
What’s the average mortgage debt in our state?

Illinois homeowners on average have more mortgage debt than borrowers in most other...

Chicago’s new construction market firing on all cylinders
Chicago’s new construction market firing on all cylinders

Chicago’s new construction market ended 2016 on a high note. It started to...

Million Dollar Listing star gives investors Airbnb advice
Million Dollar Listing star gives investors Airbnb advice

Is scooping up properties to list on Airbnb a good investment strategy? What...

Chicago’s not only walkable, it’s safely walkable
Chicago’s not only walkable, it’s safely walkable

Chicago is a safe city for pedestrians – one of the safest in the...

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