Posts by Jason Porterfield

Perfecting a business plan
Perfecting a business plan

Rishawn Boone of Century 21 Affiliated in Joliet didn’t have a business plan when he began his real estate...

Chicago City Council passes accessory dwelling unit pilot program
Chicago City Council passes accessory dwelling unit pilot program

The Chicago City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate at its Dec. 15 meeting voted 22-1 to send an ordinance to the full council that would legalize the construction and conversion of basement and coach house apartments in five...

Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005
Bought before they’re built: Advance new home sales highest since 2005

An ongoing shortage of existing homes on the market has made newly constructed homes especially...

Women’s Council of Realtors West Suburban stages online officers installation
Women’s Council of Realtors West Suburban stages online officers installation

The Women’s Council of Realtors West Suburban installation of officers for 2021 shifted online for a very different look from the plated dinners and galas of previous...

NAR summit predicts economic rebound, growth in housing prices in 2021
NAR summit predicts economic rebound, growth in housing prices in 2021

A panel of experts surveyed by the National Association of Realtors predicted that 2021 will bring a post-pandemic economic rebound, while housing prices are expected to...

Here’s how long it takes buyers to save for a down payment in Chicago
Here’s how long it takes buyers to save for a down payment in Chicago

It takes Chicago homebuyers 5.65 years to meet the minimum threshold of 20%, or $69,800, to qualify for a...

Office culture  & connections  in the time of COVID-19
Office culture & connections in the time of COVID-19

A nurturing office culture doesn’t happen overnight. Supportive, sturdy leadership by the managing broker is crucial, as is providing the right level of support for agents and...

RE/MAX launches Miracle Mask campaign for Children’s Miracle Network
RE/MAX launches Miracle Mask campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

Each pack of masks costs $30, with $15 going to the buyer’s local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)...

High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021
High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021

Homebuyers are likely to face higher prices and a continuing inventory crunch in 2021, First American chief economist Mark Fleming has...

Realtor.com rates Palos Hills as Chicago’s most bang-for-your-buck suburb
Realtor.com rates Palos Hills as Chicago’s most bang-for-your-buck suburb

A recent Realtor.com analysis of the 10 largest metro areas in the country has identified the suburbs where buyers of larger homes can get the most space for their money outside the city...

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