Posts by Joe Ward

Over 50 percent of Chicago homes are sold within 2 months, report says
Over 50 percent of Chicago homes are sold within 2 months, report says

For homebuyers entering today’s market, speed is the name of the game. With...

The average millennial needs to save for 13 years to afford a home in Chicago, study says
The average millennial needs to save for 13 years to afford a home in Chicago, study says

As millennials have aged into the largest homebuying population in the country, economists...

Homeowners believe it is a good time to sell. Why won’t they?
Homeowners believe it is a good time to sell. Why won’t they?

Market factors indicate that it’s a seller’s market, yet the number of homes...

Trump tax plan targets loophole that spurs property investment, critics say
Trump tax plan targets loophole that spurs property investment, critics say

The Trump administration’s tax reform plan could have a negative effect on homeowners,...

Why don’t Americans move anymore? Here are 3 theories
Why don’t Americans move anymore? Here are 3 theories

Americans are moving less often than ever before, and this new trend in...

The 10 issues impacting agents the most this year, according to CRE
The 10 issues impacting agents the most this year, according to CRE

Real estate agents are concerned that political uncertainty and the disruptive nature of...

The McMansion is falling out of favor with homebuyers
The McMansion is falling out of favor with homebuyers

As Millennials increasingly warm to the idea of homeownership and Baby Boomers begin...

Here’s how long it takes Chicago homeowners to break even on their purchase
Here’s how long it takes Chicago homeowners to break even on their purchase

Now more than ever, residents of large American cities face a conundrum when...

Homes sold faster than ever in April
Homes sold faster than ever in April

April recorded the fastest ever time that homes for sale went under contract,...

Getting the most out of Yelp reviews
Getting the most out of Yelp reviews

Online reviews, particularly on sites like Yelp, are increasingly important to an agent’s...

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