Posts by Kerrie Kennedy

The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slowly
The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slowly

Minority homeownership, which plummeted during the Great Recession, is climbing back...

Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up
Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up

The Joint Center for Housing Studies' State of the Nation’s Housing report stresses the need for more...

Latest jobs report beats expectations
Latest jobs report beats expectations

After the October jobs report showed unexpected labor market strength, experts believe the Fed will be unlikely to plan further rate...

How low rates may be keeping the U.S. economy afloat
How low rates may be keeping the U.S. economy afloat

Lower interest rates are not only keeping the market steady, they may be prolonging a housing expansion at a time of year when the market naturally begins to slow...

How to stay relevant in the age of iBuyers
How to stay relevant in the age of iBuyers

While iBuyers aren’t really active in Chicago yet, other markets are seeing a vastly different picture. That’s why the session on iBuyers was one of the most highly anticipated panels at the Accelerate Summit event put on earlier this month...

New-home sales down in September; experts blame supply woes
New-home sales down in September; experts blame supply woes

Lack of inventory is stalling growth. Learn why some are saying they don’t expect housing starts to reach pre-recession levels until...

Construction ramping up, but not enough to meet demand
Construction ramping up, but not enough to meet demand

Housing rebound continues, says the National Association of Home Builders, but it depends on where you...

Employee or independent contractor?
Employee or independent contractor?

A lawsuit against Florida-based Cervera Real Estate – and a new bill passed in California – raise the question of classification....

Real estate marketing 101, courtesy of Facebook
Real estate marketing 101, courtesy of Facebook

A guide from the social media giant offers insights on digital marketing strategies for...

Chicago owners overvalue homes, but inch closer to appraisers’ opinions
Chicago owners overvalue homes, but inch closer to appraisers’ opinions

Overall, home values made their largest monthly climb in five years, which means homeowners and appraisers are more likely to agree on market...

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