Posts by Kerrie Kennedy

Concerned about climate change? More than 30 percent of Chicago residents say they are
Concerned about climate change? More than 30 percent of Chicago residents say they are

Nearly 75% of Americans worry about climate change when buying or selling a home, according to a new...

What’s behind the racial homeownership gap?
What’s behind the racial homeownership gap?

Black homeownership is lagging well behind the national average, and NAR wants to understand...

VA loan limits went away in 2020: Here’s what that means
VA loan limits went away in 2020: Here’s what that means

A new law is making it even easier for veterans to become...

Existing home sales down slightly across the U.S., but not in Chicago
Existing home sales down slightly across the U.S., but not in Chicago

NAR’s latest report shows first-time homebuyers are stepping back into the...

The commute factor: Why it’s become the ultimate deal breaker for buyers
The commute factor: Why it’s become the ultimate deal breaker for buyers

Here's why commutes matter more, even though we’re commuting less than...

College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating
College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating

Single buyers have been on the rise in recent years, which is why the dating scene in Chicago is an important one for agents to keep an eye...

Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring
Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring

The percentage of Chicago homes that sold above list price fell to 15.8 percent in 2019, but record low inventory is expected to reverse that...

Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live
Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live

A new report shows that the luxury sector inched up 1.6 percent year-over-year in the fourth...

Millennial homeownership rates are rising  . . .  and in a cruel twist, so are prices
Millennial homeownership rates are rising . . . and in a cruel twist, so are prices

There’s no end in sight to the affordability issue, according to a recent report from CoreLogic. However, the data firm did not find homes in Chicagoland to be overpriced, as opposed to much of the rest of the...

Prices up everywhere but here
Prices up everywhere but here

According to the latest index, national home prices are 15 percent above their pre-financial crisis...

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