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The Top 10 Cover Stories of 2016
The Top 10 Cover Stories of 2016

Our cover stories this year ran the gamut, covering issues as broad as...

Chicagoland home sales skyrocket in November
Chicagoland home sales skyrocket in November

Home sales in the nine-county Chicagoland area rose strongly in November, according to...

5 incredible ways homeownership has changed during the housing recovery
5 incredible ways homeownership has changed during the housing recovery

When the U.S. housing bubble peaked in 2004 and 2005, the market seemed...

The secret reason behind housing’s inventory shortage
The secret reason behind housing’s inventory shortage

When it comes to the housing market’s ever-worsening inventory situation, one factor receives an...

The top 4 home design trends for 2017 – and the 3 going out the door
The top 4 home design trends for 2017 – and the 3 going out the door

Every year brings with it new design trends that capture the hearts and...

Study: Chicagoland starter homes becoming more difficult to attain
Study: Chicagoland starter homes becoming more difficult to attain

Starter homes in the Chicagoland area remain relatively affordable, but they are slipping...

Congress fails to renew the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act through 2017
Congress fails to renew the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act through 2017

The U.S. Congress has adjourned for 2016 without extending the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act,...

Do not worry – rising mortgage rates are not the end of the world
Do not worry – rising mortgage rates are not the end of the world

The news sounds bad: mortgage rates have risen aggressively since the presidential election,...

How a Trump administration may change the mortgage interest tax deduction
How a Trump administration may change the mortgage interest tax deduction

Steven Mnuchin, a former investment banker who is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury Secretary,...

3 signs of how Millennial homeownership has fallen in Chicagoland
3 signs of how Millennial homeownership has fallen in Chicagoland

It’s no mystery that Millennials face unique challenges on the homeownership front. From...

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