Posts by Timothy Inklebarger

Illinois has fourth highest number of zombie foreclosures in the nation
Illinois has fourth highest number of zombie foreclosures in the nation

A new ATTOM report reveals that zombie foreclosures declined in the second quarter of 2020, likely a result of the temporary foreclosure moratorium on federally backed...

Rent increases down in Chicago in April
Rent increases down in Chicago in April

A new report that rent is still rising, but by much less in most cities, as a result of the COVID-19...

Sounding off on the radioactive topic of gentrification
Sounding off on the radioactive topic of gentrification

Many in real estate tread lightly when broaching the topic of gentrification, but one Chicago broker has no qualms about speaking his...

Free haunted house, but please take it with you
Free haunted house, but please take it with you

A two-story haunted home in Youngsville, Louisiana, is on the market for the low, low price of $0, but there's a...

Going where no one has gone before
Going where no one has gone before

This “Star Trek”-themed movie room is decked out to imitate the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Beam us up, Scotty....

Redfin: Housing shortage prompts bidding wars
Redfin: Housing shortage prompts bidding wars

Good news for sellers: Homes on the market under $1 million are receiving multiple offers in desirable cities....

Purchase applications in Illinois beat out last year’s numbers
Purchase applications in Illinois beat out last year’s numbers

Economists with the Mortgage Bankers Association predict mortgage rates will remain low for the next couple of years, though there is at least one scenario under which they could rise more...

Redfin: Over half of big-city dwellers working from home want out
Redfin: Over half of big-city dwellers working from home want out

More than half of those working remotely said they would leave the city if they didn’t have to go into an...

Chicago leads the way in Top 250 Latino Agents list
Chicago leads the way in Top 250 Latino Agents list

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals released its Top 250 Latino Agents Report, recognizing the best Latino agents in the business. How did Chicago...

Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire
Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire

Though NAR has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend the rule, the agency’s director would only agree to take into account disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in managing the...

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