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RE/MAX Premier Properties expands with new city offices

The Chicago real estate agency RE/MAX Collection Premier by Janice Corley is opening new offices in Hyde Park and Sandburg Village.

CAR panel features the women transforming Chicago real estate

“Meet the Women Transforming Chicago Real Estate” was the first of many panels at the CAR-sponsored conference Titans of Industry: Women in Real Estate.

MoxiWorks acquires lead nurturing platform ActivePipe

Real estate technology platform MoxiWorks recently announced the acquisition of ActivePipe, a lead nurturing platform for real estate professionals.

Redfin: Homebuying demand reaches all-time high

The demand for housing in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high since 2017, a rare occurrence for this time of year when the market typically slows. According to a Redfin report, a recovering economy and all-time low mortgage rates are critical factors in the current market. 

Coldwell Banker survey gauges importance of homeownership among Americans

As the economy recovers from COVID and the housing market gains traction, homeownership is top of mind for Americans, according to the latest survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

Tech hot spots seeing high renter migration

As dramatic rent prices impact states across the nation, renters are searching for more affordable places to call home. Nationally, the median rent price is up over 16% since January, with some cities seeing double that, according to a recent Apartment List report.

Second-home demand up 70% from pre-pandemic levels

Demand for second homes was up 70% from pre-pandemic levels in October, according to a new report from Redfin. This outpaced August’s 48% gain but was below January’s record 91% growth.

NAR Board of Directors meeting reveals statistics about member dues, operations

As of Sept. 30, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) had collected $229.6 in dues from its 1.542 million members, according to a RealTrends report.

Millionaire German shepherd to sell Miami mansion formerly owned by Madonna

The world’s wealthiest dog is about to get a little richer. Worth nearly half a billion dollars, the German shepherd named Gunther VI recently listed the former Miami estate of Madonna for $31.75 million, according to a press release.

@properties goes global with purchase of Christie’s International Real Estate

@properties is continuing its expansion strategy on an international scale, announcing today its plan to purchase Christie’s International Real Estate.

Baird & Warner launches new agent support services

The new Baird & Warner Balance service aims to make agents’ day-to-day lives easier by providing trained in-house professionals to cover many of the tasks needed to help agents achieve their business goals.

Zillow closes Zillow Offers, announces layoffs

Zillow announced today it’s ending its iBuyer service, Zillow Offers, and cutting roughly a quarter of its workforce, citing the volatility the service created for the online brokerage as the motivation for the move.

More homebuyers choosing to live in diverse neighborhoods

As more house hunters are opting to live in socially, racially and culturally diverse communities, developers are formulating strategies to list more inclusive properties on the market, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.  Developers’ strategies include

3 tech certifications to set you apart from the competition

When consumers are looking for an agent to represent them, certifications can make you stand out from the competition.

RedfinNow becomes first major iBuyer to hit the Chicago market

RedfinNow is making offers on single-family homes, townhomes and condos in Avondale, Edgebrook, Edison Park, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, North Mayfair, Norwood Park, Old Irving, Park Ridge, Portage Park, Rogers Park, Sauganash and West Ridge.

@properties celebrates new top earners with Rolex, Cartier watches

Agents at @properties who earned more than a quarter-million dollars in commissions for the first time with the company were awarded a high-end attaboy by the brokerage for their work in 2020.

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