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Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?
Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?

During a pandemic that appears to be impacting the Latino community disproportionately hard, will the singular gains of this community be

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

Self-care and financial advice from 3 real estate heavyweights
Self-care and financial advice from 3 real estate heavyweights

Coach Brian Buffini, broker Leigh Brown and association leader Paula Monthofer offered solace and techniques to help Realtors weather the COVID-19 storm.

Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?
Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?

Both the way appraisers approach their work and the adoption of AVMs and other technology-based valuations will likely see major changes in the coming years, according to

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

Rahm Emanuel and Chris Christie offer political predictions to Realtors
Rahm Emanuel and Chris Christie offer political predictions to Realtors

In a virtual version of NAR’s annual political forum, the former mayor and former governor dished on the upcoming election and the political ramifications of the local and national responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

NAR survey: Buyers want home offices, yards and larger residences
NAR survey: Buyers want home offices, yards and larger residences

The weekly flash survey by the National Association of Realtors shows that buyers are looking for different features

Lifestyle adjustments from COVID-19 will change homebuyer preferences
Lifestyle adjustments from COVID-19 will change homebuyer preferences

NAR’s vice president of demographics and behavioral insights says rising preference away from metro areas could be a boon to smaller

CAR’s virtual sales awards – 4.30.20
CAR’s virtual sales awards – 4.30.20

The Chicago Association of Realtors annual sales award ceremony for production in 2019 was supposed to happen at the Field Museum this year, but they were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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