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What to do about Fannie & Freddie? How the Trump administration could change the mortgage industry

What to do about Fannie & Freddie? How the Trump administration could change the mortgage industry


The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae, created in 1938) and the Federal Home…

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A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market

A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market


Our survey respondents shared their thoughts on the following question: “If you had the…

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A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


Prior to the Great Depression, potential homebuyers’ options for financing housing were limited to…

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Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans

Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans


As we prepare for a new administration, many wonder what lies in store for…

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The real estate business plan: your secret to success

The real estate business plan: your secret to success


“Real estate agent” is not an easily comparable occupation. It’s not a nine-to-five job….

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The anatomy of a winning business plan

The anatomy of a winning business plan


Writing up a real estate business plan is not difficult, but it is time…

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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 managing…

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Chicago is a top 10 market for immigration – that is great for housing

Chicago is a top 10 market for immigration – that is great for housing


There are more than 44 million immigrants living in the U.S. They account for…

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Top industry experts share their 2017 real estate predictions

Top industry experts share their 2017 real estate predictions


In our Predictions issue last year, there were messages of cautious optimism. Our panel…

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The art of negotiation in real estate

The art of negotiation in real estate


The art of negotiation in residential real estate is steadily falling by the wayside,…

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