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What high-end buyers want
What high-end buyers want

New trends emerge every year, and the start of the spring selling season is a great time to take stock of what will be in demand this year. Here are a few things that today’s high-end buyers are looking for.

How to help your clients buy or sell luxury homes in 2019
How to help your clients buy or sell luxury homes in 2019

Many homebuyers want the same thing — a house in a community they love where they can watch their family grow. But some people are looking for something extra, whether that’s a prestigious neighborhood, exquisite amenities or a home with...

Survey: Working with high-end clients
Survey: Working with high-end clients

Find out what Chicago Agent magazine readers who work in the luxury business have to say about their clients, transactions and trends in the market.

Luxury trends crisscrossing the suburbs and city alike
Luxury trends crisscrossing the suburbs and city alike

Chicago is one of the many cities identified as “power markets” by Coldwell Banker’s Global Luxury program, a distinction that didn’t surprise Dawn McKenna.

Financing tips for working with luxury homebuyers
Financing tips for working with luxury homebuyers

The finances of buyers at the luxury level are often complicated, and that complication can make it harder to find loan options that work for them, even if they have a healthy balance sheet.

How codes hold back housing
How codes hold back housing

Building codes and permits are often cited by builders as a key driver of costs that get passed onto the consumer in the form of higher rents or purchase prices. Labor, land and materials continue to be the biggest factors...

Home design trends in demand in 2019
Home design trends in demand in 2019

This year is one of continued change in home design as consumers get revved up about more livable spaces and a surge in new home-centered technology. Trends are constantly changing, and this year, homeowners want design that will create a...

10 new developments creating buzz around Chicagoland
10 new developments creating buzz around Chicagoland

Eveq West Loop A five-story condo building is in development at 14 N. Bishop St. in the West Loop. The building will feature ground-floor retail and parking alongside 32 for-sale condominiums available in three- and four-bedroom options with a starting...

What developers want agents to know about new construction
What developers want agents to know about new construction

We asked some of the smart people we know in the development and new construction industries what they thought about the state of the industry, the influence of amenities and technology and what agents can do to make new-construction deals...

A top producer with a boutique point of view
A top producer with a boutique point of view

Competing with real estate’s biggest brands can be difficult, but it’s something Tamara O’Connor knows well. The broker-owner at Premier Living Properties in St. Charles managed to make our Real Data list not once but twice, personally scoring the No....

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