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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....

Book recommendations for the win
Book recommendations for the win

A robust reading list helps many agents and brokers retain balance while also learning new techniques and information. But the types of tomes on top producers’ bookshelves vary quite a bit. While some agents rely on strictly on business and...

A different way to reward high production levels
A different way to reward high production levels

  Many brokerages recognize their top producers with incentives, special trips, awards or even just by noting who’s on top at the weekly sales meeting. But what if the method of recognition also had the potential to help top producers...

Maintaining authentic connections when moving to a global brand
Maintaining authentic connections when moving to a global brand

Handing over the reins of the family real estate business where you started your career could end up being even more stressful than handing over the keys to the house you grew up in. But Rich Gloor said that hasn’t...

The M&A picture beyond real estate
The M&A picture beyond real estate

Looking at the larger mergers and acquisitions landscape, it appears many expect activity to heat up significantly this year. Deloitte’s M&A Trends 2019 report, which queried executives at corporations and private equity firms about deal activity in the current year...

The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun
The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

When it comes to getting a clear view of the intersection of real estate and the economy, Lawrence Yun is perfectly suited to the task. The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors recently talked with us to offer...

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