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Could COVID-19 change homebuyer preferences?
Could COVID-19 change homebuyer preferences?

A new survey asks agents how they think their clients will respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as how they’re shifting their business activities.

Illinois ranks 2nd lowest in U.S. for new construction
Illinois ranks 2nd lowest in U.S. for new construction

While our state underperformed when it comes to new residential units per capita, there is one building metric where we outpaced the national numbers.

NAR chief optimistic on home sales rebounding
NAR chief optimistic on home sales rebounding

February was another good month for pending home sales across the nation, but the coronavirus will put that all on

Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much
Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much

A national survey of real estate agents digs into how clients are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak, how home values will be impacted, and the likelihood that we’ve entered a

Homebuying was getting easier in early 2020, but all bets are off with COVID-19
Homebuying was getting easier in early 2020, but all bets are off with COVID-19

ATTOM Data Solutions report has encouraging news on the affordability gap, but the coronavirus outbreak poses a potential

Showings are down dramatically in Illinois
Showings are down dramatically in Illinois

A new dataset from ShowingTime offers a state-by-state comparison of how activity is changing in response to the new coronavirus.

Existing-home sales up, for now
Existing-home sales up, for now

Soak up the good news while you can. The picture painted by the National Association of Realtors’ latest existing-home sales data is one of a healthy housing market not yet impacted by COVID-19

NAHB reports slight decline in builder confidence
NAHB reports slight decline in builder confidence

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index shows a dip in builder confidence in the Midwest resulting from novel coronavirus outbreak.

The HGTV effect:  From television trend to real estate spend
The HGTV effect: From television trend to real estate spend

A new report from Zillow outlines what to highlight in a listing and what to

Avocado toast and white picket fences: What millennial homebuyers have in common with their parents
Avocado toast and white picket fences: What millennial homebuyers have in common with their parents

A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker highlights the similarities in homebuying behaviors between Gen Y and older

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