Current Market Data

Record-breaking employment figures offer positive picture for 2020
Record-breaking employment figures offer positive picture for 2020

It’s been decades since the unemployment rate was this low. Find out how that might affect real

Realtor.com predicts Chicagoland home sales will decline slightly in 2020
Realtor.com predicts Chicagoland home sales will decline slightly in 2020

It seems 2020 will be a challenge for buyers – “not because of what they can afford but rather what they can find,” according to

Is Chicagoland safe? It’s complicated.
Is Chicagoland safe? It’s complicated.

A new study purports to reveal the safest cities in

Chicago ranks 2nd in share of residential skyscrapers in U.S.
Chicago ranks 2nd in share of residential skyscrapers in U.S.

A new study shows that high-rise buildings aren’t just for worker bees anymore.

New-home sales up 17.2% in Midwest
New-home sales up 17.2% in Midwest

The number of new homes sold shot up over last year, according to Census data from October.

Chicagoland home prices up in September, though far below national trend
Chicagoland home prices up in September, though far below national trend

The rebound could mean an accelerating market

The boomers are coming: Here’s what’s on their homebuying list
The boomers are coming: Here’s what’s on their homebuying list

Some builders are saying “OK, boomer: What do you want in a house?” Here are some of the top amenities this demographic may be searching for.

Where properties moved  the fastest in Q3 2019
Where properties moved the fastest in Q3 2019

The quicker properties sell, the hotter the neighborhood. We've ranked all 77 of Chicago's neighborhoods in terms of the average number of days properties spent on the market in the third quarter of 2019, according to

Where sellers got more than they asked for in Q3 2019
Where sellers got more than they asked for in Q3 2019

One measure of a neighborhood's popularity is how much more buyers are willing to spend above listing price. Here's the average difference between the original listing price and the eventual sales price in all 77 of Chicago's neighborhoods for the

Chicago’s millennials still want to own, but the percentage is shrinking
Chicago’s millennials still want to own, but the percentage is shrinking

A generation marked by economic instability and student loan debt is giving up on homeownership, according to a new

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