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The 3 Chicagoland neighborhoods ready for a surge in demand in 2017
The 3 Chicagoland neighborhoods ready for a surge in demand in 2017

Do you work in the Downtown Oak Lawn, Woodlawn, or Belmont Gardens housing markets? If so, 2017 may prove to be a busy year. According to the new “Hottest Neighborhoods” rankings from Redfin, those three neighborhoods will see the most

Chicagoland one of the top 10 investor markets in the U.S.
Chicagoland one of the top 10 investor markets in the U.S.

The Chicagoland metro area offers housing investors the sixth-highest yields in the nation, according to a new study from HomeUnion. Basing its research on single-family rental yields, HomeUnion predicts that Chicagoland’s yields will be 7.5 percent, which spots it

Black communities have been left behind in Chicagoland’s housing recovery
Black communities have been left behind in Chicagoland’s housing recovery

On the surface, things look pretty swell for the Chicagoland housing market: home sales are up 4.8 percent; median sales price has risen even more, jumping 6.7 percent; time on market is down nearly 12 percent; and both foreclosure

Why are so many home sales failing to close in Chicagoland?
Why are so many home sales failing to close in Chicagoland?

Deals to sell homes failed at a much higher rate in 2016 than in 2015, and that was particularly true here in Chicagoland. That was the finding of a striking new report from Trulia, which computed the number of

2 of the nation’s 10 safest suburbs are in Chicagoland
2 of the nation’s 10 safest suburbs are in Chicagoland

Two of the 10 safest suburbs in the nation are located in Chicagoland, according to new rankings from NeighborhoodScout. Basing its analysis on the rate of property and violent crime per 1,000 residents, NeighborhoodScout found that Lake in the

Chicagoland’s Top Closings, Dec. 2016
Chicagoland’s Top Closings, Dec. 2016

In our new Real Data report, we’ve detailed the agents who closed December’s top home sales throughout Chicagoland. Click on the tabs below to adjust between the single-family, condo and townhome markets: Single Family Condo Townhome Single Family Sales Price Property

Buying bests renting in most of Chicagoland’s housing markets
Buying bests renting in most of Chicagoland’s housing markets

It makes more financial sense to buy than rent in half of Chicagoland’s counties, according to new research from ATTOM Data Solutions. In its analysis, which incorporated 2017 rent data from HUD, wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and public record sales

The no. 1 reason why so few Millennials are buying homes in Chicagoland
The no. 1 reason why so few Millennials are buying homes in Chicagoland

For years, agents and analysts alike have wondered why so few Millennials are buying homes, but a new analysis of Census data has provided a remarkably straightforward answer – they’re all living at home with their parents, and at

Chicagoland new construction continues sensational growth
Chicagoland new construction continues sensational growth

The Chicagoland new construction market continues to put up some of the most impressive numbers in the nation, according to research from Dodge Data & Analytics. In November, Chicagoland saw more than $450 million in total residential construction spending, which is

5 incredible ways homeownership has changed during the housing recovery
5 incredible ways homeownership has changed during the housing recovery

When the U.S. housing bubble peaked in 2004 and 2005, the market seemed to be in grand shape: the homeownership rate was 69 percent; the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index was 184.4, a 135.5 percent increase from 1994; and

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