Current Market Data

Sales fall while prices still on the rise in Chicagoland
Sales fall while prices still on the rise in Chicagoland

Despite a sluggish market, RE/MAX’s latest housing report shows there are still deals to be had for luxury-level buyers and sellers with homes priced on the lower side of the spectrum.

Report predicts stable market, recession or no recession
Report predicts stable market, recession or no recession

Foreclosures are down, with a national mortgage delinquency rate at a 20-year low. However, there are some signs of early stage stress in a handful of states. Find out what the picture looks like in

Chicago is classified as ‘rent-burdened.’ Here’s what that means.
Chicago is classified as ‘rent-burdened.’ Here’s what that means.

Learn why the National League of Cities put Chicago in this category, rather than a "high-opportunity" or "wealth-pocket city," and what researchers think can be done to turn things

Homeowners say buying ‘made them a better person’
Homeowners say buying ‘made them a better person’

Over three-fourths of survey respondents reported that being a homeowner has “made them a better person,” with about the same proportion saying that they’ve taken up new hobbies since closing on a home, like gardening, grilling and interior

Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019
Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019

New national data on apartment construction shows activity slowing down in a lot of markets, including Chicago. But there are several bright spots that are showing exceptional building

Chicagoland home prices growing, but not as fast as the national rate
Chicagoland home prices growing, but not as fast as the national rate

The CoreLogic Home Price Index for July shows a 3.6 percent rise over a year earlier. Prices rose or stayed the same in 48 states, and slipped year-over-year in only two states.

Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?
Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?

While many of the top producers in our Real Data list are also household names when it comes to selling new construction, looking solely at new construction data offers a different perspective. The data below comes from Midwest Real Estate

After two strong months, pending home sales slow
After two strong months, pending home sales slow

After two straight months of nationwide increases, the number of listings under contract by the end of July fell on a monthly

Chicagoland renters suffer higher cost burden than homeowners do
Chicagoland renters suffer higher cost burden than homeowners do

It’s no secret that monthly mortgage costs tend to be less than rent on average. But the differential is also having a dramatic effect on the other side of the spectrum: housing

Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease
Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for August showed Americans shared broadly strong views of the overall economy and their own financial health near the end of the

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