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Survey: Working with high-end clients
Survey: Working with high-end clients

Find out what Chicago Agent magazine readers who work in the luxury business have to say about their clients, transactions and trends in the market.

Luxury trends crisscrossing the suburbs and city alike
Luxury trends crisscrossing the suburbs and city alike

Chicago is one of the many cities identified as “power markets” by Coldwell Banker’s Global Luxury program, a distinction that didn’t surprise Dawn McKenna.

What the NAR generational trends report says about you
What the NAR generational trends report says about you

NAR's Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report is full of facts and figures, but we’ve focused on a topic that may be especially close to the hearts of agents: what buyers from these various generations think of you.

Hispanics the only ethnic group with net growth in US homeownership
Hispanics the only ethnic group with net growth in US homeownership

In the decade following the housing crisis, Hispanic and Latino populations accounted for the majority of growth in the U.S. homeownership rate, according to a recent report from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. The 2018 “State of...

Southern cities lead in new construction
Southern cities lead in new construction

The Census Bureau recently released a report for February 2019, showing a shortage of homes on the market. Despite a national drop in construction of new homes, a few cities have still been able to push permits for new residential...

Consumer confidence in housing market surges
Consumer confidence in housing market surges

Surveys of American consumers continue to point to renewed optimism in the housing market. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index approached an all-time high reading in March, gaining five points over February to reach 89.8. This was driven by greater...

Will buyers rule the market this spring?
Will buyers rule the market this spring?

The coming spring season, when home sales usually take off, could be a great one for buyers as the stars align in their favor: Mortgage rates are low, inventory levels are higher and price growth has slowed. Already, home sales...

More Americans say now is a good time to buy a home
More Americans say now is a good time to buy a home

The state of the U.S. housing market has shifted rapidly in the last few months, but are consumers keeping up? A new survey from the National Association of Realtors makes the case that low mortgage rates and increased inventory did...

Chicago leads the country in new construction gains
Chicago leads the country in new construction gains

Chicago lead the country in construction activity by two key measures last month, as the broader housing market showed signs of weakness. According to a new report by BuildFax, Chicago was one of just four metro areas that saw a significant increase in...

Lack of down payment savings and debt thin ranks of would-be homebuyers
Lack of down payment savings and debt thin ranks of would-be homebuyers

It’s well known that many Americans are delaying or opting out of homeownership. A new study by Country Financial points to what could be the biggest reason: Difficulty coming up with a down payment. Forty-six percent of millennials and forty...

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