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How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk
How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk

The Chicago Fed’s senior economist breaks down some of the more common misconceptions about the chance of recession in 2020 and offers thoughts on how real estate pros can be better consumers of economic

Kitchen renovations surge, but so do prices
Kitchen renovations surge, but so do prices

As your clients look ahead to possibly listing in spring, make sure you understand what’s causing remodeling costs to increase so rapidly and how homeowners are adjusting in

Seeing 2020: Real estate predictions from the experts
Seeing 2020: Real estate predictions from the experts

As the decade comes to a close, we’re looking ahead. We reached out to a handful of insightful real estate leaders to get their thoughts on what the next ten years might look like, and what industry professionals need to

A roundup of real estate predictions reports
A roundup of real estate predictions reports

This time of year, there are so many organizations, economists and experts offering their thoughts on what’s to come in the next year that it’s hard to keep up. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve gleaned so

Real estate myths exposed
Real estate myths exposed

Just because something is repeated over and over again doesn’t make it true. Here’s are a few ideas that Chicagoland real estate experts wish they could finally put to rest in

Determining the future of Chicagoland: Consumer confidence, investment and ‘hipsturbias’
Determining the future of Chicagoland: Consumer confidence, investment and ‘hipsturbias’

The Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate report offers a forecast of what municipalities have going for them, and where possible threats lurk in the near future. See what they have to say about

How the rent vs. buy calculation has changed in Chicagoland
How the rent vs. buy calculation has changed in Chicagoland

Looking at real estate data over the last decade, some clear trends emerge in terms of costs, demographics and housing stock. See how this has impacted the market in the Chicago

Where are Illinois residents relocating to?
Where are Illinois residents relocating to?

While Chicagoland appears to be attracting residents fleeing the Golden State, migration patterns are still leaving us with fewer residents overall.

Flip or flop? Profits are down, according to a new report
Flip or flop? Profits are down, according to a new report

The days of a quick flip and big profit seems to be a thing of the past, according to a new

8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020
8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020

As many are predicting the market to favor buyers more in the coming year, listing agents can help sellers prepare by ensuring their homes are in line with the latest looks.

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