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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

The most popular interior design trends in Illinois
The most popular interior design trends in Illinois

While good design is something pretty much everyone aspires to, homeowners often choose particular styles that are inspired by what is popular in their part of the world. Find out which aesthetics and choices are most popular in Chicagoland, and

Economists: Recession likely in 2020 but housing won’t tank
Economists: Recession likely in 2020 but housing won’t tank

A poll of more than 100 real estate economists and experts finds half of the respondents think a recession will begin in 2020. Learn about their reasons for such assertions and predictions for the housing market overall in the next

How and why your clients undertake remodeling projects
How and why your clients undertake remodeling projects

The eighth annual Houzz & Home Study revealed the trends, desires, budgets and challenges of homeowners taking on remodeling projects. These takeaways will help you assist clients who are looking to upgrade their living

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

Why the market shouldn’t keep you up at night
Why the market shouldn’t keep you up at night

Agents could be forgiven for feeling a little whiplash from the market predictions over the last quarter or so. First, economists warned them to brace for rocketing interest rates, but with recent remarks from the Federal Reserve, some are

Economists differ on 2019 real estate outlook
Economists differ on 2019 real estate outlook

As 2018 winds down, so too have several leading indicators of home sales activity: New and existing home sales, builder sentiment, price growth and more have taken a turn for the worse in the closing months of the year.

Americans believe the housing market has cooled
Americans believe the housing market has cooled

Heading into the winter months, many Americans are seeing the housing market cool off. According to ValueInsured’s Q4 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey, 75 percent of Americans believe their local housing market is cooling off. Additionally, 67 percent of those

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