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Could COVID-19 change homebuyer preferences?
Could COVID-19 change homebuyer preferences?

A new survey asks agents how they think their clients will respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as how they’re shifting their business activities.

Illinois ranks 2nd lowest in U.S. for new construction
Illinois ranks 2nd lowest in U.S. for new construction

While our state underperformed when it comes to new residential units per capita, there is one building metric where we outpaced the national numbers.

Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much
Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much

A national survey of real estate agents digs into how clients are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak, how home values will be impacted, and the likelihood that we’ve entered a

The HGTV effect:  From television trend to real estate spend
The HGTV effect: From television trend to real estate spend

A new report from Zillow outlines what to highlight in a listing and what to

Avocado toast and white picket fences: What millennial homebuyers have in common with their parents
Avocado toast and white picket fences: What millennial homebuyers have in common with their parents

A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker highlights the similarities in homebuying behaviors between Gen Y and older

Navigating generational homebuying and selling trends in 2020
Navigating generational homebuying and selling trends in 2020

NAR’s 2020 Generational Trends Report shows that young millennials and the silent generation value similar things when buying

Midwest shows significant year-over-year growth in showing activity
Midwest shows significant year-over-year growth in showing activity

ShowingTime’s index points to growing demand for listings in the Midwest, signaling a competitive spring housing market is in the

Illinois has 2nd highest property tax rate in the nation
Illinois has 2nd highest property tax rate in the nation

We knew property taxes were high, but a new study shows how our state compares to the rest of the nation on this important homebuyer

Local trends to watch for in the coming decade, according to @properties
Local trends to watch for in the coming decade, according to @properties

Thad Wong and Mike Golden discuss the state of the market, up-and-coming towns and neighborhoods in Chicagoland, and what agents should look for in the coming decade in a recent

What Chicagoland’s high-end homebuyers want
What Chicagoland’s high-end homebuyers want

Though the luxury market has seen a bit of a slowdown in the Chicago metro area, Coldwell Banker’s annual Global Luxury Report offers insight into shifting priorities and design trends.

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