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Renovation return quick guide
Renovation return quick guide

Check out our handy outline of the latest numbers from the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry on the cost and return on remodeling

Chicago owners overvalue homes, but inch closer to appraisers’ opinions
Chicago owners overvalue homes, but inch closer to appraisers’ opinions

Overall, home values made their largest monthly climb in five years, which means homeowners and appraisers are more likely to agree on market

Chicago ranks 26th for lifestyle and policy in environmental study
Chicago ranks 26th for lifestyle and policy in environmental study

Going into a deal with the right information on the environment can both give you a competitive advantage and help you answer tough questions from concerned

What are the joys — and potential payback — of remodeling?
What are the joys — and potential payback — of remodeling?

They can be time consuming, painstaking endeavors, but in the end, homeowners who undergo home improvement projects – both interior and exterior – are glad they did so in the end. That’s according to a new report from the National

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.

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