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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 spaces.

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.

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 going...

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. Now...

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 surveyed...

What keeps buyers from purchasing new construction homes?
What keeps buyers from purchasing new construction homes?

New construction homes continue to attract buyers as 38 percent of total buyers considered buying a newly constructed home over the past year, according to a report released by Zillow Group. However, only 11 percent purchased one. What has caused this...

What are buyers and sellers with kids looking for in an agent?
What are buyers and sellers with kids looking for in an agent?

There is no one-size-fits-all way to help people buy and sell homes. Depending on what stage of life they are in, the needs and preferences of the client will change entirely. Buying or selling a home can be a complicated...

Baby boomers are holding onto their homes as they head into retirement
Baby boomers are holding onto their homes as they head into retirement

As the baby boomers gracefully round into their golden years, Trulia found that the already strained housing market tightens a bit further as they hold onto their homes into retirement. Defined as the population born between the years of 1945 and 1964, aging the seniors at 54...

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