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How informed, empathetic lenders and agents can make the difference for  first-timers facing a chaotic market
How informed, empathetic lenders and agents can make the difference for first-timers facing a chaotic market

“We need to remind ourselves that we are all in this together. We’re in a bad spot as a country, and we need to get through this together.” — Tim Brigham, branch manager at Union Home

Purchase applications up 18% year over year
Purchase applications up 18% year over year

A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association points to pent-up demand this

Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?
Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?

Both the way appraisers approach their work and the adoption of AVMs and other technology-based valuations will likely see major changes in the coming years, according to

New condos face deal-stopping hurdle due to COVID-19
New condos face deal-stopping hurdle due to COVID-19

Some transactions are having to start over from scratch because of a paperwork problem. But Cook County’s chief deputy recorder tells Chicago Agent magazine he’s working on a

Lightfoot, banks offer lifeline to struggling landlords
Lightfoot, banks offer lifeline to struggling landlords

The city’s new Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge offers relief from foreclosure as well as tenant

Will forbearance backfire? What to tell clients about their options
Will forbearance backfire? What to tell clients about their options

Some homeowners worry that, after a few months of forbearance, they’ll be required to pay everything they owe upfront, in one lump

Report warns landlords to think twice about evictions
Report warns landlords to think twice about evictions

A new Marcus & Millichap report calls on multifamily owners and operators to implement a 90-day moratorium on

Government-backed loan program is just the beginning
Government-backed loan program is just the beginning

Small business owners could help keep their businesses running through a combination of Paycheck Protection Program loans and private

How lenders can propel your real estate business
How lenders can propel your real estate business

At Chicago Agent’s recent Accelerate Summit, some of Chicago’s top lenders sat down to talk about ways they partner with agents to help generate

The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients
The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients

Almost everyone agrees that it’s time to do something about the federal conservatorship of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that lawmakers and regulators should handle the transition with care. But what will reform look like, when will

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