New Construction

Housing starts up nationwide, Midwest still struggles to keep pace
Housing starts up nationwide, Midwest still struggles to keep pace

Two percent jump in housing starts nationwide could mean lower chance of

Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up
Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up

The Joint Center for Housing Studies' State of the Nation’s Housing report stresses the need for more

New-home sales down in September; experts blame supply woes
New-home sales down in September; experts blame supply woes

Lack of inventory is stalling growth. Learn why some are saying they don’t expect housing starts to reach pre-recession levels until

Encouraging development while maintaining affordability
Encouraging development while maintaining affordability

At the Chicago Build Expo, city officials discussed ways for Chicagoland to battle negative preconceptions and maintain its pace of growth while also bolstering affordable housing before an audience of contractors, developers, real estate professionals and others at the McCormick

Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status
Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status

Selling new construction is often a springboard for would-be top producers, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into. Follow this blueprint, compiled from conversations with successful agents who’ve incorporated new construction into their day-to-day work.

How student housing is making Gen Z harder to please
How student housing is making Gen Z harder to please

Developers of both dorms and off-campus housing are offering smart design solutions that create a sense of community in an organic, inconspicuous way. And young people look to replicate that when they start “adulting” after

Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?
Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?

While many of the top producers in our Real Data list are also household names when it comes to selling new construction, looking solely at new construction data offers a different perspective. The data below comes from Midwest Real Estate

Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell
Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell

Agents specializing in Chicago may be attracted to some parts of the suburbs as they become more desirable and livable for the newest generation of homebuyers — and vice versa. But it can be difficult to make the

A look at two routes into the new construction market
A look at two routes into the new construction market

We examine two routes into new construction by speaking with Liz Brooks, Belgravia Group’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Millie Rosenbloom, a Baird & Warner agent who is a three-decade veteran of new construction sales, from townhomes

Bright and shiny
Bright and shiny

Selling new construction is often a springboard for agents and teams, thanks to both its price point and the fact that successfully selling one condo can quickly lead to the sale of another. But that’s not to say this niche

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