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How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk
How to sound smarter next time you’re asked about recession risk

The Chicago Fed’s senior economist breaks down some of the more common misconceptions about the chance of recession in 2020 and offers thoughts on how real estate pros can be better consumers of economic

Chicagoland finished 2019 with its largest sales increase of the year
Chicagoland finished 2019 with its largest sales increase of the year

In a year that showed slowing home sales overall, RE/MAX’s most recent market report offers a bit of sunshine.

Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase
Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase

Low-end rentals are propping up national rent growth, according to

Back to the future: What experts got right — and wrong — about mortgage rates
Back to the future: What experts got right — and wrong — about mortgage rates

While most of the predictions about interest rates in 2019 were off by a long shot, one crucial element of the housing market in 2020 remains true: The cost of borrowing is very low, by both modern and historic

What else is new? Loan limits increase for Fannie, Freddie and FHA
What else is new? Loan limits increase for Fannie, Freddie and FHA

It stands to reason that, as home prices rise faster than income, buyers are going to need larger loan amounts. And for the fourth straight year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has increased the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae,

Why what’s in the GSE bank matters
Why what’s in the GSE bank matters

While there’s no guarantee that Congress or the administration will tackle GSE reform in 2020, the FHFA did announce that it will re-propose regulations on capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sometime in the next year as a

A castle nestled in the forest
A castle nestled in the forest

Located just outside the New York City suburb of Ossining, a gorgeous, medievalesque castle is now on the market for $3.5 million. Designed in 1927, the property sits on 48.6 acres of secluded land, but it comes with a

A place of learning
A place of learning

Located along the Tippecanoe River in Indiana, a unique private residence is up for grabs for just $200,000. The inside of the property was once home to a school but has since been remodeled into a 4-bedroom, 4-bath

U.S. homebuilding surges to 13-year high
U.S. homebuilding surges to 13-year high

Coming off of the government’s numbers for December, economists predict the home building industry is on track for recovery in

Back from the brink: How much has Chicago bounced back from the recession?
Back from the brink: How much has Chicago bounced back from the recession?

Find out what the total value of housing is in Chicago, according to a new Zillow

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