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Realtors are writing listings with AI… Can you spot the difference?

The AI program ChatGPT creates home listings with desired industry lingo, dropping real estate buzzwords with apparent ease. Can you tell the difference?

Marki Lemons Ryhal to host NAR podcast: ‘Drive With NAR’

Chicago real estate legend Marki Lemons Ryhal has been named the new host of the National Association of REALTORS®’ monthly podcast, “Drive with NAR.” The first episode debuts Feb. 6.

Redfin: Housing market has started to recover

Homebuyers are returning, but sellers still aren’t filling the need as inventory remains low.

From young professionals to power brokers

Think of the Young Professionals Network like a locker room for Chicago real estate … a lot of MVPs have passed through its ranks. In this latest feature, we hear from some of those alumni about how YPN changed their lives.

Court sides with National Association of Realtors, halts antitrust investigation 

The Department of Justice must close its reopened antitrust investigation into the National Association of Realtors, a federal judge ruled this week.

Chicago No. 3 city for downtown living

Downtown Chicago hasn’t just bounced back from the pandemic — it’s thriving. The city came in No. 3 on StorageCafe’s list of the best cities for downtown living.

New-home sales rise in December 

The median sales price of a new home was down on a monthly basis but up on an annual one. 

Growth brings rebranding for CENTURY 21 Circle

Twelve years of “explosive growth” for CENTURY 21 Affiliated has led the real estate franchise to rebrand as CENTURY 21 Circle.

NAR: Existing-home sales dip 1.5% in December 

House prices, however, continued to rise, marking the 130th consecutive month for price gains, the longest streak on record, the National Association of REALTORS® said.   

Home prices increase as falling mortgage rates attract buyers

More buyers have entered the market in the past four weeks as mortgage rates fell.

Real estate in review: an unprecedented year for Chicagoland

It was another unusual year in Illinois real estate as sales slipped while prices remained high. New data from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® outlines the details across Chicagoland.

Single-family starts, builder confidence rise 

The increase in builder confidence breaks a string of 12 straight monthly declines in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

Tribune East Tower to become Chicago’s 2nd-tallest building

The Willis Tower remains the tallest in Chicago. Now, a future structure is set to snag the No. 2 spot: the Tribune East Tower.

NAR tips to comply with the Fair Housing Act

Potential buyers want real information about the communities they’re shopping in. And while agents may feel like experts, their answers must always comply with fair housing laws. To help, the National Association of REALTORS® released some advice.

SP200 ranks the most-powerful people in residential real estate in 2023 

HomeServices of America President and CEO Gino Blefari took the top spot on the annual list. 

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. cuts workforce, ends iBuyer operation

The firm’s subsidiaries include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran Group and Sotheby’s International.

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