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Visualizing suburban housing market momentum
Visualizing suburban housing market momentum

Which areas of Chicagoland are seeing the highest increases and decreases in median sale prices?

Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more
Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more

Our latest update details new hires and shakeups across the industry, including real estate brokerages, mortgage companies and governmental agencies that handle housing regulation.

Existing-home sales post year-over-year gain
Existing-home sales post year-over-year gain

Home sales activity is picking up this summer, thanks in part to historically low mortgage interest rates, and despite some worrisome signals on the broader economy as of late.

Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness
Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness

Statewide home sales were up 0.3 percent from last year and sales in Chicagoland were up 0.2 percent from July 2018. But looking solely at the city of Chicago, Illinois Realtors recorded a 5.3 percent year-over-year decrease in existing-home sales.

Why millennials need agents
Why millennials need agents

A new survey finds millennials feel their lack of knowledge on homeownership and mortgage lending is preventing them from buying homes. 

A surefire place in history
A surefire place in history

This New Deal-era firehouse in Manteo, North Carolina, has been converted into a home with two large garage bays, a workshop and an abundance of open space.

All abode
All abode

Whether you’ve earned your sea legs or are still a landlubber, this luxury boathouse provides the best of both worlds.

Why prestigious properties can be a tough sell
Why prestigious properties can be a tough sell

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, the unique homes built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright tend to remain available on the market for several years at a time.

Keller Williams and Offerpad will join forces
Keller Williams and Offerpad will join forces

The new arrangement will allow consumers to work with a Keller Williams agent, who will be required to obtain certification to allow them to submit cash offers through the Keller Offers program.

Why a recession could be near and what it means for housing
Why a recession could be near and what it means for housing

There are significant differences in the makeup of the housing market and larger economy in 2019 as compared to 2008, when the last recession began.

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