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Real Estate In Brief: Opportunity Zone rules, purchase activity and more
Real Estate In Brief: Opportunity Zone rules, purchase activity and more

Updates on Opportunity Zone rules, tax breaks The Treasury Department released a document April 17 offering the first detailed look into regulations it is proposing around the new Opportunity Zones program. Announced as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and...

This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more

Real estate is making news in Pilsen, Lakeshore East, on the former site of the Harold L. Ickes Homes public housing development, in Oak Park and more this week. Also, the Census Bureau reported a mixed bag of population data for Chicagoland Thursday.

Check out the agents, offices and listings making big Q1 moves
Check out the agents, offices and listings making big Q1 moves

See how 2019 started out with our first quarterly release of Real Data.

Sales down but inventory increases heading into spring market
Sales down but inventory increases heading into spring market

Housing inventory rose to a 4.4-month supply, an increase from both last month’s 3.4 months and last year’s 3.2 months. Chicagoland inventory is also higher than the national supply of 2.7 months.

NY Fed: Don’t underestimate first-time buyers
NY Fed: Don’t underestimate first-time buyers

Researchers warn recent measures of the first-time buyer population may not be accurate, noting that estimates from the National Association of Realtors “reflect a relatively small sample of housing transactions and therefore may not be representative of the overall market.”

RE/MAX makes play for northernmost Chicago neighborhoods, ‘burbs
RE/MAX makes play for northernmost Chicago neighborhoods, ‘burbs

RE/MAX Premier, and office most closely affiliated with downtown deals, announced today that it had acquired RE/MAX NorthCoast in the Edgewater neighborhood.

Storage services with a heart
Storage services with a heart

Any agent knows how stressful moving can be for clients. Many don’t realize how much clutter they have accumulated over the years until they have to pack it all up in boxes and move it somewhere else.

What high-end buyers want
What high-end buyers want

New trends emerge every year, and the start of the spring selling season is a great time to take stock of what will be in demand this year. Here are a few things that today’s high-end buyers are looking for.

What the NAR generational trends report says about you
What the NAR generational trends report says about you

NAR's Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report is full of facts and figures, but we’ve focused on a topic that may be especially close to the hearts of agents: what buyers from these various generations think of you.

A piece of Chicago history and a bookworm’s paradise
A piece of Chicago history and a bookworm’s paradise

What better way to show your love of our hometown than owning a two-flat that once was home to infamous gangster Al Capone?

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