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What buyers with kids are searching for
What buyers with kids are searching for

In every decision they make, parents tend to make their children their top priority. The same goes for the considerations they make when shopping for a new home. Find out how the way families search for and finance a home might differ from your single and non-parent clients.

Chicagoland roundup: Rents up, capital construction budget starts flowing and more
Chicagoland roundup: Rents up, capital construction budget starts flowing and more

Two historically affordable neighborhoods see rapid rent increases, Pritzker’s budget begins to pay off for real estate and more new residential development is proposed for Fulton Market.

Real estate in brief: Dreamers, blockchain and more
Real estate in brief: Dreamers, blockchain and more

Dreamers are now officially being denied loans, foreclosure rates fall to a 20-year low, NAR invests in blockchain and much more in our weekly roundup of real estate news.

Confidence in the US housing market grows
Confidence in the US housing market grows

Two recent measures of Americans’ confidence in the national housing market improved in the last month, showing that more homeowners as well as consumers are generally feeling more optimistic about this key segment of the U.S. economy. One of those...

Home flipping is down, but still very profitable in certain cities
Home flipping is down, but still very profitable in certain cities

The practice of home flipping in the U.S. is declining in strict numbers, even as it grows as a share of all home sales. The theory behind the decline is that home flippers may be pulling back due to fear of a worsening real estate market on the horizon.

Real estate’s contribution to the Illinois economy
Real estate’s contribution to the Illinois economy

For every home sold in the state, Illinois' economy generated $18,000 of income from things like real estate commissions, fees and moving expenses related to a purchase. These expenses were about 9 percent of the median home price, but constituted 27 percent of a home sale’s economic impact.

Winners and losers of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Winners and losers of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Before the passage of the Trump Administration’s tax reform measures, experts had predicted that they would disproportionately benefit those in Republican-leaning states in the South and Midwest. The latest research largely supports this prediction, with a few notable exceptions.

A piece of pioneer history
A piece of pioneer history

This former gold mine used until the 1960s is now a cliffside home on 33 acres in Big Sur, California. The 2,467-square-foot home listed at $2.2 million hangs over a cliff facing the Pacific Ocean with a separate guesthouse up...

Fantasy fulfilled
Fantasy fulfilled

A fully furnished 5,000-square-foot house in suburban Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, is on the market for $750,000. While it may seem like a typical five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home, that feeling may change when you reach the “adult playground” in the basement....

How and why your clients undertake remodeling projects
How and why your clients undertake remodeling projects

The eighth annual Houzz & Home Study revealed the trends, desires, budgets and challenges of homeowners taking on remodeling projects. These takeaways will help you assist clients who are looking to upgrade their living spaces.

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