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How does credit scoring impact fair lending and minority home ownership?
How does credit scoring impact fair lending and minority home ownership?

“A credit report and credit score are the gateway to a mortgage,” — NAR President Charlie Oppler.

Who made up the National Association of Home Builders in 2020?
Who made up the National Association of Home Builders in 2020?

The National Association of Home Builders published the results of its Special Study for Housing Economics, highlighting the 2020 annual census of who makes up its members.

NSBAR joins forces with NICAR
NSBAR joins forces with NICAR

The two real estate associations are teaming up to make a variety of services available to each other’s members.

Guaranteed Rate names new Chicago-based regional manager
Guaranteed Rate names new Chicago-based regional manager

Orlowski will be based in Chicago and focus on supporting the growth of select Guaranteed Rate office branches in the Chicago area.

Homeownership remains affordable despite price increases
Homeownership remains affordable despite price increases

Rising wages and falling mortgage rates are helping keep homeownership within reach of average wage earners nationwide despite surges in housing prices.

Redfin closes $608 million takeover of RentPath early
Redfin closes $608 million takeover of RentPath early

RentPath’s sites, which include ApartmentGuide.com, Lovely, Rent.com, and Rentals.com, will continue to operate as normal while their listings are integrated with Redfin.com, a process that is expected to wrap up in 2022.

Home prices hit 15-year high nationwide
Home prices hit 15-year high nationwide

Prices in the Chicago metro area were up 6.3% over February 2020 with “normal” market condition indicators.

Keller Williams ONEChicago names new CFO, COO
Keller Williams ONEChicago names new CFO, COO

Hults will oversee accounting over the company’s Lakeview, Lincoln Park and O’Hare offices and will work with Keller Williams ONEChicago’s Agent Services and Productivity departments, as well as the company’s client experience coordinators.

MRED launches revamped private listings network
MRED launches revamped private listings network

Midwest Real Estate Data has launched connectMLS, which aims to make accessing private listings easier and faster.

Truth About Agents 2021: Marketing
Truth About Agents 2021: Marketing

How much do you spend on marketing? See how it compares with other Chicagoland agents and brokers in our 2021 Truth About Agents survey.

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