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Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ facing class-action lawsuit, reports say

Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ facing class-action lawsuit, reports say


The Zestimate, Zillow’s algorithm-based property estimate tool, has long been a source of frustration…

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Homes are selling faster than ever as inventory tightens

Homes are selling faster than ever as inventory tightens


Demand for homes continues to grow as houses are selling faster than every before, according…

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Townhouse construction grows to help meet starter home demand

Townhouse construction grows to help meet starter home demand


Despite a recent lull in growth, townhouse construction proves to be a crucial part…

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The Realtor of today: breaking down NAR’s 2017 member profile

The Realtor of today: breaking down NAR’s 2017 member profile


What does the typical Realtor look like, and how was business for them in…

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Most homebuyers don’t believe in a “forever home”

Most homebuyers don’t believe in a “forever home”


The concept of a forever home – a single place that will last throughout…

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Total household debt in first quarter passes pre-recession peak

Total household debt in first quarter passes pre-recession peak


Total household debt reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, which is…

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Three masterplan community trends that are attracting new residents

Three masterplan community trends that are attracting new residents


Masterplan community developers are looking to expand the amenities and conveniences offered to residents…

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Illinois considering a tax on home services and repair

Illinois considering a tax on home services and repair


A new tax being considered by Illinois legislators would hit homeowners in a new…

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Metro home prices accelerated for third consecutive quarter

Metro home prices accelerated for third consecutive quarter


Metro homes saw the strongest quarterly sales pace in a decade, which put pressure…

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Chicago suburban renters grew twice as fast as urban renters

Chicago suburban renters grew twice as fast as urban renters


From 2011 to 2015, Chicago suburban area renters strongly outpaced urban area renters, according to…

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