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From young professionals to power brokers

Think of the Young Professionals Network like a locker room for Chicago real estate … a lot of MVPs have passed through its ranks. In this latest feature, we hear from some of those alumni about how YPN changed their lives.

Chicago No. 3 city for downtown living

Downtown Chicago hasn’t just bounced back from the pandemic — it’s thriving. The city came in No. 3 on StorageCafe’s list of the best cities for downtown living.

Growth brings rebranding for CENTURY 21 Circle

Twelve years of “explosive growth” for CENTURY 21 Affiliated has led the real estate franchise to rebrand as CENTURY 21 Circle.

Real estate in review: an unprecedented year for Chicagoland

It was another unusual year in Illinois real estate as sales slipped while prices remained high. New data from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® outlines the details across Chicagoland.

Tribune East Tower to become Chicago’s 2nd-tallest building

The Willis Tower remains the tallest in Chicago. Now, a future structure is set to snag the No. 2 spot: the Tribune East Tower.

Buyer concessions make a comeback in the fourth quarter

A record share of sellers are giving buyers concessions including money for repairs and mortgage-rate buydowns.

Newmark launches single-family rental group  

The move comes despite a slowdown in the single-family rental market. 

How to make today’s sales models work smarter and win buyers in a challenging real estate market

Whether it’s for a downtown condo high-rise or a suburban single-family or town home community, a sales model needs to do much more than simply reflect popular design trends or showcase name-brand furniture and decor.

The top 5 local news stories from 2022

Local Realtors need local news — and that’s where Chicago Agent comes in. Throughout the year, we cover so many stories about Chicagoland.

Chicagoland market inching back toward pre-COVID trends

With home sales down year over year, the suburbs may be sliding back toward pre-COVID trends, according to new numbers from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

Coldwell Banker acquires d’aprile properties

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group has acquired d’aprile properties, a local, independent brokerage which operates throughout Greater Chicagoland.

On the banks of the Chicago River, big things are coming

Local experts gathered to discuss new developments along the Chicago River in a “River Talk” forum at DePaul University.

The return of @properties’ annual, in-person EXPO

@properties held its annual EXPO in-person for the first time in two years on Nov. 16. A record 1,600 agents attended the event.

The Hill of Western Springs breaks ground, marketed exclusively by BHHS Chicago

The Hill of Western Springs, a new boutique condominium, broke ground on Nov. 3. It’s being exclusively marketed by BHHS Chicago agents.

With unpredictable rates on the horizon … how will home prices swing in 2023?

Naturally, we’re all wondering how recent mortgage rate hikes will affect home prices in the coming year. What does it mean for home sellers and buyers?

Chicago-area home sales to drop in 2023 while prices grow, Realtor.com projects

Nationally, home prices and inventory, rents and mortgage rates will increase, while real estate transactions will decrease, according to Realtor.com.

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