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Visualizing suburban housing market momentum
Visualizing suburban housing market momentum

Which areas of Chicagoland are seeing the highest increases and decreases in median sale prices?

Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more
Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more

Our latest update details new hires and shakeups across the industry, including real estate brokerages, mortgage companies and governmental agencies that handle housing regulation.

Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness
Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness

Statewide home sales were up 0.3 percent from last year and sales in Chicagoland were up 0.2 percent from July 2018. But looking solely at the city of Chicago, Illinois Realtors recorded a 5.3 percent year-over-year decrease in existing-home sales.

What you need to know about the new license law
What you need to know about the new license law

Now that Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed an update of the real estate license act into law, many changes are technically effective now. While some provisions will need to be complied with immediately, other portions of the law will require rules committees to hack out the details in the coming months. Learn what you need to know to stay on the right side of license law.

Chance the Rapper tips hat to Janice Corley of RE/MAX Premier in a song
Chance the Rapper tips hat to Janice Corley of RE/MAX Premier in a song

Many real estate agents strive to connect people, and many of those connections prosper in unpredictable ways. Learn how Janice Corley connected her daughter with Chance the Rapper at a RE/MAX party when the two were just kids.

Fritz Kaegi on his plan to be the most transparent tax man in America
Fritz Kaegi on his plan to be the most transparent tax man in America

When Fritz Kaegi took office as Cook County Tax Assessor in December, homeowners and real estate agents had a lot of questions. But Kaegi opened his presentation at a Southside Builders luncheon in the South Loop Wednesday with a question for the audience.

Why a slower market could be ‘a dream come true’  
Why a slower market could be ‘a dream come true’  

At the start of the year, price growth was at 2 to 3 percent year-over-year. Now, it's between 0.5 and 1.5 percent, depending on the city. But according to Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, that might not be a bad thing. 

5 Chicagoland schools make top national rankings
5 Chicagoland schools make top national rankings

In national rankings — which include user input, extracurricular activities, the availability of special needs programs and diversity, among other factors — several Chicagoland schools were called out for their excellence. Learn which institutions rank in the top ten for the region.

RE/MAX office changing hands, Baird & Warner hires director and more
RE/MAX office changing hands, Baird & Warner hires director and more

A Chicago RE/MAX shop acquires suburban office, Baird & Warner seeks to strengthen the agent-lender relationship and improve customer experience with a new hire, and Wintrust continues its acquisition spree.

Buyer’s rep lawsuits: The Chicagoland View
Buyer’s rep lawsuits: The Chicagoland View

Find out what top real estate executives here in Chicago think about the buyer's rep lawsuits against NAR and other major real estate companies. Do they think the charges have merit and how might the industry change if the litigants prevail? 

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