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Tracey Royal joins Coldwell Banker Realty
Tracey Royal joins Coldwell Banker Realty

Tracey Royal has joined Coldwell Banker Realty’s Oak Park office.

Nearly half of Chicago homes for sale face bidding wars
Nearly half of Chicago homes for sale face bidding wars

“The slight decline in bidding wars (nationally) is largely a reflection of a seasonal cooldown, which typically starts in the late summer but was delayed by a few months this year,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.

Chicago home prices up 10.3% from last year
Chicago home prices up 10.3% from last year

“If sky-high prices continue to lure more sellers into the market, it could prompt the inventory rebound we’ve been waiting for — which would be welcome news for frustrated buyers.” — Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com

Pricing premium sagging for Trump-branded condos in Chicago, other locales
Pricing premium sagging for Trump-branded condos in Chicago, other locales

A Redfin analysis found that the Trump name no longer commands the same price premium it once did.

Bad reputation: How professionalism can help, or hurt, your brand
Bad reputation: How professionalism can help, or hurt, your brand

When it comes to professionalism in residential real estate, Frances Simons, designated managing broker at Baird & Warner’s Lake Zurich office, doesn’t pull her punches.

Chicago suburb ranks high for big city feel
Chicago suburb ranks high for big city feel

The suburbs are becoming more alluring to residents of major cities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into autumn.

Keller Williams reorganizes, Gary Keller steps down as CEO for chairman role
Keller Williams reorganizes, Gary Keller steps down as CEO for chairman role

Global business leader Carl Liebert will serve as CEO of parent company KWx.

Chicago is a top city for commercial-to-apartment conversions
Chicago is a top city for commercial-to-apartment conversions

See how Chicago tops the list when it comes to apartment conversions.

Chicago homebuyers faced higher prices, lower inventory in September
Chicago homebuyers faced higher prices, lower inventory in September

This year, buyers encountered a 21% decrease in listings from the beginning of 2020, along with a 17% price increase to about $20,000 more than anticipated.

Proper Rate launches, adds top leadership
Proper Rate launches, adds top leadership

Proper Rate, a joint venture between Guaranteed Rate and @properties, has launched with some key players.

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