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Inventory, mild weather boosted Chicagoland home sales last month
Inventory, mild weather boosted Chicagoland home sales last month

RE/MAX’s housing report for the Chicago area found the new year started off with a bang.

College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating
College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating

Single buyers have been on the rise in recent years, which is why the dating scene in Chicago is an important one for agents to keep an eye

Chicago home prices up 4.7 percent for Q4 2019
Chicago home prices up 4.7 percent for Q4 2019

There was no quarter in 2019 when metro prices didn’t increase, posing challenges for potential buyers, according to

Big acquisition for M/I, brokerage exclusive tool launched, new @properties team and more
Big acquisition for M/I, brokerage exclusive tool launched, new @properties team and more

This week, M/I Homes acquired massive land tracts from Taylor Morrison, Spaces Real Estate announced a new VP of commercial real estate, Coldwell Banker launched their Exclusive Look program and @properties got a new

Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring
Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring

The percentage of Chicago homes that sold above list price fell to 15.8 percent in 2019, but record low inventory is expected to reverse that

Chicago makes 10 most walkable cities list
Chicago makes 10 most walkable cities list

A new report by Redfin ranks large U.S. cities by walkability. Chicagoland made the list, despite a small drop in its Walk

Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live
Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live

A new report shows that the luxury sector inched up 1.6 percent year-over-year in the fourth

Zumper: Rents up in Chicago
Zumper: Rents up in Chicago

Rents up slightly nationwide in February. Find out where Chicago ranked.

‘Ban the box’ for rentals: How Cook County landlords must adapt
‘Ban the box’ for rentals: How Cook County landlords must adapt

To meet the ambitious goal of ameliorating the effects of the criminal justice system on housing, Cook County commissioners amended the county’s Human Rights Ordinance to include more provisions for housing-related issues. Here's what you and your clients need to

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois. Is your business ready?
Marijuana is now legal in Illinois. Is your business ready?

Whether your brokerage will enthusiastically rent to dispensaries or would prefer to avoid marijuana altogether, this new law is sure to touch your clients, agents and employees. Put policies in place now to shape how you deal with it, and

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