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Mayor Lightfoot calls for more investment in affordable new construction

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took her affordable housing plan a step further in late June, requesting an additional $69 million in funds — this comes after a $1 billion investment in the program from the city in December.

Chicago among geekiest cities in the nation

In honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day — July 13, apparently — Lawn Love has compiled a list of the geekiest cities in the U.S. Chicago ranks at No. 7.

New Zillow tool helps military vets find VA loan-eligible condos

The tool takes the guesswork out of the home-shopping process by highlighting condos eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) financing.

Chicago home price growth exceeds 11% in May, deceleration on the horizon

Prices for single-family homes in Chicago increased by 11.1% year over year in May, up from 10.7% month over month in April.

April Baker of BHHS Chicago sells record-setting single-family home in Forest Park

April Baker of the Gillian Baker Team represented the buyers who acquired the $830,000 property: a record for the area.

CAR CEO Michelle Mills Clement joins the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board

CAR CEO Michelle Mills Clement has been added to the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.

Housing inventory rebounds at record rate in largest metros, but Chicago lags behind, Realtor.com reports 

The number of homes available to buyers climbed 18.7% in June, the sharpest year-over-year increase in the history of the report.

Chicago price increases revealed in new S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index

What does the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index show about Chicago real estate?

It’s still a seller’s market in Chicagoland

Across the state of Illinois, homes sold quicker in May 2022, year over year. Even as interest rates inched higher, demand remained strong.

Mortgage payments up 37% in Chicago, as housing affordability hits 15-year low

Chicago mortgage payments have grown 37%, as housing affordability hits a 15-year low, according to a new report.  Zillow’s latest market report found rising mortgage costs, along with skyrocketing prices and interest rates have made mortgages less affordable than

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