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RE/MAX makes play for northernmost Chicago neighborhoods, ‘burbs
RE/MAX makes play for northernmost Chicago neighborhoods, ‘burbs

RE/MAX Premier, and office most closely affiliated with downtown deals, announced today that it had acquired RE/MAX NorthCoast in the Edgewater neighborhood.

Storage services with a heart
Storage services with a heart

Any agent knows how stressful moving can be for clients. Many don’t realize how much clutter they have accumulated over the years until they have to pack it all up in boxes and move it somewhere else.

The 2019 Truth About Agents survey results
The 2019 Truth About Agents survey results

Our annual reader survey issue celebrates the diversity of our audience and highlights the on-the-ground experience of agents and brokers.

A bunch of fools
A bunch of fools

Rarely have those in the real estate industry been accused of not knowing how to have a good time. This time of year, with winter finally ending and every prankster’s favorite holiday upon us, we thought it would be fun...

Real Estate in Brief: Facebook v. HUD, record-low rates and more
Real Estate in Brief: Facebook v. HUD, record-low rates and more

Facebook charged with housing discrimination by HUD The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 28 formally charged Facebook with discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The charge comes after the agency filed a complaint...

Home price gains in Chicagoland lose steam in early 2019
Home price gains in Chicagoland lose steam in early 2019

Despite a downtick in home sales, Chicago showed a 2.4 percent increase in home price growth in January, the lowest level of growth since September 2015. According to a report by RE/MAX looking at February 2019, home sales in Chicagoland...

This week in Chicagoland real estate: Lincoln Yards, One Central and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: Lincoln Yards, One Central and more

Lincoln Yards passes full city council Sterling Bay’s $6 billion Lincoln Yards development is finally a done deal. The project has been approved by the full city council by a vote of 33 to 15, after many internal negotiations and public...

Chicago leads the country in new construction gains
Chicago leads the country in new construction gains

Chicago lead the country in construction activity by two key measures last month, as the broader housing market showed signs of weakness. According to a new report by BuildFax, Chicago was one of just four metro areas that saw a significant increase in...

The difference new can make
The difference new can make

The core idea that there’s no better time than now and no better home than new has broad application from the city to the suburbs and from condos to single-family homes. And the ability of builders and agents to confidently demonstrate to buyers that a new home will serve their interests and help them realize their dreams can have an impact that’s greater than any one house, condo or subdivision.

How codes hold back housing
How codes hold back housing

Building codes and permits are often cited by builders as a key driver of costs that get passed onto the consumer in the form of higher rents or purchase prices. Labor, land and materials continue to be the biggest factors...

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