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The view from D.C.
The view from D.C.

Every year at their legislative meetings, the National Association of Realtors sends members and government affairs directors to meet with their representatives on the Hill to lobby for change, usually with a list of talking points that are important on

April existing-home sales send mixed messages
April existing-home sales send mixed messages

Nationally, existing-home sales finished the month of April some 0.4 percent below last month's rate and 4.4 percent lower than April 2018. But those same figures looked brighter when researchers zeroed in on

The ‘new coast’ — Lightfoot’s transition report touches on business and real estate
The ‘new coast’ — Lightfoot’s transition report touches on business and real estate

Ahead of her May 20 inauguration, we examined incoming Mayor Lori Lightfoot's transition report, released Friday, to find the items that may impact the local real estate industry in

Chicagoland real estate roundup: Tax hikes loom, Arlington 425 project approved and more
Chicagoland real estate roundup: Tax hikes loom, Arlington 425 project approved and more

In this week in Chicagoland real estate, industry pros address the idea of ripping off the property tax Band-Aid, a huge suburban development moves forward, 150 North Riverside gets some love and much more.

This week in Chicagoland real estate: Largest deconversion ever, boomer development and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: Largest deconversion ever, boomer development and more

River City broke a record and a new medical-residential complex targeted at baby boomers is being proposed for south Wabash. Plus, are developers giving up on TIFs after the controversy stirred up by Lincoln

Homeownership up as renter population skews older
Homeownership up as renter population skews older

As the economy has improved, more Cook County residents may be ready to make the transition from renting to owning their homes. A recent report on housing trends in Chicagoland found that after peaking in 2015, the number of renter

Chicagoland roundup: City launches new site, Oak Brook development OK’d, MRED moves and more
Chicagoland roundup: City launches new site, Oak Brook development OK’d, MRED moves and more

This week in Chicagoland real estate news, the city announces a new website that may just help your business, a mega-project is approved in Oak Brook, MRED announces new services and more.

This week in Chicagoland real estate: Picturing the American dream, sustainable affordability and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: Picturing the American dream, sustainable affordability and more

One brokerage unveils a mural dedicated to immigrant homeownership, Chicago ranks high on sustainability and more in this week’s local real estate roundup.

Home sales fall back to earth in March
Home sales fall back to earth in March

Although disappointing on its face, the news that sales activity declined in March compared to an unusually strong February wasn’t a shock to housing market

This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more

Real estate is making news in Pilsen, Lakeshore East, on the former site of the Harold L. Ickes Homes public housing development, in Oak Park and more this week. Also, the Census Bureau reported a mixed bag of population data

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