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Sergio & Banks merges with @properties
Sergio & Banks merges with @properties

The Sergio & Banks Group will set up shop at @properties’ new Gold Coast flagship.

Mayoral task force issues first report, urges further inclusionary housing
Mayoral task force issues first report, urges further inclusionary housing

Appointed last year by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s Inclusionary Housing Task Force urged the revision of the city’s affordable housing ordinance.

Wallethub: Illinois middling when it comes to COVID-19 restrictions
Wallethub: Illinois middling when it comes to COVID-19 restrictions

A new report from the financial website Wallethub ranks each state on COVID-19 restrictions.

What brokers see on the horizon for entry-level housing
What brokers see on the horizon for entry-level housing

Brokers let us know what’s ahead for entry-level housing in Chicagoland.

A push for gentle density in City Council
A push for gentle density in City Council

Back when legislators were crafting language for an ordinance to make it easier for homeowners to build, rent out and remodel accessory dwelling units on their property, the hope from sponsoring Chicago City Council aldermen was that the legislation would have passed by August.

Affordable homeownership with a unique twist in Chatham
Affordable homeownership with a unique twist in Chatham

Low inventory of affordable homes is a major problem for today’s local real estate industry. But it’s not the first time Chicago has been short of what it needs in terms of housing.

More first-time buyers jumping in the suburban market
More first-time buyers jumping in the suburban market

While many first-time buyers are looking for more affordable options, those who can afford a little more square footage are increasingly interested in getting out of the city.

Chicago’s KW offices come together as one
Chicago’s KW offices come together as one

Team leader Josh Weinberg discusses the calculus behind the decision to bring the firm’s Lakeview, Lincoln Park and O’Hare brokerages under the umbrella of Keller Williams ONEChicago in October.

New hires at Guaranteed Rate, First American and National Broker Portal
New hires at Guaranteed Rate, First American and National Broker Portal

Three national firms make some big hires, and a local commercial property renovation company rebrands in this week’s Making Moves.

Chicago targets ‘party houses’ in new STR ordinance
Chicago targets ‘party houses’ in new STR ordinance

Landlords who rent their properties on short-term rental sites such as Airbnb will soon see tighter regulations, and in some cases, new fees.

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