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Fritz Kaegi on his plan to be the most transparent tax man in America
Fritz Kaegi on his plan to be the most transparent tax man in America

When Fritz Kaegi took office as Cook County Tax Assessor in December, homeowners and real estate agents had a lot of questions. But Kaegi opened his presentation at a Southside Builders luncheon in the South Loop Wednesday with a question

Why a slower market could be ‘a dream come true’  
Why a slower market could be ‘a dream come true’  

At the start of the year, price growth was at 2 to 3 percent year-over-year. Now, it's between 0.5 and 1.5 percent, depending on the city. But according to Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, that might not be a bad

5 Chicagoland schools make top national rankings
5 Chicagoland schools make top national rankings

In national rankings — which include user input, extracurricular activities, the availability of special needs programs and diversity, among other factors — several Chicagoland schools were called out for their excellence. Learn which institutions rank in the top ten for

RE/MAX office changing hands, Baird & Warner hires director and more
RE/MAX office changing hands, Baird & Warner hires director and more

A Chicago RE/MAX shop acquires suburban office, Baird & Warner seeks to strengthen the agent-lender relationship and improve customer experience with a new hire, and Wintrust continues its acquisition

Buyer’s rep lawsuits: The Chicagoland View
Buyer’s rep lawsuits: The Chicagoland View

Find out what top real estate executives here in Chicago think about the buyer's rep lawsuits against NAR and other major real estate companies. Do they think the charges have merit and how might the industry change if the litigants

KoenigRubloff mixes it up, tech firms grab real estate CEOs and more
KoenigRubloff mixes it up, tech firms grab real estate CEOs and more

A three-person team is stepping up to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff as CEO Nancy Nagy moves away from day-to-day operations, a new hire at Guaranteed Rate and more in our latest installment of Making

Brian Bernardoni to leave Chicago Association of Realtors
Brian Bernardoni to leave Chicago Association of Realtors

After nearly 17 years lobbying on behalf of local Realtors, Brian Bernardoni is leaving his post at CAR. Chicago Agent magazine asked him what's next for Chicago and the association, and whether or not he's going to run for office.

Home sales down more than 11% in Chicagoland and Illinois
Home sales down more than 11% in Chicagoland and Illinois

Opportunities for Illinois homebuyers have increased as home sales trended lower in June and median prices stayed relatively flat, according to data from Illinois Realtors. However, one factor that doesn't favor buyers is the fact that inventory remained

Chicagoland supply balances, but numbers vary wildly by county
Chicagoland supply balances, but numbers vary wildly by county

RE/MAX's June 2019 Housing Report for Chicagoland shows overall indicators of slower sales and moderately increasing prices. But the view depends a great deal on which county you’re selling

Will it play in Plainfield?
Will it play in Plainfield?

Coldwell Banker chose a ‘Mainstreet, U.S.A’ office in Chicagoland to try out its new branding. Here’s how it’s going so

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