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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

Can design contests be the answer to Chicago’s affordability problem?
Can design contests be the answer to Chicago’s affordability problem?

It's clear more affordable housing is needed, but industry experts take different approaches to solving this common

Local lenders move to CrossCountry and Compass snags Hinsdale top producer
Local lenders move to CrossCountry and Compass snags Hinsdale top producer

Two Chicago-based mortgage companies have now officially joined up with CrossCountry Mortgage and Kris Berger moves to Compass.

Mortgage delinquencies hit historic lows
Mortgage delinquencies hit historic lows

Low unemployment, rising home prices and responsible underwriting are all identified as sources for these positive numbers. Still, there's one major factor external to the economy that can have a major impact on the rate of foreclosures in a given

Location matters: Chicago commutes rank high
Location matters: Chicago commutes rank high

A recent report estimates that the average trip to work for Chicagoans clocks in at 31.8 minutes. While no one likes sitting in traffic, what to do about it is another question.

Drussy Hernandez moves from Compass to Fulton Grace
Drussy Hernandez moves from Compass to Fulton Grace

In a big-name move announced this week, Drussy Hernandez will become Fulton Grace Realty’s first-ever vice president of agent development. With decades of experience under her belt, Hernandez is a well-known figure in the Chicago real estate world, and says

Chicagoland roundup: Affordability to-do list, livability chops, property taxes and more
Chicagoland roundup: Affordability to-do list, livability chops, property taxes and more

Chicago’s newly-appointed commissioner of the Department of Housing gets an earful at city hall, livability may not be priced into real estate, a first-of-its-kind graduate certificate in real estate development is coming this fall and much more in our weekly

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