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This week in Chicagoland real estate: Lincoln Yards, Ford City mall and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: Lincoln Yards, Ford City mall and more

  Lincoln Yards development gains TIF district The Community Development Commission voted 10-0 on Tues. March 19 to support the Cortland/Chicago River TIF district. This decision would provide up to $900 million in tax increment financing for infrastructure around and...

Learn from the best: Accelerate Summit brings real estate experts together Tuesday
Learn from the best: Accelerate Summit brings real estate experts together Tuesday

Next week, we’re doing something big. Chicago Agent magazine is hosting its first-ever full-day real estate event, called the Accelerate Summit, on Tuesday, March 5 at the Merchandise Mart. Why now? Well, we saw a need, as the market is...

This week in Chicagoland real estate: South Loop, Lincoln Yards & more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: South Loop, Lincoln Yards & more

Another mega-project on the South Side? Landmark Development plans to create a multibillion-dollar development straddling a set of railroad tracks near Soldier Field and McCormick Place. The initial plans are to build millions of square feet of residential, office, retail and...

Slow start to 2019 could set up busy spring market in Chicagoland
Slow start to 2019 could set up busy spring market in Chicagoland

The Chicagoland area had a slow January for home sales, but that may not be a bad thing for the market overall. Detached single-family home sales in the metro area took a 12.1 percent hit in January over a year...

Why the market shouldn’t keep you up at night
Why the market shouldn’t keep you up at night

Agents could be forgiven for feeling a little whiplash from the market predictions over the last quarter or so. First, economists warned them to brace for rocketing interest rates, but with recent remarks from the Federal Reserve, some are going...

Chicagoland experiencing decreased home sales
Chicagoland experiencing decreased home sales

The intense cold experienced this January prevented more than just a couple cars from starting. According to the RE/MAX January 2019 housing report, home sales in Chicago also experienced a decreased year-over-year change of 11.2 percent, going from 5,878 units...

Real Data 2019: the good, the better and the best in Chicagoland real estate
Real Data 2019: the good, the better and the best in Chicagoland real estate

Welcome to our annual Real Data issue, which highlights the agents and offices that dominated property sales in 2018 in Chicagoland, as well as those making waves in the smaller tracts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties....

From closing to campaigning: Local agent throws hat in the ring for aldermanic race
From closing to campaigning: Local agent throws hat in the ring for aldermanic race

Cynthia Bednarz of d’aprile properties has been knocking on doors in the real estate business for about a decade. Now, as a candidate for alderman of the 27th Ward, she’s knocking as a candidate for elected office. “Volunteering and advocating...

This week in Chicagoland real estate: ‘fundamental repricing,’ Tribune site sale and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: ‘fundamental repricing,’ Tribune site sale and more

Baird & Warner CEO urges honesty in soft North Shore market Baird & Warner president and CEO Steve Baird recently warned agents of the need to be honest with sellers in the North Shore suburbs about the softness of the...

Proposed bill calls for a statewide rent control plan
Proposed bill calls for a statewide rent control plan

A new bill proposed by Illinois Rep. Mary Flowers, a South Side and southwest suburban Democrat, offers a sweeping blueprint for implementing rent control on a statewide level.  The bill, HB2192, calls for the immediate termination of the Rent Control Preemption...

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