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Veterans in the legal weed industry face barriers to housing benefits
Veterans in the legal weed industry face barriers to housing benefits

With the coming expansion of legal cannabis use in Illinois, real estate professionals need to be prepared for issues that may crop up in their transactions when state and federal laws clash, and one potential result of this mismatch is showing up in the mortgage process.

Agents support the rise of Hispanic homeowners
Agents support the rise of Hispanic homeowners

Hispanic people account for the majority of growth in the U.S. homeownership rate. We asked top-ranked agents how real estate professionals can help sustain that trend.

How housing contributed to a record-breaking economic expansion
How housing contributed to a record-breaking economic expansion

The country has seen 121 straight months of economic expansion since the Great Recession, the longest-recorded period of economic growth to date. Learn what your industry has done to assist this stellar growth streak.

Foreign homebuyers pulled back last year amid global unease
Foreign homebuyers pulled back last year amid global unease

Though the state with the largest share of home sales to foreign buyers was by far Florida, Illinois ranked as a major destination for buyers from two of the top five international markets. Find out which countries are sending potential clients your way.

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 far.

Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on housing issues
Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on housing issues

Of the dozens of candidates currently in the running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020, several frontrunners have made housing and real estate central pieces of their platforms. Here’s where the current frontrunners in the Democratic primary...

Realogy sues Compass over alleged illegal business practices
Realogy sues Compass over alleged illegal business practices

On the same day, Compass settled a lawsuit against one titan of the real estate industry while finding itself at the center of a new, explosive complaint from another competitor.

Homeowners and appraisers agree more on value
Homeowners and appraisers agree more on value

New data from Quicken Loans shows homeowners are becoming more realistic about the values of their homes, though exactly how rational they are varies quite a bit from city to city. Find out how Chicago compares to the rest of the country.

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 area.

Don’t bother knocking
Don’t bother knocking

No need to knock when entering this 2,200-square-foot single-family residence — it doesn’t have a front door. Haus Gables in Atlanta, is a one-of-a-kind home listed at $1.25 million by Harry Norman Realtors. Designed by award-winning architect Jennifer Bonner, the...

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