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Loan limit increase good news for Chicago homebuyers
Loan limit increase good news for Chicago homebuyers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits will be raised to more than half a million

Chicagoland home prices up in September, though far below national trend
Chicagoland home prices up in September, though far below national trend

The rebound could mean an accelerating market

Chicago’s millennials still want to own, but the percentage is shrinking
Chicago’s millennials still want to own, but the percentage is shrinking

A generation marked by economic instability and student loan debt is giving up on homeownership, according to a new

Rent is on the rise — find out why
Rent is on the rise — find out why

The latest analysis from CoreLogic shows that Chicago renters are paying an average of 2.2 percent more in rent this year over

Housing starts up nationwide, Midwest still struggles to keep pace
Housing starts up nationwide, Midwest still struggles to keep pace

Two percent jump in housing starts nationwide could mean lower chance of

The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slowly
The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slowly

Minority homeownership, which plummeted during the Great Recession, is climbing back

First American: ‘If you build it, they will buy it’
First American: ‘If you build it, they will buy it’

Housing starts make progress in September, showing signs of more inventory on the way.

Buyers increasingly depend on family while sellers rely on agents
Buyers increasingly depend on family while sellers rely on agents

The National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reveals that FSBOs are on the decline and that buyers are in need of help when it comes to making home purchases.

Affordability tug of war between prices and interest rates
Affordability tug of war between prices and interest rates

For now, low borrowing costs are keeping pace with rising prices. But how long can this

Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up
Harvard report projects vibrant housing market, provided construction ramps up

The Joint Center for Housing Studies' State of the Nation’s Housing report stresses the need for more

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