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College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating
College grads rank Chicago 11th best city for dating

Single buyers have been on the rise in recent years, which is why the dating scene in Chicago is an important one for agents to keep an eye

Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring
Bidding wars dipped in 2019, but could be back by spring

The percentage of Chicago homes that sold above list price fell to 15.8 percent in 2019, but record low inventory is expected to reverse that

NAR Policy Forum: Over a third of Americans cost burdened by lack of affordable housing
NAR Policy Forum: Over a third of Americans cost burdened by lack of affordable housing

Speakers at the NAR Policy Forum on affordable housing highlight hurdles and solutions to affordable housing

Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live
Is the luxury market bouncing back? It depends on where you live

A new report shows that the luxury sector inched up 1.6 percent year-over-year in the fourth

NAR seeks HUD approval on affordable housing policy proposals
NAR seeks HUD approval on affordable housing policy proposals

The National Association of Realtors once again asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development to consider its series of proposals that address the affordable housing crisis.

Black homeownership rate up for second consecutive quarter
Black homeownership rate up for second consecutive quarter

The U.S. Census Bureau report appears to show a trend in the rate of black homeownership.

NAR chief gives positive outlook amid December dip
NAR chief gives positive outlook amid December dip

Mortgage rates projected to hold at under 4 percent for the remainder of the year, according to new report.

Prices up everywhere but here
Prices up everywhere but here

According to the latest index, national home prices are 15 percent above their pre-financial crisis

Best year for new-home sales since before the recession, says NAHB
Best year for new-home sales since before the recession, says NAHB

Low interest rates and low unemployment continue to boost the market into

All the single ladies . . .  are outpacing men in homeownership
All the single ladies . . . are outpacing men in homeownership

A new study by Lending Tree shows that single women own almost 14 percent of homes in

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