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Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019
Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019

New national data on apartment construction shows activity slowing down in a lot of markets, including Chicago. But there are several bright spots that are showing exceptional building

Big hires at Guaranteed Rate and Fannie Mae
Big hires at Guaranteed Rate and Fannie Mae

Sharbel Shamoon announces he's leaving CrossCountry Mortgage, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair joins the government-sponsored lending giant and the Broker Public Portal adds a tech pro from Keller Williams.

Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell
Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell

Agents specializing in Chicago may be attracted to some parts of the suburbs as they become more desirable and livable for the newest generation of homebuyers — and vice versa. But it can be difficult to make the

A listing that tips the scales
A listing that tips the scales

Lifelike images of fiery dragons adorn murals, beams, bannisters and tiles in this listing in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

Literally mounta(in)side
Literally mounta(in)side

Talk about low-impact living; this 4-bed, 4-bath midcentury home was specifically designed around its rocky lot in Mountain Center,

A yes to transfer taxes, with intentions to avoid higher property taxes
A yes to transfer taxes, with intentions to avoid higher property taxes

In her first State of the City address, Mayor Lightfoot says she’s willing to sacrifice her political career to solve Chicago’s budget crisis.

After two strong months, pending home sales slow
After two strong months, pending home sales slow

After two straight months of nationwide increases, the number of listings under contract by the end of July fell on a monthly

Why slowing home price growth is only part of the picture
Why slowing home price growth is only part of the picture

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index shows that home prices scored their 15th consecutive month of slowing year-over-year home-price growth. But there's more to the story.

Chicagoland renters suffer higher cost burden than homeowners do
Chicagoland renters suffer higher cost burden than homeowners do

It’s no secret that monthly mortgage costs tend to be less than rent on average. But the differential is also having a dramatic effect on the other side of the spectrum: housing

Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease
Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for August showed Americans shared broadly strong views of the overall economy and their own financial health near the end of the

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