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Indicators suggest an upcoming buyer’s market
Indicators suggest an upcoming buyer’s market

Using these two sets of data released Tuesday, the market’s outlook for the next few months seems to be good, since pending home sales have been increasing and home price growth has been decreasing.

Real estate in brief: FHFA plans, new home sales and more
Real estate in brief: FHFA plans, new home sales and more

Mark Calabria discusses his plans for mortgage market, new-home sales pick up steam, millennials place homeownership above marriage and more in this week's roundup.

This week in Chicagoland real estate: Picturing the American dream, sustainable affordability and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: Picturing the American dream, sustainable affordability and more

One brokerage unveils a mural dedicated to immigrant homeownership, Chicago ranks high on sustainability and more in this week’s local real estate roundup.

Keller Williams moves closer to release of iBuying service
Keller Williams moves closer to release of iBuying service

To be launched in May in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, the company hopes to expand the iBuyer program to six to eight “major markets by the end of 2019,” and plans to “deploy $100 million through Keller Offers” over the course of the year.

Why Americans aren’t moving as much
Why Americans aren’t moving as much

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently analyzed the decline in U.S. mobility to determine possible reasons for the steady downturn in residential migration. It turns out everything from “house passion” to zoning laws to multi-generational housing could be to blame.

Home sales fall back to earth in March
Home sales fall back to earth in March

Although disappointing on its face, the news that sales activity declined in March compared to an unusually strong February wasn’t a shock to housing market experts.

Real Estate In Brief: Opportunity Zone rules, purchase activity and more
Real Estate In Brief: Opportunity Zone rules, purchase activity and more

Updates on Opportunity Zone rules, tax breaks The Treasury Department released a document April 17 offering the first detailed look into regulations it is proposing around the new Opportunity Zones program. Announced as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and...

This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more
This week in Chicagoland real estate: New developments, Census data and more

Real estate is making news in Pilsen, Lakeshore East, on the former site of the Harold L. Ickes Homes public housing development, in Oak Park and more this week. Also, the Census Bureau reported a mixed bag of population data for Chicagoland Thursday.

Check out the agents, offices and listings making big Q1 moves
Check out the agents, offices and listings making big Q1 moves

See how 2019 started out with our first quarterly release of Real Data.

Sales down but inventory increases heading into spring market
Sales down but inventory increases heading into spring market

Housing inventory rose to a 4.4-month supply, an increase from both last month’s 3.4 months and last year’s 3.2 months. Chicagoland inventory is also higher than the national supply of 2.7 months.

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