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Builders finish summer strong but face uncertainty ahead
Builders finish summer strong but face uncertainty ahead

Economists were expecting new-home sales to finish stronger in July, aided by low mortgage rates that act as an incentive for

Why new construction isn’t easing Chicagoland’s inventory problem
Why new construction isn’t easing Chicagoland’s inventory problem

The homebuilder community has regularly offered a succinct answer to the reason for its industry’s sluggishness, generally calling out labor, lumber, laws and land as pain points. But some researchers are poking holes in their assertions of

Visualizing suburban housing market momentum
Visualizing suburban housing market momentum

Which areas of Chicagoland are seeing the highest increases and decreases in median sale

Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more
Personnel shakeups at Guaranteed Rate, Essex, City of Chicago and more

Our latest update details new hires and shakeups across the industry, including real estate brokerages, mortgage companies and governmental agencies that handle housing regulation.

Existing-home sales post year-over-year gain
Existing-home sales post year-over-year gain

Home sales activity is picking up this summer, thanks in part to historically low mortgage interest rates, and despite some worrisome signals on the broader economy as of late.

Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness
Home sales rebound, though Chicago still shows sluggishness

Statewide home sales were up 0.3 percent from last year and sales in Chicagoland were up 0.2 percent from July 2018. But looking solely at the city of Chicago, Illinois Realtors recorded a 5.3 percent year-over-year decrease in existing-home sales.

Why millennials need agents
Why millennials need agents

A new survey finds millennials feel their lack of knowledge on homeownership and mortgage lending is preventing them from buying

A surefire place in history
A surefire place in history

This New Deal-era firehouse in Manteo, North Carolina, has been converted into a home with two large garage bays, a workshop and an abundance of open

All abode
All abode

Whether you’ve earned your sea legs or are still a landlubber, this luxury boathouse provides the best of both

Why prestigious properties can be a tough sell
Why prestigious properties can be a tough sell

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, the unique homes built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright tend to remain available on the market for several years at a

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