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Berkshire Hathaway Chicago announces new iBuyer service

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago has launched its first iBuyer program, known as QuickBuy®, which allows sellers to take an immediate cash offer instead of listing their property.

Guaranteed Rate acquires Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc.

Hoping to streamline end-to-end residential transactions, Guaranteed Rate has announced its acquisition of the Chicago-based title insurance underwriter Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc.

Historic Indiana firehouse seeks new purpose

A former firehouse with historic roots is for sale in Connersville, Indiana. Located near near the old McFarlan automobile plant, it sits in one of America’s first industrial parks.

Chicagoland seasonal market less predictable, inventory hits 14-year low

Chicagoland experienced a drop in home sales for both single-family (down 11.2%) and attached homes (down 6.6%) in February, according to a press release from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.

Mortgage applications continue falling in latest weekly survey 

The decrease comes as interest rates continue to climb, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

Two more years until inventory bounces back, experts say

Housing inventory should reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the results of Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey. More than 100 market experts and economists weighed in to predict upcoming trends.

Pending-home sales down for fourth month in a row 

“Buyer demand is still intense, but it’s as simple as ‘one cannot buy what is not for sale.” — National Association of REALTORS® chief economist Lawrence Yun  

Maurice Hampton appointed to Cook County Land Bank Authority’s board of directors

Maurice Hampton, Chicago Association of REALTORS® past president and owner of Centered International Realty, was recently appointed to the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s board of directors.

BHHS Chicago among nation’s top 10 BHHS brokerages

The Berkshire Elite Circle consists of the top 10 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages in the nation — and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago was named among the bunch.

Illinois REALTORS®: Statewide sales down, but homes selling quickly

Amid rising prices and hiking interest rates, Illinois homes sold faster in February 2022 than in the year prior, according to new data from Illinois REALTORS®.

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