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Are we in a bubble? Yes, no and maybe

Are we in a bubble? Yes, no and maybe


In Jan. 2005, Alan Reynolds, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said that…

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Real estate industry undergoes dramatic change in public opinion

Real estate industry undergoes dramatic change in public opinion


The American public views the real estate industry more positively than at any time…

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Chicago Agents’ Choice 2016

Chicago Agents’ Choice 2016


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Why 1 in 5 buyers say they’d purchase a home without seeing it in person

Why 1 in 5 buyers say they’d purchase a home without seeing it in person


Last year, one in five homebuyers purchased a property sight unseen. According to a…

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HARP gets extension and FHFA announces new refinancing offering

HARP gets extension and FHFA announces new refinancing offering


The Home Affordable Refinance Program will not expire at the end of this year,…

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The smart home gap: An opportunity for sellers

The smart home gap: An opportunity for sellers


Many buyers want their homes to be outfitted with smart technology, but most homes don’t…

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Pending home sales rise to second-highest level since 2006

Pending home sales rise to second-highest level since 2006


July marked the second highest reading in over a decade for pending home sales,…

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Chicagoland home prices continue strong growth in new Case-Shiller

Chicagoland home prices continue strong growth in new Case-Shiller


A month after boasting the strongest home price growth in the nation, the Chicagoland…

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Home start gains projected into 2018

Home start gains projected into 2018


There aren’t enough homes, and that’s a problem in multiple markets. But it might…

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Are McMansions finally going the way of the dinosaurs?

Are McMansions finally going the way of the dinosaurs?


McMansions – the mass-produced, over-the-top, poorly appreciating eyesores that became the poster children of…

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