In our latest tech roundup, BoomTown introduces new lead-gen tools, a new agent promotion feature launches on Nextdoor and a transaction management platform enables smoother digital payments for agents.
A transaction management company and CRM/website provider join forces, and a Google-backed company that matches sellers with agents and cash buyers announced it’s acquired a lending startup.
Chicago’s newly-appointed commissioner of the Department of Housing gets an earful at city hall, livability may not be priced into real estate, a first-of-its-kind graduate certificate in real estate development is coming this fall and much more in our weekly local news roundup.
The number of applications filed for a new home loan fell from the previous week, though average interest rates offered to mortgage applications in the last week were up only slightly.
While sales may be down, the number of attached homes that went under contract is on the rise. Also, zoning standards are softened to make way for a new suburban town center and a new study looks at renter stats in Cook County.
What you need to know about who’s applying for mortgages, what rates are looking like now and one important meeting coming up next week that you’ll want to be aware of.
Two historically affordable neighborhoods see rapid rent increases, Pritzker’s budget begins to pay off for real estate and more new residential development is proposed for Fulton Market.
Stories about home flippers hiring Uber and Lyft drivers, more people taking on remodeling projects, the passage of a hero to homeowners and the importance of grocery stores to home sales all figure in this week’s national roundup.
Sterling Bay is planning an infill project made up of 30 affordable, factory-made three-flats; big companies relocating to the city are hurting high-end suburban properties; Lightfoot names a new CHA head and more in this week’s roundup.
The Mueller probe leads to an indictment for Chicago bank CEO Stephen Calk; residential developers look to fill in a long-vacant 12-block site with townhouses, condos and houses; preservationists look to create a national park in Chicago and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news in Chicago.