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Market Reports: Chicago Ranked Relatively Low for 2014’s Highest Rent Prices

While rent prices are rising in Chicago, average rents are still nowhere near what San Franciscans, Washingtonians or New Yorkers are paying. According to new data from Zillow, Chicago doesn’t even break the top ten cities with the highest average rent. Instead, Chicago actually takes the number 15 spot, ranking just above Portland, Oregon and [Read More]

January 09, 2015 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Market Reports: Chicago Ranked Relatively Low for 2014’s Highest Rent Prices | Categories: Apartments, Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Handy Apps to Have When Buying, Selling or Decorating Your Home

It is an increasingly tech-savvy world, and the housing industry is keeping pace with the digital age perfectly. New apps that make buying, selling and improving you dream home less of a hassle and more an efficient, smart phone-fueled adventure have poured into the market. And here are just a few: All home buyers should [Read More]

June 29, 2014 | Author: Lauren Bovard | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Interior Design, New Homes

Boystown: The Pride of Chicago

Boystown is one of the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in the United States and it is proud of this status, as evidenced by its annual Gay Pride Festival and Parade. Not only does the community have this pride festival, but it has been doing very well during the recent recession. In [Read More]

Mortgage Rates Slip Below Six Week Low

Mortgage rates for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage sunk this week, with reports of the average rate being 4.14 percent, down from 4.20 percent at this same time last week. Rates have continued to slink down for the past week, and these are nearing the lowest that they have been all year, according to the [Read More]

April 18, 2014 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

House-Hunting Apps Reboot

Talk to a few techies at some of the leading online real estate sites, and it becomes pretty apparent fairly quickly that there is still a lot of gee-whiz functionality planned for the smartphones so many of us wield these days. Consumers can already use their smartphones, depending on the app, to search for homes [Read More]

November 02, 2013 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on House-Hunting Apps Reboot | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Chicago Real Estate Market Named the Best for Buyers

The Chicago real estate market earned the top spot on Zillow’s list of the best real estate markets for homebuyers. This is the second time Chicago has appeared on Zillow’s list. Last July, the city ranked as the number one buyer’s market among the nation’s 30 largest metros. The rankings are decided based on selling [Read More]

Discounts on Foreclosed Homes are Decreasing

Foreclosed homes may no longer be a bargain. In September, the average discount on a foreclosed home was only 8 percent below market value, according to Zillow. The average discount in 2009 was 24 percent below markdown, making this change yet another sign that the Chicago real estate market is recovering. One of the causes [Read More]

November 18, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: City of Chicago, Cook County, Economy, Locations, New Homes, Single Family Homes
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