Dec. 1, 2021

How To Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market



The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning of the game.  

The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Here ...

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Oct. 27, 2021

@ The Market: 2021 Fall Update


2021 has been a wild year in residential real estate. This quarter on @ The Market, @properties looks at opportunities for home buyers and sellers in the moderating yet strong fall market. @properties co-CEOs Thad Wong and Mike Golden discuss everything from dramatic growth in sales activity in benchmark Chicago ...

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Sept. 1, 2021

Market forecast for the remainder of 2021, according to realtors



It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the real estate market into a wild domain. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you’re likely eager to know how long this will last.

In June 2021, home prices across the U.S. surged 24.8 ...

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June 30, 2021

4th of July Firework Display Schedules




July 4th weekend is upon us, bringing with it cookouts, fireworks, and outfits of red, white, and blue. Chicagoland is home to its fair share of festivities, and there are many others within driving distance in the communities of Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin ...

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April 7, 2021

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market



Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people ...

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Feb. 10, 2021

Valentines Day Love



By now, you’ve probably got the whole at-home celebration thing down to a science. But if you’ve found yourself fresh out of ideas for Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help. Whether you are spending the day solo or with a loved one, here’s how you can enjoy the ...

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Jan. 27, 2021

2021 Colors of the year

How to Incorporate Both of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year

It’s a new year, which means that it’s officially time to start using Pantone’s annual Color of the Year around the house! Pantone has been designating a color of the year for over 20 years, and for 2021 the ...

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Jan. 6, 2021

How Covid-19 changed real estate


An important take on a very strange year that was 2020. @TheMarket special report takes a look back at how COVID-19 changed real estate and whether or not those changes will endure. @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden provide perspectives on everything from gratitude and the growing value ...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Multigenerational household statistics


These changes led more homebuyers to invest in multi-generational homes to accommodate more long-term plans. A multi-generational home, according to the 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from NAR, is a home that has adult siblings, adult children over the age of 18, parents, and/or grandparents in ...

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Dec. 23, 2020

Here's an optimistic forecast for 2021



2021 Housing Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights

  • Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.
  • With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices.
  • Reach out to a local real estate professional today to determine how to ...
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