Feb. 12, 2020

Valentines Day Gifts

Here are a few ideas if you’re in search of a fun gift:


1 | For the Music-Lover: Tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Whether your partner is new to the symphony or is a seasoned concert-goer, tickets to a performance are a perfect gift. Spend the evening listening to ...

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Feb. 5, 2020

Selling your home in the "SPRING"

There’s no time like the present to plan ahead. If you’re even thinking about selling your home early next year, there are a number of things you can (and should!) do now to prepare.

Here are a few tips to get your home market-ready before colder temps set in.

Ask your ...

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Jan. 29, 2020

Mortgage rates close in on all-time lows

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Mortgage rates have dropped this week, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 3.60% — down from 3.65% a week ago, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. Last week, rates were little changed.

The 30-year average is the lowest since early October and is moving closer to the ...

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Jan. 22, 2020

For the First-Time Home Buyer: FAQs Answered


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After saving up diligently for years, it’s finally time to purchase your very first home. A first-time home purchase is a big milestone, and one to truly celebrate and cherish. But it’s also a decision that requires careful research.


While there may be a litany of ...

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Jan. 15, 2020

Housing Market Predictions 2020 – City Breakdown



Housing Market Sales Growth Price Growth          
United States -1.8% 0.8%          
Akron, Ohio 2.6% 0.0%          
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. -0.5% 2.3%          
Albuquerque, N.M ...
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Jan. 15, 2020

Chicago 2020 Forecast


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2020 Housing Market Predictions

National Forecast 2020: Search for balance

– Home price growth will flatten, with a forecasted increase of 0.8 percent
– Inventory will remain constrained, especially at the entry-level price segment
– Mortgage rates are likely to bump up to 3.88 percent ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

2020 Home Design Trend Predictions




Whether you have a significant home project planned for the coming year, you’re looking to refresh your home with some design tweaks, or you’re updating your house to sell, selecting paint colors, decor styles, and new pieces can be overwhelming. Updating your home is important aesthetically, and ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

What You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During the Holidays

The holidays are in full swing, and if you happen to be selling your home, there are some important themes to keep in mind.

Before you go all out with the tinsel and lights, here are some useful tips and suggestions for homeowners when listing during the busy holiday season ...

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Dec. 11, 2019

Top 25 Most Expensive Homes In Chicagoland

After releasing our traditional year-end report of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the U.S., we were curious about the priciest zip codes this year in the Chicago area, as no Illinois zips ranked among the nation’s top 100.

In order to accurately rank the most expensive zips ...

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Dec. 11, 2019

Will Inventory Evaporate in 2020

At a time when millennials are reaching key life milestones, the U.S. housing market will continue to slow in 2020 as inventory reaches historic lows and economic uncertainty prompts consumers to pull back on their spending, according to the® 2020 housing forecast released today. 

The ...

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