Real Estate

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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Nov. 24, 2021

Are home sales about to surge... in Winter


Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and ...

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Nov. 17, 2021

Does your house have what buyers want

Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?

John Montgomery  October 29, 2021
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The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with ...

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Nov. 9, 2021

Housing Challenge or Housing Opportunity? It Depends

The biggest challenge in real estate today is the lack of available homes for sale. The low housing supply has caused homes throughout the country to appreciate at a much faster rate than what we’ve experienced historically.

There are many reasons for the limited number of homes on the market ...

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Nov. 3, 2021

Housing Market Predictions


While 2021 faced its fair share of ups and downs, we know one thing to be true: the

real estate market not only met expert predictions, it surpassed them, breaking records

along the way.

With that in mind, there’s one big blaring question right now: will the 2022 housing ...

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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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Oct. 20, 2021

Prices will grow another 16% by 2022


Investment bank doesn't foresee big boost in inventory anytime soon

Home prices are currently up 20% year-over-year, but according to a new Goldman Sachs market forecast, they may not have reached their peak yet. Not even close. Goldman Sachs economists predict that home prices will grow another 16 ...

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Oct. 13, 2021

Fall Maintenance Checklist



Grab this quick guide and erase any winter worries off your mind. It’s that wonderful time of year again. When the air turns crisp and dewy and the leaves change every color of the rainbow. Let’s be honest though, it’s also when spiders and critters start showing ...

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Oct. 5, 2021

Are Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

John Montgomery  September 22, 2021
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An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two ...

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Sept. 22, 2021

Special Report - The 2021 Suburban Inflection Point

For suburban home buyers and sellers, 2021 has been a wild ride so far. In this @ the market special report, @properties managing brokers Jim Barcelona and Tricia Roberto discuss Chicago's suburban home market - from the frenzied spring leading up to a market inflection point to the more balanced market ...

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