Chicago

April 23, 2012 - 4:20 PM
Buyers may be interested in purchasing homes for sale in Chicago, IL, or surrounding suburbs in the coming months, according to various experts. In the nine-county Chicago area, single-family home and condominium sales rose approximately 23.8 percent in March 2012, compared to numbers seen a year ago, the Read More
April 23, 2012 - 3:02 PM
Real estate in Chicago, IL, has seen an increase in sales and values over the past month, indicating the area may be on the verge of sustained recovery. A recent analysis of March 2012 home sales activity in the Greater Chicago area shows a marked increase in sales activity in the first quarter, and these Read More

Chicago real estate market on the verge of comeback

Real estate in Chicago, IL, has seen an increase in sales and values over the past month, indicating the area may be on the verge of sustained recovery.

April 20, 2012 - 4:31 PM
by Nick Denning. Plenty of articles are out there discussing why someone should buy Chicago real estate today.  Prices are at all-time lows, there is plenty of inventory, rates are the lowest in 40 years and the housing market has “hit the bottom” are many of the arguments for purchasing a property now Read More
April 20, 2012 - 3:22 PM
In the coming months, houses for sale in Chicago, IL, may begin to experience increases in activity as renters may be encouraged to invest in property. At the close of the first quarter, approximately 33 percent of rental listings were available, according to the Q1 RentJuice Rent Index for Chicago. However Read More

Renters may be enticed into buying in Chicago

In the coming months, houses for sale in Chicago, IL, may begin to experience increases in activity as renters may be encouraged to invest in property.

April 19, 2012 - 2:48 PM
by Gina St. Vincent Null Should you buy a fixer-upper that’s a great deal, but spend more time and money at Home Depot? Or pay a little more to move in and enjoy your home right away? Perhaps, build a new house? These are the questions hopeful homeowners are asking themselves. Recently, I worked with a Read More
April 13, 2012 - 2:30 PM
by Gina St. Vincent Null. First there was MySpace, then there was Facebook, and now there is Pinterest. Who would have ever imagined that the way we communicate and socialize would have evolved as much as it has in recent years? While many of us (myself included) were still trying to learn the ins and outs Read More
April 13, 2012 - 2:06 PM
In the United States, home values continue to waver and many real estate experts have different views on the direct of the housing market today. Distressed real estate in Chicago, IL, accounts for approximately 35 percent of existing home sales, which is higher than the national average. However, with fewer Read More

Homeowners should remodel their houses to improve their worth

In the United States, home values continue to waver and many real estate experts have different views on the direct of the housing market today.

April 11, 2012 - 3:24 PM
There are some encouraging statistics that indicate the national housing market may be reaching a full recovery, albeit somewhat slowly. However, homes for sale in Chicago, IL, have risen steadily in early 2012 - up an additional 14.8 percent in February from a year ago. The only downside to the surging Read More

Chicago market sees an increase in home sales

There are some encouraging statistics that indicate the national housing market may be reaching a full recovery, albeit somewhat slowly.

April 10, 2012 - 4:01 PM
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the March 2012 edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard. The data provided in the report displayed some promising signs of stability and, in some markets, sustained growth Read More

For-sale homes are abundant in Chicago

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the March 2012 edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard.

April 5, 2012 - 3:53 PM
Beginning April 1, 2012, any borrower with debts owed to creditors over $1,000 may no longer qualify for FHA-insured loans, regardless of credit scores. The law change may spur a new wave of home foreclosures across the United States, and homebuyers looking to purchase new properties may need to reevaluate Read More

First-time buyers may find affordable housing in Chicago

Beginning April 1, 2012, any borrower with debts owed to creditors over $1,000 may no longer qualify for FHA-insured loans, regardless of credit scores.

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