Chicago

June 19, 2012 - 5:03 PM
BMO Capital Markets Economics released The State Monitor report on June 18, showing a moderate turnaround for the Illinois state economy and the early stages of a housing market stabilization. The report analyzes economic status through an analysis of exports and manufacturing, the labor market, real estate Read More

Chicago housing market begins to stabilize, reports BMO Capital Markets Economics

BMO Capital Markets Economics released The State Monitor report on June 18, showing a moderate turnaround for the Illinois state economy and the early stages of a housing market stabilization.

June 18, 2012 - 5:16 PM
A recent study shows that home value increases by 2-3 percent for homes within a half mile of a Wal-Mart location, with a 1-2 percent price increase for homes between a half-mile and one mile of a Wal-Mart. The study, undertaken by researchers from the University of Chicago and Brigham Young University, says Read More

Wal-Mart openings may increase Chicago home values

A recent study shows that home value increases by 2-3 percent for homes within a half mile of a Wal-Mart location, with a 1-2 percent price increase for homes between a half-mile and one mile of a Wal-Mart.

June 18, 2012 - 3:20 PM
In 2011, Chicago's start-up technology companies raked in a median income of only $3.4 million compared to the $7 million raised by organizations in Silicon Valley. However, the local tech and start-up industries have picked up speed over the past few months in conjunction with real estate in Chicago Read More

It may not make sense to refinance your Chicago mortgage

In 2011, Chicago's start-up technology companies raked in a median income of only $3.4 million compared to the $7 million raised by organizations in Silicon Valley.

June 15, 2012 - 2:39 PM
Buying property is a big step. You must make sure your finances are in order and you need pre-approval from a reliable lender. However, thick skin may also help you succeed in today's tough market. The national economy is still in recovery, but that should not deter you from purchasing real estate in Read More
June 13, 2012 - 2:29 PM
With real estate in Chicago, IL, listed at affordable premiums, you might want to consider investing in for-sale homes and renting them out to quality tenants. When you think about it, homes are tangible assets, and you have the power to improve values by remodeling the space and updating utilities. However Read More

Invest in Chicago real estate and turn it into rental property

With real estate in Chicago, IL, listed at affordable premiums, you might want to consider investing in for-sale homes and renting them out to quality tenants.

June 12, 2012 - 10:33 AM
In May of 2012, the rather battered Chicago real estate market continued to record an increase in month-over-month home sales. In fact, the metro posted over an over 12% increase from April and an over 13% increase from May of 2011 in homes sold. Also positive, Chicago shows an increase in the median sold Read More

Chicago Looking Toward Sunny Summer Sales

In May of 2012, the rather battered Chicago real estate market continued to record an increase in month-over-month home sales. In fact, the metro posted over an over 12% increase from April and an over 13% increase from May of 2011 in homes sold.

June 11, 2012 - 3:18 PM
In the past, retirees were able to depend on real estate to provide for their retirement years. However, sinking values have made it much harder to get desirable asking prices for homes for sale in Chicago, IL. Many young families are hesitant to enter the marketplace, which creates unique problems for Read More

Three tips to consider when selling your Chicago home

In the past, retirees were able to depend on real estate to provide for their retirement years.

June 7, 2012 - 3:01 PM
As a prospective homebuyer, you may have already considered purchasing real estate in Chicago, IL. While certain housing market statistics show the area to be in unfavorable shape, they should not deter you from surveying the available for-sale homes in the area. There are numerous property listings that Read More
June 6, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Shopping for homes for sale in Chicago, IL, can be an exciting experience, as many top-notch properties are listed at competitive prices. In part, this could have to do with the contradicting housing market numbers released by the Lender Processing Services (LPS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Read More

National housing numbers trend up, may affect Chicago properties

Shopping for homes for sale in Chicago, IL, can be an exciting experience, as many top-notch properties are listed at competitive prices.

June 5, 2012 - 3:04 PM
When beginning your search for a new home, you should consider your financial standing before surveying homes for sale in Chicago, IL. This is because for-sale properties in the area have gone through even greater value declines. While the national housing market slowly climbs out of the hole that was dug Read More

Chicago housing market offers astounding deals

When beginning your search for a new home, you should consider your financial standing before surveying homes for sale in Chicago, IL.

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