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    3% Down Payment? Crazy, But True!

    Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac recently announced a new loan program that is a potential game changer for first-time home buyers. Recognizing that income growth hasn't kept pace with rising home values, and saving up for a down payment can be a c...

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    Chicago’s Hottest ‘Hood

    Redfin released it's Top 10 hottest neighborhoods....and how about that, Andersonville made the top 10 list. In the USA. Read more about it here!

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    Chicago Luxury Market: 2014 Recap

    We saw continued, tremendous growth in Chicago's luxury market in 2014. The number of homes sold over $1M has nearly doubled since 2011, and they are selling in nearly half the time they did back in 2010. The number of homes sold at $3M or more...

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    Coldwell Banker Previews Luxury Market Update

    At Coldwell Banker Previews, we continually monitor & track trends within the luxury home market, and report those in our twice-annual Luxury Market Report. You can follow the link below to read the entire report, but here are the things I ...

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    2015 Mortgage Market Forecast

    Mortgage rates dipped again recently and the top-of-mind question is when will they go up, and stay up, for good. It looks like 2015 will be the year for that. We are coming off the fastest decline in rates we have ever seen. The Fed has ende...

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    Pocket Listings: Good or Bad?

    With inventory levels down, and buyers scrambling for homes (sometimes faster than they come on market), the "pocket listing" has become more and more popular this past year. A pocket listing is essentially a "coming soon" property. You ma...

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    Boomerang Buyers: Coming Back Around

    With the recession over, and the housing market once again on stable ground and, in most cases, home values appreciating...a new buying segment is emerging. Nicknamed the "Boomerang Buyers", these are folks who lost their home to foreclosure...

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    Chicago Home Prices Expected To Rise 29% By 2018

    As reported in Chicago Agent Magazine, a new study by the Demand Institute shows home prices will rise 29% between 2012 and 2018. Their data focused on the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S.A. Follow the link to read more: http://chica...

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    Bye Bye River North HoJo?

    This news made me a little nostalgic, for who doesn't love the 1960s era Howard Johnson motel smack dab in the middle of River North? But alas, my friends, development always seems to come for ye olde structures like the Ho Jo....and yesterday'...

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