Luxury Spotlight Chicago: Priciest Condo Sales

DNAinfo provides a brief look at the most expensive Chicago condos sold in the first half of 2017 (The 25 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Chicago in 2017). 11 East Walton Street (#3802)- $4,375,000 – sold June 29, 2017. This 4,000 square foot, three bedroom, three bath unit is located in ... Read More...

Foreign Buyers Continue to Seek U.S. Real Estate

Foreign buyers continue to buy more American real estate than in any previous era. Business Insider, in a recent issue of The Real Deal, claims that one market’s loss, is another Market’s gain (Foreign Buyers are Snapping Up More American Real Estate Than Ever). Some countries, such as Canada, the ... Read More...

Is Homeownership Becoming Out of Reach for Millennials?

While it’s true that many millennials are looking forward to becoming homeowners, a recent report has shown that their aspirations could be years from becoming a reality. An article by Suzanne De Vita in rismedia.com (For Millennials, Homeownership Is a Waiting Game), reports that a survey by ApartmentList.com shows that while ... Read More...

Nation’s Housing Market Struggles for Affordability

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has reported that housing has largely recovered from the crash. In an article written in RISMedia.com (State of the Nation’s Housing: Affordability Puts Pressure on Progress), Suzanne DeVita  points out that the study shows a “definitive recovery in home prices, growth ... Read More...

For Your Money’s Sake, Rent Don’t Buy

Rising home prices and the possibility of an increase in mortgage rates could put a damper on home ownership. According to an article by Diana Olick for CNBN, Don’t Put Your Money in a House, Says a New Report, renting just might be a better option. Most people believed conventional wisdom ... Read More...

Condo Buyer’s Guide

  We put together this valuable Condo Buyer’s Guide as a cheat sheet just for you. We know the hidden costs in any transaction when buying real estate, so protect yourself by educating yourself! Factor in closing costs and taxes into any offer you make! This Condo Buyer’s Guide includes: Purchasing Timeline From Searching to Living Condo Buyer's ... Read More...

Top Condo Trends for Buyers

Condo owners - whether millennials buying their first home or downsizing empty nesters – like all homeowners are looking for something more than mere shelter. Jennifer Goodman, writing for Multifamilyexecutive.com (3 Up-and-Coming Condo Trends), says that buyers want “distinctive amenities without having to leave the property.” San Diego designer, Jules Wilson, ... Read More...

Transition to Homeownership Spurs New Home Construction

A current debate in the housing market may soon be settled. For some time, real estate professionals have been trying to determine whether millennial renters would make the transition to homeownership. Now, it seems, there is sufficient evidence pointing toward the affirmative. Suzanne De Vita, in an article in RISMedia – ... Read More...

Financial Assistance for First-Time Buyers

First time homebuyers face a daunting task - an enormous amount of paperwork including new financial terms and contracts require time and attention. Additionally, there are inevitable costs and fees that will add up quickly. Purchasing a home is a huge financial burden. That could be the reason why 74% of ... Read More...