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Saturday as of Nov. 29 3:00 AM CST Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on November 29, 2014, 9:00 am
Saturday - Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Many discerning homebuyers prefer old houses. They were built with craftsmanship and materials rare today with features like wideboard floors, heavy joists and plaster walls. Here's a sampling of homes from around the country, most priced far below replacement costs.
Nathan Vasher sells Mundelein home Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 9:12 pm
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher has sold his five-bedroom, Tudor-style house in Mundelein for $340,000.






Lovie Smith takes his mansion off the market Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 9:08 pm
Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith this week took his 13-room Lake Forest mansion off the market. It had been listed for little less than three months at $1.99 million.






Angelina Jolie: Mansion tax 'could put me off' U.K. move Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 4:41 pm
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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in October HUD Press ReleasesPublished on November 26, 2014, 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.7 percent (±16.5%)* above the revised September rate of 455,000 and is 1.8 percent (±17.4%)* above the October 2013 estimate of 450,000.
New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 26, 2014, 10:01 am
Sales of new single-family houses in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000. This is 0.7 percent (+/- 16.5%)* above the revised September 2014 estimate of 455,000.

October 2014: +0.7* % change
September 2014 (r): +0.4* % change

Suburban Dunkin' Donuts Trades Hands GlobeSt.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 8:31 am
CHICAGO--The property had a number of qualities that investors want, and traded at full price.
Georgetown Commits Long-Term to K2 GlobeSt.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 7:40 am
CHICAGO--In this UPDATE , Adam Flatto tells GlobeSt.com that the purchase of K2 was a decades-long commitment.
US Investment Looking Good for 4Q GlobeSt.comPublished on November 26, 2014, 4:59 am
CHICAGO--In this UPDATE , investors in US commercial real estate set a post-crisis record in the first three quarters, and DTZ experts say the fourth could also see a post-crisis high.
Ken Griffin, the founder of Chicago investment firm Citadel and Illinois' richest man, has listed his three-bedroom, 2,494-square-foot condominium on North Michigan Avenue for $1.4 million.






Billionaire Sam Zell to write memoir, 'Gravedancer' Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on November 25, 2014, 9:19 pm
Billionaire Sam Zell, former owner of the L.A. Times' former parent company, Tribune, who saw his purchase of the company drive it to bankruptcy, is writing a memoir to be titled "Gravedancer."
Case-Shiller Chicago Index Continues Small Gains Chicago WirePublished on November 25, 2014, 4:49 pm
... Markets do vary by location, price range and housing types. For more market statistics see my other Chicago Real Estate Market articles. For more information on the indices see S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices . Fran Bailey, Realtor Baird & ...
Russians buying up high-end London property Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 25, 2014, 3:44 pm
Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.
HomeGoods Signs on to Mayfair Collection GlobeSt.comPublished on November 25, 2014, 5:36 am
MILWAUKEE--In this UPDATE , Chicago-based HSA Commercial is filling up the second phase of a 400,000-square-foot project that has transformed what had been obsolete warehouses.
Greystone Gets New Chicago Director GlobeSt.comPublished on November 25, 2014, 4:47 am
CHICAGO--Ken Jones spent 25 years at Citibank, where he expanded its platform in the Midwest, and he will now handle Greystone's commercial mortgage loans in the Midwest.
US Investment Hits Post-Crisis Record GlobeSt.comPublished on November 25, 2014, 2:32 am
CHICAGO--Investors have continued to show more interest in secondary markets, according to DTZ, and investment from overseas has picked up in the third quarter.
Evanston Arts Center Expanding GlobeSt.comPublished on November 24, 2014, 7:07 am
EVANSTON, IL--The nonprofit will move from its Sheridan Rd. home into an Art Deco structure on Central St.
Chicago Taxes Weigh Heavily on Office GlobeSt.comPublished on November 24, 2014, 5:08 am
CHICAGO--Even though tax and operating expenses have hit a six-year high, the persistent pension crisis could cause commercial real estate taxes to rise in the near future, according to MBRE.
PIPs Motivating Hotel Owners to Sell GlobeSt.comPublished on November 24, 2014, 2:54 am
CHICAGO--At last week's Hotel Investment Conference here, experts said the lifting of the recession has caused many hotel brands to dust off delayed property improvement plans, and some owners balk at the cost.
More Value Place Hotels Coming to Chicago GlobeSt.comPublished on November 21, 2014, 5:33 am
CHICAGO--The extended-stay brand is expanding across the country and is looking for development partners.
Georgetown Buys West Loop's K2 Tower GlobeSt.comPublished on November 21, 2014, 3:55 am
CHICAGO--The 496-unit building has been a hit with tenants since opening in 2013, and the officials from the New York-based company say they will bring even more amenities to the property.
New York's multimillion dollar home sales keep soaring Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 20, 2014, 11:40 pm
Billionaires are on a buying spree in New York, with sales of multimillion dollar properties up 120% so far this year, according to CityRealty. And the prices are expected to keep climbing next year.
CBRE Now Managing Equity's Chi. Props. GlobeSt.comPublished on November 20, 2014, 7:42 pm
CHICAGO--The company has taken over services for eight Chicago properties including 600 W. Chicago Ave. and Illinois Center.
Singer Richard Marx lists Lake Bluff mansion for $18 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 20, 2014, 4:11 pm
Singer and songwriter Richard Marx on Wednesday listed his nine-bedroom, 29,475-square-foot, David Adler-designed mansion on Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff for $18 million.






WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the country. To date, more than 255 cities, counties and states are pledging to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, state, local, and non-profit resources.
AUSTIN, TX - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced funding available to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods. This funding is subject to increase if there is an FY2015 appropriation. Part of the Obama Administration's effort to build Ladders of Opportunity to the middle class, HUD is offering grants of up to $30 million through its Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Program to support locally driven solutions for transforming neighborhoods struggling to address poor quality housing, inadequate schools, poor health, high crime, and lack of capital.
IDI Brings on New Regional Directors GlobeSt.comPublished on November 20, 2014, 4:03 am
CHICAGO--Both Tom George and Doug Armbruster are longtime company officials, and will assume responsibility for regions that stretch across the country and into Canada.
Inland's Gujral to Retire; Lampi Steps Up GlobeSt.comPublished on November 20, 2014, 3:04 am
CHICAGO--Gujral has been with Inland for 35 years and led its Inland Private Capital Corp. to record-setting years in 2013 and 2014.
Terrence P. Carter, whose selection as New London superintendent was rescinded in late August, has sued the city's board of education and its chairwoman for an alleged breach in agreement.
Terrence P. Carter, whose selection as New London superintendent was rescinded in late August, has sued the city's board of education and its chairwoman for an alleged breach in agreement.
Terrence P. Carter, whose selection as New London superintendent was rescinded in late August, has sued the city's board of education and its chairwoman for an alleged breach in agreement.
Terrence P. Carter, whose selection as New London superintendent was rescinded in late August, has sued the city's board of education and its chairwoman for an alleged breach in agreement.
CBOT Owners Revamp Building's Retail GlobeSt.comPublished on November 19, 2014, 10:45 pm
CHICAGO--In this UPDATE , Christian Domin of GlenStar explains how the new set of retail for the landmark building will help attract new economy tenants.
Allison Payne's former town house listed for $549,500 Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 19, 2014, 5:15 pm
A two-bedroom Lakeview town house that former WGN-Ch. 9 news anchor Allison Payne had owned for many years until losing it recently to foreclosure has been listed for $549,500.






Converted ComEd substation for sale for $13.9 million Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 19, 2014, 5:11 pm
A six-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot house on the Near North Side converted from a ComEd substation was listed Wednesday for $13.9 million.
Former Chicago TV news anchor Mary Murnane has sold her four-bedroom, 6,238-square-foot Cape Cod-style house in Lake Forest for $1.85 million.






WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2014.
New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 19, 2014, 8:31 am
Privately-owned housing starts in October 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000. This is 2.8 percent (+/- 10.0%)* below the revised September 2014 estimate of 1,038,000.

October 2014: -2.8* % change
September 2014 (r): +7.8* % change

Thousands of former homeowners have gotten blindsided by debt collectors coming after them for old foreclosure debt on homes that they haven't lived in for years.
Justin Bieber's childhood home is for sale Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 18, 2014, 2:25 pm
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Forget Florida. The best cities for retirees Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 18, 2014, 1:37 pm
Seniors are living longer, craving more fulfilling lifestyles and working well into their retirement years and that has upended traditional notions of where -- and when -- we should retire, according to the Milken Institute's second annual Best Cities for Successful Aging report.
5 best cities to grow older in Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 18, 2014, 1:05 pm
Out of 100 large metro areas, these five cities top the Milken's Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging" list based on access to health care, job opportunities, lifestyle factors and more.
Ex-Cub Todd Hollandsworth takes loss on Inverness home Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 17, 2014, 3:47 pm
Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Todd Hollandsworth sold his five-bedroom, 7,012-square-foot mansion in Inverness on Friday for $1.499 million.






FHA Issues Annual Financial Status Report to Congress HUD Press ReleasesPublished on November 17, 2014, 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has improved going from a negative value to a growth of $21 billion within two years. Read a comprehensive summary of the report released today.
Chicago MLS Listings - 2.4% Not on Internet Chicago WirePublished on November 17, 2014, 6:56 am
... on MLS listings that don't display on some of the national real estate portals search homes for sale on Chicago real estate sites that get their data from the MLS. Not only are there more Chicago MLS listings, but the data may be updated faster. ...
Are pied-a-terre rentals a growing trend? Chicago WirePublished on November 17, 2014, 6:53 am
Crain's Chicago Real Estate reported on what some are contending is a growing trend to renting rather than owning a pied-A -terre in Chicago. Developers took different approaches in estimating the number of part-time renters in their buildings.
Homes are getting harder to afford Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 14, 2014, 8:42 pm
Across the nation, fewer homes could be afforded by a family earning the national median income.
'The Godfather' home up for sale Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 14, 2014, 7:26 pm
The home used in exterior shots of 'The Godfather' has been listed for sale at $2.9 million.
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 14, 2014, 10:02 am
U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for September 2014 were $1,756.1 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/- 0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were $1,352.5 billion, virtually unchanged (+/-0.3%)* from last month.

September 2014: +0.3 % change in Inventories
August 2014 (r): +0.1* % change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 14, 2014, 8:35 am
U.S. retail and food services sales for October were $444.5 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

October 2014: 0.3* % change
September 2014 (r): -0.3 % change

Cleveland's plan to destroy nearly 6,000 homes Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 13, 2014, 11:00 pm
Cleveland and other cities are destroying thousands of homes in an effort to save local neighborhoods from blight, crime and sinking home prices. In their place have come greenhouses, parks, even vineyards.
The nine-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot Theurer-Wrigley mansion in Lincoln Park came back on the market Monday for $8.695 million.






Own a pricey pied-Ă -terre? Get ready to pay more taxes Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 12, 2014, 7:21 pm
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it has ordered Castillo Condominium Association, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to pay $20,000 in damages plus a $16,000 civil penalty after finding that the association violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to allow a resident with disabilities to keep his emotional support animal.
HUD and Salvation Army Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Claims HUD Press ReleasesPublished on November 12, 2014, 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Salvation Army will pay $48,000 to four women as part of a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that the international charitable organization wrongfully evicted them from its Turning Point transitional housing center in Washington, DC, because they became pregnant. Salvation Army also agreed to set aside $24,000 for a housing case manager.
The worldwide chain has two Chicago locations in the works while Fat Rice chef Abraham Conlon says he has plans of his own. With the fried chicken boom already in full swing in Chicago, is peri peri chicken the next big thing in fowl? South African chain Nando's Peri-Peri thinks so, as it's planning two locations in Chicago, according to Chicago Real Estate Daily .
China and Qatar buying London properties Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 11, 2014, 4:31 pm
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What do you remember about The Pontchartrain Hotel? Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on November 11, 2014, 4:30 pm
AJ Capital Partners, a Chicago real estate investment firm specializing in historic properties, has purchased The Pontchartrain Hotel and is planning a $10 million renovation to bring it back to life as a full-service hotel. Do you remember The Pontchartrain Hotel in its heyday?
A Chicago real estate investment firm has purchased the storied Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, once one of the top destinations for the rich and famous enjoying extended stays in the city. The new owner, AJ Capital Partners, plans to renovate the hotel's 106 rooms and reopen it as a full-service property with the help of a group of local investors.
Chicago House Prices Highest Since 2008 Chicago WirePublished on November 10, 2014, 7:15 am
... al Estate 773-793-4516 737 N Michigan Ave 1800, Chicago, IL 60611 fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com 2006 Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine "[this] site has many of the features that characterize the best real estate blogs"
5 luxury amenities rich homebuyers want Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 7, 2014, 6:20 pm
Great views and five-digit square footage just aren't enough anymore. Here's what buyers looking to shell out millions on their next home are looking for now.
What $h*t Costs in Chicago Chicago WirePublished on November 7, 2014, 4:52 pm
... for the 9th at Hawthorne on Saturday. Note the following list I put together based on my professional Chicago real estate observation (and amateur neighborhood wanderings): * $ 2,500 Average monthly rent payment for a 2 bed/2 bath Wrigleyville ...
Zell's bullish — but not on the U.S. Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on November 7, 2014, 4:10 pm
Real estate mogul Sam Zell favors countries like Colombia and India for investments right now, saying U.S. opportunities are spotty.
RE/MAX Suburban, the largest RE/MAX brokerage franchise in Illinois, with seven offices serving the metropolitan Chicago real estate market, has welcomed eight new broker agents to its ranks. The new arrivals push the total number of brokers affiliated with RE/MAX Suburban to the 200 mark.
The latest trend in housing? Roommates Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 5, 2014, 11:56 pm
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Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell last month sold his five-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot mansion in Lincoln Park for $2.8 million.






RE/MAX Suburban, the largest RE/MAX brokerage franchise in Illinois, with seven offices serving the metropolitan Chicago real estate market, has welcomed eight new broker agents to its ranks. PRLog - Nov. 4, 2014 - CHICAGO -- RE/MAX Suburban, the largest RE/MAX brokerage franchise in Illinois, with seven offices serving the metropolitan Chicago real estate market, has welcomed eight new broker agents to its ranks.
First time homebuying hits three decade low Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on November 4, 2014, 4:29 pm
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Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 4, 2014, 10:18 am
New orders for manufactured goods in September decreased $2.8 billion or 0.6 percent to $499.4 billion.

September 2014: -0.6° % change
August 2014 (r): -10.0° % change

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 4, 2014, 8:31 am
The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services decreased to -$43.0 billion in September from -$40.0 billion in August (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased.

September 2014: -43.0° $ billion
August 2014 (r): -40.0° $ billion

Chicago luxury home sales booming Chicago WirePublished on November 4, 2014, 1:38 am
Luxury home sales in the Chicago area are thriving in 2014. Home sales for the $1 million-plus segment of homes in the seven-county Chicago metro area are up 8% over 2013, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate.
Hunter dies after being hit by combine Chicago Real Estate on Yahoo! NewsPublished on November 3, 2014, 8:35 pm
FORRESTON – A suburban Chicago real estate agent who was bow hunting in Ogle County died Saturday night after being hit by a combine while he was walking along a rural road in Forreston, the Ogle County Sheriff's Department said.
Toews inks deal to sell Lakeshore East condo Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 3, 2014, 7:24 pm
Chicago Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews has signed a deal to sell his three-bedroom Lakeshore East condominium unit to an unidentified buyer after it was on the market for less than five days listed at $2.3 million.






East Lake Shore Drive condo sale price ranks 3rd in city Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on November 3, 2014, 5:14 pm
A five-bedroom, 7,662-square-foot penthouse condo in the vintage Mayfair building on East Lake Shore Drive came on the market Friday afternoon for $15.5 million.






WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with University Village, the owner and operator of a 500-unit HUD-subsidized apartment complex in DeKalb, Illinois. As part of the agreement, University Village has agreed to pay $255,000 to settle allegations that it violated fair housing laws when it failed to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and retaliated against a resident with disabilities for requesting a reasonable accommodation.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into an Initial Decision and Consent Order with American Bank, resolving HUD's charge that the Rockville, Maryland-based lender discriminated against applicants with disabilities when it allegedly required applicants to provide documentation regarding their disabilities and attempted to obtain information about the nature and extent of those disabilities.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged housing providers operating in California and New Hampshire, and reached settlement agreements with providers in Alabama and Michigan amid allegations that they discriminated against residents with disabilities.
Construction Spending U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on November 3, 2014, 10:04 am
Total construction activity for September 2014 ($950.9 billion) was 0.4 percent (+/-2.0%)* below the revised August 2014 ($955.2 billion).

September 2014: -0.4* % change
August 2014 (r): -0.5* % change

... family on Chicago's south side has sat on the market for over 800 days. Christine Moscinski, a suburban Chicago real estate agent, is not the agent for the brick two-flat at 7244 S. Prairie Ave., but was so interested in its historic value that she ...
Homes for the homeless...inside billboards Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on October 31, 2014, 7:24 pm
Project Gregory is raising money on Kickstarter to fund a billboard home prototype in Slovakia.
Baby Boomers say they aren't moving anywhere Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on October 31, 2014, 7:18 pm
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Home sales in the $1 million-plus segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market have continued to show upward momentum through the first nine months of 2014. Home sales in the $1 million-plus segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market have continued to show upward momentum through the first nine months of 2014, and sales activity was especially strong in the third quarter, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate, which provides regular analysis of home sales at $1 million plus.
Blackhawks' Toews lists Lakeshore East condo Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 29, 2014, 5:46 pm
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has placed his three-bedroom Lakeshore East condominium unit on the market for $2.25 million and is said to be on the hunt for larger home.






Family of the late John Hughes donates mansion Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 28, 2014, 9:26 pm
The family of the late movie director John Hughes announced Monday that it is donating one of the family's two mansions in east Lake Forest to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital as part of a fundraising campaign for a new hospital.






Case-Shiller Chicago Index Gain Smallest Since 2012 Chicago WirePublished on October 28, 2014, 4:35 pm
... Markets do vary by location, price range and housing types. For more market statistics see my other Chicago Real Estate Market articles. For more information on the indices see S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices . Fran Bailey, Realtor Baird & ...
Bill Daley, wife list Park Tower rental condo Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 28, 2014, 3:21 pm
William Daley, former Commerce Secretary and White House chief of staff, and his wife last week listed their two-bedroom condo in the Park Tower on North Michigan Avenue for $1.45 million.






Rental Vacancy Rate U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on October 28, 2014, 10:08 am

The rental vacancy rate in the third quarter 2014 was 7.4 percent, down 0.9 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2013 rate of 8.3 percent. The rental vacancy rates in the Northeast and South were lower than the corresponding third quarter 2013 rates, while the rates in the Midwest and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

3rd Qtr 2014: +7.4 percent
3rd Qtr 2013: +8.3 percent

Fjallraven Building Chicago Area Store Chicago WirePublished on October 27, 2014, 11:00 pm
Fjallraven, the Swedish outdoor brand, is opening its first store in Chicago in a building under construction in the Bucktown area, according to a report by Chicago Real Estate Daily. The 2,350-square-foot stores is under construction at 1708 N. Damen Ave. Fjallraven makes apparel, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and other gear for outdoor recreation.
The 41-room, 25,000-square-foot, contemporary-style mansion in Oak Brook that Chicago White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas built in the 1990s and sold in 2003 came on the market on Friday for $2.5 million.






... Drive Luxury Apartments. The Chicago Agent Magazine Agents' Choice Awards are voted on by peers in the Chicago real estate industry. Also nominated for the award were Rick Druker of Baird & Warner and Joe Siciliano of Coldwell Banker Residential ...
Marc Silverman buys Riverwoods house Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 22, 2014, 6:28 pm
Marc Silverman, afternoon co-host of WMVP-AM's "Waddle and Silvy," has moved from the city to the northern suburbs, paying $950,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,014-square-foot house in Riverwoods and selling his longtime condo in Ukrainian Village for $644,000.






GrubHub co-founder buys $3.44M Lincoln Park mansion Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 22, 2014, 4:39 pm
Matt Maloney, the co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based GrubHub Seamless, and his wife paid $3.44 million this month for a six-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot vintage mansion in Lincoln Park.
GrubHub co-founder buys $3.44M Lincoln Park mansion Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on October 22, 2014, 4:39 pm
Matt Maloney, the co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based GrubHub Seamless, and his wife paid $3.44 million earlier this month for a six-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot vintage mansion in Lincoln Park.






Marc Silverman, afternoon co-host of WMVP-AM’s “Waddle and Silvy,” has moved from the city to the northern suburbs, paying $950,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,014-square-foot house in Riverwoods and selling his longtime condo in Ukrainian Village for $644,000.
Condos With Pools in Chicago - Indoor & Outdoor Chicago WirePublished on October 20, 2014, 7:26 am
... al Estate 773-793-4516 737 N Michigan Ave 1800, Chicago, IL 60611 fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com 2006 Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine "[this] site has many of the features that characterize the best real estate blogs"
Avant apartments, 347 W Chestnut St, Near North Side Chicago WirePublished on October 14, 2014, 5:17 am
... a six-story, 72-unit apartment building at 863 N Orleans, across the street from 347 W Chestnut. Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily has a recap of some of the developments planned and underway in the immediate neighborhood. A few short blocks ...
Chicago Ultra Luxury Home Sales Soar in Q3 Chicago WirePublished on October 13, 2014, 6:51 am
... al Estate 773-793-4516 737 N Michigan Ave 1800, Chicago, IL 60611 fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com 2006 Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine "[this] site has many of the features that characterize the best real estate blogs"
Best Chicago Properties LLC, an innovative Chicago real estate brokerage, to be featured on an upcoming episode of HGTV's hit tv show "House Hunters." Best Chicago Properties LLC, is pleased to be featured on HGTV's hit tv show "House Hunters."
Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on September 11, 2014, 10:04 am
U.S. Information sector revenue for the second quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, was $333.2 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (+/- 0.9)* from the first quarter of 2014.

2nd Qtr 2014: +0.8* % change
1st Qtr 2014 (r): +1.3 % change

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $153.2 billion for the second quarter of 2014, up $14.2 (+/- 0.7) billion from first quarter of 2014.

2nd Qtr 2014: +14.2 $ billion
1st Qtr 2014 (r): -19.8 $ billion

2013 Characteristics of New Housing U.S. Census Bureau News - HousingPublished on June 2, 2014, 8:14 pm
Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures in the four U.S. regions. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of exterior wall material, the buyer's ...
2013 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics U.S. Census Bureau News - HousingPublished on February 27, 2014, 2:56 pm
These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually. Homeownership rates are also tabulated by age of householder for the U.S. and regions ...
Real Estate Markets in Illinois and Chicago Remain in Crisis ... the housing crisis brought on by the 2008 collapse of real estate prices continues to ...
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Real Estate; Wonderwall; Horoscopes; Shopping; Yellow Pages; Local Edition; Traffic; Feedback; ... a Chicago real estate developer and fast-food ...
Real estate 87-year-old woman loses to Donald Trump in civil case; target Reuters sources: Other US retailers victims of cyberattacks; detroit-auto-show ...
Michael Jordan's custom home up for auction - NBC News.com Chicago Real Estate on MSNBC.comPublished on January 4, 2014, 11:48 am
Real estate Michael Jordan's custom home up for auction; gmo Original Cheerios to go GMO-free; light-bulbs Stockpilers take dim view of new bulb ban
A new housing brief from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that median home values in many small counties across the nation held steady after the most recent recession, while values in large counties declined. These findings come from the Census Bureau’s brief, Home Value and Homeownership Rates: Recession and ...
Los propietarios de viviendas en el área metropolitana de Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, pagaron una mediana de $149,000 por sus viviendas, según una reseña de la Encuesta sobre la Vivienda Estadounidense 2011 que se dio a conocer hoy. La mediana del precio de compra de las viviendas construidas en los últimos ...
Los propietarios de viviendas en el área metropolitana de Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, pagaron una mediana de $171,000 por sus viviendas, según una reseña de la Encuesta sobre la Vivienda Estadounidense 2011 que se dio a conocer hoy. La mediana del precio de compra de las viviendas construidas en los últimos ...
The nation's elementary-secondary public school systems spent an average of $10,615 per pupil in fiscal year 2010, up 1.1 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. District of Columbia public schools spent $18,667 per student in 2010, which is the most of ...
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Five Misconceptions about Buying a New-Construction Home HousingNewswire.com: Chicago housing newsPublished on February 17, 2012, 10:49 am
Feb. 17, 2012. If you are in the market to buy a home this spring, Wheaton-based J. Lawrence Homes wants to clear up five common misconceptions about buying a new-construction...
Feb. 16, 2012. An affiliate of the Belgravia planned for a 12-month sellout last April when it acquired 11 unsold condominiums at 23 N Aberdeen in Chicago's West Loop. Four mo...
235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own program in the Loop HousingNewswire.com: Chicago housing newsPublished on February 15, 2012, 4:13 pm
Feb. 15, 2012. 235 Van Buren, a striking new Ralph Johnson-designed 46-story condominium in the Loop, is launching a rent-to-own program on selected units, as detailed in this...
Jan. 23, 2012. If your plans for the New Year include a new home, you’re in good company, according to a Yahoo Real Estate poll released last month, which reports four out of ...
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Hyatt union workers to vote on whether to strike ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 9:34 pm
(Crain’s) — Union workers at local Hyatt hotels will take part in a strike authorization vote Thursday, nearly 11 months after the expiration of their last labor contract. Unite Here Local 1 and Hyatt Hotels Corp. have “made very little progress since we began negotiating (a new contract) ...
Sheraton Chicago lands $158-million refinancing loan ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 6:44 pm
(Crain’s) — The owner of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers has refinanced the riverside property with a $158.2-million loan from Goldman Sachs & Co., another sign that money is flowing back into the rebounding hotel sector. The owner of the 1,209-room hotel, Tishman Hotel & Realty L.P., had ...
Block 37 hit with new foreclosure suit ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:21 pm
(Crain’s) — Joseph Freed & Associates LLC faces a new foreclosure lawsuit at Block 37. U.S. Bank is seeking $16.75 million from Freed entities related to a mortgage the bank made in 2007 for the planned two-tower residential and hotel portion of the development at State and Randolph streets. ...
(Crain’s) — Investors looking for signs that South Loop land prices have stabilized didn’t find one at an auction Tuesday of a prominent South Michigan Avenue development site overlooking along Grant Park. An affiliate of First American Bank prevailed in the auction of the vacant property ...
(Crain’s) — Distribution giant U.S. Foodservice Inc. has purchased almost 50 acres in Aurora, a site big enough for a warehouse of about 1 million square feet, larger than any industrial building developed locally since 2008. Rosemont-based U.S. Foodservice, the biggest privately held ...
Apartment tower slated for River North ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:07 pm
(Crain’s) — AMLI Residential Partners LLC plans to build a 49-story apartment tower in River North after striking a deal with developer Albert Friedman. Chicago-based AMLI signed a 100-year lease on a 12,617-square foot site on the southeast corner of Clark and Hubbard streets, property ...
Target gets big discount on Near West Side land ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 28, 2010, 12:02 pm
(Crain’s) — Target Corp., the retail giant renowned for its cheap-chic sensibilities, apparently knows about discount real estate, too. The Minneapolis-based company paid $9.3 million for a roughly four-acre site on the Near West Side, not even half what the previous owners paid for the ...
(Crain’s) — In a sign of just how good it is to be a suburban office tenant these days, a Career Education Corp. school cut its rent by more than 30% at a Hoffman Estates building while slashing its space and extending the lease for two years. American Intercontinental University Inc. is ...
Florsheim Mansion for sale The founder of Round Table Group Inc., an expert-witness search and referral firm, is asking $2.5 million for his Gold Coast home, known as the Florsheim Mansion. The curved brick residence at 1328 N. State Parkway was designed by Andrew Rebori, a prominent Chicago ...
Closer highlights for July 27 ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:57 pm
Sales A venture affiliated with Chicago-based Wells Street Cos. bought the River North building at 415 N. Dearborn St. for $4.65 million in a sale/leaseback with Sullivan’s Steakhouse. The seller was a venture of Southlake, Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which operates 20 ...
Pritzker Realty in East Coast apartment joint venture ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:50 pm
(Crain’s) — Pritzker Realty Group is teaming up with a Maryland real estate firm to buy and develop apartments on the East Coast. Pritzker Realty has formed a $75-million joint venture with Bozzuto Group, a suburban Washington, D.C., investor, that will seek acquisition and development ...
Local Case-Shiller index up for 2nd straight month ChicagoRealEstateDaily.comPublished on July 27, 2010, 3:26 pm
(Crain’s) — An index of local home prices rose in May for the second straight month as federal tax incentives pulled more buyers into the market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of Chicago-area single-family home prices rose 1.2% from April to May, but was still 1.5% lower than it ...
The real estate market is so bad even kings are facing foreclosure. Two banks have filed suits totaling $5.5 million against properties controlled by Rudy Acosta III, including the controversial "castle" built on the Northwest Side by the real estate developer and hip-hop music producer known as ...
Real estate Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 5, 2010, 8:00 am
Find out how much someone making minimum wage would have to work to secure affordable housing in the Chicago area. Also, learn more about the state of the office market and the North side v. South side retail battle. View the full PDF ©2010 by Crain Communications Inc.
Betting on The Donald paid off for most of the buyers who've resold their condos since the Trump Tower opened more than two years ago. The gamble hasn't worked out as well for Mr. Trump.
Steve Khoshabe sold his mortgage firm for a rich price near the peak of the housing boom. Now he's looking to cash in on the bust. Mr. Khoshabe's Speedwagon Properties bought 103 condominiums this month in a River North tower after the previous owners' conversion from apartments stalled. The ...
Sara Benson likes to say that you will never find her face on a billboard. You will find her darting around downtown Chicago, from one client to the next. Ms. Benson, 48, is president and managing broker of Benson Stanley Realty Inc., her two-person firm with partner Dan Kligerman, run out of a ...
Real-estate agents serve ever-narrower niche markets Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 28, 2010, 8:00 am
Some real estate companies are homing in on narrow niches to stand out in a tough economy. Thomas Brown, of New Urban Property Services LLC in the West Loop, lists only homes clustered around mass-transit stops. "We've designed a database that takes condos and houses in the Multiple Listing ...
William Alston of Niles covers the market on his own Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 28, 2010, 8:00 am
Joseph Pickett, a 51-year-old civil engineer who works for Abbott Laboratories, was shopping for a home earlier this year close to Notre Dame High School in Niles, where his son will be a junior this fall. His real estate agent, William Alston, found him a three-bedroom tri-level two blocks away ...
The residential real estate market has been in tatters for several years now, but some top agents have held their own and even flourished. How are they doing it?
In west suburban Hinsdale, a town of 18,000, a string of independent boutiques and restaurants suggests that residents like the local touch. But in the real estate market, franchises such as Coldwell Banker and ERA have made a dent by staffing offices with legions of sales reps and discounting ...
David Schwartz, 46, is co-founder and managing member of Waterton Associates LLC, the real estate investment firm whose properties include Presidential Towers. His view: On his Kindle: "Too Big to Fail," Andrew Ross Sorkin's exposé of the 2008 financial crisis. Recent fiction focuses on ...
Homeownership hits eight-year low Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 21, 2010, 8:00 am
Homeownership in the Chicago area plunged in the first quarter to its lowest level in almost eight years, erasing the dream that many achieved during the housing boom but could not hold onto. The percentage of people who own their own homes fell to 67.4% during the first quarter, from 69.0% in ...
Qataris Continue London Buying Spree RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 18, 2010, 9:52 am
Barwa said it will buy Park House development in London's fashionable West End district for $369 million, as Qatari investors continue to snap up prime real estate in the city.
Apartment Leases, Rentals Pick Up RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 16, 2010, 9:23 am
Some of the nation's largest apartment-building landlords are reporting that rent declines have stopped and some are even boasting modest increases.
Oil Spill Delivers Recovery Setback RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 16, 2010, 9:19 am
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is imperiling billions of dollars of commercial real-estate investments with potentially grave repercussions for developers, lenders and investors.
Dallas Condo Project: Exception to the Slump RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 15, 2010, 9:28 pm
Developers will start construction later this month on a long-planned luxury high-rise condominium in Dallas, an unusual example of new development for a sector that was battered by the housing bust.
St. Joe's Gulf Presence Not a Plus RealEstateJournal.com Residential Real Estate NewsPublished on June 15, 2010, 7:43 pm
Prominent Florida Panhandle landowner St. Joe has seen its stock pummeled on concern that the oil spill could cut into its tourism business.
Readers respond: Real estate crash hits home Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on June 14, 2010, 8:00 am
Here's what readers of ChicagoBusiness.com said about "Real estate crash: Now it's personal" (Crain's, June 7). Unless developers knew this was coming five years prior, any assets they could have transferred will be reversed. Aside from that, the biggest culprit in the entire history is our ...
Economists say growth in the local economy could slow by as much as half, mostly due to the dissipation in federal stimulus spending.
Occupancies, rents looking up in downtown Chicago Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 31, 2010, 8:00 am
A construction wave coupled with 11.2% unemployment would normally make life miserable for apartment owners, but downtown landlords are holding up well. The occupancy rate for top-tier downtown apartment buildings rose to 93.6% in the first quarter, up from 91.4% in the fourth quarter and 90.9% ...
Lincoln Park elite want developer to get a heart Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 31, 2010, 8:00 am
A development plan for the former site of Lincoln Park Hospital is radicalizing residents in the exclusive neighborhood just east of Oz Park's Tin Man. It's like a protest zone, with homes proudly displaying signs reading "No High Rise No Retail at L.P. Hospital." Homeowners have spoken out at ...
Daley says no property tax hike Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on May 25, 2010, 3:58 pm
(AP) — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley says he won't propose increasing property taxes in next year's budget. Daley made that pledge Tuesday during an appearance before the City Club of Chicago. Daley says the city's revenues have seen some increase but it's hardly enough to qualify as an ...
(Crain's) — The Pioneer Press weekly newspapers in suburban Chicago this week begin running real estate sections produced by Blockshopper LLC. The papers’ Chicago parent, Sun-Times Media Group Inc., on Thursday will add the new Blockshopper sections in a few key markets that the paper ...
This Old House honors Chicago bungalow belt neighborhood Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on February 18, 2010, 12:10 pm
(AP) — A Chicago neighborhood filled with historic bungalows and tree-lined streets has landed on a best-of list by This Old House magazine. The magazine lists North Mayfair on the city's Northwest Side as one of the best "old-house neighborhoods" in the U.S. and Canada. North Mayfair ...
Illinois to use mortgage database licensing system Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on December 30, 2009, 11:36 am
(AP) — Illinois is embracing a licensing database that officials say will help ensure the competency of mortgage loan professionals. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said it'll start to use the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System for license applications ...
(Crain’s) — Bruce Gottschall, who helped start what has become the city’s largest housing counseling agency, is stepping down as its executive director after 35 years. Mr. Gottschall began Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago in 1975. He will retire on Dec. 15. “It feels like ...
Amcore put on the clock by regulators Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on November 10, 2009, 11:25 am
(Crain’s) — Federal regulators have rejected Amcore Financial Inc.’s plan to raise capital, giving the troubled Rockford-based lender a month to raise the needed money or sell. Amcore has until Dec. 4 to submit a new plan to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency under ...
USG loss casts pall over housing market outlook Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 21, 2009, 10:44 am
(Reuters) — Building products maker USG Corp. reported a larger quarterly loss on Wednesday and said the near-term outlook remains weak, sending its shares down more than 8 percent. The result is another sign the housing construction industry has yet to fully right itself after collapsing ...
Key ShoreBank executive leaves lender Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 9, 2009, 1:32 pm
(Crain’s) — The veteran ShoreBank executive in charge of the lender’s signature loans to apartment rehabbers — the portfolio whose success largely created the community bank’s national reputation for profiting while lending in low-income neighborhoods — has left the bank. James ...
Capone's hideout sells for $2.6 million Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 8, 2009, 12:34 pm
(AP) — The former northern Wisconsin hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone has sold for $2.6 million to the bank that foreclosed on the property. Margie Schull of the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says Chippewa Valley Bank was the only bidder during a five-minute sheriff's sale on the ...
Capone's Wisc. hideout up for auction Thursday Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on October 8, 2009, 9:37 am
(AP) — The former northern Wisconsin hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone goes on the auction block Thursday. A bank foreclosed on the 407-acre wooded site and a sheriff's sale takes place on the steps of the Sawyer County Courthouse in Hayward. Chippewa Valley Bank says the starting bid ...
Illinois earns 'C' for financial instability Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on September 22, 2009, 11:36 am
(AP) — If Illinois had parents, they wouldn't be too happy with the state's economic grade card. An advocacy group, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, gave the state an overall 'C' grade in its annual assessment of financial stability in all 50 U.S. states. Illinois fared better ...
Winner or loser: Credit cards Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects credit card interest rates.
Winner or loser: Auto loans Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects auto loan rates.
Winner or loser: Mortgage shopper Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects mortgage shoppers and ARM holders.
Winner or loser: Home equity loans Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on September 18, 2009, 5:00 am
Rate changes by the Fed can affect consumers' budgets. Here's how the Fed's announcement affects home equity loans and lines of credit.
Civic Fed frowns on city’s Olympic Village plans Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on August 26, 2009, 4:22 pm
(Crain’s) — The Civic Federation has come out with a report that generally supports Mayor Richard M. Daley’s bid for the 2016 Olympics — with the exception of the development of the Olympic Village. In a long-awaited report issued Wednesday, the tax policy group notes that the Olympic ...
Home equity can be used to buy car Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 31, 2009, 5:00 am
Home equity products can be used to fund a car purchase. But there are risks for the homeowner.
Debt forgiveness for homeowners? Bankrate.com: Mortgages HeadlinesPublished on July 30, 2009, 5:00 am
Researchers say debt forgiveness is the only way to fix the housing crisis. But will it?
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 30, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
U.S. homes sales up for 3rd straight month Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 23, 2009, 1:01 pm
(AP) — Signaling a housing recovery is under way in much of the country, sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June. The National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday that home sales rose 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million last month, ...
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 23, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
State debuts new-homebuyers help Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 22, 2009, 7:01 pm
(Crain’s) — First-time homebuyers scrambling for a down payment can now get a financial boost from the state. The Illinois Housing Development Authority program rolled out its Illinois Home Start Loan Program Wednesday. It provides qualifying homebuyers with a 30-year fixed-rate FHA loan ...
Fixed-rate loan can cut risk Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 21, 2009, 5:00 am
With interest rates likely to rise, locking into a fixed-rate loan may make sense right now.
Chicago Community Trust beats $1M fundraising target Real Estate - Residential stories from Crain's Chicago BusinessPublished on July 20, 2009, 4:10 pm
(Crain’s) — The Chicago Community Trust announced it surpassed a $1-million target to provide funds for shelters and pantries that have been overwhelmed by soaring demand. In an initiative launched late last year, the community foundation raised $1.3 million for its Unity Challenge ...
Mortgage mods for profit Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 20, 2009, 5:00 am
Mortgage rates have held fairly steady since the middle of last week.
A successful MHA refi Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 17, 2009, 5:00 am
A note, sent yesterday, from a reader named Matthew.
Wrong-headed regulators Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 16, 2009, 5:00 am
I have an article up today -- "Want to refinance? Know the details" -- in which I describe the Home Affordable Refinance program as confusing.
Interest Rate Roundup Home equity HeadlinesPublished on July 16, 2009, 5:00 am
Here are the latest interest rates and commentary on five common consumer banking products from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.
Rate trends and firecrackers Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 14, 2009, 5:00 am
A reader named Cindy asks: "Are mortgage rates predicted to go down next week? What things should I be considering before going ahead?"
Foreclosures? Let 'em rent Mortgage Matters Blog HeadlinesPublished on July 13, 2009, 5:00 am
In response to my blog post from last week, "Theodicy and mortgages," Michael Hilmen writes about artificially high home prices.
Weekly Rate Summary: July 02, 2009 (week ending) Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market SurveyPublished on July 2, 2009, 10:48 am
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