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... $15 billion. In H1 of 2014 alone, investors bought 405 properties representing over $6 billion. As the Chicago real estate market becomes hotter and captures more deep-pocketed investors and firms, agents can take advantage of the opportunities ...
Nest taking over Mark Shale store on Mag Mile Chicago WirePublished on August 20, 2014, 11:00 am
... at the end of 2012, is the second largest retail space in the high-end mall, after Bloomingdale's. Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting: Apple Inc. is reportedly scouting new locations along the Magnificent Mile to relocate and refresh its ...
737 W Washington condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on August 20, 2014, 7:38 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"
NAI Looks to Revive Bannockburn Center GlobeSt.comPublished on August 20, 2014, 3:44 am
CHICAGO--The company recently brought a nearby center from 60% occupancy to more than 90%, and hopes to do the same with the Bannockburn Corporate Center.
JLL Gets New Internal Audit Head GlobeSt.comPublished on August 19, 2014, 10:46 pm
CHICAGO--The chief financial officer for JLL in India will take the place of JLL veteran Corey Lewis, who will take a top position with the firm's HSBC team.
Areal Flood Advisory - Expires: 4:30 PM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on August 19, 2014, 5:25 pm
Areal Flood Advisory for Cook County in effect until 4:30 PM CDT on August 19, 2014
Wednesday as of Aug. 19 10:00 AM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on August 19, 2014, 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
New Residential Construction U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on August 19, 2014, 8:32 am
Privately-owned housing starts in July 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000. This is 15.7 percent (+/- 10.9%) above the revised June 2014 estimate of 945,000.

July 2014: +15.7 % change
June 2014 (r): -4.0* % change

Trammell Crow Starts Park 205 GlobeSt.comPublished on August 19, 2014, 7:57 am
CHICAGO--The 115-unit development will be the first LEED-certified development in suburban Park Ridge.
In some housing markets, all-cash deals still rule Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 19, 2014, 4:41 am
Buying a home? You still have to compete against the big money bringing all-cash. But it's getting a little easier.
Global Investors Target Secondary Markets GlobeSt.comPublished on August 19, 2014, 4:09 am
CHICAGO--The US economy's strength and the transparency provided by the country's real estate laws has brought foreign buyers to Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, and many others.
'50 Shades of Grey' apartment building red hot Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 19, 2014, 2:56 am
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Chicago mansions for sale down 14% in Q2 Chicago WirePublished on August 18, 2014, 6:56 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"
Baum Realty Adds Net Lease Team GlobeSt.comPublished on August 18, 2014, 4:32 am
CHICAGO--The new vice presidents will focus on net lease investments on a national platform.
Beach Hazard Statement - Expires: 4:00 AM CDT Chicago, IL Weather from Weather UndergroundPublished on August 18, 2014, 3:12 am
Beach Hazard Statement for Cook County in effect until 4:00 AM CDT on August 18, 2014
Bridge and Premier to Start McCook Spec GlobeSt.comPublished on August 18, 2014, 12:43 am
CHICAGO--The local submarket saw a stunning 168 bps decline in the industrial vacancy rate, and sales in the area have also been very strong.
Why Investors Like Multi-Tenant Strip Centers GlobeSt.comPublished on August 15, 2014, 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, NC--"The market for net lease properties in top MSAs remains active as these assets are in high demand among private investors," says Randy Blankstein, president of Boulder.
Ryan Launches Mokena Senior Community GlobeSt.comPublished on August 15, 2014, 8:02 am
CHICAGO--This will be the first senior living community in the Chicago suburb.
Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on August 15, 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"
Sub. Developers Looking for Empty Nesters GlobeSt.comPublished on August 15, 2014, 4:24 am
CHICAGO--Morningside Group and Crossroads Development just broke ground on a mixed-use apartment complex on the North Shore that developers say will provide luxury amenities that aren't available in downtown Chicago's newest apartment towers.
Chicago native and retired NBA player Quentin Richardson, who was a standout for DePaul University before embarking on a 12-year career with five teams, has listed his five-bedroom, 10,900-square-foot mansion in Palos Heights for $1.1 million. The asking price is half what he paid for it.






401 N. Michigan Gets New Loan GlobeSt.comPublished on August 14, 2014, 4:04 am
CHICAGO--HFF worked with Zeller back in 2001 when the company first bought the building, and has just arranged another loan, this time from Blackstone.
Bridge Bringing Spec to O'Hare Market GlobeSt.comPublished on August 14, 2014, 2:54 am
CHICAGO--The company plans to keep two of the buildings at Dominick's former campus, but will also construct a 588K spec distribution center.
5 myths about buying a home Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 13, 2014, 2:35 pm
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a national residential mortgage lender based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, will pay $104,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against loan applicants with disabilities by requiring them to provide medical or other documentation regarding their disability.
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on August 13, 2014, 10:12 am
U.S. total business end-of-month inventories for June 2014 were $1,743.1 billion, up 0.4 percent (+/-0.1%) from last month. U.S. total business sales were 1,346.7 billion, up 0.3 percent (+/-0.2%) from last month.

June 2014: +0.4 % change in Inventories
May 2014 (r): +0.5 % change in Inventories

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on August 13, 2014, 8:35 am
U.S. retail and food services sales for July were virtually unchanged at $439.8 billion (+/-0.5%)* from the previous month.

July 2014: 0.0* % change
June 2014 (r): +0.2* % change

NAI to Manage 486K Naperville Center GlobeSt.comPublished on August 13, 2014, 8:18 am
NAPERVILLE, IL--The company now leases and manages about 56.6-million-square-feet of office, industrial, and retail space in the Chicagoland market.
... 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"
Self-Storage Making Big Strides GlobeSt.comPublished on August 13, 2014, 3:22 am
CHICAGO--Occupancy and revenue keeps growing for the sector's big players, but lenders remain reluctant to put in significant funds.
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Chicago Burger King Picks Up Buyer GlobeSt.comPublished on August 12, 2014, 8:09 am
CHICAGO--The quick service restaurants most desired by investors remain corporate-owned locations and those operated by large, experienced franchisees.
NORC Signs 30K Expansion at 55 E. Monroe GlobeSt.comPublished on August 12, 2014, 3:05 am
CHICAGO--Tenants have occupied another 120,000-square-feet in the building in the last 12 months.
Live in a multimillion-dollar home for $2,500 Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 11, 2014, 2:57 pm
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25 E Superior condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on August 11, 2014, 6:26 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"
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the nation's urban areas continue to add residents more rapidly than the country as whole.
Chicago lawyer gets 6-year sentence for sexual assault Chicago WirePublished on August 8, 2014, 7:18 pm
Chicago real estate lawyer Anthony Bergamino Jr., has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in a Gold Coast hotel two years ago.
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel, the Sun-Times is reporting.
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel.
Chicago luxury homes for sale up 24% in Q2 Chicago WirePublished on August 8, 2014, 6:03 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"
Lawyer sentenced to six years in prison for sexual... Chicago WirePublished on August 7, 2014, 11:19 pm
A Chicago real estate attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a young Minnesota woman at a Streeterville hotel.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the nation’s urban areas continue to add residents more rapidly than the country as whole. It’s a trend that includes a wide swath of the population, from young married couples to empty-nesters. (PRWeb August 07, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12081020.htm
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the nation's urban areas continue to add residents more rapidly than the country as whole.
Want a cheap mortgage? Move to these states Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 7, 2014, 8:19 pm
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American Homeowner Preservation will sponsor the inaugural RealCap Chicago real estate crowdfunding conference on September 18. Presented by The Soho Loft Media Group, RealCap Chicago: Introducing Online Capital To Real Estate Entrepreneurs will bring together representatives from the industry's leading real estate crowdfunding platforms with real ... (more)
American Homeowner Preservation announced today that it will sponsor RealCap Chicago real estate crowdfunding conference on September 18, 2014. (PRWeb August 07, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12080435.htm
The retired chairman and CEO of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based marketing services and information provider Catalina Marketing on July 6 paid $3.36 million to buy a three-bedroom, 79th-floor condominium unit in the Trump International Hotel & Tower from personal-injury attorney Patrick Salvi.






... a stripper pole that's attached to the fly bridge of The Flying Lady , a 60-foot Carver yacht owned by Chicago real estate agent and businessman David Izsak. Because straight males dominate boat ownership, the access to party hopping in the Playpen ...
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $7 million to 24 local public housing agencies across the country to help nearly 1,000 homeless Veterans find permanent housing. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on August 6, 2014, 9:31 am
The Nation's international trade balance in goods and services increased to -$41.5 billion in June from -$44.7 billion in May (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased.

June 2014: -41.5° $ billion
May 2014 (r): -44.7° $ billion

The Chandler condos for sale Chicago WirePublished on August 6, 2014, 6:49 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"
HUD sponsored program to feature Realtor, credit counselor, loan officer, home inspector, and real estate attorney will be happening on Saturday, August, 9th 2014. (PRWeb August 05, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12070560.htm
... be happening on Saturday, August, 9th 2014. The Law Office of Ranj Mohip, LLC is proud to announce that Chicago real estate attorney Ranj Mohip will speak at a HUD home buyer seminar on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Mr. Mohip will ...
A federal judge today refused to release Chicago real estate developer John Thomas on bail so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting, saying he found it "absolutely impossible to trust" that the serial fraudster would behave.
... with three counts of wire fraud. (John J. Kim, Chicago Tribune) A federal judge today refused to release Chicago real estate developer John Thomas on bail so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting, ...
WLS' Roe Conn buys North Side home Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 5:05 pm
WLS-AM afternoon co-host Roe Conn has paid more than $1.4 million for a four-bedroom home on Chicago's North Side.






He and wife pay full listing price for 40th-floor two-bedroom unit

He and wife pay full listing price for 40th-floor two-bedroom unit






Actress, among 'SNL' vets in area, pays $185K for Evanston unit

Actress, among 'SNL' vets in area, pays $185K for Evanston unit






Elite Street: Ryan Dempster sells rental property Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 5:05 pm
Former Cubs pitcher gets $1.77 million for Lakeview house

Former Cubs pitcher gets $1.77 million for Lakeview house






Bears' Kyle Long buys Lake Forest house for $1.35M Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 5:05 pm
Stephanie Izard pays $1.2 million for house in Little Italy neighborhood

Stephanie Izard pays $1.2 million for house in Little Italy neighborhood






Former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon, whom the Orlando Magic recently signed to a two-year deal, has listed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook for $475,000.






State Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty today to a single misdemeanor tax count after federal prosecutors dropped 17 felony counts that he committed bank fraud and made false statements.






Ebola death toll hits 887, more infected in Nigeria Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 4:36 pm
The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak had risen to 887 by Aug. 1, while the total number of cases in the four West African countries affected stood at 1,603 on the same date, the World Health Organization said on Monday.






Toledo, Ohio, lifts ban on its drinking water Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 4:10 pm
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.






Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 4:06 pm
One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro said Monday that 33 of its U.S. locations were impacted by a credit and debit card security breach including one at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
2014's top-performing chain restaurants revealed Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 3:15 pm
Once a year, QSR magazine, the leading trade publication of the quick service restaurant industry, publishes its list of the country’s top performing chain restaurants. The QSR 50 is a fascinating list to pore over if you want to track the eating habits of Americans. Some quick observations:






'Small improvements' reported for CEO in Loop shooting Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 3:12 pm
A LaSalle Street CEO shot by a co-worker last week over a demotion is showing "some small improvements," according to a family spokesman who has been posting updates on a website.






Walgreen CFO Wade Miquelon replaced Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 2:17 pm
Walgreen Co. announced Monday that it has replaced longtime chief financial officer Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish, who held the same position at Kraft Foods Group Inc.






Bears move up practice time to avoid storms Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 2:01 pm
In an attempt to avoid being rained out, the Chicago Bears have moved up their Monday practice starting time from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m.






2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings on South, West sides Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 1:06 pm
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides.






The U.S. Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Monday and closed one of its gates after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage.
China earthquake death toll up to 398 Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 12:37 pm
The death toll from a magnitude-6.3 earthquake that hit southwestern China on Sunday climbed to 398 people, state media reported Monday.






A construction vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian and overturned a bus on a main street in Jerusalem on Monday in what police suspect was a Palestinian attack, which ended when policemen shot dead the driver of the yellow excavator.






A 27-year-old man died after plunging from the 56th floor of a building near the lakefront early Monday morning, according to police.






The first of three people accused in the grisly deaths of two Joliet men is scheduled to go to trial Monday in Will County.






Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, attempting to cope with what he says is a growing mental health crisis among inmates at the county jail, said up to 9,000 people who have been incarcerated have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in an attempt to get the care they need.






Hacker claims passenger jets at risk of cyber attack Real Estate News from ChicagoTribune.comPublished on August 4, 2014, 11:30 am
Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems --a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security.
Best cities for Millennial homebuyers Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on August 3, 2014, 1:35 pm
These Millennial hotspots offer strong job growth and affordable home prices, making them a great place for young adults to buy, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.
Condos for sale in Chicago up 6.6% in Q2 Chicago WirePublished on August 2, 2014, 7:20 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"
Construction Spending U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on August 1, 2014, 10:03 am
Total construction activity for June 2014 ($950.2 billion) was 1.8 percent (+/-1.8%)* below the revised May 2014 ($967.8 billion).

June 2014: -1.8* % change
May 2014 (r): +0.8* % change

The luxury segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market experienced relatively steady market conditions during the first half of 2014, with one notable exception. Luxury homes sold much more quickly in the January-June period than they did in recent years, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real Estate, a bimonthly analysis of home sales at $1 million plus. (PRWeb July 31 ...
The luxury segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market experienced relatively steady market conditions during the first half of 2014, with one notable exception.
Home price increases continue at slower pace Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 29, 2014, 2:43 pm
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Homeownership Rate U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 29, 2014, 10:01 am

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2014 was 64.7 percent, down 0.3 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the second quarter 2013 rate of 65.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast and South were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2013, while the rates in the Midwest and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

2nd Qtr 2014: +64.7* percent
2nd Qtr 2013: +65.0 percent

Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 28, 2014, 7:03 pm
The two leading real estate websites combine.
WASHINGTON - Today Julian Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The brief swearing-in ceremony took place at HUD headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was administered by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia at 12:35pm E.T. HUD Chief of Staff Nealin Parker held the Bible during the ceremony.
For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 25, 2014, 10:52 am
Want to own your own town? You can buy Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million. The price tag includes a general store, post office, bar, a house and more.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $1.8 billion or 0.7 percent to $239.9 billion.

June 2014: +0.7° % change
May 2014 (r): -1.0° % change

New Residential Sales U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on July 24, 2014, 10:01 am
Sales of new single-family houses in June 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000. This is 8.1 percent (+/- 12.3%)* below the revised May 2014 estimate of 442,000.

June 2014: -8.1* % change
May 2014 (r): +8.3* % change

Seven RE/MAX brokers based in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market were named to the Top 250 Latino Agents in the United States in the most recent annual assessment produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP). (PRWeb July 23, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12042002.htm
Chicago real estate developer John Thomas is asking a federal judge to release him on bail for six months so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting of more than $375,000 in taxpayer funds.
Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 23, 2014, 9:11 pm
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WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today agreements with the owners and managers of two Berlin, New Hampshire properties, settling allegations that they engaged in housing discrimination when they refused to rent to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence.
Fact Sheet: National Disaster Resilience Competition HUD Press ReleasesPublished on July 23, 2014, 12:07 pm
The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2) included Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) from major disasters declared under the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 4121 et seq.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Eligible applicants for HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition will be the states with qualifying disasters and those units of general local government who received CDBG-DR funding under PL 113-2 for disasters occurring in 2011-2013. There will be a total of 67 potential applicants for the National Disaster Resilience Competition. All successful applicants will need to tie their proposals to the eligible disaster from which they are recovering. Requirements for application will be published in a forthcoming Notice of Funding Availability as required by the HUD Reform Act.
Mansions for under $1 million Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 17, 2014, 11:09 pm
Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.
HUD Releases July Housing Scorecard HUD Press ReleasesPublished on July 15, 2014, 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard-a comprehensive report on the nation's housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure starts and completions. This month's Housing Scorecard also features a spotlight on the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area (Philadelphia MSA). While this scorecard notes positive overall trends in the housing market, officials caution that more work needs to be done as the economy recovers from the Great Recession. The full Housing Scorecard is available online.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), resolving HUD findings the housing authority failed to comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. HACM agreed to change its hiring and contracting practices to increase hiring of public housing and other low-income residents, as well as contracting with businesses that employ low-income persons.
Best places for vacation home deals Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 14, 2014, 11:15 am
Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the best places to find a bargain.
6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 10, 2014, 3:30 pm
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House hunting? Download these apps first Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 8, 2014, 2:11 pm
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Housing market is a 'crapshoot' Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 7, 2014, 5:55 pm
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Best markets to become a landlord Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on July 3, 2014, 7:07 pm
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Millennial-driven housing boom seen on the horizon Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.comPublished on June 27, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau Economic Briefing RoomPublished on June 11, 2014, 10:00 am
U.S. Information sector revenue for the first quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, was $330.0 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent (+/- 0.8) from the fourth quarter of 2013.

1st Qtr 2014: +1.1 % change
4th Qtr 2013 (r): +2.0 % change

Manufacturing corporations' seasonally adjusted after-tax profits were $140.2 billion for the first quarter of 2014, down $17.9 (+/- 0.3) billion from fourth quarter of 2013.

1st Qtr 2014: -17.9 $ billion
4th Qtr 2013 (r): +8.9 $ 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 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
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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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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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