Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), was formed six years ago. Our customers are real estate brokers. It is our job to facilitate the buying and selling of real estate. A significant part of that is to make sure our customers have as much information as possible so that their clients can make the right decisions – whether selling or buying.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 -- RE/MAX Plaza continues to expand its presence in McHenry and Lake counties in northern Illinois as the real estate market gathers momentum. Recently three outstanding brokers rejoined RE/MAX as members of the growing RE/MAX Plaza sales team.
Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan called on members of Congress to pass housing finance reform now because “this might be the only chance we have to get something done in this decade.”
Want to live the good life? Move to Washington, D.C. Or, specifically, to its suburbs. Six of America's 10 wealthiest counties lie within a stone's throw of the Beltway. Forbes staffer Tom Van Riper spins the rankings.
Zillow’s first quarter Real Estate Market Reports show home values increased 0.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to $169,800 (Figure 1). The Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) climbed 5.7 percent from March 2013 levels (Figure 2). On a monthly basis, home values are up 0.2 percent nationally.
Zillow analyst Svenja Gudell dives into Zillow’s first quarter Real Estate Market Reports, which show home values increased 0.5%from the fourth quarter of 2013 to $169,800. The Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) climbed 5.7% from March 2013 levels. Month on month, home values are up 0.2% nationally, continuing a slowdown in the rate of increases. It's all about what's selling, and where.
Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to theNational Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South.
A joint marketing campaign from the National Association of Realtors and Move Inc.-operated realtor.com is expected to boost traffic and awareness of the site -- a potential boon to agents and brokers whose listings appear on realtor.com or who advertise on the site.
“This is not a short-term boom,” said Harry Weiss, of Ballard Spahr’s Environment and Natural Resources Group. This is a many, many, many year process. Someday, somewhere, somehow you’re going to see it everywhere.”
Association Executives attending the AE Institute in Baltimore March 21-25 got a preliminary look at new mandatory core standards for local REALTOR® associations, which are expected to be finalized in time for the NAR Board of Directors’ May 17 meeting. The advisory group is accepting comments on the proposal through May 1.
Anthony Longo, CEO of the neighborhood information app CO Everywhere, believes that such services would “unintentionally redline neighborhoods,” spurring buyers and renters sorting through listings to shun areas that they might otherwise have been open to exploring. “Now all of a sudden ...
Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:
After years of slowing its rollout of faster Internet connections, what's the rush? Thank Google, whose first location for Google Fiber high-speed Internet was Kansas City, in the heart of AT&T's local-service area. Now Google is expanding to Provo, Utah, and Austin, and recently announced that it was exploring adding more cities like Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, Calif.; and San Antonio, Texas.
Think outside the crowded coffee shop with these ideas for taking work That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re working at home, though, or even at Starbucks or a co-working space. If you’re location independent, here are some other places that, in a pinch, might work to get things done.
Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in March 2014 totaled 9,929 homes sold, down from 11,226 in March 2013. The number of houses on the market in March was down 15.8 percent compared to a year earlier, dropping from 69,869 homes for sale in March 2013 to 58,858 this year.