Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year its MLS system, connectMLS™, and technical services were rated the highest in the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.
WAV Group would like to share an update that was released today from the MLS Domains Association. If you are not familiar with the initiative, it is a collaboration of companies that seek to buy the domain extension of DotMLS. ICANN, which is the international group that determines domain extensions is in the business of licensing domains to legitimate parties.
Fast Company's Ben Schiller channels Washington Post staffers Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik, who in turn tap into academic analysis from Sean Reardon and Kendra Bischoff that shows--cartographically--how middle class places are disappearing.
Airports are perhaps the least jolly of locales during the holiday season, generally filled with disgruntled people facing delays, lost luggage and other mishaps. But, thanks to WestJet, one gaggle of weary travelers was treated to a Christmas miracle that turned an airport into Santa's workshop.
(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks advanced, halting a five- day slide for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors weighed better-than-forecast jobs growth to gauge the strength of the economy and timing of Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is increasing the guarantee fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge for mortgages they acquire, but Illinois will not be assessed an extra fee because of the high level of foreclosure activity in the state.
By evaluating immigration reform, America could accelerate the current housing recovery by dramatically increasing demand for housing units, in addition to spurring the overall economic recovery, a study from the Bipartisan Policy Center claims.
The quick spot-cleaning that CTA rail cars receive when trains pull into terminals in the mornings and afternoons will be eliminated at the end of the year, the transit agency and its rail workers union said Monday.
Following a play by Democrats to defang Republicans’ filibuster powers, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Rep. Mel Watt (D-North Carolina) as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Rental prices are taxing lower-income families, with some Americans spending 30% to 50% of their monthly incomes on housing. And while multifamily properties are currently in construction, the trend of higher prices is far from over.
Beginning Jan. 1, the maximum loan size that could be guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration in the Chicago area will be $365,700, down from $410,000, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday. Loan limits on other types of single-family properties also will be reduced. For instance, the FHA backs mortgages on two-flats of up to $524,850. In January, that maximum will shrink to $468,150.
Now is not the time to ditch old-fashioned methods of generating leads in favor of online services. In fact, industry professionals value offline options much more than Web-based options, according to the results of a recent Imprev Thought Leader Survey.
The anti-apartheid revolutionary and the country's first black president was known for his compassion and progress through peaceful resistance. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for treason of the white minority government and was released in 1990 after negotiating with his captors. He went on to lead the first fully democratic election in the country's history. His contributions and the number of people he inspired are innumerable.