Home sales in the nine-county Chicagoland area rose 23.0 percent in 2013 over 2012 to a total of 111,427 sales, according to the analysis of the Illinois Association of Realtors. Additionally, median price for the area rose 10.9 percent to $177,500.
If your subject line is lame, your email doesn’t get read. The average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, according to a 2012 study by the software company Varonis Systems.
It's called the Beam+, and while it does just about everything that the original Beam can do, this new Beam isn't designed for offices or conference settings—it was created to be used at home. An advanced robotic system for people's homes that is not a vacuum cleaner is pretty amazing news, but here's another reason to be excited: the first thousand Beam+ units are up for pre-order for the staggeringly low price of just US $995.
Congratulations to the 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, Pat Callan, broker-owner of Realty Executives International in Wheaton. Callan, a past president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, has a long history of service and dedication to the REALTOR® association.
The House Divided report was released to coincide with the live web-streamed Town Hall meeting with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, scheduled for tomorrow. The topic? If you guessed how hard minorities have it when it comes to housing, you get a cigar. The event is actually entitled, “Building Equality in Housing”.
There’s just one small problem. These conclusions and these highly charged assertions are simply not supported by the data.
One of the strongest held beliefs among marketers is that brand plays an important—even crucial—role in consumer decision-making. But recent developments in consumer electronics should make us all stop and think.
Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.82 million in November, but are 0.6 percent below the 4.90 million-unit level in December 2012.
Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in December 2013 totaled 11,279 homes sold, up from 10,454 in December 2012. Year-end 2013 home sales totaled 153,492, up 18.9 percent from 129,092 in 2012.
According to the Truth About Privacy study by McCann Worldgroup, U.S. consumer attitudes and behavior related to both data sharing and social media oversharing, have shifted significantly just within the last two years, but is most pronounced among teens, whose migration across social media channels reflects growing concerns about bullying in addition to evolving opinions about what's cool or not.
Illinois REALTORS® attending the Public Policy Meetings in East Peoria on Wednesday got a look at a new video produced to help Illinois residents gain an understanding of the state’s property tax assessment and tax system.
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® show on Sunday, January 26, is the perfect stage for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC to unveil its new “Home Sweet Home” national television commercial. The one-minute spot appropriately features the classic Mötley Crüe anthem “Home Sweet Home” as the soundtrack.
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