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These Real Estate Trends Will Be Game-Changers in 2018

We’re almost there: the long-awaited home stretch of 2017. And quite a year it’s been! Already, we can’t help imagining what developments next year might bring to the wild world of U.S. real estate. So we asked our realtor.com® data team to give us the inside scoop. The team sifted through historical real-estate data and other major economic indicators to come up…

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The State of Real Estate – Chicagoland November 2017

10 years after the big real estate crash, property prices in the Chicago suburbs are close to peak levels once more, and with the slow season coming up, it’s never been a better time to buy a home in Chicago. It’s a Buyers’ Market in Chicago Those Chicago homeowners who have been holding out for…

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When Does the Full Down Payment on a House Need to Be Made?

It’s fair to say that one of the things buyers are most concerned with is coming up with a down payment on a house. What’s often not clear to them is when a buyer is required to make that payment. At what point in the home-buying process are you supposed to cough up that cash? The good news is that you…

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Rent is Eating Up a Record Share of Americans’ Disposable Income

(Bloomberg)—If it feels like the rent keeps going up, you’re not alone. The share of U.S. disposable income that went toward such spending totaled 3.81 percent in the third quarter, marking the highest share in data going back almost six decades. Rising shelter costs have accounted for most of the inflation in the U.S. during…

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