Crowdfunding Comes to Chicago Commercial Real Estate Investing



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In 2012, Congress passed legislation that would allow equity crowdfunding. Since last year, crowdfunding has grown exponentially, opening vast new opportunities for investing in commercial real estate.

NAHB Study Reveals Regional Differences in Real Estate



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Depending on where you live, new single-family homes vary drastically on price, design features, building materials, and even financing, reveals a study from the National Association of Home Builders, using 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data.

Post-Foreclosure Hell: Banks Still Chasing Ex-Homeowners Years Later



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More banks are getting aggressive in pursuing deficiency judgments, finding that the proceeds of foreclosure sales may not have been enough to cover the amount of the loans, plus penalties, legal bills, and other fees.

Staying Connected & Keeping it Professional



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Technology makes you more connected and with that, comes a rush to always be responsive. But in that rush, you may be tempted to take some shortcuts with your messaging.

Are you Overconnected?



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Oversharing things on social media isn’t the only sin technology users have to worry about. There’s another common tech etiquette downfall: never disconnecting.

How to Find a Home You Can Afford



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When searching for a home, whether for the first time or not, many would-be homeowners finding themselves wondering: what kind of home can I afford and how do I find one that is affordable on my budget?

10 Home Renovations You Can Do Yourself



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Home improvement is one of the important prerequisites to managing a productive lifestyle for your entire household. Doing DIY home renovations the right way contributes to making life easier on an everyday basis.

New 15-Year ‘Wealth-Building’ Mortgage for Low-Income Buyers?



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Two mortgage executives are hoping to overhaul the 15-year mortgage, making it more readily available to low and moderate-income people. They say the changes will help borrowers build equity at a much faster pace than they would with a standard loan.

The Biggest Sin on Social Media? Sharing Too Much



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In the year of the “selfie,” you may find it difficult not to think of social media as just a means to promote yourself and get your message out. The more you post, the more connected you look, right?

Chicago Real Estate Sales on Pace for Best Year Since 2007



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In light of low interest rates and an improving economy, sales in Chicago are now on pace to reach the best levels this year since 2007.