Chicago real estate prices

National and Chicago Real Estate Prices Improving

For the first time in almost two years, home prices across the country finished the second quarter on the plus side. According to the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, all three headline composites ended the second quarter of 2012 with positive annual growth. That hasn’t happened since the summer of 2010. *The national …

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Chance to Protect Your Chicago Property's Price

With the rising amount of foreclosures in the Chicago real estate market, homes are losing value alongside their neighborhoods. Can you imagine having insurance for that? Apparently, it exists. Well, sort of. Colorado-based EquityLock Solutions, Inc. offers a program that protects the value of the borrower’s home from future local market fluctuations for two to …

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Chicago Home Prices at Lowest Point in Over a Decade

Last year was not a good one for the housing industry, and the statistics are still coming out to prove it. Here’s one: Metro Chicago real estate prices fell more in December than almost any city in the country. According to the Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller home price index, Chicago-area home prices fell 2 percent in …

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Metro Chicago Real Estate Sales Up in 2012

The year started off in the right direction with the metro Chicago real estate market seeing an upward trend in sales. Throughout the seven-county metropolitan Chicago area, homes sales in January rose 14 percent over the same month of 2011 and recorded the highest January sales total since 2007, according to RE/MAX. Five counties — …

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Chicago Home Prices on a Positive Pace

A new report on August home values around the country shows Chicago real estate prices increasing for the fourth straight month. Home prices in the Chicago area rose 1.4 percent in August for the fourth consecutive monthly gain, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s. August home prices around …

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