Rents Still Skyrocketing

January 22nd, 2016 by John Scarpa

by The KCM Crew of Keeping Current Matters Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to truly assess a situation. For more clarity, we want to share some points that were made in a Wall Street Journal […]

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?

January 20th, 2016 by John Scarpa

by The KCM Crew  of There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And […]

City’s home inventory dips to lowest again

January 20th, 2016 by John Scarpa

By Dennis Rodkin  of Crain’s Chicago Business This newly built home on Wabansia Avenue in Humboldt Park came on the market Jan. 8, during the record-setting tightest week for inventory. Photo from listing After starting the year with fewer homes for sale than at any point in at least the last nine years, with Chicago […]

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