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According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase.

Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the large appreciation,

“The number of homes for sale has remained very low. Job growth lowered the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent by year’s end, the lowest level in 17 years. Rising income and consumer...

 You may have heard, “The spring market begins after the Super Bowl.” That of course was last Sunday, and from all early indications, the spring market of 2018 has begun.

As the busiest time of year for the housing market, spring – actually, February through May – brings opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, here are some keys to success.

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 The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.

Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of the next 12 months.


Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a p...

2018 is the Year of the Dog and that means it is time for action, lifestyle change and prosperity.

There’s no better beneficiary of all this zodiac goodness than your beloved pup.

Chicago is an extremely pet-friendly city and the surrounding suburbs are equally hospitable to our four-legged friends.

If you feel like spoiling your dog, try one of these nine pup-friendly pampering spots in the city and suburbs.

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There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich”:

“While renting on a temporary basis isn’t terrible, you should most certainly own the roof over your head...

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