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Chicago Buildings With Stories to Knock the Wind Out of You
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

The Windy City is home to an iconic array of architecture, and the backstories of these four Chicago-skyline dignitaries might just come as a surprise.

How Agents Can Best Serve Illinois Veterans
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

VA-backed loan programs are growing at record speed across Illinois. From acknowledging rank to sharing VA Loan benefits, here’s what agents need to know.

How Redlining Originated in Chicago & How Agents Can Stop It
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

Discriminatory practices like redlining have barred generations of minorities from homeownership. Here’s how redlining came to be and how you can help.

These Women Are Building Bold Careers in Chicago's CRE Scene
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

Some of the most prominent women in IL real estate have some sage advice: Ask plenty of questions, cultivate empathy, and maintain face time with clients.

Sunburns or Tax Burns: COVID-19 Pushes Retirement for Many
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

Coronavirus is accelerating retirement for baby boomers located in high-taxed states. Their departure is an interesting sign of COVID-19’s lasting influence.

Why Are Chicagoans Moving Out of The City?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

City dwellers nationwide are moving away from metro areas at record rates. Chicago is no exception, with migration rates second only to New York City.

Welcome to Illinois: A Brief Introduction to the Prairie State
Ebook
by The CE Shop Team

Illinois isn’t just one of the best places to live. It’s also one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.

2021: What to Expect in the Illinois Real Estate Market
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

After an unusual 2020, agents are needed now more than ever. From falling unemployment to growing demand, here’s what Illinois agents can expect this year.

Big City Exodus: Where Is Everyone Moving To?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

City emigration from NYC, CHI, LA, & SF due to COVID-19 is accelerating a decade-long pattern of people leaving the harsh concrete jungle for a better quality of life.

Coronavirus: Which Housing Markets Are Recovering?
Blog
by The CE Shop Team

A recent report indicates that over half of the top-50 cities are seeing above-average recovery numbers. We explain why this is happening as we approach Q4.