As the coronavirus spreads, a question: ‘Will mortgage rates stay low?’

Written By Ann Carrns, THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 18, 2020   “Will mortgage rates remain low?”   Probably, for the time being.   It’s a question many homeowners, and potential homebuyers, are asking. But with uncertainty rampant, thanks to turbulent financial markets and the spreading coronavirus, it’s hard to say for sure just how long they’ll Read More …

Illinois is the least tax-friendly state, especially for homeowners, report says

Property taxes in Chicago really add up Written By, Curbed Chicago, Chicago Real Estate Reports – Sara Freund, January 24, 2020   Illinois is the least tax-friendly state in the country, according to a Kiplinger report, especially for homeowners.  Plus, new assessments led to big changes for some homeowners—as much as 11 percent increases in property tax Read More …