Tag: MLS

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What’s really the fastest-selling neighborhood in Chicago?

What’s really the fastest-selling neighborhood in Chicago?

Chicago Real Estate Daily has a report that spotlights the five community areas that had the shortest average market times for single-family homes ...
MLS-listed rental market strengthening in downtown Chicago

MLS-listed rental market strengthening in downtown Chicago

The number of MLS-listed homes and condos listed for rent in the 14 downtown ZIP Codes that we track stood at 919 yesterday, down from 1,008 just ...
Available MLS-listed downtown rentals at 6-month low

Available MLS-listed downtown rentals at 6-month low

Just over 1,000 homes and condos were listed as available for rent yesterday in the 14 downtown ZIP Codes that we track. The 1,008 listings were t ...
North lakefront MLS-listed rentals on the rise

North lakefront MLS-listed rentals on the rise

The number of MLS-listed homes and condos available for rent in six north lakefront ZIP Codes from Lincoln Park to Rogers Park is 16% higher than ...
MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

If you thought there was a shortage of homes for sale on Chicago's North Shore, take a look at how the rental market has shrunk over the past two ...
Are big brokers about to break with the MLS?

Are big brokers about to break with the MLS?

Local Multiple Listing Services (MLS) have long held a critical role in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Home buyers and sellers take ...
North lakefront renters have more MLS-listed choices

North lakefront renters have more MLS-listed choices

Toward the end of June there were 542 homes and condos listed for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service. As of yesterday evening that numb ...
Does your rental agent have MLS access?

Does your rental agent have MLS access?

If you've contacted a leasing agent to help find your next apartment, you'll want to be certain that the agent has access to all the listings in M ...
Real estate listing errors – a human or systems problem?

Real estate listing errors – a human or systems problem?

A recent syndicated column by Lew Sichelman in the Tribune warned of the problems occasioned by erroneous data entered into the Multiple Listing S ...
MLS-listed downtown rentals at another new low

MLS-listed downtown rentals at another new low

For the third time in the last four weeks the number of downtown Chicago homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS hit a new low. When we be ...
Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

In order for a real estate broker to list a property for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) it must have a written exclusive right t ...
A thin selection of studio apartments in the South Loop

A thin selection of studio apartments in the South Loop

If you're looking to rent a studio apartment in the South Loop for immediate or April 1st occupancy, you don't have a lot of options, and it doesn ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – unreliable prices, disreputable brokers

Tales from an apartment hunt – unreliable prices, disreputable brokers

One of my correspondents, a veteran renter, has been sending me periodic updates on his experiences in searching for his next apartment. Here's hi ...
How to sharpen your North Shore new construction search

How to sharpen your North Shore new construction search

Looking back to 2007 it's now clear that a cottage industry of home builders overbuilt the market for new single-family homes in the $1 million an ...
MLS-listed downtown rentals at two-year low

MLS-listed downtown rentals at two-year low

When we first began tracking MLS-listed rentals, in late November of 2009, there were 1,927 units available for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes. As ...
MLS-listed downtown rental market remains strong

MLS-listed downtown rental market remains strong

When we first began tracking the inventory of MLS-listed rentals in 15 downtown ZIP codes, in November of 2009, there were 1,927 units available f ...
MLS-listed downtown rentals jumped nearly 20% in September

MLS-listed downtown rentals jumped nearly 20% in September

On the first Friday of September there were 734 homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS in the downtown ZIP codes that we track. As of Septemb ...

Quote of the day – FSBOs in the Chicago MLS

According to Inman News (subscription may be required), Midwest Real Estate Data CEO Russ Bergeron has suggested allowing for-sale-by-owner properties ...
Downtown MLS-listed rentals remain at low levels

Downtown MLS-listed rentals remain at low levels

The number (756) of homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS in the 14 downtown ZIP codes that we track barely budged over the last week, des ...
MLS-listed rental inventory continues to shrink

MLS-listed rental inventory continues to shrink

When we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes back in November of 2009 there were 1,927 units available. Av ...
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