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Blog posts November 2018

Real Estate in Brief: Opendoor’s bonus credit, FHFA talks diversity, and more

by Morgan Mereday

The home-trading startup Opendoor has made several changes of approach when attracting homebuyers in the Phoenix and Dallas-Fort Worth markets. The company has featured a bonus $1,000 credit to buyers

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Stop the violence: Chicago youth programs, resources


Have you or someone you know been affected by violence in your community? The following is a list of resources in Chicago that are ready to help.

Chicago Youth Programs
CHICAGO PROUD: Chicago Youth Program graduates give back to organization
The mission of Chicago Youth Programs is to…

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Slow Burn re-creates the daily barrage of information during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal

How different would history look if the Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton presidencies had happened during the Twitter age? Watergate and Zippergate are now reduced to famous quotes and vaguely remembered details, but in real time they involved just as many characters, plot twists, and headlines as th…

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ChicagoBoyz Waiting Room Series 15

Song Selections on the PA during my short wait:
“Where Are You Going?” – Dave Matthews Band
“Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” – Glass Tiger
“Roll To Me” – Del Amitri


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Don’t ban apartments on this vacant lot if you want more affordable housing – a case study

A vacant lot is for sale near the 606’s Bloomingdale Trail, a popular amenity that’s now known to have an effect in increasing home values. It’s zoned RS-3, which means it bans apartments. If the zoning stays the same, then the vacant lot will only allow a rich family to move in here. If the lot’s z…

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