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Illinois Home Sales Improve as First Quarter Closes Statewide First Quarter Median Price at...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — March sales showed sizeable gains over February, yet tighter lending standards had a resounding effect on first quarter home sales, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). Home sales (which include single-family homes and condominiums) totaled 16,748, down 23.5 percent from 21,902 home sales in the first quarter of 2008. The first quarter median home sale price was $146,000, down 21.1 percent from $185,000 a year earlier. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more, half sold for less.

HUD awards $20 million to continue revitalization at Chicago’s Stateway Gardens public housing development

Funding to bring new rental and homeownership opportunities for former residents

Realtor Good Neighbor Awards Winners are Committed to Their Communities

CHICAGO, IL - October 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Realtors® feel strongly about giving back to their communities, volunteering countless hours to people and...

HUD awards $20 million to continue revitalization at Chicago’s Stateway Gardens public housing development

Funding to bring new rental and homeownership opportunities for former residents CHICAGO, IL - September 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development...

Governor Blagojevich Pleased that 14 Southern Illinois Counties Approved for Small Business Administration Loan...

Governor Blagojevich sought declaration so homeowners and businesses would be eligible for low interest loans SPRINGFIELD, IL - September 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Rod...

Governor Blagojevich urges Congressional Delegation to support additional LIHEAP funding

Low-income families, seniors, people with disabilities apply for summer energy assistance in record numbers    CHICAGO, July 29, 2008 (RealEstateRama) – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today sent...

Rebuilding Together and NARI Work Together to Assist Low-Income Homeowners

DES PLAINES, IL and WASHINGTON D.C. – June 12, 2008 – Rebuilding Together, the nation’s lead nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and the...

Survey Indicates Majority of Renters Do Not Carry Renters Insurance

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Car owners know that they must have insurance to drive and homeowners carry coverage to protect their possessions, however,...

Survey Indicates Renters are Passionate About Hobbies and Collecting

Apartments.com offers decorating tips for renters and their possessions CHICAGO , Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- From dolls to coins and dancing to crafts, a recent...

Schillerstrom: Give home rule a chance…

While the DuPage County Board may have the authority to invoke home rule, it's uncertain if divided leaders will ever get to that point.Chairman...

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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CHA Board approves funding to support development of Southbridge – formerly...

The CHA Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved up to $24.8 million in funding for the first two development phases at Southbridge, a contemporary mixed-use, mixed-income community on the footprint of the former Harold Ickes Homes.