How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?

It’s common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals: How much do real estate agents make? The answer can vary wildly depending on where you’re working, how many hours a week and with whom. The following infographic will explain some of the variables. Whether you’re an agent, a potential buyer or just someone thinking about getting into the real estate business, we think you’ll find it useful.

NAR President Urges GSE Reform at White House Roundtable

This is the time to move forward on reform of the secondary mortgage market and finally settle the issue to “bring stability to this market, which is critical,” explained Steve Brown, president of the National Association of REALTORS®, following a roundtable discussion on GSE reform Thursday at the White House. Brown was among several real…

What’s a Move-Up Buyer to Do?

Regional Spotlight—Selling one home and buying another is never a simple task. As market conditions change, so does the nature of that challenge. Currently, in the metro Chicago real estate market and across much of northern Illinois, the seller-buyer confronts an active market with rising prices and strong demand but a relatively limited inventory of…

Living Smart: Buying a House

(MCT)—Home may be where the heart is, but the house-buying process can easily become a headache. To keep hassles to a minimum, take time to independently evaluate each professional you’ll need, from lender to real estate agent to home inspector to title agent. Choose client-focused, experienced pros who are appropriately licensed. Here are additional tips,…

Priciest, cheapest listings to hit the market this week

25 Columbus Circle, 482 West 150th Street The priciest pad to hit the Manhattan market this week is a high-floor $35 million condominium at 25 Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center in Lincoln Square. The three-bedroom, 3,491-square-foot duplex is 70 stories above the southeast corner of Central Park and boasts a custom sound system, automatic solar shades,…

Rentals in demand: High-end in Hell’s Kitchen

Although Chelsea was once again the most in-demand Manhattan neighborhood for rental searches last week, Hell’s Kitchen dominated with luxury rental units, according to Zumper, an apartment listings website. The Upper West Side took second place in the borough, followed by Hell’s Kitchen, the Upper East Side and East Village. Newly or recently remodeled space and…