Posts in category "Trends"

Downtown Chicago Population Surging Over Last Decade

Downtown Chicago Population Surging Over Last Decade
Anyone who has observed the construction in Chicago over the last decade could tell you that the population has been growing near Chicago’s downtown area – however you define downtown. But somehow, up until now, I had missed the actual numbers on this trend. It wasn’t until I looked at a recent report from the Philadelphia... Read more »

Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes

Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes
About 5 years ago I got really intrigued by the strange land west of the Kennedy between Grand and Division. I noticed quite a few new construction homes going up there and thought for sure this was some kind of misguided construction boom – the wrong homes in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time.... Read more »

The Latest Trends In The Housing Market

The Latest Trends In The Housing Market
Corelogic came out with their October Housing and Mortgage Trends report a little while ago and there are several interesting insights which I will summarize here. Unfortunately, they are pretty clear that they don’t want any part of their report reproduced so I won’t be displaying any of their graphs but you can click on... Read more »
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Do People Really Want To Live In Cities?

Do People Really Want To Live In Cities?
On Thursday in a CribChatter post on real estate market conditions I made a series of comments to the effect that densely populated urban areas were losing their appeal to the masses as evidenced by recent population growth trends. Well that sure set off a firestorm of debate – actually it was a pretty one... Read more »
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