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Ten years ago, Chicago real estate bottomed out – and it still hasn’t fully recovered. But depending on what buyers are looking for, there are promising neighborhoods and suburbs all around.

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Nearly 2,000 renters in Chicago gave the city poor marks for weather, quality of schools and safety, but landed more favorably on public transit and job opportunities, according to a survey conducted by Apartment List.

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After working to sell and repurpose shuttered school buildings over the past three years, the district announced in a school action update Thursday it will be adding 10 more surplus properties to the list of those available for sale.

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Steady but slow recovery in housing prices and sales, a looming interest rate hike, and a possible correction in the rental market. A look ahead at real estate in 2017.

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Chicago’s rapid growth in the late 19th century meant opportunities for the throngs of young, unmarried women who came to make their way in the big city. How one woman’s practical move impacted thousands for more than 100 years.

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The deadline for Chicago homeowners to apply for a property tax rebate has been extended to the end of the year, city officials announced Monday.    

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A look at what's behind the rise and fall of the great big McMansions. Why aren't they selling?

Survey shows renters 'relatively satisfied' with Chicago

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In a report released last week, Coldwell Banker ranks the most and least affordable housing markets in the U.S. (Courtesy Coldwell Banker)

According to a report released last week from real estate company Coldwell Banker, Park Forest is the most affordable market in Illinois and the third most affordable nationwide. 

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Tribune Tower (Ken Lund / Flickr)

The owner of Block 37 is buying the landmark Tribune Tower. We have details from the pages of Crain's Chicago Business.

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Michigan Avenue (Dudesleeper at English Wikipedia)

Despite the high-profile status you might think comes with a Michigan Avenue address, a stretch of the historic street has long been in need of some love. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin joins us with details.

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After a decade of volatility, national home prices rose a steady 4 to 5 percent in 2015. Unfortunately, that was not the case in the Chicago market, where single family home prices rose by a meager 1.3 percent. Real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin has more on the state of the local market.

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A plan to exempt low- and middle-income homeowners from the coming city-wide property tax hike runs into some resistance. Just who would benefit and who might bear more of the tax burden under the plan? Paris Schutz has the story.

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The city of Chicago announced it is expanding a program that allows residents to purchase vacant city-owned lots for $1. Starting Tuesday, applications for lots in the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods will be accepted through Oct. 31. Learn more about the program.

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Can Chicago condo buildings ban smoking in owners’ units? Some buildings are making the change. We talk with Crain’s Chicago Business real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin about that, the new disclosure rules coming, and the latest trends in the housing market.

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An increasing number of old churches are for sale in Chicago, but what should buyers do with them? We tell you about the debate over reuse versus demolition. View a slideshow.

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Now is the time to snag great home deals in Chicago -- but where are the best places to look? We give you the inside scoop.