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Revamped Chicago neighborhood loan program helps stabilize home values

Sep 28, 2021
The Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program was originally created to help prevent white flight. The money sat unspent for years.
Brian Boyle in his backyard on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
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What to know before you check your Zestimate (again)

Feb 11, 2019
It's tempting to track home values like the stock market. But how accurate are those online estimates?
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Lead contamination poisons a neighborhood's home values

May 6, 2016
Residents of East Los Angeles are seeing prices drop and can't sell their homes.
Terry Cano (left) and brother Joe Gonzalez were born and raised in Boyle Heights. Both have serious medical problems they attribute to the lead in their soil.
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