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Ilyce Glink: The State of the U.S. Residential Real Estate Market

The real estate expert and author discusses what’s happening in the housing market, her thoughts on real estate as an investment, and tips for prospective homebuyers.

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Our guest on the podcast today is real estate expert and author Ilyce Glink. Ilyce writes a nationally syndicated column on real estate matters, and she’s written more than a dozen books on real estate and home buying, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Ask, which is now in its fourth edition. She’s also a regular contributor to WGN Radio. Her latest project, Best Money Moves, is a mobile-first employee benefit designed to help employees with financial wellness and reduce financial stress. Ilyce received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Ilyce Glink books

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers From Top Brokers From Around the Country, by Ilyce Glink

Best Money Moves


Newsletter: Love, Money + Real Estate: Exploring Truths, Lies and Life’s Financial Milestones

Housing Market and Prospective Homebuyers

What Today’s Market Means for First-Time Home Buyers,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, May 25, 2022.

Love, Money + Real Estate #014: Is a Recession Looming?” by Ilyce Glink,, May 3, 2022.

Real Estate Matters: Industry Trends as a New Year Arrives,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, Jan. 16, 2022.

Real Estate Matters: Homeowner Weighs Renting vs. Buying for Next Stage in Life,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, Aug. 8, 2021.

Retiree Considers Selling Townhouse, Buying Larger Single-Level Home,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, May 30, 2022.

Cullen Roche:  Macro Is About Understanding the World for What It Is,” The Long View podcast,, Jan. 11, 2022.

Real Estate Trends for 2022,” by Ilyce Glink,, Dec. 14, 2021.

Real Estate as an Investment

Real Estate Matters: We Stand by Advice That LLCs Aren’t for All Property Investors,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, Jan. 23, 2022.

Housing Shortage

Underbuilding Has Led to ‘Acute Shortage’ of Housing and ‘Affordability Crisis,’ Study Says,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, July 19, 2021.

Older Adults, Taxes, and Retirement

Calculating Capital Gains,” by Ilyce Glink,, May 9, 2022.

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?” by Ilyce Glink,, July 2, 2019.

The Benefits of Paying Down a Mortgage Before Retirement,” Interview with Christine Benz and Ilyce Glink,, Sept. 4, 2018.

Reverse Mortgages: Readers Share Their Experiences,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, June 2, 2021.

Reverse Mortgage Not Working Out? Here Are Some Options,” by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin,, Dec. 1, 2021.