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By Melissa Harris and Gail MarksJarvisHow do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
A homebuyer may have to put several houses under contract before actually closing on one. Welcome to the new housing market, where contract price and appraised value do not always match. Low appraised values are causing many deals to falter, according...
Call it the "cockroach theory." It's the assumption among investors that if one cockroach takes you by surprise, there are more to come, even if you see no sign of another at the moment. You apply the same thinking to investing as you apply at home....
Special to the TribuneTwo years ago, Jason Pietrucha read the foreclosure writing on the wall. The mortgage broker saw California's growing default rate and prepared for the home-loan tsunami to hit Illinois. Switching to real estate sales, Pietrucha deals almost exclusively...
Tags: Homes, Foreclosures, Inventories, Realty, Agriculture
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and her role as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in the Bahamas, but those...
Forty percent fewer homes were available for sale in the nine-county Chicago area in April than a year ago, leading to higher sales prices. That, in turn, is prompting more homeowners to slap fresh paint on their walls and list their homes for sale....
Tribune staff reporterMore than 9,000 previously owned homes were sold in the Chicago area in April, another strong month for sales volume that was met by more pricing recovery. The Illinois Association of Realtors reported Wednesday that 9,152 single-family homes and...
Tags: Real Estate, Mortgages, Homes, Condos, Real Estate Sales
Property flipping is gaining speed again in the Chicago area. During the first six months of the year, 1,067 homes were flipped in the seven-county Chicago area, a 30 percent increase from 2011's first half, according to RealtyTrac, a real estate data...
Widely reported mortgage delinquency rates are being weighed down by older mortgages and loans long past due, and more recent mortgages are performing at pre-housing-bubble norms, according to an analysis of national lending data by TransUnion....
Tags: Federal Reserve, Banking, Mortgages, Loans
For the past six years, the question "what's my home worth" caused homeowners to wince. With some optimism now in the real estate market and more transactions occurring than have in years, Redfin thinks homeowners and potential homebuyers are ready to...
ReutersBy John Wasik CHICAGO, May 10 (Reuters) - If you're willing to take on more risk, it's a good time to move beyond corporate and government bonds in the incredibly challenging search for yield. While attention has been on the record-setting stock...
ReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) - If you're willing to take on more risk, it's a good time to move beyond corporate and government bonds in the incredibly challenging search for yield. While attention has been on the record-setting stock market - the Dow Jones...
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