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Home values in Illinois' most populous county are improving, but the gains may be smaller than would-be sellers are expecting. First-quarter prices of single-family homes in Cook County increased 3.5 percent from 2012's first quarter and rose 3.2...
Former Chicago Bulls forward Charles Oakley has taken a loss on his three-bedroom condo in a South Loop high-rise, selling it May 21 for $900,000. Oakley, 49, played 19 seasons in the NBA, including two stints with the Bulls. He spent one year as an...
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
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,...
Tags: Business, Washington, DC, Gold Coast, Joint Ventures, Realty
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....
Current and would-be homeowners are warming to the idea of renting. People may aspire to own a home, but most are still reeling from the housing crisis, and some believe the hard times either aren't over or the worst is yet to come. As a result, they...
Um, don't look now, but out there in the real estate trenches, they're whispering the B word again. That's B as in "bubble." That's because agents in various parts of the country are using such terms as "overheated" and "buying craze" and...
Tags: Rentals, Real Estate Buyers, Washington, DC, Realty, Real Estate
Depending on the status of the real estate market the advice regarding renting versus owning can fluctuate, but for older adults ready to make a move, the state of the economy isn't the only consideration. For some they have been living in the same...
More than 7,000 homes were sold in the Chicago area last month, capping the best finish for a year since December 2006, just before the local housing market's bubble burst. Despite concerns about federal budget negotiations, unemployment and possible...
Hundreds of would-be homeowners stepped forward in the final two months of last year to claim $15,000 down payment assistance grants from Wells Fargo & Co.'s CityLift program. With no waiting list being kept and the funds all reserved, the program...
Tribune staff reporterMark Hoplamazian was a freshly minted MBA graduate when consummate dealmaker Jay Pritzker hired him to work on new investments and acquisitions in 1989. Almost immediately, the 25-year-old grandson of Armenian Christian immigrants found himself in an...
Tags: Business, China, Corporate Officers, Realty, Central Park
Zillow is displaying detailed information on about 1.5 million homes that are in foreclosure but not yet for sale, in a bid to position itself as the go-to website for homebuyers. All the data that Zillow is making available is public information, but...
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