| Aug 2, 2009
I didn't know the Gold Coast could be so beige. But when Gayle Hallen, a licensed sales and leasing agent with Chicago Apartment Finders, takes me out to view apartments for rent in the neighborhood, each of five units we see is blanketed in that...
| Jul 24, 2009
On fairly frequent occasions, Edgebrook resident and real estate agent Julie Schultz fields calls from bewildered house hunters driving around the leafy suburban-looking streets of her neighborhood. The conversations sound something like this:
| Jul 23, 2009
| 8:59 AM
(WGN-AM)- A Libertyville real estate developer has been indicted on federal charges of swindling investors of more than $8 million.
Forrest David Laidley, 65, was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with allegedly selling...
| Jun 28, 2009
Anup Bhattarai has been watching a lot of YouTube lately. Not that he has idle time on his hands -- quite the opposite, in fact.
Bhattarai, 34, just bought a two-flat in Logan Square for $265,000, which he's rehabbing himself: repairing leaky pipes,...
| Jun 14, 2009
Tara Morin and Coleman Hillstrom are refinishing the woodwork after discarding the green shag carpeting and re-tiling the bathroom in their one-bedroom condo.
Morin, like many first-time buyers, had cobbled together savings and gifts from parents last...
| May 10, 2009
Housing students, which of the following is correct?
Buy a home now -- you'll get a great deal.
Don't buy now -- house prices are dropping like a rock, and you'll do better later.
Umm, both? Neither?
For consumers, this is a push-pull moment:...
| May 1, 2009
| 8:10 AM
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| Apr 19, 2009
On the last Friday in March, President Obama summoned leaders of the banking industry to the White House, where they gathered around a mahogany table in the State Dining Room, site of many a feast. On this day there was not a piece of fruit nor can of...
| Apr 13, 2009
| 11:36 AM
In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
| Apr 3, 2009
Federal prosecutors expanded their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday in an indictment that drew more of his closest aides into the scandal and adds new schemes to the list of charges against him: Pocketing money funneled through his...
| Feb 6, 2009
No grab bars in the bathroom! Please!
Aging Baby Boomers hate to be reminded that they're — just possibly — getting older.
This largest age group in American history — some 76 million strong, born between 1946 and 1964 — is not...