| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
February sales of existing homes in the Chicago area fell 8.2 percent from their year-ago level, but a shortage of inventory helped push up prices and decrease marketing time last month.
The Illinois Association of Realtors reported Thursday that 5,574...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Here's the question on every Realtor's mind: Why aren't buyers buying?
Oh, sure. They're buying in some places.
According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales were unchanged in January from the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Foodies, don't fret. The 2nd St. Tavern at 194 Main St. in Emmaus has brought its own delicious dishes to the space formerly occupied by Lee Gribben's on Main.
"We're offering contemporary cuisine, as well as twists on old favorites," general manager...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Trucks continue to outsell cars, and that could be a good sign.
So far this year, cars account for 47.4 percent of U.S. sales, according to data from WardsAuto. Analyst Haig Stoddard forecasts light trucks will outsell cars for the foreseeable future....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Property owner John Meehan can demolish a house on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach that has fallen into disrepair and build anew.
The California Coastal Commission sided with previous Design Review and City Council determinations that the single-family...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Southern California is home to some of the most overpriced housing markets in the country. And that's taking the wind out of the recovery.
Three Southland regions ranked among the five most overvalued markets in the U.S. in a new report by real estate...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:39 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co this week ramped up deep discounts on many of their U.S. models, extending those offers through March in an effort to lure customers back into winter-ravaged showrooms.
Some of the heaviest...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Despite a blip of snow a few days ago, spring is officially here. That means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and working out. After all, it's easy to slack off when taking refuge indoors (and under multiple layers of clothing).
| Mar 4, 2014
The winter chill on auto sales is melting into a buyers market.
Dealer inventories have ballooned with the frigid weather across much of the nation in January and February. So automakers are turning to a tried-and-true method to move sheet metal —...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — Factory growth picked up last month and consumers spent more than analysts expected in January, countering some recent downbeat reports that indicated the economic recovery was weakening.
Severe winter weather appeared to cut both...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Winter dragged on in February and car sales for many automakers remained in hibernation, at least for the first half of the month. Shoppers shunned popular sedans like the Honda Accord (down 12.1 percent), Ford Fusion (down 14.3 percent), Toyota......