| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Rising home prices enabled more than 75,000 homeowners in the Chicago area to regain equity in their homes during the third quarter, according to a report from Zillow.
Negative equity in the region spanning from southeast Wisconsin to Northwest Indiana...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Home sales and median prices in the Chicago area continued to beat year-ago comparisons in October, and the time it took to sell a home plunged as a result of a lack of inventory.
October sales of existing homes in the nine-county Chicago area rose 9.6...
| Nov 15, 2013
The sentiment toward renters in community associations sways like a pendulum.
During the construction boom of the 1990s, developers levied few restrictions so as not to deter prospective buyers. They wrote governing documents that largely permitted...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, a money manager that has long worked with the largest U.S. financial institutions, is now turning to the country's smaller banks, where it sees a promising market for exchange-traded corporate bond funds.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:59 AM
By John Balassi
NEW YORK, Nov 6 (IFR) - A global rally is in full swing on
Wednesday morning, despite looming event risks this week which
include the ECB policy meeting on Thursday and Friday's
Market participants are using yesterday's sell-...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Two Chicago-area men are facing federal wire fraud charges for allegedly charging people thousands of dollars to help them modify their home mortgage loans and then failing to provide any services.
Bolingbrook resident Everett Pope, 38, who was also...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:36 AM
When Rick Buchler and his wife split up two years ago, they decided she would remain in their house near Stockton, Calif., and he would leave. The couple had no children, and Buchler's wife, a pediatrician, wanted to stay in the marital four-bedroom...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Every year, it seems as though retailers are prepping for the holiday season earlier and earlier. Before Halloween even arrives, some stores have already started running advertisements or stocking their shelves with gifts for the winter holidays. While,...
| Oct 20, 2013
Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin.
All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Oct 13, 2013
"Hi. I'm the dead girl in the alley,” said Carolyn Gale.
At the moment, she was the waitress behind the bar, it being lunchtime at the Tavern. But sometime before Christmas, she will be on the back cover of the next Shallow End Gals' novel, as she...