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  • Is 'morality' the most relevant issue when letting underwater house go?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I was listening to your radio show recently with some interest about the condition of the Chicago real estate market and was astounded by your response to one of your callers. The man was a house painter who was...
  • Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter

    Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter
    Dorothy Leonard has lived for 33 years in the same house on the same block in West Humboldt Park, one of the better blocks in the struggling West Side Chicago neighborhood. She's the block's unofficial ambassador, shooing away young people who gather...
  • Illinois suit: Firm broke into occupied homes in foreclosure, removed belongings

    Illinois suit: Firm broke into occupied homes in foreclosure, removed belongings
    The state of Illinois is suing the nation's largest privately held firm that maintains foreclosed homes, alleging it illegally broke into the occupied homes of people behind on their mortgage payments or in foreclosure, locked them out and removed their...
  • Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings

    Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings
    In the first 10 days of September, city of Chicago operators logged 359 calls about problems at vacant buildings, ranging from reports of open or missing front or back doors to pried-off plywood panels to trespassers. The city is trying to lessen that...
  • Cook County home prices continue recovery

    Cook County home prices continue recovery
    Single-family-home prices rose strongly in Chicago and suburban Cook County during the year's second quarter, according to a local home price index, validating the sentiment that a housing recovery has taken hold in the Chicago area. However, the pace...
  • Taking the less-known route

     Taking the less-known route
    If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it? The answer depends largely on the student. Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
  • Bridgeview slides further into debt to support stadium

    Bridgeview slides further into debt to support stadium
    One of the Chicago area's most debt-saddled suburbs is borrowing even more money as it tries to put off the worst of its financial pain over the struggling Toyota Park stadium. The latest borrowing binge — $27 million — will put Bridgeview...
  • What to consider when choosing to rent or buy

    What to consider when choosing to rent or buy
    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...
  • Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com

    Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com
    President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to conduct a novel interview on housing policy with the chief executive of the real estate website Zillow.com. The president reiterated his call for the passage this year of a broad...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How 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,...
  • Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance

     Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance
    A federal court ruling has dealt a setback to Chicago's efforts, and to potentially those of municipalities around the country, to maintain some of the vacant properties caught in the limbo of the foreclosure process. Chicago's ordinance, which took...