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  • After you split and move out, overdue tax can hurt you

    After you split and move out, overdue tax can hurt you
    Q: My husband and I separated in November 2013. I have to wait until November to file for an official divorce. I just got a notice in the mail that the property where my husband is living has property taxes overdue. I have a signed separation...
  • Basil downy mildew spreads rapidly in cool, wet weather

    Basil downy mildew spreads rapidly in cool, wet weather
    Q: I have always grown basil without any problems, until this year. My plants started getting a yellow cast to the leaves, which then turned brown and fell off a few days later. What can I do? — Allen Jacobs, Highland Park A: The problem with...
  • Tips for preparing next year's association budget

    Tips for preparing next year's association budget
    For most community associations, cooler weather signals the start of budget season. It's the time of year when boards and finance committees hammer out the next year's expenses and income. We asked a panel of industry professionals for its best...
  • The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit

    The dish on installing satellite dish outside a unit
    Q: We recently bought a condo unit on the top floor of a three-story building. The association provides cable TV to each unit, but we prefer satellite TV service. The association does not allow satellite dishes on the common elements. But next to our...
  • Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns

    Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns
    There's still a ways to go before 2014's housing market wraps up, but industry watchers are already looking ahead to next year. So, too, are potential buyers and sellers who decided to sit this year out. Last week, the Illinois Association of Realtors...
  • OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location

    OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location
    A distinctive recessed detail adorns the glass exterior of OneEleven, the new 60-story rental tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. It is subtle but sophisticated, which also describes the ambience within. Need someone to coordinate a move-in? OneEleven has a...
  • Sue Gin, in her own words

    Sue Gin, in her own words
    In November 1993, the Tribune’s Sunday Magazine published an interview with Sue Gin in her own words, as told to freelance journalist Mel Novit. Gin died Friday at 73, leaving behind her legacy of inspiration and perseverance. I was a passenger on...
  • Jay Z and Beyonce on tour of L.A.-area mega-mansions

    Jay Z and Beyonce on tour of L.A.-area mega-mansions
    Jay Z and Beyonce have been making waves — in Los Angeles-area real estate. The rapper/hip-hop magnate and his R&B superstar wife splashed out $200,000 for a month's stay this summer at a fully furnished contemporary in Holmby Hills. The newly...
  • Celine Dion seeks buyer for island estate in Florida

    Celine Dion seeks buyer for island estate in Florida
    Singer Celine Dion is seeking a buyer for her Jupiter Island, Fla., estate, which is now priced at $62.5 million. The sprawling waterfront home is Bahamian-inspired and was custom-built four years ago for Dion. The 5.5-acre fenced property includes a...
  • Six investment firms interested in Bob Evans' real estate assets: WSJ

    (Reuters) - At least six state investment firms are interested in buying the property assets of restaurant and packaged food company Bob Evans Farms Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The bidders include Spirit...
  • Overwatering can cause yews to turn yellow or brown

    Overwatering can cause yews to turn yellow or brown
    Q: A group of yews along the front of my house are turning a yellow color along with some brown patches. This looks different from the yews at my neighbor's house, which suffered winter burn. I had planted these yews to help hide an ugly downspout. Any...