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  • Record-breaking $102-million L.A. mansion is for lease at $400,000

    Record-breaking $102-million L.A. mansion is for lease at $400,000
    Fleur de Lys, the Westside mansion that recently sold for a Southern California record-breaking price of $102 million, is now available for lease for $400,000 a month to long-term tenants. The timing is good for the new, and as yet unidentified, owner....
  • Passive vs. active investing in real estate

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a commercial property owner and wanted to open an IRA. I was told by my tax preparer that since my income is not earned, I do not qualify for the IRA or the tax deduction, why? I pay estimated taxes on my...
  • John Bucksbaum's 2nd act

     John Bucksbaum's 2nd act
    A few days after John Bucksbaum was forced to step down as CEO of General Growth Properties, the company his father and uncle had built into the nation's second-largest mall operator, he stood in the bathroom of his Lincoln Park home brushing his teeth...
  • For-Profit Hospitals Offer Advantages

    The resistance to for-profit hospitals in Connecticut reveals a degree of naivete about legal and financial realities that our political leadership ignores at the peril of the state's health care system. Our leaders should promote nonprofit/for-profit...
  • Realty firm targets LGBT buyers, sellers

    Realty firm targets LGBT buyers, sellers
    On Thursday, Dream Town Realty's website home page contained the typical links to property listings and neighborhood information. Beginning Friday, the Chicago firm will add a banner to its home page touting its new division, Pride of Ownership, which...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...
  • Homeowner association manager is accused of fabricating evidence

    Question: Our manager refuses owner requests for documents, causing our association to be sued several times a year. Each time she comes to court as a defendant, she brings her so-called evidence and answers, "Your honor, see Exhibit X." She overloads...
  • For second act, boomers want to retire in style

    If the real estate industry is worried about not being able to satisfy buyer demand because they don't have enough houses listed for sale, it ought to look no farther than the legions of baby boomers living among us. One might surmise that from a new...
  • View list of new business licenses and renewals in Hampton

    Check out the list of business license applications to Hampton's Commissioner of the Revenue for the first quarter of this year. This list does not exclude contractors, home-based businesses or independent contractors working at one business location....
  • House walk to celebrate Wright legacy

    House walk to celebrate Wright legacy
    Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will hold a house walk 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 in Oak Park and River Forest to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the trust. All Wright 2014, will feature rare...
  • Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations

    Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations
    Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...