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  • South Side apartment building among 3 Chicago energy efficiency stars

    South Side apartment building among 3 Chicago energy efficiency stars
    To say the 55-unit building in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood was in disarray when it was changing hands in 2009 would be an understatement. "It was completely dilapidated," said Sandeep Sood, principal of Nautilus Investments, which acquired the...
  • Can security deposit be applied toward last month's rent?

    Question: I feel my landlord has been trying to get rid of me for years now, and I have finally had enough. Requested repairs have not been made and my landlord is generally unresponsive to my needs. I went down to the local library and made a copy of a...
  • Can HOA require homeowners to submit personal information?

    Question: On Nov. 6, the new management company manager sent this notice: "Residents of your unit are in violation of the Rules and Regulations/CC&Rs governing your association as follows: Failure to return homeowner information form. Another form is...
  • Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder

    Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder
    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics...
  • Office built in Recession 98% full

    Office built in Recession 98% full
    StaySky Vacations, a vacation booking company, took the remainder of office space at one of the few Orlando-office buildings constructed during the real estate downturn. StaySky took about 13,000 square feet at Kirkman Point Office Park. Todd Davis,...
  • Hank Azaria's character-filled house is up for sale

     Hank Azaria's character-filled house is up for sale
    Hank Azaria, a longtime voice on "The Simpsons," has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area at $3.5 million. The two-story house, built in 1999 with a design inspired by Prairie School architecture, is set behind gates on close to a half-acre in a...
  • The craziest wealthy Chicago family you've never heard of

    The craziest wealthy Chicago family you've never heard of
    Washington Porter made his fortune putting California fruit on Chicago's tables. In 1869, he and his brother, who lived on the West Coast, partnered to ship fresh produce by rail. Then the Civil War veteran took his money and wisely invested in real...
  • Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities

    Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities
    Professional athletes gravitate to newer properties that have home theaters and are located in guard-gated communities, real estate brokers who cater to sports figures say. Sports-related amenities such as basketball and tennis courts not so much....
  • Many pro athletes are drawn to L.A.'s beach cities, Calabasas

    Many pro athletes are drawn to L.A.'s beach cities, Calabasas
    The South Bay, with its low-key atmosphere and sought-after beachfront, has been attracting athletes since the 1980s, when the Joe Montana-led 49ers were Super Bowl fixtures, Kurt Rambis was minting four NBA title rings with the Lakers, and Steve Sax...
  • Celebrities home in on select Southland neighborhoods

    Celebrities home in on select Southland neighborhoods
    Southern California is littered with star-studded neighborhoods. Some are established stomping grounds prowled by tour buses, while others are low-key enclaves where the famous blend anonymously in the throng. Topping the marquee, Hollywood Hills...
  • More lower-priced homes hitting the market

    More lower-priced homes hitting the market
    Home listings are on the rise across South Florida — especially in the picked-over lower price ranges, a new report shows. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, 10,001 for-sale properties were priced below $149,950 in October, a 49...