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  • Changes coming slowly so far at Darden Restaurants

    Changes coming slowly so far at Darden Restaurants
    After 74 days of new leadership at Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden breadsticks are still unlimited, LongHorn Steakhouses don't pay rent and Seasons 52 is under the same ownership. Interim CEO Gene Lee says the new board will take its time on the biggest...
  • Abundance of green space at The Oaks in Vernon Hills

    Trees. Green space. Elbow room. Those are key reasons people choose to live in the suburbs, and the developers of The Oaks in north suburban Vernon Hills understand that. "Unlike many of the new communities being built which have much higher density...
  • 'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion

    'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion
    The L.A. area's unusually hot ultra-luxury real estate market ended 2014 with yet another mega-sale. Swedish video-game billionaire Markus Persson bought a Beverly Hills mansion built by handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $70 million. Although the...
  • Ellen DeGeneres has designs on new living quarters

    Ellen DeGeneres has designs on new living quarters
    Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, known for her love of fixing up and selling houses, has listed her adjacent units in a Westwood condo building for close to $16 million. She bought the two Wilshire Corridor units for about that amount in July after...
  • Boards weigh several factors in deciding hardship exemption

    Q. I live in a condominium association and our declaration and bylaws were amended to restrict leasing to a certain percentage of units in the association. The number of units allowed to be leased has been reached, but there is a hardship exception to the...
  • Highland Park renters feel the squeeze of gentrification

    Highland Park renters feel the squeeze of gentrification
    Vanny Arias isn't sure how much longer she'll be able to stay in the neighborhood where she's lived all her life. The last few years, she's watched the changes sweep through Highland Park. "Newcomers" who spend $600,000 on a fully rehabbed Craftsman...
  • Investors find fewer bargains in Chicago housing market

    By one estimate, institutional buyers that acquire distressed homes and convert them into rentals bought about 9,500 properties in the Chicago area in a 32-month period that ended in August. With rising local home appreciation, though, distressed...
  • How to deal with neighbors encroaching on your property

    How to deal with neighbors encroaching on your property
    Q: I live an old New England farmhouse and the property line between my house and my neighbor is an old stone wall. Recently, the neighbor told me he was installing a wood fence along the wall. He said he was just going to "move some rocks around" because...
  • VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers

    VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers
    Some home sellers don't want to deal with would-be buyers who plan to get a loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But those sellers could be shooting themselves in the foot. At the same time, vets who fail to look into add-on programs...
  • LLC doesn't make getting a real estate loan easier

    Q: Good morning, I would like to know if an LLC would help me obtain a loan for single family home. Thanks! A: You seem confused by what a limited liability company (LLC) is and why you might need or want one when it comes to owning real estate. First,...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...