| May 17, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Receiving five offers in 48 hours for my parents' former home bowled me over, especially considering the real estate market we all just barely lived through.
And these weren't just offers; they were great offers for the four-bedroom ranch house I grew...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Open House on a leafy street near South Miami featured a snack wagon with cupcakes and chilled beverages, but the real draw was the newly listed house for sale for $435,000.
Over a two-hour stretch on a Sunday afternoon, 44 groups of couples and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Although the federal government began a partial shutdown Tuesday, most financial regulators remained on the job because their agencies are funded outside the congressional appropriations process.
But the effects of the shutdown still...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days.
A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Is the government shutdown preventing you from buying or selling a home?
The closure of many government agencies is threatening deals because people can't get loans or crucial documents. Are you one of them?
Are you having trouble getting a loan...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:09 AM
In the 1950s, Americans regarded the suburbs as gateways to middle-class prosperity. Highways, the GI Bill and the Federal Housing Administration all helped fuel the growth of a new residential frontier for the Greatest Generation, and millions of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Jay Joerger was set to close a long-planned sale of his Palm Springs condominium this week until he was blindsided by an unexpected problem: the shutdown of the federal government.
The condo sits on land owned by an Indian tribe, so the sale must be...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Home prices and sales fell last month in the Bay Area as the tech-rich region mirrored a cooling trend elsewhere within the state.
The median home price in the nine-county region fell 1.9% from August to $530,000, while sales dropped 17.1% -- a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Sales of previously owned homes fell in September, as declining affordability hampered demand, a trade group said.
Existing sales of single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops dropped 1.9% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Buyers signed fewer contracts for California homes last month as the housing market entered a typically slower period and declining affordability sapped demand.
The California Assn. of Realtors said that its pending sales index fell 1.8% in September...