| May 16, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Name: Miriam Lipsky
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of business: The ABL Group
Describe what you do/sell/serve: We are a full-service decorating, remodeling and maintenance company. Our remodeling division provides comprehensive home...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:05 AM
More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials.
"We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Much of the charm of Fells Point is found in its narrow back alleys and side streets — contributing to the area's original grid from land purchased by William Fell in the early 1700s. Many of the homes on these streets date to the mid-18th to 19th...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
William Ryan Homes offers Custom Collection
With the introduction of William Ryan's Custom Collection, buyers can now select a home site anywhere they want and William Ryan will do the rest. Currently, the company is building a custom home model in...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:28 PM
'Building each home as if it was our own'
West Point Builders and Developers, Inc., is celebrating their 56th year. They are currently building West Point Gardens in Elgin. We asked Pat Curran of West Point Builders about their business and latest...
| Nov 7, 2013
Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500.
Carimi, 25, joined the Bears as their starting offensive tackle...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Save $3 on $10 admission to the Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show at the Broward County Convention Center through Memorial Day.
Buy an online ticket to save $3 off adult admission or print out a coupon to save $2 at the box office.
| Mar 24, 2013
MÉRIDA, Mexico — Until this winter, Mérida had just been a busy city I passed through on my way to the ancient Mayan ruins.
Then, in mid-December, I made it my destination.
I pretty much had to: I'd been hearing the city's name all fall, from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?
Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door.
So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Dan Kittilsen, president of Plainfield based DJK Custom Homes Inc., knows what buyers are looking for when purchasing a home today.
Great detail, energy efficiency and real customer service, he says. "That's what people care about right now," he adds....