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  • Case closed, but coffin on Outfit isn't

    Is the Chicago Outfit dead, now that the historic Family Secrets trial has ended? No.How can you kill a thing that has lived for almost a century in this town, wrapping itself throughout the city's infrastructure, developing arteries for nutrients,...
  • What Boomers really want in housing

    What Boomers really want in housing
    No grab bars in the bathroom! Please! Aging Baby Boomers hate to be reminded that they're — just possibly — getting older. This largest age group in American history — some 76 million strong, born between 1946 and 1964 — is not...
  • Streeterville: Where tourists and homeowners mingle

    Streeterville: Where tourists and homeowners mingle
    As home buyers, Nina Patel and Shari Hagedorn have strikingly different profiles. Patel, 25 and single, relocated from Boston last fall to work as a pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Hagedorn, 62 and a longtime Chicago suburbanite, is a...
  • How to avoid a disastrous closing

    How to avoid a disastrous closing
    Buyers may agonize for months searching for the right house or condominium. Then comes the tricky part: the closing. It may only take an hour or two, but during this crucial meeting the deal may fall apart or the buyer might get locked into an...
  • Bucktown: Little neighborhood with a lot to offer

    Bucktown: Little neighborhood with a lot to offer
    It's a sweltering summer evening, and the Damen Avenue streetscape north of North Avenue is pulsating. There are walkers, joggers and bicyclists. There are parents pushing infants in strollers and pulling toddlers in wagons. There are al fresco diners,...
  • Lake Forest: Natural beauty and grand estates

    Lake Forest: Natural beauty and grand estates
    Not every teenager is willing to admit his hometown is an awesome place. Tommy Filkin is. Scanning the Lake Michigan beach where he is a lifeguard, this shaggy-haired 16-year-old says of Lake Forest: "I love it here. It's a nice, safe place to grow up....
  • When couples disagree on whether to sell home

    In neighborhoods throughout the nation, couples are quarreling over a key housing question: Should they sell their home now or hold out in hopes of a higher price later? This dispute is putting a strain on many relationships, says Mark Nash, a real...
  • Taming of the monster home

    Taming of the monster home
    McMansions epitomized the excesses of the housing market, but don't think that just because the market is in the dumps, the desire for overbuilt homes has dried up. The people who can afford to be in the upper brackets of residential real estate are...
  • Readers show off their ZIP appeal

    Readers show off their ZIP appeal
    After we published "Alternate ZIPs," describing some less-well-known but robust neighborhoods and suburbs (Real Estate, Jan. 20), it was our readers' turn. They offered lively descriptions of their areas—their alternate ZIPs as it were. North,...
  • Incentives help to seal deal

    These days, determined sellers aren't concerned with just curb appeal. They're also trying to spruce up a buyer's financing package. Area lenders and real estate agents say it's increasingly common for sellers to pay a buyer's closing costs or provide...
  • Buyer's market is not always what it seems

    This story contains corrected material, published Nov. 18, 2007. Just because this a buyer's market doesn't mean buyers have it easy. Here are some of their challenges: FOLLOWING YOUR MONEY. Getting a mortgage is humbling again. In the height of the...