| Jul 29, 2010
| 6:57 PM
Even before Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark nursing home safety reforms into law Thursday in a room packed with senior citizens, top state officials have been working behind the scenes to implement many provisions of the new legislation aimed at ending...
| Jul 22, 2010
From Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida: Susie is friendly female black Lab, not 2 years old yet. She gave birth to puppies under a shed because she needed shelter from rainy cold weather. She and the pups ended up in a shelter thatÂ was filled to...
| Jun 26, 2010
On an afternoon in late May, Chicago real estate agent Gary Lucido, president of Lucid Realty, glanced at the chicagohousingstats.com website. Among the stats grabbing his attention was one showing Chicago-area home prices had fallen 27.3 percent from...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:14 AM
Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida.
Wanda Williams, manufacturing representative, 111 Chisholm St., Apopka, 32703.
Eastern Wine I Planet LLC, wholesale, 2172 Platinum Road, Suite I,...
| Jun 19, 2010
One way to help an ailing housing market regain its health is to clear the books of foreclosures. Buying foreclosed properties can help mitigate this sad chapter and turn to a promising new one by ensuring a neighborhood maintains its value and property...
| Jun 19, 2010
TV was once flooded with shows about finding an inexpensive property and turning it into a dream home or "flipping" it for a profit with just a little work here and there.
For those who are hoping to find such an opportunity with the growing number of...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 10:00 PM
A thorough home inspection is often recommended for any real estate transaction, but when considering the purchase of a foreclosed home many experts believe it becomes even more critical.
Tom Jansson, secretary of the National Association of Certified...
| Jun 12, 2010
According to the National Auctioneers Association, $58.6 billion in commercial and residential real estate was sold at auction last year, an all-time high. One leading auction company, REDC, has already sold 1,200 properties in Chicago this year,...
| Jun 12, 2010
Think all homes sold at auction are dilapidated foreclosures you have to pay cash for on the spot? Think again. Real estate auctions are becoming more and more popular because they offer good deals on a variety of properties in a consumer-friendly...
| May 26, 2010
| 8:27 AM
Citizens Property Insurance drew fire again for its no-bid contract.
Citizens has not taken well to the press coverage dismissing it as having "inaccuracies," according to a spokeswoman. In January, Citizens Chairman Jim Malone called criticism of...
| Feb 25, 2010
Here's a copy an e-mail sent yesterday to county employees by County Administrator Brenda Garton in regards to the arrest of Michael Shifflett, the county's director of Department of Housing.From: Garton, Brenda Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:01...