| Dec 7, 2007
Federal agents are investigating real estate deals involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife as part of a three-year corruption probe into allegations of favoritism and fraud within his administration.
Several federal sources familiar with the inquiry...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 2:54 PM
As mentioned, buying a home is a big financial commitment. Before you jump into homeownership, note the costs you will incur so that you can plan accordingly. When you purchase a home, expect to pay some upfront costs (one-time payments). These cover...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 9:53 AM
A home inspector does not prepare or examine differently when going into a foreclosed home, yet there are certain issues that can arise that are unique to these properties. With the number of defaulted loans rising (a trend that will most likely...