| Nov 11, 2010
Jeff and Maureen Learned always knew they wanted a large family. So it was a blow when they struggled to conceive after the birth of their first daughter, Shanna.
The couple, who recently moved to Burbank after living in La Crescenta for years, went...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2010
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. backtracked Monday on a no-bid contract it approved late last year and said it will rebid parts of the pact.
Officials from state-backed Citizens told board members that they will allow Inspection Depot in Jacksonville...
| 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...