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  • DLP Realty gives employees tools to prosper

    DLP Realty gives employees tools to prosper
    For a while, real estate agent Chris Young thought he'd never find the right home — for his ambitions. Some agencies were too small. Some left him light on income. Then, five years ago, he found the answer to his workplace dreams in an ad on...
  • New York Times columnist tackles what 'wealth' means

    There is a world of difference between being rich and being wealthy, according to Paul Sullivan, the "Wealth Matters" columnist for The New York Times. In his new book, "The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy," Sullivan visualizes...
  • Piano industry revives as housing market recovers

    Piano industry revives as housing market recovers
    In August, Bob Frazier's company made a move that many people called crazy: It opened a second piano store. The industry is dying, he was told. Kids don't have the time or the interest. Shops are folding. Houses are too small. Electronic keyboards are...
  • U.S. home sales perking up, but for how long?

    U.S. home sales perking up, but for how long?
    A key measure of the nation's housing market picked up speed in February as sales of previously-owned homes climbed 1.2% and ran ahead of last year's pace for the fifth straight month. That's according to the National Assn. of Realtors, which also...
  • Rehabbers in line to help communities with blight

    Rehabbers in line to help communities with blight
    MERRILLVILLE--Merrillville and Hobart officials and rehabbers have a common goal -- to see the abandoned and blighted houses in the two communities brought back to life. To reach that common goal, though, the rehabbers consider business and the...
  • 2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed

    2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed
    One week ago, Lauri Jutila walked out the back of his Mid-City apartment building and found a sprawling heap of construction waste in the alley: floor tile, trash bags, wood planks and other construction debris stretching more than 100 feet. By Friday,...
  • February home prices up in Broward, down in Palm Beach County

    February home prices up in Broward, down in Palm Beach County
    Broward County home prices rose in February, though Palm Beach County saw a 9 percent drop, local Realtor boards said Monday. The median price for existing single-family homes in Broward was $285,000, a 12 percent increase from a year ago, according to...
  • Down payments can vary widely by housing markets

    Down payments can vary widely by housing markets
    For the past several years, it's been a rule of thumb that to buy a home with a conventional mortgage, you'll need to put down 20 percent of the purchase price. At least, that's the oft-repeated mantra in the financial media. But it turns out that...
  • Chicago home sales up for first time in 8 months

    Chicago home sales up for first time in 8 months
    Existing-home sales within the city of Chicago during February posted the first monthly year-over-year gain since June and prices rose more than 20 percent, indicating a good start for the beginning of 2015's spring homebuying season. Sales of already...
  • More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate

    More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate
    Tech moguls looking to buy a trophy home have long turned to Southern California. Billionaire Larry Ellison has become almost legendary for purchasing prized beachfront Malibu properties. Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos spent $24.5 million for a Beverly Hills...
  • Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale

    Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale
    Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house? Possibly both. Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no...