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  • Parents' 'stuff' can be a burden for boomers

    Losing a parent is an inevitable hurdle in life. And for baby boomers, whose aging parents are often in their 80s and 90s, it's an imminent one. Aside from coping with the emotional burden, there's also the burden of dealing with all the "stuff." It can...
  • Time to downsize? Not for baby boomers

    The baby boomer who's itching to ditch the responsibility of a single-family home and move into an apartment – now, there's a relatively rare bird. That may be something of a surprise, given the media reports and demographic prognostications that...
  • Grayslake allows backyard chickens

     Grayslake allows backyard chickens
    Sue Sturm gave her daughter, Natalie, a congratulatory high five after the Grayslake Village Board unanimously approved allowing chickens in back yards. Natalie, 15, said she had already purchased equipment to build a coop in her back yard and vowed...
  • Flipping into home design

    Flipping into home design
    The gig: Jeff Lewis of the reality show "Flipping Out" runs a Los Angeles design business. He has a line of paints bearing his name that sells online through Home Depot, and he's creative director of Living Spaces furniture, working on catalog shoots...
  • American Homes 4 Rent buys Beazer in home-rental consolidation

    In another sign of consolidation in the single-family rental industry, Agoura Hills-based American Homes 4 Rent said Tuesday that it's buying smaller Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes Inc. The deal, which is worth about $263 million in stock, cash and debt,...
  • Pending home sales soar nationwide in May, biggest jump since 2010

    Pending home sales soar nationwide in May, biggest jump since 2010
    Pending home sales surged more than expected in May, the latest sign a sluggish housing recovery is picking up steam. Signed contracts for previously owned homes jumped 6.1% from April, the National Assn. of Realtors said Monday. It was the largest...
  • Selling elderly parent's home and Medicaid implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances. My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...
  • Help for homeowners? That ain't nothing

    The current do-nothing Congress appears to be headed for its August recess safely in reach of winning the title for most do-nothingest assembly in U.S. history, which, let's face it, is not necessarily a bad thing. The nation breathes a sigh of relief...
  • Seniors see age-restricted housing as a chance for freedom

    Retired high school teachers John and Judy Woffington are trading their home on a three-acre lot in Marshall, Pa., near Pittsburgh, for one that sits on about a third of an acre not because they don't like the house they've owned for 34 years, but because...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • Frank Anechiarico, Valley Chevrolet owner

    Frank Anechiarico, Valley Chevrolet owner
    Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke. "He started out selling used cars...