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  • Orlando outpaces state for home sales

    Home sales increased more in Metro Orlando than in most cities throughout Florida from a year ago, a new report shows. Sales of single-family houses were up by more than a third in the four-county Metro Orlando area from March 2014. Statewide, sales...
  • US home sales bounced back in March, but can the gain last?

    U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing. Sales of existing homes jumped 6.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million, the National Association of Realtors...
  • Illinois and Chicago spring housing markets up 11.5 percent

    Illinois and Chicago spring housing markets up 11.5 percent
    The Chicago area's housing market roared back to life in March, posting a double-digit gain in year-over-year sales of existing homes after eight months of ho-hum or declining performance. Last month, 8,158 homes and condominiums were sold in the nine-...
  • Home sales soar in Palm Beach, Broward counties

    Home sales soar in Palm Beach, Broward counties
    Here's the thing with spring: It's prime time for selling homes. Palm Beach County totaled 1,687 sales of existing single-family homes last month, a 38 percent increase from March 2014, the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches said Wednesday. It...
  • Home Prices Rise For First Time In More Than A Year

    Home Prices Rise For First Time In More Than A Year
    The spring homebuying market — traditionally the strongest of the year — in Greater Hartford got off to a promising start in March with the first increase in sale prices in more than a year. The median sale price — where half the sales...
  • Homeownership unlikely for many who lost houses

    Of the 1.4 million Florida homeowners who lost their houses as the real estate market collapsed, about only about a third are likely to re-enter the market with a set of house keys they could call their own. Only about 13 percent of Floridians who...
  • Michelle Obama biography embodies highly specific version of the American Dream

    If the Barack Obama story is about carving out an identity from a multicultural, biracial upbringing with an absent father, then the Michelle LaVaughn Robinson story is about how to be black and successful in America, as well as how to be successful and...
  • Wisconsin home sales jump 16 percent in March

    The Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales of existing homes in Wisconsin jumped 16 percent in March, compared with the same time a year ago. The median sales price rose almost 9 percent. In a statement, association Chairman Dan Kruse says the...
  • Tax implications of donating a conservation easement

    Tax implications of donating a conservation easement
    Q: My husband and I have land and want to give a conservation easement to a legitimate organization. Where do we start? A: That's a good, but tough, question. I would start by retaining a real estate attorney in your area who has experience with...
  • Peninsula real estate taxes won't bring sticker shock this year

    Peninsula real estate taxes won't bring sticker shock this year
    When it comes to local budget-writing, real estate taxes are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. On the Peninsula, somewhere between 45 cents and 63 cents of every dollar local governments raise comes from taxing residents' real estate. Even for a...
  • What are Chicago's hottest neighborhoods?

    What are Chicago's hottest neighborhoods?
    The story of a handsome brick bungalow with a touch of green trim in Elmwood Park may not be the norm. But neither is it the exception in a local housing market that is putting up some strong numbers in some surprising corners. The updated two-bedroom...