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  • Local housing market's cool-off continues

    Local housing market's  cool-off continues
    Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The report from the Illinois Association of Realtors came as little surprise to...
  • Transferring property to children can get complicated

    Transferring property to children can get complicated
    Q: I wish to set up my daughter and son with a house. My plan is to buy two houses and rent them to each family but not collect any rent except for what it costs for the property taxes and insurance. Then at my passing, they will inherit the houses at the...
  • Home sales fall sharply in August

    Home sales fall sharply in August
    Sales of existing homes in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The Illinois Association of Realtors said 10,370 homes were sold in the nine-...
  • Church Leads Hartford's Asylum Hill Revival

    Church Leads Hartford's Asylum Hill Revival
    Last month, there was a wall-raising by volunteers who are building a Victorian-style home in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood. There haven't been many of these put up since Queen Victoria herself left the throne. It's a good story. At the dawn of...
  • Homebuilder, developer stake claim on Peninsula

    Homebuilder, developer stake claim on Peninsula
    A 30-acre parcel along Barclay Road in Newport News' Deep Creek section could soon give way to 46 new homes, according to a developer overseeing the project. Jonathan P. Skinner, Harrison & Lear Inc. vice president of acquisitions and development,...
  • Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage

    Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage
    When Tom Greco bought his four-bedroom home three decades ago, he assumed he'd pay off the mortgage before retirement — just as his parents did. Things didn't work out that way. Instead, his $4,500 monthly mortgage payments — a consequence...
  • And you thought real estate was mundane

    And you thought real estate was mundane
    The housing biz isn't all square footage and sales contracts. Here are some bulletins from the wide-ranging world of real estate: I am not making this up. As if the average homeowner didn't have enough to worry about, we now have the specter of house-...
  • Top Boehm birds still fly high with collectors

    Q: My sisters and I inherited our father's Boehm birds. This is a large collection of about 70 pieces, including the Golden Pheasant and a pair of song sparrows. Is there a market for them? We want to sell. A: To clue readers, Edward Marshall Boehm...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CRT Starts Free Homebuyer Course In October

    With housing prices predicted to rise by as much as six percent in 2014, many people are thinking about turning their dream of becoming a home owner into a reality sooner rather than later. But for some consumers who may be unaware of the buying process,...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's Hollywood Hills House Up For Sale

    SELLER: Jake Gyllenhaal LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,500,000 SIZE: 2,826, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Several helpful children, including one of the gals at Redfin, have let Your Mama know that leading man movie star Jake...
  • Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale

    Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale
    The median sale price for a single-family home in Glendale soared in August compared to the same time a year ago, while condo prices crept up, according to the latest real estate report. The median price for a home jumped from $722,000 in August 2013...