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  • 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...
  • China's hungry cattle feasting on alfalfa grown on Utah farm

    JENSEN, Utah It's easy to find the largest Chinese-owned hay farm in the United States. It sits 189 miles east of Salt Lake City, on a stunningly scenic bend of the Green River. After driving past the only gas station in Jensen, population 400, a...
  • Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...
  • A tracker for housing-price trends

    Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first "house specific" monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Working with the builder's Realtor not the best option

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm in the market for new construction home and I've been looking at home models without a real estate broker. My bad! Is it too late to rectify this situation? There is a real estate agent prominently shown on the...
  • Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...
  • Poet's Former Hartford Home Could Become Museum

     Poet's Former Hartford Home Could Become Museum
    Their love for the poetry of Wallace Stevens means so much to a small group of investors that they have signed a purchase agreement for Stevens' Hartford home with the idea of turning the West End property into a modest museum. Alison Johnson, author of...
  • Baltimore-area home sales rise in June

    Baltimore-area home sales rise in June
    More homes sold in the Baltimore region in June than in any month for the last seven years, while median prices and available inventory also increased slightly, according to a report released Thursday. The modest improvement across all fronts -- sales...
  • Southland homes draw foreign cash

    Southland homes draw foreign cash
    A record amount of foreign money is flowing into the U.S. housing market. And the Southland is a prime destination. Overseas buyers and new immigrants accounted for $92 billion worth of home purchases in the U.S. in the 12 months ended in March,...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West reportedly flipping Bel-Air mansion

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West reportedly flipping Bel-Air mansion
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might be looking to unload the mansion they've been painstakingly renovating.  The "Keeping Up With the Kardashianas" star and the rapper bought a 10,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion in 2013 for $11 million with the...