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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Picking Up Food Stamps In My Mercedes

    Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes 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, abandoned in the...
  • 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,...
  • Jimmy Buffett Buys Margaritaville West

    BUYER: Jimmy and Jane Buffett LOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif. PRICE: $8,250,000 SIZE: 4,322 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Jimmy Buffett, He-Rah of Margaritaville fame and fortune, enjoys a reputation among his legions of fans --...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • Jenny McCarthy's onetime rental house for sale

     Jenny McCarthy's onetime rental house for sale
    A five-bedroom, 6,700-square-foot ranch home on 2.5 acres near downtown Geneva that actress, model and comedian Jenny McCarthy had rented for the past few years is on the market for $2.28 million. The house, built in 1975, has 5 1/2 baths, a walkout...
  • A few more sellers? SoCal housing inventory crept up in May

    A few more sellers? SoCal housing inventory crept up in May
    The supply of homes for sale in Southern California crept up in May, another sign that the region's housing market is stabilizing. But it remains at less than full health. If sales continue at the current pace, all listings on the market in metro Los...
  • Elgin marketing campaign tied to fair housing settlement

    Elgin marketing campaign tied to fair housing settlement
    A new $100,000 marketing campaign promoting Elgin's housing market has unlikely roots in a fair housing settlement between Wells Fargo Bank and a Chicago-area group tied to the National Fair Housing Alliance. A year ago, the alliance and 13 of its...
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