| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:21 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
— 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,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
BUYER: Jimmy and Jane Buffett
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif.
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 --...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:13 PM