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  • Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?

    Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?
    Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law." Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
  • Drones hit home as local agents use sky-high technology to market properties

    Drones hit home as local agents use sky-high technology to market properties
    Real estate agents have long boasted of the lengths they'll go to market properties. Now, for some, the sky's the limit. As unmanned aircraft become more widely available, some agents have started to use drones to sell listings, inviting prospective...
  • State approves sale of Canton pier to private terminal operator

    State approves sale of Canton pier to private terminal operator
    State officials approved the sale of a 346,000-square-foot pier in Canton to Rukert Terminals Corp., a private terminal operator with an established footprint in Baltimore shipping. The Clinton Street Marine Terminal, as "Pier 1" and its surrounding...
  • Brand-new house? If the price is right

    Odd lots from the varied world of residential real estate: Gimme "new." Then again, maybe not. Given our druthers, we'd prefer a newly constructed home over a resale one. That's not me — "we," in this case, is a large chunk of the masses, according...
  • Sterling Bay buys Oprah's West Side Harpo campus for $30.5 million

    Sterling Bay buys Oprah's West Side Harpo campus for $30.5 million
    Fast-growing Chicago-based real estate developer Sterling Bay Cos. recently closed on its acquisition of the four-building West Side facility of the production company founded by Oprah Winfrey, paying a combined $30.5 million in five different land...
  • The effort to reform Proposition 13 advances, by a very tiny step

    It's not always politics that makes strange bedfellows, but urgency. That's what's driving the sudden popularity of an effort to reform Proposition 13 by eliminating what has long been one of its most flagrant loopholes for commercial property owners. ...
  • Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]

    Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]
    Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all. Today,...
  • Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district

    Support shown for expanding State Street special tax district
    Some of the Loop's heavy hitters turned out to a community meeting Wednesday to voice support for expanding a special taxing area that would bring extra services like street cleaning and landscaping to a larger swath of downtown — a plan opposed...
  • It's good to be a seller in most real estate markets

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I need help finding a good real estate agent. I need to sell my home. I am now indigent and have a back fracture. I lost my job due to the injury. The government will not provide any help to me and I have nowhere to...
  • Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say

    Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say
    To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district. But, businesses worry the move could...
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