| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:11 AM
In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today.
It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Arlington Heights has approved a special taxing district for the Hickory Kensington neighborhood, despite the protest of some businesses that could be bought out down the road.
"I am uncomfortable with giving the village the right of eminent domain,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Two people are accused of buying goods they knew were stolen at their auto parts store and then selling them, according to an arrest report.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Paula Garcia, 35, and her employee, Jose Mojica, 52, were using an...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Residential real estate has its own version of the 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead." You could call it "Zombie Foreclosures."
RealtyTrac, a search engine that collects real estate data nationwide, defines the phenomenon: "Properties that have...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Storefront, which calls itself “the Airbnb of retail spaces,” launched in Chicago Tuesday to help connect retailers, designers and artists seeking pop-ups spaces with available short-term leases.
It is the fourth city for the San Francisco-...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:20 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said Beijing will likely need to offer more support to meet its annual growth target as the property market...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:23 AM
If you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention. The industry is engaged in an endless, competitive frenzy of developing apps and website features intended to get you across the threshold of your dream...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday sold a five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in Lakeview for $1.765 million.
Dempster in June had listed the house for $1.799 million, and it had gone under contract even before it was officially...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Two Mundelein trustees oppose a plan to buy a parking lot in the downtown area, a move some officials said would allow the village to continue offering free public parking.
Board members Robin Meier and Holly Kim voted against offering $150,000 for...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Still-friendly exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette have finally found a buyer for their painstakingly updated A. Quincy Jones-designed house in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. This property-gossip heard the low-slung spread was being...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you're looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes.
But should you also be...