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  • Ken Griffin's $30 million summer condo buying spree

    Ken Griffin's $30 million summer condo buying spree
    Billionaire Ken Griffin didn't buy just one full-floor condo in the Waldorf Astoria Chicago building last year. He bought two, spending almost $30 million. As the Tribune recently reported, Griffin used a company registered in Delaware to buy a 37th...
  • Chicago firm snags 219 Peninsula townhome units

    A Chicago-based firm says it's bullish about the Peninsula's rental market, prompting it to buy two townhome developments in Williamsburg and Newport News. Growth Equity Group recently acquired 32 townhome units in the Midlands community, a new 145-unit...
  • Bristol And Plainville, Rich Colonial Past, Modern Business

    Bristol And Plainville, Rich Colonial Past, Modern Business
    Bristol and Plainville share a common heritage in that they both were once part of the 225-square-mile English settlement of Farmington that took shape in 1640 in a deal between a group of English Puritans and the local Tunxis tribe. That 17th-century...
  • Orlando agents seek out best real estate home search

    Orlando agents seek out best real estate home search
    Real estate agents in Orlando, a market reliant on long-distance buyers, are paying close attention to recent shakeups among leading house-hunting search engines. The fallout from Rupert Murdoch's recent acquisition of industry-favorite Realtor.com...
  • Montecito poised to decide on a modern version of Miramar Hotel

    Montecito poised to decide on a modern version of Miramar Hotel
    When Michael Chenoweth was growing up in Pasadena, his parents would load him and his four younger siblings into the car and head north on Highway 101 to spend long weekends at the Miramar Hotel. The kids would frolic in the surf, tease the sharp-eyed...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Why do some borrowers pay higher mortgage interest rates than others?

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently unveiled an Internet-based tool designed to help consumers shop effectively for the lowest possible mortgage interest rate. For this tool to work, it must help mortgage shoppers distinguish between rate...
  • L.A. councilman pushes for city to buy burned downtown building

    L.A. councilman pushes for city to buy burned downtown building
    A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to explore purchasing the property of a downtown apartment building that was severely damaged in a fire last year, possibly to be used as parking. Part of the Da Vinci project, one of several downtown...
  • A year later, proposed Boynton park still not a reality

    A year later, proposed Boynton park still not a reality
    Since July 2013, Boynton Beach Commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick has been pushing for the city to buy 4.5 acres of county land near Lake Ida so that it can be opened as a passive park for the public. More than a year later, amid complaints from some...
  • Quitclaim deed does not release owner of mortgage obligations

    Q: I am having trouble getting a mortgage for a new investment property because of the significant tax and homeowners association (HOA) burden on an existing condo I co-own with my brother. I want to quitclaim my 50 percent share in the condo to my...
  • The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner

    The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner
    Marc Tavakoli has all the classic trappings of success: A law degree from Columbia University, stints at Manhattan law firms, a Beverly Grove penthouse apartment two floors up from a pop singer. He only hoped for such a comfortable existence growing up....
  • Should hospitals, other nonprofits be exempt from property taxes?

    Should hospitals, other nonprofits be exempt from property taxes?
    WATCH THIS: The economy is up heading into 2015, specifically when it comes to the latest quarterly news on production ... A possible constitutional amendment would grant Pennsylvania lawmakers the right to determine which nonprofits qualify for the local...