| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:44 AM
You may not have found the home of your dreams, but it may not be time to give up the hunt just yet.
Chicago-area housing market data for the latest month show that more than 16,000 houses, town houses and condominiums came on the market in September,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Along portions of Chicago's 606 trail, it's hard to tell the construction workers from the construction workers.
Some are working on the much-anticipated, elevated recreation space along Bloomingdale Avenue expected to open in June. Others are...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Lilliam Zawarski had the money but chose not to pay her taxes, a federal judge said Monday when he sentenced the prominent Easton-area real estate agent to six months in prison followed by six months of house arrest.
During her sentencing in U.S....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A real estate agent who has experience leasing properties is a good place to start. Be prepared to meet prospective renters so you can ask questions that aren't covered by boilerplate applications. The signed leasing agreement should list the expenses the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It's happened again: In mid-October, a Laguna Niguel, Calif., real estate agent who was locking up a house for sale was punched in the face, placed in a chokehold and knocked unconscious by a man who was attempting to break in. And again: Three days...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I own my house free and clear of any debt. How can I sell it without using a real estate agent? If I sell it on my own and the buyer has a real estate agent, will they still get the same commission of 6 percent?
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at our real estate page each Friday. To ask him a question, click here.
Q: I just attended a three-day real estate investor training course. There was an offer to attend a...
| Oct 3, 2014
Chief among the issues in this year's commission race: Is building a new, multi-million dollar City Hall the right thing to do? And is the city on the right course or is change needed?
The commission will have two new faces come November: Everyone...
| Oct 11, 2014
Redfin is looking for a few good apprentices and hopes to find them on college campuses.
The national real estate brokerage, which has a reputation for running its business a bit differently from the mainstream companies because its agents work on a...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I recently found a tenant for my apartment through a real estate agent. A week after the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Dana Flanagan switched from another national real estate sales firm to Keller Williams five months ago. She loved her former broker, and had been very successful there. She says she was often the top producer among 85 agents, and went to national sales...