| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Berwyn plans to drop a lottery system that has brought interest in only five of the 10 foreclosed homes it has bought, rehabilitated and is selling at discounted prices to low- and moderate-income people. Instead, city officials intend to offer five...
| Jul 6, 2013
The Greater Hartford real-estate market is showing some life, though the inventory of for-sale houses still lags as potential sellers remain spooked by the economy and uncertain market prices.
If you're selling, The Bottom Line recommends a local...
| Jul 23, 2013
Lindsay and Glenn Fuller's three-month quest to move from their Naperville "starter" house to a "forever" home involved looking at more than 40 properties, having an above-list-price offer rejected and raising their budget by $50,000.
Pulling up to...
| Jul 12, 2013
There's a reason that many people who have gone through a major remodeling job eventually refer to their homes — no matter how beautiful the result — as "The Money Pit": All too often, the costs outstrip their expectations (and that's being...
| Jul 3, 2013
A coalition that includes the city of Chicago and real estate agents wants consumers to have a better understanding of the true cost of homeownership.
The city is expected to announce Wednesday that Chicago residences listed in the local multiple...
| Jun 21, 2013
Home appraisals were difficult to do during the housing market downtown because there weren't enough recently sold comparable homes to help determine a property's value.
Now the local housing has picked up steam. That has provided more comparable...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Frank Simms Dudley Jr., an Eastern Shore real estate broker and property appraiser, died of complications after surgery March 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The former Baltimore resident was 93.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Looking for a home or want to sell one but not yet ready to retain a real estate agent?
Homesnap, a Washington, D.C., start-up, has developed an Apple mobile app that provides real estate information for users who are on the hunt or curious about...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 2:14 AM
Every few weeks, real estate agent Roger Palmieri pulls a well-worn New York Yankees baseball cap onto his head, changes out of his shirt and tie and goes on a little neighborhood stroll.
He walks up one side of the street and down the other, most of...
| Mar 28, 2013
The last time Yasmin and Adil Degani bought a home, they took the traditional route. They went with a commission-based real estate brokerage to show them homes and guide them through the homebuying process.
This time around, in an effort to save money...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For 20 years, we have been chronicling the developments in the real estate industry in this weekly column. Boy, have times changed!
Twenty years ago, the Internet was unknown to most people. Ilyce signed up for an AOL account (she was within the first...