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  • New service gives agents preview of 'coming soon' homes

    New service gives agents preview of 'coming soon' homes
    When real estate agent John Kessler is hired to sell a house, he starts before it's ready. He shares on Facebook, posts on LinkedIn and blasts an email to thousands of agents in his network while the owners prep, painting and clearing their basements....
  • Go into a condo purchase with eyes wide open

    Go into a condo purchase with eyes wide open
    Sara Benson swears that she doesn't hate the idea of condo ownership. As the owner of a Chicago real estate brokerage, she readily admits that she owes a part of her living to the consumers who buy and sell theirs. But she has co-written with Chicago...
  • Is selling home by auction the way to go?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you advise if there has been any comparative analysis of selling a home via auction vs. listing? I have been searching but have been unable to find any independently verifiable comparative analysis reviewing the...
  • Hot Property at 30: A look back

    Hot Property at 30: A look back
    Hot Property was just a kernel of an idea when Ruth Ryon proposed it in 1984 to Dick Turpin, then-editor of The Times' Real Estate section. The reporter thought there could be a column in the short stories she had started writing on notable people and...
  • Safety tips every real estate agent should know

    Safety tips every real estate agent should know
    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...
  • To do successful FSBO, do your homework first

    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? A:...
  • Palmer real estate agent gets prison for tax evasion

    Palmer real estate agent gets prison for tax evasion
    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....
  • Family finances: How do I convert my house to a rental property?

    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...
  • Autumn surge in area home listings brings optimism

    Autumn surge in area home listings brings optimism
    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,...
  • Developers riding 606 trail deeper into Northwest Side

    Developers riding 606 trail deeper into Northwest Side
    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...
  • St. Charles District 303 enrollment declining

    St. Charles District 303 enrollment declining
    St. Charles School District 303 has assembled a committee to assess how projected community growth could play into future student enrollment and school facility needs. What the committee found at its first meeting Tuesday night was a trend several...