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  • Study turns the tables on dining room preferences

    Study turns the tables on dining room preferences
    The dining room is dead. No, the dining room lives. I'll bet homebuilders wish American consumers — or at least consumer preference polls — would make up their minds. For as long as I've been writing about real estate, focus groups and other...
  • 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:...
  • Dwindling share of first-time buyers slowing housing recovery

    Dwindling share of first-time buyers slowing housing recovery
    The share of first-time homebuyers fell to its lowest level this year in almost 30 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, which is out with its annual survey on the state of the housing market. Only 33 percent of homebuyers in 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,...
  • Dealing with an encroaching neighbor

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have a vacant 10-acre parcel in New Mexico that borders a 2-acre parcel. About six years ago, my neighbor built a swing set that is either all or almost all on my property. She sunk the corner poles into concrete....
  • Problem With Foley Tax Returns Is Secrecy, Not Privilege

    Problem With Foley Tax Returns Is Secrecy, Not Privilege
    The attacks on Tom Foley for paying next to zero in federal income taxes in 2011, 2012 and 2013 might be justified, because he appears to enjoy a more opulent lifestyle than all but a few deca-millionaires. Then again, the attacks would have no validity...
  • Rating system evaluates community associations

    Rating system evaluates community associations
    When shopping for a condominium or town house, checking out living spaces is easy. But getting information about building maintenance or the inner workings of the association is much harder. Until now. A new rating service from Association Evaluation...
  • Realty agent selling units allowed to serve on board

    Realty agent selling units allowed to serve on board
    Q: A recently elected member of our board of directors is a real estate agent who has lived in the building for many years, sold many units, and is representing unit owners whose units are for sale. Does being on the board of directors, whether in a...
  • Consolidating from many investment properties to one

    Consolidating from many investment properties to one
    Q: I'm enjoying your "Intentional Investor: How to Be Wildly Successful in Real Estate" series. In the series, you talk about developing an exit strategy for real estate. Regarding the concept of an "exit strategy," I realize that the standard plan is...
  • Do real estate guru's past misdeeds matter?

    Do real estate guru's past misdeeds matter?
    I am all for second chances. But I also believe that consumers should have all the information they need to make informed decisions before spending their hard-earned money. So here's an interesting question: Does it matter that seminars on buying...
  • Loan preapproval shows commitment, and lender should guarantee privacy

    Loan preapproval shows commitment, and lender should guarantee privacy
    Q: What happens to all the private information that we give to a mortgage company when applying for a mortgage preapproval, such as your Social Security number, tax returns, etc.? This gold mine of info can be passed around the office to all the lower-...