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  • Shortage of area homes for sale throws spotlight on appraisals

    Shortage of area homes for sale throws spotlight on appraisals
    Real estate agents are still fretting about a lack of quality inventory in some parts of the housing market, and the shortage continues to drive up prices. That's good for the seller, but what happens when it comes time to have that property appraised?...
  • Quirky Twitter account helps sell Mount Prospect house

    Quirky Twitter account helps sell Mount Prospect house
    There's a cottage industry out there of authors penning books on how to sell a home. Search the phrase "selling your house" on Amazon and more than 2,600 book results pop up. Rich Burghgraef didn't read a book, but he did hire real estate agents. In...
  • Down payments can vary widely by housing markets

    Down payments can vary widely by housing markets
    For the past several years, it's been a rule of thumb that to buy a home with a conventional mortgage, you'll need to put down 20 percent of the purchase price. At least, that's the oft-repeated mantra in the financial media. But it turns out that...
  • Clean that cat pee before selling your house

    I recently attended an open house for a gorgeous, Victorian home. It was beautiful from the outside with its big, roomy yard, colorful paint job and inviting front door. I was so excited to see what this old painted lady looked like on the inside —...
  • Housing market a mixed bag of optimism, caution

    Housing market a mixed bag of optimism, caution
    With the spring market underway, it's not just real estate agents trying to get your attention as either buyers or sellers. It's real estate websites. Some of that battle is going on in court between the companies after the merger of Zillow and Trulia....
  • Consultant sounds alarm on Florida's housing risk

    Jack McCabe sees trouble in paradise. He's seen it before. Years ago, McCabe became something of a media darling for his very early warnings that the torrid Florida real estate market was going to boil over and burn everybody, even consumers and...
  • Having an open-door policy for real estate agent safety

    Having an open-door policy for real estate agent safety
    Sam DeBord has a modest suggestion. He'd like the real estate industry to significantly change the way it works. The issue, however, isn't a modest one. It has little to do with the actual selling of houses and everything to do with the alarming...
  • Dealing with divorce and home ownership

    Q: I divorced in 1994 and retained ownership of the home as part of the settlement. I continue to see my ex-spouse's name on the tax assessment document, even though I have refinanced the mortgage in my name. What does it mean to have his name on the...
  • Should you hire a real estate attorney or Realtor?

    Q: We bought a house four years ago in Oklahoma and ended up renting it out after we moved out of state. After renting the house for two years, the current tenants want to buy it and we have no clue what to do. Should we hire a real estate attorney or...
  • Real estate broker @properties opening Oak Park office

    Come May, there'll be a new kid on the block selling real estate in the Oak Park area. Looking to "fill the gap" between Elmhurst and Chicago, @properties will open an office at 1011 South Blvd. in mid-May. "We'll cover all of Oak Park, Forest Park,...
  • The tax implications of short selling a primary residence

    Q: An 83-year-old friend of mine is disabled and is about to enter an assisted living facility. She is currently living alone in a house she owns, but it is no longer safe for her to live alone. I am trying to help by organizing her finances and to...