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  • James Tolbert dies at 86; lawyer pressed Hollywood on civil rights

    In a Hollywood auditorium, James L. Tolbert tried to induce a room packed with broadcasting and advertising executives to essentially join the civil rights movement in 1963 by pointing out the obvious. "We Negroes watch 'Bonanza' and buy Chevrolets....
  • DIY decorating for renters: A new L.A. at Home series

    DIY decorating for renters: A new L.A. at Home series
    Dorothy said, "There's no place like home." I disagree. Every place can be home. Even that place with the bare walls, the wannabe DJ next door and the A/C unit older than your first car. I've lived in six apartments in seven years. From a studio with...
  • Figuring out tax implications of rental converted to primary residence

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We purchased our present home in 2005 for $225,000. It was a tax-free exchange on a rental property we owned previously. We rented the current home for two years right after we bought it and have occupied it as...
  • House is robbing homeowner of happiness

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am single and live in a home in Clayton County, Ga. I've owned the home for 16 years and owe $115,000 on two mortgages. The neighborhood has really gone downhill, and housing prices in my area are around $45,000....
  • Home inspections worth the effort

    Home inspections worth the effort
    You qualified for a mortgage, searched for a home, found a good one, made an offer and it was accepted. Next up, the home inspection. Those two to three hours spent with an inspector — and yes, you should definitely attend the inspection —...
  • Buyer should be prepared to walk after last-minute shenanigans

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I listen to your radio show every week -- it is always so informative! Thank you for providing such great advice. I am in the process of trying to buy a home at the beach as a rental/investment property. I put an...
  • Despite signs of a seller's market, it's still a great time to buy real estate

    Home buyers and real estate investors have been in a good mood for years, since around 2007, when the housing crisis began. And why not? Historic low interest rates and home values that have dropped off anywhere from 30 to 60 percent are a potent...
  • No use in blaming others for losing in real estate bust

    Q: Back in 2005, I bought a condo with inherited cash for my disabled son to live in. I used an inheritance to buy the condominium. The condo was ridiculously high priced for a tiny one bedroom. I questioned the Realtor on the pricing, especially since...
  • Renting your home for movies can pay off

    Renting your home for movies can pay off
    Does your home have what it takes to star in a movie or TV show? Maybe it's a rustic retreat or a classic Colonial. Whatever the style, if it matches the director's vision, you might have yourself a deal. There's a steady need for unique locations for...
  • Chicago Bears' Matt Forte buys Mettawa home for $1.47 million

    Chicago Bears'  Matt Forte buys Mettawa home for $1.47 million
    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has paid $1.47 million for a five-bedroom, French Normandy-style house on nearly 5 acres in Mettawa, about 35 miles northwest of the city. Forte, 27, bought the 6,062-square-foot stucco and brick house, which was...
  • Mortgage restriction on renting out property not likely to be enforced

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have a question about renting a second home that has a mortgage that states "you cannot rent this property." Here's the story. About two years ago I bought a beautiful cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga., that was a...