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  • Chicago-area home sales, prices rebound in 2013

    Chicago-area home sales, prices rebound in 2013
    Seven years after crashing in spectacular fashion, the Chicago area's housing market found its footing in 2013, leading to optimism that the darkest days are behind an economic growth engine that fuels the sale of everything from home loans to lawn...
  • Rental house owners can profit from a professional manager

    It's one thing to manage a rental house when it's nearby. But it's another process entirely when the rental is in a distant vacation retreat. Unfortunately, many second-home buyers find that out the hard way. According to a survey by HomeAway, an online...
  • Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business

    Senior Week at beach creates havoc — and business
    — Brent Ashley may have aged into the enforcer role at a certain point, but he still remembers when he was the miscreant. "I was halfway up the stairs and felt the hand on my shoulder," Ashley said of the night about 40 years ago when he got kicked...
  • Glendale 'party house' shut down

    Glendale 'party house' shut down
    The party is over for “party central.” The owner of a roughly 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for...
  • Airbnb 'party house' in Glendale shut down after police visits

    Airbnb 'party house' in Glendale shut down after police visits
    The owner of an approximately 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for parties after having six festivities shut down...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties. Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
  • People over profit [Commentary]

    People over profit [Commentary]
    In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Demand grows for ultra-luxurious apartments in Los Angeles

    Demand grows for ultra-luxurious apartments in Los Angeles
    Owners of an upscale apartment complex across the street from the popular Grove shopping center in Los Angeles are spending a fortune to make some of their best units even more luxurious — and more expensive to rent. In a handful of pricey...
  • Turning FHA-financed condo into a rental: Good idea?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter and I bought a condominium for about $85,000 last year, and its value has gone up at least 10 to 15 percent since then. She is the primary owner for tax purposes since her Social Security number was used...
  • Investment property owner can't set up 1031 tax deferment after a sale

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We owned a rental property for many years. We are in our late 70s. We recently realized that the rental property was too far from our family and decided to sell it and purchase a smaller rental home closer to us....