| Jun 23, 2010
| 9:13 AM
A short sale is anything but an easy real estate transaction for sellers. It requires more work, often involves negotiators, and is characterized by the seller asking the lender to make a concession to allow the sale to proceed.
But there is good...
| Feb 26, 2010
Spring 2010 is shaping up to be an excellent time to buy a newly constructed home. But you have to move fast. All indicators point to an opportune environment that the smart buyer can't - and won't - ignore.
"Today is a great time to buy a newly...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 7:58 PM
The family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias loaned a pair of Chicago crime figures about $20 million during a 14-month period when Giannoulias was a senior loan officer, according to a Tribune examination that provides new details...
| Apr 18, 2010
With the April 30 deadline looming, home buyers need to get a move on if they hope to qualify for the federal tax credits of $8,000 for first-timers or $6,500 for owners wishing to move up.
But even if you don't have a binding contract in place by the...
| May 5, 2010
| 9:30 AM
The accusations that have piled up against Eliseo Carrillo run counter to the image the Chicago entrepreneur cultivated as a champion of Latino immigrants.
As the housing market weakened in recent years, Carrillo's smiling face appeared on billboards...
| May 7, 2010
| 2:08 PM
Many Boomers tired of waiting for the real estate market to improve to sell their homes might want to consider making a move now. The housing market appears to be stabilizing and home sales are picking up. And, while owners may not get as much for their...
| May 9, 2010
Reporting from Washington — For home buyers who scrambled to meet the April 30 federal tax credit deadline for completed contracts, there's a new challenge looming: Can they nail down their mortgage financing and get to closing before the program...
| Mar 26, 2010
If you haven't bought or sold a home since May 1, 2009, you may not be aware that there have been drastic changes to a part of the process previously considered perfunctory: the appraisal.
Last year, a new regulation called the Home Valuation Code of...
| May 11, 2010
| 8:15 AM
June 5--Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is hosting the FREE "Fix Your Mortgage" Foreclosure Prevention Event At Curie Metro High School on Chicago's South Side (9 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632) from 9:30am to 2pm.
br> The "Fix Your Mortgage"...
| May 16, 2010
When Ed Amaya put his Oak Park bungalow up for sale in mid-2007, homes in his neighborhood sold in a matter of days, weeks at the most.
"We had some showings; got close to a deal," recalled Amaya. But as the housing market soured, a sale proved elusive....
| Nov 8, 2009
Attention owners who are in danger of losing your homes: Your fate is in your own hands.
Sadly, there may be no way out for the worst off of you. If you have lost your job and have no prospects for another one, for example, there may be no getting around...
| Jun 10, 2006
One Nevada judge was nearly indicted on blackmail charges. Another ruled repeatedly for a casino corporation in which he held more than 10,000 shares. Still another overruled state authorities and decided in favor of a gambling boss who was notorious as a...