| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2009, previously occupied U.S. homes are selling at a pace associated with a healthy market.
Sales jumped 6.5 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.4 million, the National...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Lilian Cruz, a house hunter since January, has been growing weary of the fierce competition and the lack of inventory.
"The word 'anxious' comes to mind," said Cruz, a human resources specialist looking for a four-bedroom home in Coral Springs. "There...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Residential mortgage rates aren't just up from the bottom -- they have zoomed a full percentage point above recent record lows, reaching the mid-4% range.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan hit 4.63% on Monday, according to HSH...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Homebuilders are the most confident they've been in five years, and those good feelings are translating into price increases for new-home buyers.
It's very gradual, only in increments of a few thousand dollars at a time, but companies are testing...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Gary and Jan Jensen weren't necessarily looking for a house in a community just for older adults, but they liked what they saw when they first toured the Regency at the Woods of South Barrington. The community has its own club house with lots of...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:37 AM
A big reason why older people move to a retirement community is to let someone else handle the chores.
Kay Rago owned a big house on the Northwest Side of Chicago, but the upkeep became a lot to handle. She hired services to help with the landscaping and...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Rocky Hill is asking the town council to support proposed legislation requiring local approval to open nursing homes for infirm and terminally ill prison inmates and mental patients.
Rocky Hill officials sought the legislation after the state moved to...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Parkland Golf & Country Club will open three new models on Friday.
The Saviero Mediterranean is priced from the low $500,000s, while the Bolano’s price tag starts in the mid-$600,000s. Treanna Tuscan is the most expensive, going for more than $1...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Amid concern over the dismal financial climate and stunted real estate sales, Elgin City Council members approved a four-year contract with Carlucci Hospitality to manage …...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 9:34 PM
California's home price recovery began with the state's least expensive properties: those so beaten down by the fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis that both investors and first-time purchasers saw buying opportunities amid the wreckage. But now...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The battle over Amendment 4 — which would require counties to put changes in their comprehensive plans up for approval by a public referendum — won't really be joined until we get closer to the Nov. 5 elections. But folks on both sides have...
| Oct 8, 2010
Han Sohn needed a place to live and he needed it fast.
The newly retired college professor and his wife had already sold their house in Champaign and were living with one of their children in Glenview. Wanting to live near their kids, the couple looked...