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A stalled residential marina development in Blue Island has been purchased by a south suburban company that built its name rehabbing foreclosed homes. Tinley Park-based Mack Cos. acquired 27 acres at Fay's Point, on a peninsula between the Cal-Sag...
Dear Liz: My husband and I are recovering from a job loss four years ago. We used up all our savings and home equity. My husband is now employed, but we are struggling to keep ahead even with a salary of about $100,000. I was a stay-at-home mom for the...
Tags: AAA, Fannie Mae, Finance, Interior Policy, Mortgages
Q: When my tenant moved in, I collected a security deposit of one month's rent, plus last month's rent. Now, 10 years and two rent hikes later, the tenant is leaving and says she won't write a check for the difference between the current rent and the rent...
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Q: My tenant assigned his lease to his friend without my consent, and I didn't realize it until the new "tenant" withheld rent over repairs. I lost the case, which turned on the anti-assignment clause and the difference between "cannot" and "may not."...
Tags: Trials, Laws, Litigation, Justice System, Lawyers
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
Real Estate MattersQ: We have a problem. My son bought a manufactured home last year at the age of 21 and got an FHA mortgage on the home. It appears that he should have never received the FHA loan due to the home. Due to their failed marriage, my son and his ex-wife hired...
Hundreds of would-be homeowners stepped forward in the final two months of last year to claim $15,000 down payment assistance grants from Wells Fargo & Co.'s CityLift program. With no waiting list being kept and the funds all reserved, the program...
Victor Davis HansonWho exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? Neither seems to have heard the president's earlier warning...
The Hartford CourantThe successful scam letter looks authentic. But what happens when an authentic offer looks like a scam? Shirley Stewart of South Windsor recently received a multi-color form letter — the old style, U.S. Postal Service type — inviting her...
Q: One of my tenants wants to meet with me to go over some issues we're having with him. He has complained that we are discriminating against him, and has threatened to file a complaint. I think he's just trying to get some money out of us, and I want...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Lawyers, Rental Service
Real Estate MattersQ: I obtained a 15-year fixed FHA home loan early last year with an interest rate of 3.75 percent. I have about 13 years to go on the loan. I've been told FHA streamline refinances cost almost nothing. Do I qualify? I was considering refinancing for 30...
Valley 610Northampton County executive candidate Glenn Reibman said he wants Mayor John Callahan investigated further for using federal grant dollars to balance Bethlehem's 2010 and 2011 budgets. Reibman, a former two-term county executive, is in a three-way race...
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