| Nov 22, 2013
Michael Jordan's 56,000-square-foot mansion in Highland Park — complete with an NBA regulation-size basketball court — will be put up for sale during a live auction Friday.
No minimum bid has been set for the superstar's 7.4-acre estate at...
| Oct 25, 2013
After reviewing ground rules like "no touching other people's stuff," Greg and Khristie Kaplan took their three kids on spring house-hunting expeditions of 40 homes in Hawthorn Woods. Their 14-year-old daughter helped corral her 4-year-old sister and 7-...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth?
Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
| Jul 23, 2013
Lindsay and Glenn Fuller's three-month quest to move from their Naperville "starter" house to a "forever" home involved looking at more than 40 properties, having an above-list-price offer rejected and raising their budget by $50,000.
Pulling up to...
| Jul 2, 2013
The quickening pace of the housing recovery has surprised homebuyers and housing pundits alike, as year-over-year home prices have increased more than 20 percent in a few markets. Now there are concerns that rising mortgage rates, which closed in on 4.5...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Home values in Illinois' most populous county are improving, but the gains may be smaller than would-be sellers are expecting.
First-quarter prices of single-family homes in Cook County increased 3.5 percent from 2012's first quarter and rose 3.2...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Depending on the status of the real estate market the advice regarding renting versus owning can fluctuate, but for older adults ready to make a move, the state of the economy isn't the only consideration.
For some they have been living in the same...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:01 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2013
More than 7,000 homes were sold in the Chicago area last month, capping the best finish for a year since December 2006, just before the local housing market's bubble burst.
Despite concerns about federal budget negotiations, unemployment and possible...
| May 23, 2013
Forty percent fewer homes were available for sale in the nine-county Chicago area in April than a year ago, leading to higher sales prices. That, in turn, is prompting more homeowners to slap fresh paint on their walls and list their homes for sale....