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  • Buyer's market is not always what it seems

    This story contains corrected material, published Nov. 18, 2007. Just because this a buyer's market doesn't mean buyers have it easy. Here are some of their challenges: FOLLOWING YOUR MONEY. Getting a mortgage is humbling again. In the height of the...
  • When buyers should not walk on by a sweet deal

    With apologizes to Jackie DeShannon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, what the world needs now is not love, sweet love. It needs buyers, sweet buyers. At least the housing world does. There are plenty of homes for sale, a record number nationally and...
  • Move over

    Deb O'Dell is a working mother of two who has been renting since her divorce several years ago. "I initially did feel that I had missed the housing boom," she says admits of her first years in the two-bedroom 1,200-square foot Oswego home she shares with...
  • Class open on foreclosures

    Foreclosures class comes to order -- in the bustling public aisles of a records room in the Cook County Circuit Court clerk's office. Mary Richardson hands three rapt students their "textbook," a 35-page printout, and starts the day's lecture on how to...
  • Plenty of incentive to comparison shop

    It would be folly for new-home buyers not to at least consider using the mortgage company affiliated with their builder. After all, research shows those who use the in-house lender are more than satisfied than those who go elsewhere for financing. But it...
  • A warm reception

    Tinsel and lights still gleamed on Christmas trees and New Year's Eve was only days away in 2006 when Richard Gustafson signed a contract to buy a condominium in Forest Park. If you venture out, like Gustafson, while everyone is at the shopping mall or...
  • No place like home

    Silence is golden? Shannon and Steve Tauschman won't hear of it. "Too much quiet creeps me out. I don't like nature or crickets and I don't like walking in the woods." But living near the tracks in an urban area like Chicago, she feels, is nirvana. "Give...
  • 'Bottom' proving elusive

    With prices predicted to keep falling through the coming year or even longer, one might question the wisdom -- even the sanity -- of buying a home now when even better bargains probably await. But people are buying. Armed with attractive mortgage...
  • Looking for mortgage? Find the right niche

    Despite the meltdown in the subprime-mortgage sector, lenders continue to devise new and unusual ways to finance niche borrowers. For example, there are loans that provide a bit of security for an estimated 16 million professionals often considered first...
  • Judging a home by its siding

    In today's real estate market, anxious home sellers -- or those merely thinking about selling -- might well heed a finding of the latest annual remodeling study: It's what's outside that counts. Each year Remodeling magazine, a trade journal, studies...
  • Foreclosure can open doors too

    It's not surprising that one segment of the housing market -- foreclosed properties -- is stirring interest. "We are in a foreclosure frenzy," says Michael Olszewski, broker-owner of Area Wide Realty in Chicago. But that leaves buyers looking for a home...
  • Purchase price just the start

    Separate from the monthly mortgage bill, would-be home buyers have to factor in numerous costs to determine their affordability comfort level, financial counselors say. Some of the considerations: Property taxes. "For real estate taxes in the Chicago...