| 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 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....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Um, don't look now, but out there in the real estate trenches, they're whispering the B word again. That's B as in "bubble."
That's because agents in various parts of the country are using such terms as "overheated" and "buying craze" and...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Shopping bags are about to clog even more workplace refrigerators and packed CTA cars around the Southport Brown Line this summer. A slew of new businesses, including high-end yoga store Lululemon, is slated to open a new location on the corner of Addison...
| Jul 9, 2012
Mark Hoplamazian was a freshly minted MBA graduate when consummate dealmaker Jay Pritzker hired him to work on new investments and acquisitions in 1989. Almost immediately, the 25-year-old grandson of Armenian Christian immigrants found himself in an...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2013
Current and would-be homeowners are warming to the idea of renting.
People may aspire to own a home, but most are still reeling from the housing crisis, and some believe the hard times either aren't over or the worst is yet to come. As a result, they...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 8:13 AM
For homeowners looking to upgrade — or downsize — their residences, it's a difficult chicken-or-egg question: Which comes first, buying a new place to live or selling an old one? Each situation presents a potentially thorny set of issues.
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:31 PM
Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and team captain Adrian Aucoin, who now skates for the Phoenix Coyotes, has cut the asking price of his six-bedroom house in Hinsdale, which first came on the market in February, to $1.995 million from $2.099 million....
| Jun 11, 2010
It used to be fun to check out all the fancy models.
Back in the heyday of housing, prospective buyers could jump in the car and drive to the many new subdivisions throughout the Chicago area to walk through hundreds of models, decorated with all the...
| Apr 1, 2011
Imagine that you are an eager home hunter who can't believe your luck. The newly listed property you are touring exceeds all the criteria on your wish list: It's sparkling clean with every amenity you desire. The price is right, too.
But you step outside...