| Sep 9, 2010
| 1:25 PM
A small parade of stroller-pushers sometimes makes its way past Sue Collins' spacious backyard to see her four horses.
Collins isn't the only one with a backyard stable and equine friends in Palos Hills, where several dozen half-acre residential...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 7:48 AM
Chances are you're already using social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg and YouTube in your personal life. So why not use social media to connect with someone who can build you the house of your dreams?
If you're not checking out builders...
| Oct 15, 2010
When William Howell got an opportunity for a fellowship at Stanford University, he assumed he would rent out his four-bedroom home in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood through the housing office at the University of Chicago, where he is a professor of...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2011
Is now the time to buy the vacation home of your dreams? That cottage by the lake, in the woods or on a golf course is a lot more affordable than it was five years ago.
The inventory of vacation homes for sale has risen to historic highs in some sought-...
| Nov 15, 2011
Judy Greer knows she’s played the “best friend role” in what feels like countless romantic comedies. But she’s not going to swear them off.
“I see actors making decisions like, ‘I don’t want to do that anymore.&...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:35 AM
Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky makes bail
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was released from jail Thursday after spending a night behind bars following a new round of child sex abuse charges filed against...
| Jul 22, 2007
Variously known as "taking back a mortgage" or "holding the paper," private financing is often heralded as the easiest and fastest way to sell a house, especially in a slow market.
Of course, if you need the proceeds from the sale of one house to buy...
| Jun 24, 2007
Her home has sat on the market three years, a testament to just how tough it can be to move a higher-priced residence in this downturn.
But Nancy Mitros, who owns the house in Flossmoor, doesn't blame her real estate agent. Quite the opposite: She's...
| Jan 27, 2008
Headed for your real estate closing? No matter which side of the table you'll be on, have a Plan B.
That's because a new study of real estate agents found that one-third of home-purchase transactions in September, October and November were postponed or...
| Jan 18, 2008
Should you upgrade the kitchen countertops splurge on a whirlpool tub and add five feet to your family room?
Home buyers face decisions like these every day as they weed through the selections process. For some people, however, the decisions become...
| May 30, 2008
Homeowners can't help but question what's happened to the value of their biggest investment, their homes, when they see the data released every month on the housing market.
Just last week, the National Association of Realtors reported that in April,...