Foreclosed properties have experienced this problem over again: A lender takes over and tenants in the home or building are abandoned and eventually evicted.
Immigration reform, a current hot button issue debated in Congress, could have a significant impact on the real estate market.
Wells Fargo has debuted two new programs that promise to jump-start and sustain the meager recovery already taking root in many areas of the country. Both NeighborhoodLIFT and CityLIFT have been announced since early September and include down payment assistance, financial education and special events showcasing area homes for sale.
U.S. home sales took an unexpected turn in December 2011 with a month-to-month increase from November 2011. The 5.7% uptick in residential real estate transactions goes against the seasonal grain of what typically happens in the market at the end of the year. Last month was also the…1 Comment
Challenging your property taxes just got way easier. Cook County now allows homeowners to appeal tax bills online. This is huge because before you had to go to the assessor’s office and submit paperwork in person. Available for the first time in early September, the new system makes…1 Comment
A new offer was announced today from Freddie Mac’s HomeSteps real estate sales division. It gives eligible condo buyers up to $1,500 to pay for condo association fees. This “Condo Cash” incentive is a limited-time deal that is only available for 3 months. News of the condo buyer’s…
Chicago has always broken the mold when it comes to revolutionary building design. It is considered the birthplace of skyscrapers and has countless examples of world-renowned architecture. And now, one of its newest high-rises has won international recognition as the Skyscraper of the Year for 2009. Aqua was…
At Dream Town we realize the value of all things Green. We are always on the lookout for green incentives and tips we can pass along to further the cause. An excellent place to start is the website for Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)…