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Real Estate

Recent home sales, listings and foreclosures.
July 2014 Home Sale Prices Up Almost 6 Percent Over 2013

July 2014 Home Sale Prices Up Almost 6 Percent Over 2013

Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Crystal Lake and Huntley narrowly beat suburban average. Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Grayslake declined.
Never Lived in 17-Room House, $7.2M Estate Hit the Market

Never Lived in 17-Room House, $7.2M Estate Hit the Market

Plus, professional athletes are buying and selling.
Americans Think This Purchase Is the Best Investment – Why They're Wrong

Americans Think This Purchase Is the Best Investment – Why They're Wrong

Are you doing the right thing with your real estate investments?
Wow! Check Out These Big Digs

Wow! Check Out These Big Digs

Swimming pool, tennis court, stables, koi pond, exercise room ... and lots of bathrooms for the toilet lover in you. Wow!Houses.
5 Easy Home Improvements For Renters

5 Easy Home Improvements For Renters

Simple ways to improve the look of your rental unit.
5 Predictions for the 2014 Real Estate Market

5 Predictions for the 2014 Real Estate Market

What real estate experts expect to see in 2014.
Living Large in Smaller Homes

Living Large in Smaller Homes

The answer to affordable housing lies in less space and more peace of mind.
5 Reasons Why Owning a Home Can Be a Real Drag

5 Reasons Why Owning a Home Can Be a Real Drag

A look at the drawbacks to owning a home.
How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes

A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold.
5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

If you are headed out to open houses this weekend, you may want to download a few apps first.
A Crash Course in Becoming an Airbnb Host

A Crash Course in Becoming an Airbnb Host

How to make a little extra cash by renting out your living space through Airbnb.
The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

A run through of the basics for vacation home swapping.
Is Eminent Domain a Solution for Foreclosure Woes?

Is Eminent Domain a Solution for Foreclosure Woes?

As cities across the country consider the power of eminent domain to help their residents in danger of foreclosure, America debates whether or not it is fair.
$2.5 Million Barrington Hills Estate Used by Royals Charles and Di

$2.5 Million Barrington Hills Estate Used by Royals Charles and Di

Newly listed Barrington Hills mansion has intriguing history.
How to Find Out if Someone Died in Your House

How to Find Out if Someone Died in Your House

A website tells you whether someone has died in a house.
Michael Jordan To Auction Highland Park Mansion

Michael Jordan To Auction Highland Park Mansion

The bidding starts at $21 million for 56,000 square foot, nine-bedroom, 15-bath compound.
Where Are the Homes Just Under $200,000?

Where Are the Homes Just Under $200,000?

The map below shows the number of owner-occupied homes valued between $150,000 and $199,999 in your neighborhood, as reported by the US Census Bureau.
PHOTOS: Des Plaines Home Built as Replica of English Estate

PHOTOS: Des Plaines Home Built as Replica of English Estate

This property was built as a replica of the original owner's childhood home in England.