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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.
New Owners Plan to Fix Up, Preserve ‘Ferris Bueller’ Home

New Owners Plan to Fix Up, Preserve ‘Ferris Bueller’ Home

The Highland Park home made famous by the movie sold last week.
The Best of the Wow Houses

The Best of the Wow Houses

Check out some of our favorite Wow Houses that recently hit the market in Naperville, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, St. Charles, Geneva and other suburban towns.
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?
What Are Homes Selling For in Suburban Communities?

What Are Homes Selling For in Suburban Communities?

Median home sales prices are on the rise. Overall, prices of single-family, detached homes in suburban Chicago increased 11.6 percent in February 2014.
Check Out These Stunning North Shore Houses

Check Out These Stunning North Shore Houses

There's a $7M 'architectural gem,' a 10K-square-foot mansion and slideshow of a historic Glencoe home.
Check Out These Stunning North Shore Houses

Check Out These Stunning North Shore Houses

From historic mansions to post-modern stunners, we've got a round up of fabulous houses for sale around the area.
Lake Forest ‘House of Tomorrow’ on Market for $5.5M

Lake Forest ‘House of Tomorrow’ on Market for $5.5M

The George Frederick Keck mansion on Green Bay Road has its own indoor fountain, as well as 7 bedrooms.
John Hughes’ Lake Forest Mansion on Market Again

John Hughes’ Lake Forest Mansion on Market Again

The price has been dropped $1.6 million on the famous director’s 11,000-square-foot home.
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.