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THINKING OF PUTTING YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET?

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Bad Idea. Unless you absolutely MUST sell your home now, don't even put it on the market. Here are my reasons: 1. Buyers are all looking for a stea...

Mortgage Rates Need to be Lowered Now

Mike Garibaldi-Frick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Garibaldi-Frick

Since the bailouts have still not trickled down to Main Street, it's time the government starts attaching real tangible benefits to it's economic relief legislation such as mortgage rate cuts for homeowners.

Maybe It's Not So Cold Outside...

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Mortgage applications are up 17%, new home sales are up 2.7%, existing home sales jumped. I'm not saying that everything is hunky dory, but it's hard to see the upside of looking only at the bleakest scenarios.

Home Sales Rise

Economix | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The housing slump can't end until home sellers cut their prices by enough to lure large numbers of buyers back into the market. At long last, that see...

Illinois Home Sales Fall 27%

Chicago Tribune | James P. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Home sales in Illinois tumbled 27 percent in August compared to the year-ago month, a trade group reported Wednesday. The Illinois Association of Rea...

Giving the Awkward News That You're Raising Your Prices

Mark Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Silver

Bad economy or no, the time has come. You've been waiting for it and dreading it at the same time. The time when you must, absolutely must, can't avoi...

A Historic Opportunity to Improve Our Cities

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

Under the weight of gasoline prices, along with increased costs for heating and cooling suburban homes, today's affluent subdivisions might become tomorrow's slums.

Rise In Renters Erases Gains In Home Ownership

New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Driven largely by the surge in foreclosures and an unsettled housing market, Americans are renting apartments and houses at the highest level since Pr...

One Homeowner's Burden Is Another's Bargain

USA Today | Stephanie Armour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Home prices are sinking. Banks are seizing properties from owners who can't pay their mortgages. Yet for Amber Gilmore, the miserable housing market h...