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Stormy spring report: Home loan interest rates surpass 7 percent

As thousands of Chicago-area families go house-hunting this spring, the dream of homeownership continues to drift further and further away.

Spring cleaning: Good for boats and websites

Nautical vessels and companies both tend to collect barnacles that can harm performance. Time to get your operation shipshape.

Jason Alexander to lead this year’s cow-themed toast to Harry Caray

There has been no rest for Harry Caray despite his passing 26 years ago.

Chicago’s North Side market took nosedive in March

There simply are not enough homes for sale to meet buyer demand. Still, Realtors who crunch the numbers say the North Side real estate market is moving in the right direction.

Chicago River Swim organizer says city permits will follow federal approval

Responding to complaints from an alderman that a planned swim race in the Chicago River later this year lacks approval from the city, the founder of the race has clarified that city permits will be secured after the Coast Guard has finished its work.

Chicago group honored by Coast Guard for waterway safety

For the second time, the United States Coast Guard has singled out the organization working to keep the Chicago River and Lake Michigan safe for boaters.

Forget the handshake – Read the buyer broker contract

Gone are the days when a simple handshake and a winsome smile could solidify a working agreement between a buyer and a real estate agent.

Will Realtor commission settlement impact cost of selling?

Resolving claims over broker commissions, the Chicago-based National Association of Realtors has agreed to pay a fine of $418 million and implement rules that ensure agents’ commissions are negotiable.

A ‘Downton Abbey’ experience in Scotland

You’ll live like a countess at Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire County.

Penalty eases for delinquent 2023 property tax

If you are one of the several thousand Chicago property owners who were financially unable to pay the first installment of your 2023 property tax bill on March 1, don’t be dismayed.