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On Donald Trump's realty television show "The Apprentice," the tough-talking, no-nonsense real estate tycoon has very little patience for excuses from his batch of whiny, ego-centric job candidates. But even the Donald makes exceptions. Ed McMahon's 6-bed, 5-bath Beverly Hills home was last liste...
08/19/2008
                                                    According to the latest National Association of Realtors (NAR) quarterly survey, the increasing number of foreclosure and short sales, which account for about one-third of all real estate transactions, are dragging down the median home price in ...
08/18/2008
In the sprint to attract new buyers, home builders across the country are finding creative incentives to whet consumer appetites. From tax breaks to free homes, developers are promising everything under the sun to win over new customers. But Dallas-based Centex Home Builders recent launch of thei...
08/14/2008
                                                  According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the recently passed Housing and Recovery Act of 2008, may just be the spoonful of medicine needed to help remedy the housing market flu. In their latest forecast on pending home sales, NAR s...
08/13/2008
  Earlier this year my friend invited me out to a party which was held at a restaurant in the Lakeview neighborhood here in Chicago. While I knew the general area of where the restaurant was located, I was planning on driving and needed to get a better idea of where I could park my car. Sure I co...
08/08/2008
                                                  With residential construction spending falling for the 15th straight month in June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, home builders across the country are looking for new ways to get people interested in home buying again. Pulte Homes, based in...
08/07/2008
Move over Ed McMahon and Jose Canseco, there's a new celeb making foreclosure news headlines. Prince Chunk, a 44-pound male cat found wondering New Jersey streets, has turned into a media darling after falling on lean times and landing in the Camden County Animal Shelter last week. But it's not j...
08/06/2008
Like many new home buyers, I'm still trying to get up to speed with the ever-evolving trend of "green," eco-friendly homes. About a month ago I attended a seminar in my neighborhood on how to make your home more energy-efficient. While I was there, I met Kirk Fox, a certified eco-broker, who was ...
08/05/2008
                                                   About a few months ago, I attended a seminar at a local park in my neighborhood on how to make your home more energy-efficient. While many people at the meeting were grumbling over the price tags on some of the latest energy-efficient appliances,...
08/04/2008
For anybody still arguing that the real estate market is bottoming out, it doesn't look like the fat lady is singing just yet. Home prices tumbled by the steepest rate ever in May, according to the lastest report from the Standard & Poor's/Case-Schiller Home Price Index. Home values have fallen 1...
08/01/2008
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