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I'm not going lie, I'm a reality-TV junky. I know there's a fair share of garbage being cranked out by some tasteless Hollywood television producer, but there are a few shows that just tug at your heartstrings and make you believe that there is some good in this world. One of those shows is ABC's...
07/31/2008
While I have called Chicago my home for the past 10 years, I grew up in the "Lou," or better known as St. Louis by outsiders. So with my allegiance split between the two cities (sorry Redbirds, I'm an official Cubs fan now), it put a smile on my face to see that St. Louis ranked No. 3 on Forbes.c...
07/30/2008
While the recently passed housing-rescue bill will bring some much needed aid to some 400,000 cash-strapped homeowners struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments, the legislation may be too little too late for many others. That is, unless you're a famous jazz vocalist with some prominent ...
07/29/2008
As Congress finally passed its landmark housing-rescue package over the weekend, which aims to help some 400,000 strapped homeowners from losing their homes, foreclosure filings across the country continued to pile up. During the second quarter of this year, 739,714 homes received at least one fo...
07/28/2008
                                                Home sales continued their downward slide in June, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors. The real estate trade group's latest report indicated a 2.6 percent drop in home sales last month. The continued decline has a...
07/25/2008
While it wouldn't be the first time President George Bush backpedaled on his position on a hotly contested political issue, Democrats in Congress this time around are welcoming his change of heart. The Associated Press reported that "President Bush dropped his opposition Wednesday to legislation ...
07/24/2008
                                                 About a month ago, fellow Homescape blogger Frank Schulte-Ladbeck, wrote a great post alerting our readers about real estate and apartment scams on Craigslist.org, the popular classified advertising Web site. While the Internet can be an easy breed...
07/23/2008
ladies from Sex in the City may have found love, budding careers and chic abodes in the Big Apple, but if you're single and over 30, check out CNNMoney.com's top 25 cities to live and possibly find your soul mate. Move over New York, Massachusetts topped the list with three of the top five cities...
07/22/2008
Walk Score, a relatively new civic-minded Web site, recently ranked 2,508 neighborhoods in the largest 40 U.S. cities to help people find the most walkable places to live. Walk Score helps you calculate the "walkability" of a certain address. A score of 90 to 100 is considered a Walkers' Paradise...
07/21/2008
I spend a good amount of my day looking at various photos of homes listed on Homescape.com. From luxury abodes to foreclosed properties, what I've determined is that some agents just don't get it when it comes to marketing their client's properties. One of the most important tool an agent can use...
07/17/2008
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