Real Estate


Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Romeoville residents Robert and Marcella Jones say too many homes in their neighborhood are for sale or in foreclosure and many owners are just walking away from their mortgages. (Credit: CBS)

Murder Of Arkansas Realtor Alarms Local Agents, Say Safety Precautions Needed

The kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter in Arkansas has alarmed residential real estate agents here in Chicago. There’s a lot of activity on social media and CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they’re expressing sympathy and discussing how to stay safe.


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Mixed Results: U.S. Housing Market Resembled the 2014 World Cup in June

The latest residential data shows key indicators in housing are mixed. The market is said to be recovering, but not yet recovered.


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Houses Selling Like Hotcakes Here And There

Spring 2014 housing indicators tell us that procrastination is not the way forward for buyers.


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Pick A Pocket Or Two: February Real Estate Recap

Due to frigid conditions in much of the nation, February’s real estate wrap-up required boots and a shovel, as well as deeper pockets.


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Montgomery Ward Penthouse On Market For $4.75 Million

The upper level of the old Montgomery Ward building, once the tallest building in Chicago, is now on the market.


Pretty much everyone hates you, Donald. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Testifies In Dispute Over Condo Sales At Namesake Skyscraper

The real estate magnate — who gained famed for scrutinizing contestants and firing ones he deemed incompetent on his “Apprentice” TV show — was the one on the hot seat as a plaintiff’s attorney grilled him over allegations he had engaged in a bait-and-switch.


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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.


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Chicagoans: How To Be A Thought Leader In Your Industry

To be the best in Chicago, you have to think like the best in Chicago.


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Investment Firm Buys Southland Homes In $28 Million Deal

Tinley Park-based Mack Cos. said it has sold nearly 200 single-family homes in the south and southwest suburbs to an Arizona-based real estate investment trust for $28 million.


Police released this sketch of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a real estate agent. (Credit: Hammond Police Department)

Real Estate Agent Sexually Assaulted On Job In Northwest Indiana

A real estate agent showing a property in Northwest Indiana was sexually assaulted by two prospective clients.


City Hall

Rising Tax Revenues Helping Narrow City’s Budget Gap

The Emanuel Administration says it’s seeing an increase in tax revenues, and that is improving the City’s budget picture, at least a bit.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

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Chicago Area Home Sales, Prices Up In May

It’s what thousands of families across the Chicago area have been waiting to hear: home prices and home sales are both up. Those are two encouraging signs that the housing market is rebounding in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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Mysterious Ad Promotes Homeowner-Relief Plan

Somebody is pushing a sweeping plan to give American homeowners low-interest loans over decades. Who’s behind it? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Home Seller Offers To Pick Up Buyer’s Bar Tab

Lots of food and drink may seal an atypical deal on a north suburban Glenview home.


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City Treasurer: Scam That Took Deed To My Home Is Spreading

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely says the same scam that put the deed to her South Side home in someone else’s name has spread to other states.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

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Real Estate Developer Sues Jesse White Over Stalled Property Deal

Itasca-based Hamilton Partners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White alleging his office caused a multimillion-dollar real-estate deal to fall through by failing to process some paperwork.


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Palatine Businessmen Charged In Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

Federal authorities have charged two suburban businessmen with defrauding investors out more than $16 million in a Ponzi scheme.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

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Despite Market Trouble, Home Ownership Dream Still Strong

A new survey finds home ownership is still the American dream, even with home values plunging and the housing market mired in recession.


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Groupon Ventures Into Real Estate

Chicago-based Groupon has found new “real estate” in the fiercely competitive daily deals industry.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2011