Oak Forest Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Oak Forest, IL continually updated from thousands of sources.
Thursday | via Chicago Tribune
A seven-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion is due to come on the market Thursday at a record asking price of $50 million. A seven-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion is due to come on the market Thursday at a record asking price of $50 million. Comment?
Thursday Nov 10 | via The Economist
"A TODDLER drowns in the swimming pool of his neighbour's vacant house. A firefighter dies falling through the floor of a vacant building. Comment?
Nov 8, 2016 | via WLS-AM Chicago
A former Cook County worker admitted Monday that he swindled cash out of a $10.3 million federal grant meant to help flood victims, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Barry Croall, 47, collected kickbacks after arranging for companies to overbill for their services in the wake of severe flooding in 2008. Comment?
Sep 30, 2016 | via WBEZ-FM Chicago
Ali was found guilty of theft of more than a million dollars in the form of six houses on the South Side. His project appeared to be part protest, part Robin Hood, and part hustle. Comment?
Sep 30, 2016 | via Realtor Magazine
Nearly a quarter of U.S. county housing markets are less affordable than their historic affordability averages, according to a new report released by ATTOM Data Solutions. That's up from 19 percent of markets that were deemed unaffordable a year ago. Comment?
4 hrs ago | via Inman
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print for your perusal. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 7 | via The Capitol Fax Blog
Businessman Chris Kennedy is interviewing potential pollsters and consultants as he moves toward a possible 2018 gubernatorial run, sources close to Kennedy told POLITICO Illinois. Kennedy, son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, has increased his public profile since the spring and has publicly discussed the possibility of running for governor - without making commitments. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 30 | via Switched
A bank is granting free money to help you with a down payment on a house! It sounds too good to be true, but it actually is true. Here are the details. Comment?
Monday Nov 28 | via National Mortgage News
Home buying in the Chicago area plunged sharply in October, continuing a downward trend in sales that began over the summer. In October sales fell 6.3 percent in the Chicago metropolitan area compared with a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by Illinois Realtors. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 23 | via Bureau County Republican
A drop in the number of homes on the market and a typical seasonal slowdown helped drive Illinois home sales lower in October, even as median home prices continued to post solid annual gains, according to Illinois REALTORS. Statewide home sales in October 2016 totaled 12,469 homes sold, down 5.4 percent from 13,186 in October 2015. Comment?
3 min ago | via My Verona NJ
There's a very thin layer of ice on Verona Park lake today, and the freezing temperature seems to have affected the Verona real estate market too. There's only one new listing this weekend, and that new listing is also the only open house. Comment?
43 min ago | via Silicon Alley Insider
It's one of the cardinal rules of good financial health: Pay off your credit card - in full - once a month. But even if you diligently zero out your account on the last day of every month, your credit score can still fluctuate. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Daily World
Q: My husband and I are within ten years of retiring. We both work and plan to retire at the same time. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Fox News
Buying a home is a big undertaking, but your new home purchase might help you enjoy a world of tax breaks. If you're a new homeowner, you should know that there are several tax deductions available, some of which can put a fair amount of money back in your pocket. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Washington Post
A former Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. trader was charged with defrauding customers by lying about prices of mortgage-backed securities, becoming the latest target of a U.S. crackdown on deceptive practices in the bond market. Comment?
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