What you should (and shouldn't) buy in December

BankRate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Don't drop that cash on cashmere in December. Here's shopping that should wait until 2015.

Forest City Ratner Buys Out Partner in Brooklyn Residential Tower

The 32-story building will be part of the developer’s Pacific Park project, but construction may not resume for weeks.

Oak Lawn Cops Investigate Armed Robbery In Front of Resident's Home -

Oak Lawn Home Inspector News Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:11

Oak Lawn Cops Investigate Armed Robbery In Front of Resident's Home
A witness told police of spotting a silver or gray Chevrolet Impala-type vehicle with dark tinted windows in the area just before the robbery. Division Chief Randy Palmer, of the Oak Lawn Police Department, said the investigation is ongoing. No arrests ...

Square Feet: Contrite Over Failed Urban Renewal, Washington D.C. Refreshes a Waterfront

The Wharf, a new development on the Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the city, is an effort to shed the area’s urban renewal image.

Alberta home inspectors say planned national standards too detailed -

Home Inspection News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:44

Alberta home inspectors say planned national standards too detailed
"First-time buyers, inexperienced buyers, they're not going to be able to afford the protection that a home inspection can give them,” he said. But Calgary realtor Robyn Moser says the more information home owners have the better. "I would prefer that ...

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Home inspection costs could soar under new rules, warns Alberta body - Calgary Herald

Home Inspection News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:40

Calgary Herald

Home inspection costs could soar under new rules, warns Alberta body
Calgary Herald
The proposed new rules — drafted by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and open to public review until mid-December — could hike the cost of a home inspection from $400 to $600 today to as much as $1,800 given the additional time required, ...

Tribute race for fallen soldier continues to grow

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:09

As cold as it was Saturday, it was with warm thoughts that many in the Homer Glen community gathered for the fourth annual Mike Hike 5k. Through community collaboration, this was the most successful year for the event, with a record 400 participants and 40 local sponsors. The race took place at the village of Homer Glen Heroes trail, which was dedicated to Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri in 2011. Olivieri was killed in June 2011 while serving his country in Iraq. The race pays tribute to him and all American heroes, as proceeds and donations go toward commemorative plaques …

5 big bills you can cut fast

BankRate - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
Rising prices and a sinking economy are pushing families to the brink. Here are five ways to cut costs fast.

Longevity annuities: A retirement plan option

BankRate - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Changes in IRS rules expand the use of these investments in 401(k)s and IRAs.

6 ways to organize your home in the new year

BankRate - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Resolving to clean up your act? Here are easy ways to be neat without being a freak.

Making students' career dreams come true

BankRate - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
An expert says students need a clear picture of their aptitude to turn career dreams into reality.

Ex-Cub Todd Hollandsworth takes loss on Inverness home

Chicago Tribune Homes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:47
Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Todd Hollandsworth sold his five-bedroom, 7,012-square-foot mansion in Inverness on Friday for $1.499 million.

Orland Township holds its first drive-through flu clinic

Orland Hills Home Inspector News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:40

Orland Township held its first drive-through shot clinic this month, bringing convenience to an annual ritual that sometimes can be a hassle. The event was Oct. 4 at the township office’s parking lot, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Drivers pulled into the parking lot and, within minutes, got their flu shots and were on their way, according to a news release. Registered nurses were stationed in the parking lot. “Influenza can be a very serious disease, especially in infants and children and people ages 65 and older,” Supervisor Paul O’Grady said in a news release. “It’s important for people to protect …

Photo: Contributed - (Photo: Hugh Cairns) -

Home Inspection News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:04

Photo: Contributed - (Photo: Hugh Cairns)
If you have had a home inspection or are about to have one, in probability it will be conducted by a member of BC's predominant association of home inspectors, The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors BC (CAHPI BC). Members of CAHPI ...

Survey: Do Americans care about savings?

BankRate - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:00
See if saving is among Americans' top financial goals.

November 2014 Financial Security Index charts

BankRate - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:00
These charts highlight key findings from November's Financial Security Index.

Reverse mortgage and telling your adult kids

BankRate - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:00
Should you inform your adult children of your reverse mortgage? If so, how and when?

5 hot, sporty cars that are sure to turn heads

BankRate - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 19:00
These 2015 sporty cars have power and slick styling that demand attention.

Faster supercomputer for Argonne

Lemont Home Inspection News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 02:01

LEMONT – Argonne National Laboratory is slated to get a faster supercomputer. Government officials announced Friday that Argonne, located near Lemont, is one of three national laboratories that will get supercomputers.

Bill Passed to Improve Mobile Home Inspection Communications - WILX-TV

Home Inspection News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:19

Bill Passed to Improve Mobile Home Inspection Communications
The State House has now passed a bill inspired by the closing of the Life O'Riley Mobile Home Park and it is now headed to the Senate. The bill is supposed to streamline communications between state and local health departments when inspectors find ...

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