Mortgages at their lowest in nearly 7 months

BankRate - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:00
The last time rates were this low, you were getting ready for trick-or-treaters.

Cops: Getaway driver charged in Palos Hills armed robberies

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 18:43

A second man has been charged in a string of southwest suburban armed robberies for acting as the getaway driver in crimes aimed at supporting the suspects’ heroin addiction. Danny Tallant, 40, of Worth, was charged with aggravated robbery, according to a statement from Palos Hills police. He was ordered held on a $100,000 bond Tuesday. Tallant drove 25-year-old Nicholas Koliopoulos to rob a Marathon station in Palos Hills and a Sally Beauty Supply in Worth, according to police. Detectives pieced together conversations between Tallant and Koliopoulos to link him to the robberies, police said. Tallant allegedly told police he …

Shopping With Frederico Duarte: Portuguese Design

Craft traditions and low prices make the country a great place for home furnishings.

On Location: Los Angeles: Pick a View, Any View

A “baby whisperer” and his wife find their own calming influence in a redone chalet.

Currents: Q&A: Because Buildings Need Seats

William Pedersen, a founder of the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, takes on the ultimate challenge.

Currents: Shows: In the Houses Where He Lived

A show on Cecil Beaton’s country estates opens at the Salisbury Museum in England.

Currents: Deals: Sales at Doris Leslie Blau, Simon Pearce and Ethan Allen

Discounts on rugs, home furnishings, mattresses and more.

Currents: Road Test: Electricity Goes to Waste

A new home composter does it all without wrigglers.

The Pragmatist: Conquering the Closet

Small changes may help with the clutter, but in the end, a built-in organization system may be the answer.

Property Values: What You Get for ... $1,700,000

This week’s properties include an 1868 house in Missouri; and homes with water views in California and Chicago.

International Real Estate: Real Estate in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s real estate market has slowed recently, with some agents attributing the downturn to political unrest and currency fluctuations.

Concerns Linger Over Radon Levels in Spectra Pipeline Gas - Chelsea Now

Radon Tesing News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:30

Concerns Linger Over Radon Levels in Spectra Pipeline Gas
Chelsea Now
Radon, a radioactive element that normally exists as a tasteless, odorless and colorless gas, is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths each year across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Exposure to radon ...

ARTS: automated randomization of multiple traits for study design

Lemont Home Inspection News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:25

There are often systematic but unpredictable biases from batch-to-batch, so proper randomization of biologically relevant traits across batches is crucial for distinguishing true biological differences from experimental artifacts.

Study in Contrast in Tuxedo Park

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:36
This modernist home, built on the ruins of an early 1900s mansion, plays with the idea of old and new, indoors and out.

German Builders Put Cells on the Block

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:33
Falling prison populations and a frothy property market boosted by low interest rates and a healthy economy have led to a quirky German real-estate trend: the conversion of penitentiaries into residences.

Lemont teen a finalist for state theater awards

Orland Hills Home Inspector News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 06:10

Frank Zabilka, of Lemont, and Alex Oechsel, of Naperville, played Billy Lawler and Peggy Sawyer, respectively, in Benet Academy’s recent production of “42nd Street.” They are among 24 finalists in the Illinois High School Music Theater Awards Competition to be presented April 25 by Broadway in Chicago. They were nominated for Best Performance in a Lead Role. Two Illinois winners will go to New York to take part in an enrichment program and the National High School Musical Theater Awards during the summer. Staff report …

Council approves inspection fee - North Platte Telegraph

Home Inspection News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 03:07

Council approves inspection fee
North Platte Telegraph
... now requires not only an inspection by city officials but a fee to go along with it. The resolution to add fees for mobile home inspection and mobile home utility connection inspection was passed unanimously by the North Platte City Council Tuesday ...

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Commerzbank Nears Spanish Loan Sale

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 01:19
Commerzbank is in final-stage talks to sell a multibillion-euro portfolio of Spanish real-estate loans and assets to Lone Star and J.P. Morgan, showing renewed interest in one of the most-battered property markets in Europe.

Testing for radon in the home saves lives - Walton Tribune

Radon Tesing News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:05

Testing for radon in the home saves lives
Walton Tribune
Last week I attended the Southeastern Radon Conference in Jacksonville. Although much of the information on radon was not new to me after a decade of conducing radon education, the real-life devastation in the lives of those who have had lung cancer ...

About New York: 32-Year Streak at the Garden: No Taxes Paid

A State Assembly committee will consider a bill next week to repeal a property tax exemption with no expiration date granted to Madison Square Garden.


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