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A Home From Ikea for $86,500

A Home From Ikea for $86,500

UrbanTurf Staff | March 2nd 2012 | 3 Comments

Ikea has long been seen as a savior for those looking to furnish their house on the cheap. Now, the Swedish company is offering a whole house on the... read »

3.9: Mortgage Rates Settle Back Down

3.9: Mortgage Rates Settle Back Down

UrbanTurf Staff | March 1st 2012

For the past several weeks, mortgage rates have been flirting with going back above 4 percent, but have yet to do so. ... read »

Live in MJ’s Home For Just $29 Million

Live in MJ’s Home For Just $29 Million

UrbanTurf Staff | February 29th 2012

The world's greatest basketball player has listed his Highland Park mansion for a cool $29 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. ... read »

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Increase on April 1

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Increase on April 1

UrbanTurf Staff | February 28th 2012

FHA-backed loans will get a little bit pricier in about a month. ... read »

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Fall Nationally and in Chicago

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Fall Nationally and in Chicago

UrbanTurf Staff | February 28th 2012

The latest Case-Shiller report for December shows that home prices dropped across the country, and in the Chicago area. ... read »

DC Report: DSK Owes Big in Overdue Taxes on DC Townhouse

DC Report: DSK Owes Big in Overdue Taxes on DC Townhouse

UrbanTurf Staff | February 27th 2012

All of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's bad habits, including not paying property taxes, seem to be coming to light. ... read »

Study: 27% of “Working Households” in Chicago Pay More Than Half of Income Toward Housing

Study: 27% of “Working Households” in Chicago Pay More Than Half of Income Toward Housing

UrbanTurf Staff | February 27th 2012

According to a study released by the Center for Housing Policy, housing costs have become more of a burden on middle class Americans in the past... read »

Atlantic Cities: The Characters On Your Neighborhood Listserv

Atlantic Cities: The Characters On Your Neighborhood Listserv

UrbanTurf Staff | February 24th 2012

This morning, Atlantic Cities published a pretty funny list of common character types that pop up on neighborhood email listservs. Our favorites... read »

Increasing Rents Could Be Good For Home Sales

Increasing Rents Could Be Good For Home Sales

Erin Calandriello | February 24th 2012

Rising rents may be irksome to many out there, but it could be good for home sales, Chicago Agent Magazine reported today. ... read »

Friday Eye Candy: Two Apartments in One

Friday Eye Candy: Two Apartments in One

Erin Calandriello | February 24th 2012

For your Friday viewing pleasure, we head inside a 2,400 square-foot pad in the University of Chicago neighborhood that consists of two apartments... read »

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