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Not every kitchen makeover needs to break the bank
By Kelly Lee-Creel
Jul 19, 2015 12:00 AM
When even quote-unquote "midrange" remodeling projects are out of the budget, homeowners are turning to lower-cost, high-impact updates for kitchens and bathrooms.
Try upholstered walls for a close-knit family room
By Elizabeth Mayhew
Jul 19, 2015 7:00 AM
Finally, this summer, I have decided to do what I wanted to do all along: I am having the walls upholstered.
Time to bite the bullet and sell the house
By Edith Lank
Jul 18, 2015 1:00 AM
Q. We purchased our home 15 years ago for $450,000 and have no mortgage. My husband has chronic medical problems, is unable to work in any capacity and is on Medicare, so we've gone from two incomes to one. Medical bills ate up most of my savings, but I currently have $95,000 in the bank and no debts.
Down payments for home purchases dropping
By Jim Woodard
Jul 18, 2015 12:01 AM
Homebuyers are taking advantage of low down payment opportunities when purchasing a home in 2015. The average down payment has dropped to a three-year low. The average down payment for buyers financing their home with an FHA loan during the first quarter was $7,609. For those using a conventional loan, the average down was $72,590.
What happens when the lender miscalculates the payment?
By Jack Guttentag
Jul 18, 2015 12:00 AM
With millions of mortgage loans originated every year, it is not surprising that now and then lenders make a mistake in calculating the monthly mortgage payment. On a fixed-rate mortgage, the payment is calculated only once, when the loan is originated, so any such mistake occurs then. On an adjustable-rate mortgage, a mistake can occur when the loan is originated, or on any subsequent rate adjustment date when the payment is recalculated.
Only the board can fire management company
By David M. Bendoff
Jul 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Q. Do owners have the right to remove a property management company?
Gardening a great summer activity for kids
By Diana Stoll
Jul 18, 2015 7:00 AM
The garden can be an incredible place of adventure for children -- a place where they can play and learn among flowers, vegetables, butterflies, birds and bugs. Here are some fun and easy ways to garden with children this summer.
Bonsai curator finds his groove at Chicago Botanic Garden
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
Jul 17, 2015 12:27 PM
"A perfect mixture of horticulture and art and mechanics" is how Wheeling resident Chris Baker describes his job as bonsai curator at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. It is one of the most recognized bonsai collections in the world.
This comeback trail is lined with boxwood
By Adrian Higgins
Jul 17, 2015 3:00 AM
Boxwood's forte -- other than its lack of appeal to deer -- is that it provides a steadfast foil of fine texture against coarser-leafed shade plants such as azaleas, hydrangeas, hostas and Japanese maples.
Buyer's sales contract sometimes can be assigned to a third party
By David Myers
Jul 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Buyers can transfer their contractual right to buy a house that they no longer want to purchase, provided certain conditions are met.
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