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Wells Fargo launches 3% down payment mortgage

First-time buyers and low- to moderate-income buyers have largely been sidelined by today's housing recovery.<p>The common cry is too-tight credit. …

10 Questions Landlords Aren't Allowed to Ask You

If they do, they could be guilty of housing discrimination.<p>The rental market is tough these days, especially in big cities. You have to scan the …

Housing

Chicago among cities with largest share of underwater homeowners, studies show

Stuck in a home you can't sell for enough to get out from underneath the mortgage? You are not alone.<p>More homeowners in the Chicago area are trapped in underwater mortgages than in almost any other major metropolitan area in the country, according to two new studies released this week.<p>One report, …

Report: Typical Airbnb host in Chicago made $4,300 last year

The short stay giant says that typical Airbnb operators in Chicago rented their homes for 38 nights last year<p>The debate over Airbnb continues in the Chicago City Council chambers, and the latest discussion is over some new figures released by the internet-based short term apartment rental service. …

Home improvement's booming: Here's how to cash in

How booming is the home improvement market? It's so popular that homeowners are expected to spend nearly $325 billion dollars on remodeling and …

How landlords can protect themselves from nightmare tenants

Both owners are busy people and when they compared notes they realised they were being duped.<p>Eventually, the tenants moved in with friends and Lee …