Tag: foreclosure

Are you a 99er? Then you've probably lost your house already

Are you a 99er? If so, my thoughts are with you. For those who don’t know, a 99er is someone who’s been jobless for more than 99 weeks. This is significant because these people will no longer receive federal unemployment benefits. Congress in July voted to extend these benefits for people who’ve been looking for... Read more »

Would you walk away from your mortgage?

I was talking to a friend the other day. He lives in a close-in Chicago suburb, one that has high property taxes. This year, his property taxes jumped significantly, bumping up his mortgage payment by about $400 a month. At the same time, his house is worth less this year than it was last year... Read more »

The new world of Chicago housing

My timing was awful. Housing prices in Chicago plummeted as soon as I finished signing my name on our closing documents. That was back in 2006, when my wife and I purchased our home in suburban Chicago. We managed the neat trick of buying when housing prices in the city and suburbs were at their... Read more »
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