DEQ's

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Selling a Home that Developers Might Tear Down

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Bob from Jefferson Park says developers have contacted him about buying his home. He asks if the house is a potential teardown that would allow him to sell as is, at a premium.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Composite Versus Wood Fences

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Gary from Chicago asks whether a composite fence or a wood fence would increase the value of his home.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Sellers’ Unrealistic Prices

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Bradley asks why some North Shore home sellers aren’t pricing their homes realistically for the 2012 market.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Renting Out a Home to Buy Another

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Rich from Glencoe asks about the specifics of turning his home into a rental in order to buy a new home.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Building a New Home vs. Buying an Old One

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Alex from the Northwest suburbs asks if the costs of building a new home are comparable to buying a five-year-old home.

3 years
ago

Rodkin on Why Sellers Ignore Offers

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Tom from the West Loop asks why a seller would ignore a reasonable offer from a potential homebuyer.