DEQ's

1 year
ago

Rodkin on How to Sell a House Fast

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Brittani from Romeoville asks for tips on selling her home quickly.

1 year
ago

Rodkin on Home Appraisals During a Divorce

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Annette from Lincolnwood asks which home appraisal is more accurate: The appraisal she and her husband got initially as part of their divorce, or the much lower one paid for by her husband.

1 year
ago

Rodkin on Why a Seemingly Ideal Home Isn’t Selling

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Nathaniel from River North asks why his parents’ North Barrington home—with its beautiful grounds, new roof, and new central air system—is not selling.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on the Best Real Estate Websites

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Veronica from West Loop asks which real estate website she should use when shopping for a home. Rodkin explains the pros and cons of a few different ones.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Logan Square’s Rebound from the Recession

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Larry, a commercial real estate executive, asks if the number of new businesses—restaurants, coffee shops, and more—in Logan Square would affect how quickly the neighborhood recovers from the recession.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Losing Bids to Other Homebuyers

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Lois asks if it’s common for someone to repeatedly lose out to other potential homebuyers offering greater down payments.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on the Practice of Stopping Mortgage Payments

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Joey from Beverly asks if he should stop paying the mortgage when he puts his house on the market in order to recover the home’s value.