DEQ's

1 year
ago

Ask Rodkin: Should I Sell at a Lower Asking Price?

Our real estate expert answers a question from Barbara in DuPage County. Her realtor says to sell at a huge loss, and her attorney says she should take the home off the market and wait. Whose advice should she follow?

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Non-Residents Buying Distressed Properties

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Jason from British Columbia, Canada asks if he can find Chicago properties at rock-bottom prices—that are not in bad neighborhoods.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Buying Foreclosures as Investments

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Don from Streeterville asks if he and his sister should invest in foreclosures despite their concerns about undesirable tenants and high maintenance costs.

2 years
ago

Rodkin on Whether or Not to Remodel When Time is Short

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Lynn asks if she should sell her elderly mother’s house as is, or if she should remodel the dated kitchen and baths. She worries about making a profit and the clock is ticking.