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What’s being built in Chicago? What are the best neighborhoods to rent in? Find out about the latest properties, developments and construction in the city.

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Has the pandemic prompted you to move? What Chicagoans told us.

People told us mostly about moving away from Chicago — to the suburbs or out of state. Some stuck around but took advantage of low mortgage rates to find a better place.

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Want to buy an Alison Victoria home featured on ‘Windy City Rehab’? There’s still one left

But even though the asking price has plunged, the house in North Center will set you back nearly $1.5 million.

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How has the pandemic changed your shopping habits? What Chicagoans told us.

Getting in early. Ordering more essentials online or for curbside pickup. Making a plan in order to avoid browsing. That’s some of what we heard.

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Coronavirus eviction nightmare at Rogers Park condo: Squatter scared neighbors, wouldn’t leave

A strange man showed up at their building as the guest of a tenant who soon moved out. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit. And the man wouldn’t leave.

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It’s February, but Illinois’ COVID-19 metrics making it look more like October

The number of new infections is the lowest in nearly four months, and the number of deaths the lowest in nearly three months. The preliminary seven-day statewide COVID-19 positivity rate hovered at 3.9% for the second day in a row, the lowest since early October.

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How have you made your home more comfortable during the pandemic? What Chicagoans say.

Decluttering. Rearranging. Doing cleanup in small, manageable steps. Putting in more shelves. Donating things from home they don’t really need. That’s some of what we heard.

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Mortgage denied? Here’s how to recover

Understanding the reason or reasons behind the rejection can help you figure out what to do next.

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4 DIY home improvement projects to avoid

If any of these projects are on your to-do list, call in the pros unless you’ve got plenty of related experience.

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For lower-credit homeowners, refinancing is harder, but not hopeless

Here’s what’s happening, and some of the tactics you can use to find the right lender and get approved.

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4 costly moving mistakes to avoid

If you don’t research a moving company before booking, you might end up with a much larger bill — and more stress — than planned.

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6 ways to avoid delays on your remodel

Take steps like choosing your team carefully, adding a budget cushion and ordering materials early.

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Hunting for an affordable home? Here’s how to entice sellers

The housing market is so hot that offering all cash for a home doesn’t always cut it anymore, experts say.

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Your battle plan for buying a home with a VA Loan

It’s important to be prepared and choose the right professionals to help you, especially in a competitive housing market.

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How to build a home office without breaking the bank

Here are tips for managing the costs, plus financing options for more extensive projects.

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6 DIY bathroom upgrades you can try

Try these six low-cost projects to transform your bathroom.

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I refinanced my mortgage. Here’s what happened to my credit score

Locking in a lower interest rate by refinancing can save some serious cash in your monthly budget.

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Looking to fund a remodel? Consider a renovation refinance

Refinancing with a renovation loan is a way to borrow money for home improvements at a lower interest rate than personal loans or credit cards.

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Surprising things renters insurance covers — and leaves out

All that fine print in your policy likely includes coverage you might not expect, which could save you money down the line.

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5 Fresh kitchen backsplash ideas

If your kitchen needs a face-lift, here are five dynamic backsplash ideas to provide a finishing touch.

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Hidden home risks that send insurance through the roof

Those moving from cities to suburban or rural areas may not be aware of these common hazards.

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Upgrading your space while stuck at home? Get it insured

If you’re considering making changes to your home — or if you already have — it’s smart to revisit your homeowners or renters policy.

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Gas tax hikes pile up: States become desperate for road repair revenue as COVID-19 reduces driving

As Americans drive less during the pandemic, due partly to social distancing and remote work arrangements, gasoline demand has fallen.

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Four market headwinds facing first-time buyers

To find success, prospective buyers must be persistent, patient and preapproved.

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6 ways to avoid costly home renovation mistakes

The key to any successful project lies in careful planning — including financial strategizing — long before the power tools come out.

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Is moving now your best financial move?

Before you decide to relocate, consider: the cost of living and proximity to your loved ones.

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Stay cool while shopping for your first home

In conditions like these, it’s natural to worry about losing out to other buyers.

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Alison Victoria goes after co-host in ‘Windy City Rehab’ 2nd season premiere: ‘I want to rip his face off’

The duo’s problems dominate the storyline in the latest episode of the popular reality show, which is set to restart Sept. 15.

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5 tips for moving during the pandemic

Here are five things I wish I had known before I moved during coronavirus.

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Don’t let new fee stop you from refinancing

A new fee on refinance transactions could reduce borrowers’ monthly savings for some.

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How to move safely during a pandemic

If you’re considering moving, here’s what to know from a financial standpoint, as well as tips to make moving day safer.

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Six ways to finance your home improvement project

The best way to pay for your project depends on factors like your home equity, credit and goals for the project.

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Why did my electric bill go up? Summer’s here and we’re in our houses more than ever

The pandemic is compelling energy customers to stay indoors more than normal during some of the hottest months of the year, which could drive up energy costs.