For the first time in the U.S. since the 1980s, it’s cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent. You’d think that would be cause enough for bargain hunters to buy up cheap, undervalued properties, but many would-be homeowners are still hesitating.
With home prices in the Chicago area down 6.9 percent from a year ago, we know a lot of folks have real-estate-related questions. Dennis Rodkin, who writes the Deal Estate column and blog for Chicago magazine, has answers, or at least he can try. If you have questions about economic trends, housing policy, selling your home or more, call Eight Forty-Eight's 24-hour hotline at 855.848.5551. He'll get to as many of your questions as he can on Monday's show.
Two Chicago-based non-profits, Community Investment Corporation and Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, have won prestigious MacArthur Foundation grants. The MacArthur Foundation is known for giving genius grants to creative people, but the group also makes annual awards t
Do you know about the new show in town addressing the causes and consequences of Chicago's persistent racial segregation? No, not Clybourne Park, though Bruce Norris's Pulitzer prizewinner does so brilliantly.