Close to Its Home, Walgreen Tests Energy-Saving Ideas

By Bruce Japsen CHICAGO — As the Walgreen Company expands its sales items to fresh salads, Redbox DVD rentals and digital photo scanners, among other products, its consumption of power keeps inching up. While the company cannot significantly reduce its electricity use in all stores immediately, it is building an experimental “net zero energy store” ...
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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...
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Explanation not likely for prospective buyer rejected by co-op board

Ilyce Glink & Samuel Tamkin Explanation not likely for prospective buyer rejected by co-op board Q: I was trying to buy a co-op. I found a property and paid fees for appraisal, fees to my attorney and to the bank attorney, and some money to the co-op board for them to release some information. Read Article | Comment it

Curbing your Home Insurance Costs: A Few Tips

Mike Wheatley Curbing your Home Insurance Costs: A Few Tips Whilst the value of the average American home may not have changed much in recent months, the cost of protecting that home certainly has. Home insurance premiums have noticeably ‘bumped’ up of late, and now homeowners are left wondering if there’s anything they ...

Buying in Illinois – Tips for Success

Allyson Hoffman Buying In Illinois – Tips for Success Insider tips Allyson Hoffman ABR, ACRE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RECS, SFR, SRES RE/MAX Villager 1245 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025 Direct 847-310-5300 Fax 847-400-0881 * Toll Free 800-882-8409 http://www.Allyson.com The first thing that any buyer will want to consider is the type of agent ...

John M. Compagno

John M. Compagno The IRS Needs to Know Article San Francisco Phone: 415-743-6990 Email: john.compagno@hklaw.com Web: http://www.hklaw.com If you’re the owner of even a single unit of rental property, starting this year you must start tracking all vendors doing at least $600 worth of work for you. Federal law now requires you to send them ...

New Fed Rule for Mortgage Brokers

Lynnley Browning New Fed Rule for Mortgage Brokers Article Lynnley Browning is a frequent contributor to the business pages of The New York Times and is a former Moscow-based correspondent for Reuters. STARTING April 1, under a new compensation rule from the Federal Reserve, borrowers who get their mortgages through brokers will most likely ...

No mention of MID in State of Union Speech

  President Barack Obama talked about the need to reduce the federal deficit and simplify the tax code in his state of the Union speech last night but in leaving out the specifics of how he would accomplish those goals he left it unclear whether changes to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) would be part of the mix. Source: Web: www.realtor.org