| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:30 PM
One-quarter of homebuyers in this country are single, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors and local real estate experts say the Lehigh Valley has seen similar numbers.
In its 2013 report, NAR showed the number of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Lower Macungie commissioners on Thursday narrowly approved an $18.6 million budget that brings back a township-imposed property tax in 2014.
The five-member board's approval came despite a call from Commissioner Ryan Conrad to have no property tax for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Editor's note: This story was written before the Dec. 5 auction of Northern Beef Packers in Sioux Falls.
Two men who have had cattle slaughtered at Northern Beef Packers on the south side of Aberdeen are optimistic the bankruptcy auction scheduled for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SENECA — The road to this abandoned gold mining town is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River.
Bill Davies takes the turns slowly in his pickup; a wrong twist of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Across the country, observers of the real estate scene say, there's an unhappy chorus from first-time home buyers: Where are the starter homes?
A starter home is usually a lower-priced house bought by first-time home buyers as they begin their careers...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Q: I am writing in regards to a question posed to you regarding a grandson buying his grandmother's house while she continues to live there, with direct ownership transferring to him after her death.
I can't begin to tell you what a bad idea this is....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:20 PM
A Delaware County conservation group is seeking to buy land in Bethlehem Township where a developer envisioned building hundreds of apartments and a retail center.
The Natural Lands Trust of Media wants to obtain 44 acres of mostly cultivated farmland...
| Nov 26, 2013
Jan Keim was one of the pioneers of Lehigh Valley ecological activism back in the 1970s.
She and two other women from the League of Women Voters were watching trees being torn down on South Mountain, bordering Allentown, Salisbury Township, Lower...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Asking rents for office space declined slightly despite increased leasing throughout the Orlando area during the third quarter compared with a year earlier, according to a report by Colliers International.
The region's office sector had a vacancy rate...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Michael Jordan’s 56,000-square-foot mansion in Highland Park — complete with an NBA regulation-size basketball court — will be put up for sale during a live auction Friday.
No minimum bid has been set for the basketball superstar&...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Rick Bell unveiled plans this month to build Palazzo Paradiso, a 24,000-square-foot estate in Southwest Ranches.
He's nailed down the asking price ($10 million) and the floor plan (eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, a meditation garden, koi pond and a...