Sep 29

Mary Ellen Hintz has not made it any secret that she has Stage IV breast cancer. She is bald from the chemotherapy treatments that started in June, but has largely carried on with life as usual.

So she was surprised when she went to renew her apartment lease at The Sanctuary of Lake Villa and was told her disease might pose a problem.

via chicagotribune.com.

Sep 29

The President’s 2011 budget provides for a hundred new IRS agents to ramp up their enforcement efforts. Mislabeled contractors are among their priorities. 6,000 companies have already been targeted as potential violators.

via American Express OPEN Forum.

Sep 28

Evidence from 14 U.S. recessions shows that the economy doesn’t recover until housing recovers.

via Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith: WSJ.com.

Sep 28

• Old charmer – an old and ugly house

• Stunning house – the house is not ugly

• Tudor – two bedrooms are in the attic which is not insulated; very hot in summer and very cold in winter

via Future of Real Estate Marketing.

Sep 27

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FBI paid the building inspector who helped propel the Cuyahoga County corruption probe $16,000 for his work as an informant, according to court records.

via cleveland.com.

Sep 27

Corriveau has sued the city for fraud, harassment and defamation and filed for a restraining order to prevent the city from revoking his rental license and to stall a foreclosure until the matter is resolved.

via StarTribune.com.

Sep 26

Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States. - Senator Barry Goldwater

Sep 25

The new landlord provision requires all taxpayers owning rental properties to issue a Form 1099 to any unincorporated service providers (e.g. plumbers, painters, accountants) they pay $600 or more to in a year, beginning with payments made in 2011. Those 1099s (typically, a 1099-Misc) would, of course, have to be sent to the Internal Revenue Service as well.

via Forbes.

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