You've probably read and heard enough about airline meltdowns, cancellations, crowded airports, and four-hour security lines to consider Amtrak for your holiday trip. But is Amtrak even feasible? The answer depends mainly on where you live and where you want to go, along with some cost considerations.
A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, authorities said Monday.
A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said.
Q: We have two combined lots that we bought in 1984 for a total cost of about $50,000. A 100-year old cottage sits on one lot and the other lot is a landscaped garden with no structures. Over the past 37 years, we have spent quite a bit of money on landscaping, fencing, a new roof, a new garage and a complete gut job to the main floor and attic of the house.
Q: I live in South Carolina and share a private road with my neighbor. The neighbor owns the first several hundred feet, and then I own a bit more, and then he owns a tad more on the tail end. My neighbor just informed me that they plan on putting a fence up. That fence would block my entry to my property. Can I legally block them from putting up a fence? Can I put up a fence on my portion of the road to keep them from using my section and getting to the rear portion of their land?
Q: I am fortunate enough to be a snowbird. We own a condo in Jacksonville, Florida. Our condo is in a development that was purchased by an investor/developer in the late 1980s. The developer improved the existing units, added several new buildings, sold some of the units and rented out the rest. We think the developer still controls a bit over 51% of the units.
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Q: I divorced my husband two years ago. He signed a quitclaim deed giving me the house. There is a loan on the home, but my name was never on the loan.
An old-time major league pitcher once said he worried about only two types of batter — righthanders and lefthanders. It's the same with airports: Only two kinds of airports present hostile environments: origin and destination. As I covered previously, origin airports are often the worst, but destination airports present their challenges, as well. You can't avoid all of them, but you can avoid some of the worst problems.
Q: Two year ago, I relocated for my company and rented out my primary residence. My initial plan was for this to be temporary and to eventually move back into the property. However, my move is turning into a long-term assignment and I am planning on keeping the property as a rental.
Q: I recently found out that the master deed plan referenced on my title document shows the wrong unit number for my condo. I have tried approaching my neighbor to work on a title transfer swap, but they are unwilling to do a title swap. How can I fix my title document? My condo association lawyer is also unwilling to take on the fix.
Trial attorney by day and content creator by night, Joanne Lee Molinaro is known to her millions of social media followers as the Korean Vegan. In her social media posts, she delivers beautifully crafted videos showing her cook, while she shares personal stories about her life and that of her parents, who had escaped North Korea as children before immigrating to the United States as adults. Born and raised in Chicago – the city where she still resides with her husband, Anthony – Molinaro is set to embark on a book tour to promote “The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen” (Avery, $35). For more information on her in-person appearances – which kick off Oct. 12 in Chicago – check out her website (https://thekoreanvegan.com/book-tour-events).
Q: We have 12 units in our condo building, and each unit has its own garage. The association pays for the electricity for all of the garage units. What happens if someone purchases an electric car? Would that unit pay more because they’re using more electricity?
Q: My mother put me on the deed to a house she purchased five years ago. Recently, she has decided that she wants to sell the house to buy a smaller house in a nearby town. The house has been her primary residence for the last five years, but not mine. I live three hours away.
CHICAGO (AP) — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park.
Holiday travel this year is likely to be a stressful experience, with lots of folks trying to get somewhere, understaffed TSA and airlines, and a bunch of annoying COVID-19 requirements. One way to de-stress a flight is to move up from coach/main cabin/economy to a better class. A long time ago, I wrote that moving from the main cabin to business or first class is like moving from a slum to a penthouse, and that's still the case. These days, the main cabin you're most likely to find features six-across seats with near-zero legroom on a plane in either the 737 or A320 family. And face it: There's nothing — repeat nothing — an airline can do to provide a comfortable flight in those conditions. You don't enjoy such a flight; you endure it. You can escape an otherwise unpleasant trip by moving to a better product, but you'll have to pay.
Q: Our condominium association was built about 50 years ago. Our development consists of six separate buildings. Each building is its own condominium plus one master association that governs all of the buildings.
As Baby Boomers and their parents age, we’re receiving more questions about how to manage their housing and their inheritances. We’ll continue to publish these questions, comments and our responses, and encourage you to keep sending them our way.