Category Archives: Real Estate

Guest post on Zillow – 5 things to do if you’re facing foreclosure

I’d like to send you over to today to read the post I wrote for them as a guest blogger– 5 Things to Do If You’re Facing Foreclosure… Screen Shot of my guest post over on Thanks for heading on over there to give it a read. As always, I hope you’ll comment […]

Where have all the homeowners gone?

According to this CNN MONEY article, Home ownership hits lowest level since 1965, we are becoming a nation of renters. This shouldn’t be too surprising today. But, think about that a few years ago. 2006, for example. We never would have seen this coming. Actually, Bob and I had a friend who did sell his […]

Imagine this foreclosure story

Imagine you’re 75-years-old. You live in New York State with your spouse and together you have a daughter in Chicago and a son in Connecticut. Imagine you and your spouse are tucked into bed, sleeping peacefully at 9:45 PM when you’re startled awake by banging at your door. What goes through your mind? Someone’s been […]

How To Breathe When You’re Underwater

This morning I woke up to an article from CNN Money that gives the stat that 30% of all mortgages are underwater. The first two lines read: “Sometime, somehow, the foreclosure crisis will ease. But probably not anytime soon.” Kind of a downer, right? Kind of? Ha. Definitely. And if you’re underwater or facing foreclosure, […]

The re-birth of LITTOF

This doesn’t have to be awkward.I know it’s been a while, but I’m still me and you’re still you.Let’s talk as though no time has passed. It can be that way, right?That’s the testament of a true friendship. Time goes by but it feels like only yesterday. So, yes. I’m back. I know what you’re […]

LITTOF November highlights

Pablo lounging on the $50 sofa in his bumble bee sweater. What? It’s cold here!I just realized we’re half way through November! Unbelievable! And Bob’s birthday is only fifteen days away. We’ve been very busy on the island the first half of November and I’ve been doing my best to document each step along the […]

How to win a price war & a beauty contest

Today is Wednesday… you know what that means, right? Every Wednesday at “Love in the Time of Foreclosure” is a new & insightful post by The Real Estate Mom. That’s MY mom. Pam. Today she shares her insight on how to sell a home in this crazy, low-down real estate market. Part 1 is all […]

How To Know When To Remodel Or Buy New: Real Estate Mom answers a reader question

Good morning, LITTOF Readers! It’s Wednesday and you know what that means… Words of Wisdom from the Real Estate Mom! Today I’ll answer one of the wonderful questions I’ve received from a reader. Gabrielle asks: “How do you know when it’s smarter to buy another house vs. fixing up or remodeling what you’ve got?” Remodeling […]

Just when you think it’s safe to open the mail…

TWO DAYS AGO we received a piece of mail that made our hearts sink into our stomachs. Why? It was from ReconTrust. Remember them? They’re the ones that sent us a million foreclosure notices. Here. First of all, what kind of name is that? ReconTrust? Really? It’s suspicious to begin with. It sort of sounds […]

Wednesday Wisdom from "The Real Estate Mom"

It’s Wednesday! You know what that means? It’s time for a little wisdom from my mom… otherwise known as “The Real Estate Mom.”Hi, LITTOF readers. I’m Pam Weinert, Steph’s mom and, as Steph has mentioned in many of her posts, a Realtor here in Chicagoland. I’ll be posting every Wednesday on topics as they relate […]