Selling a Victorian house? Don’t be afraid of updating with modern furniture, appliances. As the column points out, if the builders had microwaves back in the day, they would have included them in kitchen designs. (Decatur Herald and Review)

Bank controlled by Giannoulias family making loans again: Bronx-based CheckSpring Bank is 90 percent owned by the family. (Crain’s Chicago Business).

Pool expenses and condos:  Q and A examines what the options are for condo associations. (Daily Herald)