| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:59 PM
An unusual alliance of landlords and tenants wants Los Angeles to ease the way for bootlegged apartments to become legal.
Each year, the city housing department discovers 600 to 700 such apartments, units created without city approval.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Take a Bus. Really? Yes, Really
A month or so back, I was in Vancouver BC for a press showing, and on my return home I wanted to visit some cousins who live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. My plan was to rent a car, but a one-way car from Canada...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:06 AM
A chain-link fence marks the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground, an Army installation where a nationwide base reorganization was supposed to bring so many people and jobs to Harford County that officials worried they would not have the space or resources...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:17 PM
An Orland Park townhome association amended its bylaws to prohibit unit owners from renting their units because one man’s potential tenants were black, the Illinois attorney general’s office alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:19 AM
Almost 11 months after an ordinance took effect to protect tenants in foreclosed, repossessed rental buildings within Chicago, no enforcement tickets have been issued or fines assessed against building owners.
One reason is that some of the banks taking...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:59 AM
When it comes to securing housing, it’s been said that a key factor is location, location, location.
But these days, builders and housing advocates agree, there’s another issue that’s also become appealing to those seeking a place to...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Crowdfunding has found real estate. More than a handful of outfits have sprung up to collect small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance their deals. One New York company is even selling stock in a single building in the nation'...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Sometime soon, venerable 65-year-old Stengel Field will be torn down.
Brick will be replaced with aluminum and permanent will give way to temporary.
The Jewel City athletic institution, built in 1949 and named in honor of legendary New York Yankees...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Say you're renting a car and you plan to rely on your credit card's built-in collision coverage. Or maybe you're even prepared to buy the rental company's wildly overpriced collision damage waiver (CDW). Either way, you think you're covered. But are you...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The vacant former Motorola Mobility campus headquarters in Libertyville has been acquired by a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate company that plans to remake the space into an “innovation campus.”
BECO Management Inc. said Monday...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:13 PM
My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...