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  • Can landlord require a non-refundable pet deposit?

    Question: A new job required me to relocate to a new area, and I decided to rent a room at a hotel designed for longer stays. I signed a month-to-month rental agreement and paid a half-month's rent as a pet deposit for my small dog. After six months,...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels

    Council to vote on $15.37 minimum wage for workers at big hotels
    The drive to boost minimum wages in Los Angeles could reach a milestone this week as the City Council votes on a proposal to raise the hourly pay of thousands of workers at big hotels to at least $15.37. That would be more than $2 an hour higher than...
  • Should association reserves be invested in a non-FDIC-insured firm?

    Question: About six years ago our homeowner association was sued. Three of five board directors were also individually sued for breaching their fiduciary duties, causing big rises in our monthly fees. In addition to the insurer's attorneys defending the...
  • A rocky start for pot stores in Washington state

    SEATTLE More than two months after the first state-licensed marijuana stores opened in Washington state, only one is selling pot in Seattle, and it might be weeks before another opens. Meanwhile, in Bellingham a city of about 82,000 people four stores...
  • Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme

    Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme
    Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered. The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
  • A Neff creation in Pasadena

    A Neff creation in Pasadena
    This renovated American Colonial Revival home near Caltech in Pasadena was an early work of Wallace Neff, who borrowed from Mediterranean and Spanish styles to create what is sometimes called the "California style." An 1880s barn on the nearly one-acre...
  • State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case

    State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case
    The State Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday challenging the legality of a privately owned nursing home in Rocky Hill that provides long-term care to state prison parolees and mental patients. At issue is whether the owners of the facility –...
  • Real estate notebook: Bucs' Glazer takes loss on Palm Beach home sale

    Real estate notebook: Bucs' Glazer takes loss on Palm Beach home sale
    Joel Glazer, co-owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sold his Palm Beach home for $7.5 million — $1.8 million less than he paid in 2007, property records show. Glazer and his wife, Angela, unloaded the property at 535 S. County Road to an entity...
  • Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy

    Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism and financial strategy
    The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside — toward a peak with sweeping views. Below, the blue and glassy Irvine Lake stretched toward the 241 Toll Road....
  • Local housing market's cool-off continues

    Local housing market's  cool-off continues
    Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The report from the Illinois Association of Realtors came as little surprise to...