| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict-of-interest and gift-limitation laws.
In a brief letter Tuesday to Kenney and council members...
| Sep 7, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — More than 900 units in four large-scale apartment communities across the Peninsula have been acquired by two out-of-state companies, including one Newport News property with a troubled past.
A Colorado Springs, Colo.,-based real...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:11 AM
As the economy improves and the unemployment rate in the Orlando metropolitan area keeps dropping, a question that often comes up in good times is making a comeback, Mary Hurley noted.
Should you rent when you could buy?
Area residents in apartment...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It may be the biggest financial decision most of us ever make: Buy a house? Or keep renting?
For a while in the wake of the housing crash, the answer was pretty clear: If you could swing it, buy now.
But things have changed rapidly. Prices in Southern...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:31 PM
When Frank Trocchio moved in early July, he traded a one-bedroom apartment for a 600-square-foot studio at the new OneEleven high-rise in the Loop. Although Trocchio pays the same amount for 400 fewer square feet of living space, he couldn't be happier....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the city of Los Angeles, which has more renters than homeowners and some of the highest rents in the country, it's not surprising that a market exists for so-called bootlegged apartments, extra units carved out of existing apartments and common areas...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Meet my friends Joanna, Jo and Brenton, and Beth. They really helped me out on my recent trip to Denver.
Joanna lent me her car. Jo gave up his room and crashed in Brenton's room so I would have a place to sleep. Beth invited me for a lovely dinner....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:35 PM
First impressions are everything, and the first thing you notice at the 73 East Lake rental building in Chicago is a striking mosaic video wall that sets the tone for the glass tower.
The creative digital installation in the lobby plays a four-minute...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation resulted in one receiving illegal gifts from the other.
Candidate Brendon Kenney alleges in the complaint...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday.
The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
| 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.