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  • Rent vs. buy? A look at the math and other factors

    Rent vs. buy? A look at the math and other factors
    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...
  • Living large in small apartment spaces

    Living large in small apartment spaces
    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....
  • Amnesty for bootlegged apartments

    Amnesty for bootlegged apartments
    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...
  • Learning the wonders of the sharing economy in trip to Denver

    Learning the wonders of the sharing economy in trip to Denver
    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....
  • Luxury apartments with a lobby you can't ignore

    Luxury apartments with a lobby you can't ignore
    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...
  • Huntington council candidate alleges 2 incumbents caused gift violation

    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...
  • After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'
    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-...
  • Landlords, tenants unite on amnesty plan for illegal apartments

    Landlords, tenants unite on amnesty plan for illegal apartments
    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. Landlords argue...
  • Ocean City's rental rage [Editorial]

    Ocean City's rental rage  [Editorial]
    Summer vacations can be like overly long parties — fun for the invited but not always for neighbors and other bystanders. That has always been the challenge for those who live year-round in popular vacation destinations — tourists can...
  • Stinson Beach water board approves rationing plan

    Stinson Beach water board approves rationing plan
    The water district board in Marin County's Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers' haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties. On Saturday, board members of the...
  • Bristol Consultant: Downtown Plan Unlikely To Work

    Bristol Consultant: Downtown Plan Unlikely To Work
    BRISTOL — After analyzing the downtown housing market, a consultant on Monday recommended that the city reject the current version of Renaissance Downtowns' redevelopment plan. The financing documents in Renaissance's proposal for a 100-unit...