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  • Woman accused of stealing $17,000 in West Loop apartment scam

    Woman accused of stealing $17,000 in West Loop apartment scam
    Police have arrested the woman accused of stealing more than $17,000 in a West Loop apartment rental scam last year, according to authorities. Sarah Michelle Sobieski, 42, of Arlington Heights, allegedly listed a foreclosed condo in the 1200 block of...
  • Texas Ebola patient aided Liberia woman thought to have malaria

    Texas Ebola patient aided Liberia woman thought to have malaria
    The Ebola virus that infected Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who fell ill in Texas, has sickened at least six others in the sandy neighborhood near the Liberian capital where he lived in a rented room with a plain wooden door. A chain of confusion...
  • Chicago-area rents rise while occupancy stays steady

    Chicago-area rents rise while occupancy stays steady
    Higher rents in the Chicago area and a boom in apartment-building construction didn’t dent occupancy rates during the third quarter. The average monthly rent, after move-in specials, for an apartment in the Chicago area during the three months...
  • Apartment living

    With the busy season of summer apartment hunting behind us, now is a good time to reflect on the apartment landscape of the Lehigh Valley. As our region's population continues to expand and our economy develops, housing has to adapt to meet these new...
  • Tips for Apartment Hunting

    Pick the right time Much like how there's a best time of year to buy a house, there's an optimal time to rent an apartment. According to a recent US News Money article, most people move between the months of May and September. So what does this mean?...
  • Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware

    Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware
    The website Airbnb.com has been a growing presence in Connecticut's rental market for several years, but zoning and building officials have just begun considering the implications on local laws. "This is something that's new to us, probably new to...
  • Apartments lead U.S. housing starts

    More apartments are coming. A surge of multifamily construction powered better-than-expected gains in home building in September, according to new figures out Friday. The Census Bureau said housing starts climbed 6.3% from August, and through the...
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • Housing starts speed up in September, led by new apartments

    Housing starts speed up in September, led by new apartments
    Housing construction picked up in September, buoyed by a surge in apartment-building. Housing starts increased 6.3% from August, according to new figures from the Census Bureau, a pace a bit faster than analysts expected. That figure was driven by a 18....
  • Why pay a mortgage when you can get away with a bootleg apartment?

    Why pay a mortgage when you can get away with a bootleg apartment?
    Every year in Los Angeles, the city's housing department finds 600 to 700 bootleg apartments created by enterprising property owners who have not bothered to obtain permits. According to a Times article by Emily Alpert Reyes, this activity has brought...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...