| Sep 6, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Brenda Tabb still lives a short walk from where she grew up in downtown Allentown.
The neighborhood has gotten grittier since she played there as a child in the 1960s, growing poorer and more diverse as the years have worn on.
While she rolled with...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
Skokie resident Jean Mulqueen says she never imagined she would be a widow at age 45, scrambling to make ends meet and attempting to pay a monthly mortgage with her income as a medical billing clerk.
Determined to avoid foreclosure on the house she...
| 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 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 26, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Jim Donaldson is 38 years old, the separated single father to 8-year-old Jacob and “5-going-on-35”-year-old Lily. Until recently, he had a good job with a large oil company. But when his son got croup that developed into pneumonia three...
| 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 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 18, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...