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  • Seattle rents rising quickly as older buildings change hands

    SEATTLE Just before New Year's, Kathy Heffernan's new landlord announced that her rent on a two-bedroom unit in Seattle would go up on March 1, from $1,000 to $2,300 a 130 percent increase. Her neighbors in the nine-unit building, including a disabled...
  • Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.

    Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.
    Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected...
  • L.A.'s housing market is starting to look a lot like 2007

    To the editor: For working-class people in America's most unaffordable rental market, raising the minimum wage helps, as will plans to upgrade public transportation. But housing prices growing four times faster than income levels since 2000 is clearly not...
  • Moving on up: Mortgage interest rates expected to climb as Millennials look to become first-time homebuyers

    Expect to see two big trends in the housing market in 2015: rising mortgage interest rates and the impact of the Millennial generation in homebuying and apartment renting. "Interest rates remained lower than expected in 2014 and will likely remain low...
  • Lincolnwood to consider allowing stacked rental units on Devon

    Developers are eyeing a business district along Devon Avenue as a potential spot for rental-style apartments, but some Lincolnwood trustees say rented housing doesn’t fit in with the village’s family-oriented image. Before developers could...
  • First Tenants Move Into New Wave Of Downtown Apartments

    First Tenants Move Into New Wave Of Downtown Apartments
    HARTFORD — Tom Wellington and his fiancee, Samantha Rumbaugh, moved into the Grand on Ann Street apartments late last week, placing them squarely within walking distance of bars, restaurants and a soon-to-be opened coffee shop. Wellington and...
  • Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters

    Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters
    Dear Amy: My two adult kids live at home with my husband and me. Our son is 25; our daughter is 23. Both are college grads with good jobs. They make more money than I do. I work and also do all the laundry and cooking. I don't mind having them home...
  • Coach Harbaugh's big tax subsidy

    Coach Harbaugh's big tax subsidy
    One of the big end-of-the-year sports news items was Jim Harbaugh leaving the San Francisco 49ers to become head football coach at the University of Michigan. Reportedly, his salary at Michigan will be $7 million for the first year. If that doesn't...
  • Rent growth in Southern California slows in fourth quarter

    Rent growth in Southern California slows in fourth quarter
    Southern California's red-hot rental market cooled down a bit at the end of 2014 as more new apartment buildings opened. Rents in Los Angeles County climbed a relatively modest 2.5% in the fourth quarter, compared with the same time a year earlier,...
  • Margate closer to long-anticipated development project

    Margate closer to long-anticipated development project
    On an empty parcel of land that once housed a mobile home park, an apartment project is expected to be built this year after a lengthy delay. "In the next three to six months, I would hope to see something coming out of the ground," said Benjamin Ziskal,...
  • Rocket Internet backs rental startup looking to replace realtors

    Rocket Internet backs rental startup looking to replace realtors
    German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet is backing online apartment rental firm Nestpick as the start-up expands into four European countries, aiming to connect landlords with tenants and put real estate agents out of a job. Nestpick said on Tuesday it...