| May 1, 2015
| 9:36 AM
Apartment rents continue to rise faster across South Florida than the rest of the country, and renters can expect to keep shelling out more money when their leases expire.
About the only bit of good news for cash-strapped apartment dwellers: The rent...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:48 PM
Santa Monica officials Tuesday night took a big step toward enacting some of the region's toughest rules yet to regulate the booming short-term rental industry.
After more than two hours of public comment, the City Council voted unanimously to support...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Don't spend my tax money defending this lawsuit.
That's the one thing I can say for certain about a federal lawsuit filed last week by Mary Ann Blakemore, a 55-year-old woman who was burned out of her public housing apartment in Chicago Heights by a man...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Caught off guard by the surging popularity of the “sharing economy,” governments have struggled in recent years to adapt the rules they developed for taxi and limousine services to ride-sharing outfits such as Uber and Lyft. Now a new front is...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:30 PM
As cities across Southern California wrestle with how best to regulate the booming short-term rental industry, Santa Monica is poised to take the hardest line yet.
Officials in the beachfront city are considering a measure that would ban most of...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 10:03 AM
It's yours, but it isn't. A rented apartment or house can be a wonderful place to live, and a challenging place to decorate.
The restrictions are many: Landlords often want their white walls to stay white. Many won't let you do even the most minor...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 9:08 AM
Cushman & Wakefield's 2015 Central Florida Medical Office Report shows that medical office vacancy in Orlando has dropped roughly 5 percent in the past five years. Medical office rental rates have also dropped 5.5 percent.
The report also showed that...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 1:29 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The old campground office in Newport News Park, built back in 1966, has been demolished and a new, larger building is going up in its place, at the north end of the park.
The new building will be about 3,000 square feet compared...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:18 PM
The Elgin City Council will consider setting aside $121,600 to compensate a developer if litigation prevents the Elgin Tower Building redevelopment from moving ahead.
"I'm supportive, as the move is needed to keep the project moving forward," Mayor Dave...
| Apr 9, 2015
ENFIELD - The local band "Drained Glory" is heading to Hollywood for a movie premier in which two of their newest songs "Finally Safe" and "No Mercy" (both soon to be released) will be featured in the movie "Street The Movie" a Skinfly Entertainment...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:33 PM
Berwyn police doing a well-being check Thursday discovered a decomposed body in an apartment rented by a doctor near MacNeal Hospital, a city official said.
A maintenance worker at the building in the 3200 block of Oak Park Avenue called police about...