| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:56 PM
For homeowners in Southern California, the housing recovery has been pretty kind. For renters, not so much.
New figures highlight the growing gap between owners and renters in the Southland: Many homeowners are capitalizing on low interest rates to push...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:25 PM
After living for three years with her son and daughter in a third-floor, two-bedroom walk-up in Allentown's West End, Brooke Strachan was more than ready this summer to buy her own home.
For six months, she had pored over listings on the real estate...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Life for about 1,500 renters who have moved into new downtown Orlando apartments in recent years can mean strolling to work, nightclubs and SunRail. But they may need their car keys if they want to buy clothing, toiletries or fresh flowers.
At a time...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Atlantic Housing Partners has started work on the first affordable-housing development in downtown Orlando since the recession.
Located at Hughey Avenue and West Concord Street, immediately west of Interstate 4, Lexington Court will have 104 units in...
| 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 20, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Change is on the way for the desolate downtown area known as the Heart of Boynton.
On Monday, in a special meeting, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved a developer for Ocean Breeze East — a key development city officials...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Rent takes a bigger chunk of your paycheck in South Florida than almost anywhere in the nation, and the burden is getting heavier.
Renters here, on average, spend 44 percent of their incomes for a place to live, far more than the national average of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Orlando, long considered a relatively affordable market for homebuyers, now stands as one of the country's least affordable markets for renters, a new report shows.
Apartment renters in the area spent an average of 34.3 percent of their income paying...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it's incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners will make of "Between Riverside and Crazy," the scribe's latest love/...
| 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...