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  • Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

    Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.
    Arie Shashou remembers simple pleasures from the decades spent in his Westside home: helping neighbors with small tasks; the daily chats with the former manager of the complex; the paintings that line the walls of his one-bedroom. "It was a happy time,"...
  • Rapid home price gains make renting more attractive, study says

    Rapid home price gains make renting more attractive, study says
    It’s now cheaper to rent than own. Across a large swath of Southern California, owning a house has become less attractive financially in the wake of rapid home price gains last year, according to a new study. The mortgage payment on a median-...
  • Office space near LAX is cheaper than it is in Detroit

    Office space near LAX is cheaper than it is in Detroit
    The views from office towers near Los Angeles International Airport can be great. Tenants watch planes coming and going or check out the city skyline and the Pacific Ocean. They just don’t have much company. The LAX market has been softer than a...
  • 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...
  • Is short sale best option for young widow?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a recent widow. My husband passed away suddenly from a heart attack last July at the age of 45. I have three children including two in college and one in high school. I have kind of been in a fog over the last...
  • Is $700 studio dead? Chicagoans hunt for elusive listing.

    Is $700 studio dead? Chicagoans hunt for elusive listing.
    In 2012, Grace Sweeney did the impossible. She found a studio in Lincoln Park for $745 a month -- just within the budget she kept as an unpaid intern out of college. It was steps from Fullerton Avenue and Clark Street, had a walk-in closet and...
  • Buying home for short stay not financially wise

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are both 59 years old and must relocate for new jobs. We are moving from the Chicago area for upstate New York. Should we buy or rent? We are five years from retirement and then plan to move to a home in Arizona....
  • Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)

    Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward (updated and updated again)
    Original post | 2:22 p.m. April 11 Updated | 10:31 a.m. April 12 and 11:35 a.m. April 18 Showing just how important a strong Democratic showing in Broward County is to Charlie Crist’s hope of returning to the Governor’s Mansion, the...
  • Southern California office market slowly improving

    Southern California's office market has improved ever so slightly — once again for landlords. In the just-finished first quarter of 2014, the overall vacancy rate fell less than a percentage point and monthly rents ticked up a nickel per square...
  • Can a landlord charge on a per-person basis?

    Question: I am a landlord who owns and manages a couple of four-plexes. I have always paid for all the utilities — garbage pickup, electricity and water — for my tenants. However, I started to notice recently that the utility bills were...
  • An empty vacation package from Expedia

    An empty vacation package from Expedia
    Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake? Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A few weeks before our...