| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to have staff look into the feasibility of legalizing and regulating short-term vacation rentals, which are illegal in the city.
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw brought the item to the dais with the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:04 PM
You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits?
This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Hisses filtered through the crowd as Loren Renz lamented the harsh winter's impact on her brownstone near Central Park, a building she bought 35 years ago.
She had spent more than $50,000 since January fixing problems related to months of icy weather,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The panel that determines how much landlords can raise costs of the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments approved a historic low increase of 1% for the next fiscal year, but in a raucous meeting Monday, it did not give tenants the rent freeze...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Elected officials on Tuesday enacted strict rules banning boarding homes and short-term vacation rentals in residential zones after residents raised concerns in recent months about what they called the changing character of Burbank neighborhoods.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Average monthly apartments rents in the Chicago area are pushing $1,100 and strong demand for rental units here and elsewhere is expected to keep them higher for a while.
Typically, the construction of new apartments and moderating demand helps put...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Rents in Southern California may be running out of room to climb.
The growth in apartment rents has slowed noticeably this year, according to new figures out Wednesday, the latest sign that housing is becoming too expensive for many Angelenos.
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Buying a condo for your child near his or her college is often a sound investment.
Giving your offspring a place to live eliminates the cost of rent. And if the condo is large enough — say, two or three bedrooms — the extra rooms can be...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Rents are going to keep rising, say the people who own the buildings.
Nearly 78% of Southern California apartment building owners say they plan to hike rents in the next 12 months, according to a new survey from real estate brokerage firm Marcus &...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Cranes dot the skyline in downtown Los Angeles as upscale hotels, hip restaurants and apartments signal a new wave of revitalization.
But if new arrivals want to become homeowners, tough luck. Surging demand, combined with a lull in condo construction,...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Apartment construction is surging, in Southern California and nationwide.
New apartments and condominiums drove building permits up 8% in April from the prior month, to their fastest pace in nearly six years, the Commerce Department reported Friday....