| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, is letting some guests stream Netflix, Pandora and Hulu on their hotel television sets.
Before you rush to book a Marriott room, the hotel giant is offering the feature only at eight...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Airbnb and similar "home sharing" websites have exploded in popularity in L.A., overwhelming city regulators who are struggling to collect tourist taxes and enforce long-standing restrictions on rentals.
Renting out rooms or homes for a few days or...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's the great credit divide in American housing: If you buy a home and pay your mortgage on time regularly, your credit score typically benefits. If you rent an apartment and pay the landlord on time every month, you get no boost to your score. Since...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:25 PM
Since Los Angeles embarked on plans to require costly retrofitting of thousands of earthquake-vulnerable buildings, some apartment renters have feared the costs of the work would be passed on to them.
The city is already ranked as one of the least...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:57 PM
It was all about opportunity when Tae Bell decided to move her family from Charlotte, N.C., to the Peninsula nearly a year ago.
A single mother of three, Bell, 37, chose to relocate to York County because of its reputation for good schools and its...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:41 PM
For nearly 90 years, the old Hotel Easton has watched over rooftops as its namesake city's downtown fell from grandeur to ruin and climbed back out again.
The Grand Eastonian, as it is now called, has known its share of prosperity and heartache —...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:00 AM
For nearly 40 years, Sam Fuller has made his home in the Villa Carlotta, a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron grilles conjure the romance of old Italy and Spain.
Louella Parsons got married in the lobby. Adolphe...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:42 PM
An Orange County judge Wednesday expanded the number of people exempt from a Costa Mesa law that bans most long-term stays in local motels.
Superior Court Judge Sheila Fell granted a preliminary injunction that will allow anyone living at a motel in...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:42 PM
WINTER SPRINGS — Shirley Lofgren, 85, is being forced to sell the sun-filled, waterfront condo she and her husband bought nine years ago for less than a third of the $217,000 they paid for it.
The sale is allowed under a "condominium termination"...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 10:44 AM
A lot of Chicago-area residents traded mortgages for rent in 2014.
The percentage of Chicago-area residents who owned their homes last year fell 6 percent, according to Census Bureau data released Monday. That pushed the local homeownership rate down to...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Naperville officials generally agree that tightening regulations on rental properties makes sense. Before they change the rules, however, they say they want to hear what everybody else thinks about the idea.
City Council members said proposed options...