| May 21, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex.
Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:38 AM
Soccer fans coming to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup can still find some reasonably-priced accommodations, as long as a love motel, slum or campsite is where they're looking.
The countdown to the month-long soccer tournament starting on June 12 has...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:54 AM
| May 25, 2014
| 1:00 AM
Question: I am a widow who received a significant sum as a result of life insurance and the sale of our house when my husband died. As a result of this life-changing event, I need to move and I decided to rent rather than buy a new house.
I found a...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:45 AM
BRISTOL — Fighting to regain momentum and rally its supporters, Renaissance Downtowns assured a crowd of about 200 Monday that its ambitious redevelopment plan for the old mall site is still on track.
In the long run, the Long Island-based company...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In your recent editorial, "Injustice reinstated," Feb. 28), you label the Maryland Court of Appeals decision striking down a statute removing ground rent owners' right to ejectment as "a manifest injustice." Your editorial is factually and legally...
| Apr 8, 2014
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days.
That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios.
Worthe's real estate...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A major player in the burgeoning business of renting single-family homes is cashing in on its portfolio — to raise money to buy more.
Colony American Homes — an arm of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital LLC — plans to issue $513.6...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:19 AM
How do you know when an industry is getting serious?
When it forms a trade group. And that's what the burgeoning business of big-money-backed single family rental homes did today.
A handful of the single-family rental giants that scooped up at least...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This time last year, investment firms raced to buy dozens of single-family homes in neighborhoods from Fontana to South Los Angeles to lease them out, transforming the mom-and-pop rental business into a Wall Street juggernaut.
The flood of cash helped...