| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's one thing to manage a rental house when it's nearby. But it's another process entirely when the rental is in a distant vacation retreat. Unfortunately, many second-home buyers find that out the hard way.
According to a survey by HomeAway, an online...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Owners of an upscale apartment complex across the street from the popular Grove shopping center in Los Angeles are spending a fortune to make some of their best units even more luxurious — and more expensive to rent.
In a handful of pricey...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A $140-million apartment and retail complex in Hollywood will get a shot of glamour from Los Angeles nightclub impresario Sam Nazarian.
Nazarian, who also operates a string of trendy hotels and restaurants known for their playful, over-the-top decor,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood.
The revival of the legendary headquarters...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When the stylish New Genesis Apartments opened last year on skid row, residents and advocates were pleased that the project would provide housing for dozens of homeless people, as well as support services aimed at tackling addiction and mental illness....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Residents filled seats and crowded doorways of Village Hall this week ready, they said, to criticize Orland Park trustees over their impending vote to open a new roadway into their quiet neighborhood.
They streamed out an hour later satisfied that the...
| Dec 20, 2013
The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive through more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, is on view through Sunday, Jan. 5 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 per...
| Dec 25, 2013
This year, both Glenview and Northbrook residents saw changes and events inspiring reactions from optimism about new developments in the area to frustration with flooding damage.
Below some of the biggest stories 2013 brought to the area:...