| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: I have lived in Silicon Valley my whole life. I am 70 years old and retired. I recently applied for housing at an apartment complex and asked the leasing agent what my chances were of getting an apartment. He told me they had received a lot of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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-...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Three years into the national housing recovery, activity and price increases are moderating. While the unusually severe weather across the country has contributed to the recent weakness, the effects of last year's rise in mortgage rates and the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.
Party of 20,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.
Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ditch the hotel, grab the kids and "chillax" in a destination with room for the entire family.
What it does: Kid & Coe offers a curated list of vacation rentals for globe-trotting families. Rent your own home or use...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Richard and Susan Papke transitioned from being homeowners to renters when they moved to Autumn Chase apartments in Ellington. After selling their 3,000-square-foot home in Vernon more quickly than expected, they planned on a short stay before looking for...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week.
Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...