| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:18 PM
An apartment complex near Disney has voided its renter lease agreement that called for tenants to pay $10,000 fines for posting negative reviews on social media.
Complaints surfaced this week about Windermere Cay's lease provisions, which prohibited...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The last time he advertised one of his apartments, longtime Los Feliz landlord Andre LaFlamme got a request he'd never seen before.
A man wanted to rent LaFlamme's 245-square-foot bachelor unit with hardwood floors for $875 a month, then list it himself...
| 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 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:01 PM
A new, seven-story downtown apartment complex with monthly rents as low as $774 was approved by the Arlington Heights Village Board on Monday.
Parkview Apartments is a mixed use development planned for 212 N. Dunton Ave., at the now empty southwest...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Maryland regulators are still having trouble keeping tabs on how many rental housing units have hazardous lead paint, even as the number of homes and apartments they must oversee to protect children from lead poisoning expands.
A legislative audit...