| Jan 17, 2013
They're back: Construction cranes. In downtown Chicago. Lots of them, a visible sign of the more than 2,600 luxury rental units that will be added to the apartment market this year.
About every downtown neighborhood has a project in the works or in...
| Dec 30, 2012
Dear Liz: I am 28 and single with no children. I graduated from law school a few years ago and have a relatively stable job at a small law firm. I had previously thought I would wait to buy a house until I'm married, but now I don't think I should...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:03 AM
I’ve been working on this story for months.
Some stories are easier than others for me to write and this story has been a little harder because I really don’t like to talk about my personal losses. Especially at Christmastime.
| Jan 3, 2013
Krauthammer paints gun control as hopeless
To the editor:
On Sunday, Dec. 23, I sent a letter to the editor advocating gun control. My wife asked if the paper would give more space to a subject that had already been addressed. Evidently they would,...
| Jan 6, 2013
Holly Marie DeMark was experiencing Post-Breakup Syndrome. Though not recognized by the medical profession, PBS is as painfully real as a broken heart.
"I was still licking my wounds," Holly recalled, "and wanted a little distance."
In May 2005,...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
When Tony Tolbert turned 50 last year, he marked the occasion by moving in with his mother.
The decision wasn't about money. He's a Harvard-educated attorney, on the staff of UCLA's law school. And it wasn't because his mother wanted or needed him home....
| Apr 12, 2013
First-time buyers make the housing wheel go 'round: As they segue from renting to owning, they set off the sequence of move-up purchases that, in theory, will help the overall market get well.
These days, Hispanic consumers seem to be pushing that wheel...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A judge has ruled that Airbnb, the popular online service that allows homeowners and apartment dwellers to offer their residences as temporary rentals, is illegal in New York City.
The decision from the city’s Environmental Control Board found...
| May 13, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — Tre'von Williams walked through the door holding his jaw and complaining that his mouth hurt.
Tim Williams, Tre'von's father, had just picked the 17-year-old up from the dentist's office and brought him back to the hotel room that...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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The recent housing crisis has converted many condominium unit owners into landlords, biding their time by renting out their units that they might, in a better market, prefer to sell. This phenomenon has resulted...
| May 12, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — Eva Williams rushed into the hotel room, waving a two-page document.
"You forgot to sign it," she said handing the rental house application to her husband, Tim.
Eva, 40, had just dropped her son off at the dentist, and had planned...