| Jul 5, 2009
On a recent bright afternoon in Redondo Beach, rent signs baked in the sun outside half the small stucco apartment buildings along the stretch of Beryl Street between Flagler and Harkness lanes.
"I've never seen it this saturated with rentals," said...
| Apr 12, 2009
Jerry and Carol Ptacek bounced from one cramped apartment to another most of their adult lives, so they could hardly believe their luck when they were able to buy a San Bernardino house for the bargain price of $63,000.
Nine years later, they are renters...
| Jul 26, 2009
When my wife and I went on our honeymoon last year, some friends couldn't believe that we were posting pictures and updates to our Facebook and Twitter profiles while we were supposed to be relaxing.
But for us, and many other people, being able to...
| Aug 3, 2009
Update: Emmy-winning composer Lee Holdridge, whose four decades of credits include such early work as collaborating on the score of the 1973 movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," has sold his Beverly Hills home for $2,175,000.
The English Tudor-style...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 8:34 PM
COSTA MESA — They're a long way from the Hawaiian beaches of Oahu, where, they said, their addiction to meth eventually made them homeless, forcing them to live out of a tent in a place called Barbers Point.
They used to stay up all night...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:58 PM
A man was convicted last week of killing his estranged wife at a Huntington Beach motel and then leaving her body, which their 17-year-old daughter later found.
Fidelio Marin, 40, was found guilty of felony second-degree murder with a sentencing...
| Nov 15, 2010
November 15, 2010|By Robert Channick, Special to the Tribune
When Adam Caplan decided his fast-growing cloud-computing company, Model Metrics, needed more room, he searched carefully before moving into custom-designed River North quarters with high...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Even in today's real estate market, you pay a premium for houses that don't need at least a little bit of fixing up. Houses with "potential" can often be had at bargain prices.
For an excellent example of what the right vision can bring to such a house,...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 11:26 AM
When Baltimoreans turn on the TV and see Donna Hamilton, they see a comfortable, familiar face — someone they probably think they know, someone they might want to sit down with for a cup of tea.
Her home, it turns out, has the same feel.
| May 2, 2011
| 8:29 AM
I have so been there. Too bad "Rescue Renovation" wasn't. The DIY Network TV show that pulls over-zealous remodelers out of their pickles was nowhere in sight during any of my umpteen demolition disasters.
Where was show host Kayleen McCabe and her hunky...
| May 2, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Before they committed the 9-11 terrorist attacks that changed America and the world, some of Osama bin Laden's most notorious confederates called South Florida home. They stayed among us in cheap apartments and transient motels, trained at local gyms or...