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Los Angeles Rental Market

You can now buy a piece of Echo Park for $100

Nico isn’t revolutionizing landownership, but maybe it can do a little good.

Los Angeles wants to help pay your rent

But you have to qualify

The renter’s guide to the coronavirus pandemic

Can I move into a new apartment? What should I do if I can’t pay my rent? Should I still ride the elevator?

City leaders say they can’t stop all LA landlords from raising your rent

The Los Angeles City Council rejects a proposal to freeze rents at all buildings.

Is it okay to move during LA’s coronavirus outbreak?

Los Angeles is under a stay-at-home order, but moving is considered "essential."

LA rental prices fall for the first time in a decade

Newer apartments are seeing the biggest price dips right now, according to a report from CoStar.

Property management accidentally helps its tenants organize rent strike

The company’s blind-cc blooper is uniting tenants.

Caltrans owns 163 empty homes around Pasadena. Homeless families want to live in them.

Protestors have taken over 11 homes in El Sereno: "The community has to take matters into their own hands."

Are luxury apartments sitting empty in LA?

Everything you ever wanted to know about vacant housing units, including why one local official wants to tax them.

The big problem with affordable housing

It doesn’t stay affordable forever.

LA’s high housing costs pose ‘grave concern’ to economy

A new report predicts a slow-down in the local economy—in large part because of the housing market.

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Is it better to buy or rent in Los Angeles?

Is now a good time to buy? And can renting ever save you money in the long run?

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11 Los Angeles renters’ rights everyone should know

Expert advice on how to deal with slow repairs and weird move-out notices.

LA regulated Airbnb. Now it might relax the rules.

Hosts could rent out second homes under a new proposal that cleared the planning commission today.

Are you paying too much for rent, even in a rent-controlled apartment?

A new report from UCLA says it’s time to rethink how much landlords can hike rents.

LA proposes putting ‘anti-displacement’ zones around luxury development

It’s aimed at helping renters in a one-mile radius around new residential buildings.

What $3,100 rents in Los Angeles right now

Options include a Spanish-style bungalow in Burbank and a one-bedroom in Village Green.

Landlord increase your rent? The city of LA will help pay it.

The program is temporary and open to qualifying renters.

Rents in LA forecasted to rise $139 per month by 2021

That will drive up the average annual cost of rent to $2,369, according to a new report.

To help renters, LA moving to ban ‘no fault’ evictions

"We simply can’t allow massive rent increases and unjust evictions to happen anymore," councilmember says.

Why isn’t LA building apartments for residents with moderate incomes?

Residents who earn between $56,760 and $85,140 don’t have a lot of options, says City Councilmember David Ryu.

Is the city winding up to regulate tenancy in common?

Tenancy in common is a new path to homeownership in LA.

LA rental prices keep on rising

The average price of a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles County now stands at $1,755 per month.

LA on track to build more housing this year than in 2018

But permit data shows a development slump may be on the way.

California rent control bill could impact 1.2 million LA homes

Assembly Bill 1482 would cap rent hikes at buildings that are not already covered by LA rent control.

Hollywood: Where a penthouse rents for $30K per month

The penthouses are emblematic of Hollywood’s "renaissance"—and they highlight the extremes in LA’s housing market.

Rents holding flat in LA, with two-bedrooms going for $1,760

Other big cities are pricier, but LA residents earn less.

One-third of Angelenos are apartment hunting in other cities

Apartment List finds nearly 17 percent of outbound searches are in Phoenix, where a one-bedroom rents for $870.

Inglewood makes rent control permanent, sets cap at 5 percent

Residents have pushed for renter protections amid a development boom: "We can’t resurrect as a city if everyone is relocated."

Councilmember pushing to tax landlords who keep apartments vacant

Landlords, he says, are keeping "housing units empty while tens of thousands of Angelenos are forced to live on the streets because of the high cost of housing."

Long Beach will require landlords to pay tenants’ moving fees

Tenants who move out to avoid big rent hikes will get as much as $4,500.

New study: Housing costs are exacerbating gap between rich, poor in LA

The amount that lower-income residents spend on housing is climbing, but it’s dipping for upper income earners.

Renters in Long Beach could get relocation payments if rent hikes force them to move

"Some people have called this tenant welfare... I would call this relief and improvement of quality of life," councilmember says.

Report: LA is the third-most unaffordable metro area in the U.S.

A new report looks at how pricy rents are compared to typical incomes.

Affordable housing in LA keeps rents low—but it comes with an expiration date

"I’m not going to be able to pay," says one Chinatown tenant, whose rent is about to triple.

Live in a rent-controlled apartment? Your rent can go up 4 percent this year

That’s the highest level in a decade.

LA rents rising at slowest pace in five years

Apartment prices may have grown "about as high as the market can bear," one expert says.

Inglewood enacts ‘emergency’ rent control measure, bars landlords from evicting tenants

The measure capping rent increases to 5 percent is in effect for 45 days.

30 percent of Angelenos with $100K salaries now rent—rather than own

The number of renters with salaries that top $100,000 has swelled 33 percent.