SoCal's Housing Crisis |

Popular granny flats create a niche industry in LA

Lauren Moore
| Architects and designers are shifting more of their focus to small backyard housing units. "It's the next big thing in L.A.," says one firm's co-founder.

City Council approves new plans for gentrification-wary South LA

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The development plans address some — but not all — of residents' concerns.

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Pasadena, Inglewood activists latest to pursue rent control

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Housing activists filed preliminary paperwork with the Pasadena and Inglewood officials to get rent control initiatives on the 2018 ballot.

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UCLA students want to start their own neighborhood council

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Some students disagree with the existing Westwood council over housing developments that they say could ease the high cost of rentals around campus.

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GOP tax plan disproportionately hits SoCal homebuyers

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Experts say the GOP tax plan will hit SoCal homebuyers whose mortgage interest deduction would be lowered while homeowners would also be affected.

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More SoCal homes going for asking price

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The California Association of Realtors found that homes selling for asking price make up 43 percent of the market compared to 29 percent a year ago.

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LA still can't decide how to regulate Airbnb

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Officials delay action on a proposal to cap short-term rentals at 180 days as the number of short-term rentals mushrooms.

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Property values are rising faster in El Segundo than anywhere else in LA County

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You can thank (or blame) tech companies, who have driven a nearly 12 percent increase in values over the past year.

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