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Mozilo actually says he has no regrets and Countrywide did no wrong

(Mortgage) Despite his role in the most colossal mortgage company failures in history, the mysteriously orange Mozilo claims the world wants to punish him for being good at business. Oh, okay... Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Lankershim and Weddington in North Hollywood

That's right, this photo from last week's Cornerspotter shows what's now the NoHo Arts District. First-time commenter Rin guessed it first, but plenty of other people spotted the El Portal Theater (still there) and the Savings and Loan Bank...

Floorplanner’s YOOstyler Brings 3D Rendering to Harrods in London

The Dutch based online floor plans company Floorplanner has partnered with Harrods in London to bring its YOOstyler product to the general public.

With help from Realogy, gay and lesbian real estate pros set to meet in Florida

Realogy's Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Century 21 Real Estate and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brands will sponsor the first ever national convention of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals to be held Oct. 14-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

Development Watch: Will the Building Boom Take a Second Look at Bayview?

Although new housing has been springing up across San Francisco, the Bayview tends to get passed over in the construction craze. A new Preliminary Project Assessment submitted to Planning lays out plans for a four-story building with nine new units...

New to Market: Groovy 1960s Modern With Moat in the Hills Asking $1.525MM

This quirky modern on Chelan Way in the Outpost Estates has been marching to the beat of its own drum since 1962. Accessed by a curving bridge that traverses its swimming pool...

If You're Gonna SBU: For some reason, someone has invented...

For some reason, someone has invented something called the electric self-balancing unicycle (SBU) and KRON4 is anointing it the next big commuting trend to not take hold since the Segway. The target demo is the young post-collegiate tech crowd, who...

Before & Afters: See How the Movie Museum Will Transform the Miracle Mile

So there's a little tension with the architect and local critics hate the design, but plans still sail ahead for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at Wilshire and Fairfax, on the edge of LACMA's campus. The Academy of...

Playboy Watch: Modestly Redone Unit in the Original Playboy Mansion Asks $3M

Before the Holmby Hills estate commonly known as the Playboy Mansion was providing a template for fearless and gaudy grotto-centric pools the world over, there was another Playboy Mansion, a 70-room brick-and-limestone residence in Chicago's Gold Coast built in...

Burn After Reading: Here Now, 16 of the More Awesome Art Cars at Burning Man

Like every other year, this year's Burning Man was full of dragons and buddhas and mushroom structures and every other tiresome head-shop trinket made huge and inhabitable. But for every weird skull or enlarged flower petal, there was a...

Video Interlude: Animation Depicts a Future China That's Monopolized the Moon

Photo via Dezeen Imagine, for a moment, a futuristic fantasy China that not only controls 90 percent of the global market for earth minerals, but has exclusively gained rights to "minerals" imported from space. Now imagine all that in shocking...

Hobby Lobby Planning Mega-Sized Warehouse in Oklahoma

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is building a 1.9-million-square-foot, $88 million warehouse that rivals in size the biggest in the U.S..

Checking In: Silver Lake's First Boutique Hotel Can't Have Booze or Dancing

Who wants to go to a dry hotel where with absolutely no live entertainment or special events allowed? Who wants to do that in Silver Lake? That's a question that potential hotelier Dana Hollister (Villains Tavern, Brite Spot, 4100.....

Libraries: Bringing Burundi Vernacular Elements to a Library for the Deaf

Photo via BC Architects and Studies Part of a future school for deaf children, the Library of Muyinga grew out of two months of field research in and around Muyinga, Burundi, that BC Architects and Studies conducted to gain insight....

On the Market: Presidio Heights Fortress Seeks New Master, Demands $6.75M

The imposing brick home at 3800 Clay Street has belonged to only three owners since it was built back in 1905, and its membership on our 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in...

Annie Leibovitz gives The Corcoran Group’s latest ad campaign a high-gloss sheen

For the latest iteration of The Corcoran Group‘s “Live Who You Are” marketing campaign, renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed 12 notable residents and their homes in the four markets the New York City-based brokerage serves in New York and Florida. Leibovitz, who is known for her iconic photographs...

Blockbusters: Tour the Most Expensive Listings Across the Curbed Universe

Today Curbed local sites mapped their areas' priciest properties for sale, a veritable boon of overwrought manors, clapboard, beachfront xanadus, and tri-unit Manhattan pads. Intrigued? Have a look, city by city. Don't pretend that $118.5M penthouse isn't calling your...

Chinatown Crowd: An expansion of St. Mary's Square...

An expansion of St. Mary's Square approved way back during the first tech boom is about to finally move forward, but community advocates who initially fought for the park are worried that it will cater more to a Financial District.....

Real estate power couple, 3 children, killed in private plane crash

Prominent real estate lawyer Oliver E. Frascona died Sunday in a plane crash that also killed real estate educator Tori Rains-Wedan and her three children, the Daily Camera reported. Frascona, 67, was a senior shareholder at Boulder, Colorado-based law firm Frascona, Joiner,...

The Quotable Hella Jongerius: In a recent interview, the ever-candid...

In a recent interview, the ever-candid Hella Jongerius opened up to Dezeen about her thoughts on quality over quantity, and the importance of being picky when it comes to collaborations. "Why make new stuff every year?" muses the Dutch designer....

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