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It's A Sign: Over at Gizmodo, writer Alissa Walker...

Over at Gizmodo, writer Alissa Walker takes a look at the implications of the successful campaign of some Hollywood-sign-adjacent NIMBYs to obscure public paths to the popular tourist attraction. "Mapping companies might blur satellite imagery in the name of public...

Part 3 of the Realtor’s guide to Facebook advertising: how to analyze your results

Well, you've optimized your website and deployed your Facebook ads. All you have to do now is make sure you follow up with the leads you generate and keep your eye on your numbers. I've included some basic ad math below to make it easy for you to do this...

7 ways to maximize your happiness this Thanksgiving

With the 24-hour news cycle constantly blasting bad news about school shootings, depressed economies and the spread of Ebola, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the negativity. Rather than succumbing to the negativity, shift your focus to gratitude this Thanksgiving -- it is the true secret of happiness...

Homes take longer to sell when the listing agent is spread too thin

New business is usually a welcome event for a real estate agent, but how busy is too busy for an agent? Turns out agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell a...

Do you dial, text or swipe? Dottie Herman

Reality TV shows make it look easy, but real estate is a very competitive business. Dottie Herman of Douglas Elliman talks about what it takes to succeed in the business today...

Distil Partners with FBS to Shields Agent and Broker Sites from Data Scrapers

FBS is the first MLS platform provider to implement a data protection product from technology company Distil Networks on all of the MLS public-facing sites and agent and broker Internet data exchange (IDX) sites powered by its MLS platform, Flexmls.

Nordic bank nails it with humorous ad about transparency

(Business Marketing) Transparency tends to be an overused buzzword in corporate America, but one ad campaign delivers on the promise to be transparent. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

44 apps that will make you more productive

Boosting your productivity levels It seems as though each day a new, cutting-edge app is released, making it difficult to stay on top of which app is the best at doing everything you need it to do. A recent survey by Conosco looked at...Show More Summary

Hacker profile: Meghan Kilgore

Meghan Kilgore Lead data analyst at Redfin Time at Redfin: 2 years What she does: I use data to understand what improvements to Redfin’s real estate service will drive increased customer satisfaction, and partner with Redfin’s agents and engineers to...

Sunday Morning Inspiration: Interview with AJ Leon

I listened to the JoinUpDots interview with AJ Leon (Misfits) this morning: http://www.joinupdots.com/2014/11/21/207-aj-leon/ AJ has a well read blog, Pursuit of Everything, that I’ve been following for awhile (no surprise given he’s a slow moving world nomad as I am). Show More Summary

The middle class migration out of California: While domestic migration is up, foreign migration is filling the gap.

People look at population growth in California and see nothing that stands out.  Digging into the numbers you find some interesting figures.  First, the main reason California is actually growing is because of international migration.   California for well over a decade is losing domestic residents.  That is, “domestic” Californians on a net basis are heading […]

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Eighth and Garland Streets in Westlake

Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection Did that view look familiar to you? It certainly jumped out at reader Matt Nelson, who very quickly guessed that this is Eighth and Garland streets just west of the 110...

that's rather hideous: Marble-ous Mulholland Drive Mansion Boldly Asks $22MM

Bestriding like a Colossus the border of Bel Air and Beverly Crest (the LA Times says it's Bev Crest), this Mulholland Drive mansion was built in 1993, and not-too-coincidentally, is quite a monument to '90s excess, as the matching....

Eater Tastings: Dungeness Crab Hotspots; Updated Airport Guides; Daniel Patterson Drops Tipping; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. Hapa Ramen. Photo via Patricia Chang. SAN FRANCISCO—Dungeness crab season is finally here! We picked 15 great places to get...

Pricechopper: Ken Fulk-Spruced Fancy Manse Drops Below $15M Mark

Last spring, we introduced you to 2900 Vallejo, an impressively preserved four-level Pacific Heights mansion that came on the market in May asking $15.998 million. Despite the four-bedroom home's fitout by noted designer Ken Fulk—the man responsible for the interiors...

Elbo Rumor: Last night devotees of the Elbo...

Last night devotees of the Elbo Room gathered to strategize about how to prevent the club from being demolished to make way for condos. As you recall, Elbo Room founders Dennis Ring and Susan Rokisky-Ring—who sold the business in 2010...

Rendering Re-reveal: SaMo's Expo-Adjacent Denny's Mixed-User Gets a Reboot

Since 2012, plans have been knocking around to turn a Denny's on Lincoln (right by the end of the Expo Line extension) into a mixed-user, but when designs first made their way through the city approval's process, the response...

Portal Watch (and more): Awakening the giant

Quote of the week (Well... actually, quote of the decade): “Storm clouds are coming.” -- Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams. When? 2005, when he predicted the Great Recession and poised his feisty firm to truly compete with the big guys...

Think the Fed is standing pat? Think again.

Mortgage rates have been stable near 4.00 percent, held there by the 10-year T-note moving hardly at all in the last month, 2.31 percent-2.38 percent since Halloween. Such stability is most unusual, best understood as a market gathering tension for...

Table Made from Ikea Catalogues Looks as Awful as You'd Think

Photos via Design Boom This Ikea table isn't what you might call traditionally stylish, or in keeping with the "Swedish modern on a budget" look the furniture giant has spent decades carving out. You might say it looks like complete...

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