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Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-Chairman Ed Glazer doubles down in Montecito

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-Chairman Ed Glazer has purchased a nine-acre estate in Montecito for $21.5 million. The seller was Fred Lukas, the former chief executive of Trident Data Systems.

L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here's a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000.

Hot Property: We find celebrities ... everywhere

In star-studded Los Angeles, real estate has a way of linking celebrities through chains of homeownership. This week, we offer up our signature six degrees of Hot Property with a look at properties with various chapters of Hollywood ties.

Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market

Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.

Austin Digital Jobs (ADJ) redefines how talent and careers connect

The upcoming Austin Digital Jobs mixer brings together some of Austin's top talent and most desirable employers for an Austin-style casual night designed to make meaningful connections happen offline. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Mission District Wire: Jack Halprin, the Google lawyer at...

Jack Halprin, the Google lawyer at the center of several anti-eviction protests in the Mission, died this morning from cancer. Halprin, 46, purchased 812 Guerrero in 2012 and has been working to evict the tenants ever since. Halprin's family announced...

'Avatar' star Sam Worthington sells his spot on the Big Island

Actor Sam Worthington of "Avatar" fame has sold his estate on the North Shore of Kauai for $4.2 million.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis sells his villa in Hollywood Hills

Red Hot Chili Peppers singer and lyricist Anthony Kiedis has sold his 1940s villa in Hollywood Hills West for $4.2 million.

Home of the Day: A vine-wrapped villa in Santa Monica

This vine-wrapped villa in Santa Monica sits hidden from the street behind a gated drive. Drawing inspiration from Italianate design, rustic interiors feature such details as stone tiles, beamed ceilings and arched windows and doorways trimmed in wrought iron. An outdoor dining terrace takes in...

Warning: You’re losing money by not using the 2% Mindsest

Most people live in a warm and fuzzy comfort zone, but those ambitious few who dare to break free live with a 2% Mindset that makes them successful. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Victoria’s Secret is changing their “on-call” policy, will others try it anyway?

Earlier this month, Victoria's Secret was creating buzz around their new “on-call” staffing policy; however, now they're changing their tune. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

TextStyle: Nordstrom innovates the buying experience with new text shopping program

Nordstrom wants to innovate the way customers shop through their recently launched TextStyle program. SMS shopping is here and it's awesome. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order...

Gearhart Gets 14 Years

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kelly Gearhart, 54, a former real estate developer in California’s Central Coast, who previously lived in Atascadero, California and currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison...Show More Summary

The Journey From, and Back to, an Efficient Real Estate Transaction

You should all read Brian’s Friday Flash (on Thursday) post before the holiday weekend. It’s worth the read. I agree with Brian, I don’t think it can be said that today’s real estate process is more efficient. In fact, it’s less efficient and more complicated. Show More Summary

Architectural Illusions: This Mirrored Pavilion Slyly Merges Architecture and Nature

This mirrored temporary pavilion, designed by local firm Subvert Studio in Lisbon, Portugal, for arts organization Next Future's outdoor events, is a pretty trippy exercise in merging nature and architecture. Built for Next Future's annual series of talks and...

Party in the Back: 10 Cookout-Ready Homes to Swoon Over Right Now

"Base Camp," the ultimate glorified log cabin by Cle Elum Lake in Washington state—Photo via Johnston Architects Nothing says a warm-weather holiday weekend like a fabulous backyard cookout, and none-too-surprisingly, some homes were just made for this tradition. With common...

Ask Denise: Kudos to Laurie!

This week’s Ask Denise isn’t so much of a question as it is kudos for one of our very favorite clients, Laurie Way, who took the concept of the Moving Day Kit discussed in last week’s Zebra Report and made it her own. In Laurie’s words, “When we pulled up to the house, three kids […]

SoFi says ‘so what’ to traditional mortgage lending

In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan...

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