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High & Low: San Francisco's Most and Least Expensive Home Sales This Week

One of the city’s most expensive homes moves. So does one of its least Friday means it’s time for the High & the Low, a Curbed SF column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. SoShow More Summary

National Mortgage News – A New Type of Occupancy Fraud: Fake Investors

The scheme is used by borrowers who don t have enough income to qualify for a regular mortgage, so they apply for a higher rate non-owner-occupied loan. Source: National Mortgage News – A New Type of Occupancy Fraud: Fake Investors

Ex-agent scams buyers in Craigslist dream home story gone awry

For Coty Houston and David Yost, the four-bedroom home they found on Craigslist was love at first listing sight. It didn't signify a new place to lay their heads but a new life, one that would take them out of their current neighborhood plagued with drug activity and into the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn Centre. Show More Summary

Another Warriors Heartbreak For Oakland

Even after the wounds of the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers have started to scab over (for those not keeping up, the Cavs bested the hugely popular Warriors with a surprising, devastating Game 7 victory in the NBA Finals), the city of Oakland faces yet another blow to its ego: the team’s move over to San Francisco. Show More Summary

Map: How Every Single Candidate Did in Every Neighborhood

Treasure Island felt the Bern Last week, when Curbed SF pointed out a potentially intriguing map of where Donald Trump voters lived in San Francisco, we jokingly mentioned working on a map of Ohio Governor John Kasich voters too. (Kasich came in second in the San Francisco GOP Primary.) We were only kidding. Show More Summary

Georgia Bid Rigging Guilty Pleas

Michael Stock, Georgia, and Jon Stovall Jr. Georgia, both of whom are real estate investors, pleaded guilty today for their roles in bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies committed at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia.  Each admitted that they agreed with other real estate investors to refrain from bidding against one another at public real estate […]

Jury issues mixed decision in Thornburg fraud case | Albuquerque Journal

Former execs cleared on some charges Source: Jury issues mixed decision in Thornburg fraud case | Albuquerque Journal

Jury Convicts Man Who Lied About Ownership of Property Used as Collateral

Murray O. Wilhoite, Jr., 68, Franklin, Tennessee, was convicted of three felony charges following a trial before U.S. District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger.  The jury convicted Wilhoite of making a false statement to a bank, making a false statement in a federal bankruptcy filing, and making a false statement under oath during a bankruptcy hearing. […]

LA Is Only the Third Most Rapped-About City in the US

Only number three? Trulia Los Angeles’s hip hop history is rich, and the city counts numerous big-name rappers among its residents. Kanye West lives in Hidden Hills, as does Drake. Dr. Dre lives in Brentwood, Ice Cube just bought in Marina del Rey, and Jay Z rents in various fancy neighborhoods but doesn’t seem to be able to buy anywhere. Show More Summary

Are open houses worth it?

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about the value of consistently holding open houses -- even when you have multiple offers...

Luxury listing: Westside mansion near the golf course

This Houston mansion was built for a boss, with a spacious master suite on the second floor complete with a spa-like bath and custom-built closet. Sitting near the Royal Oaks Country Club, the house also features a library and wine cellar...

7 Gorgeous Houses that Showcase American Design

From the traditional to the eccentric To celebrate our fair country’s 240th birthday, we’ve rounded up seven U.S. homes that showcase the diversity of American design. From a traditional brick house to a sleek mountain retreat, these houses show that anything goes when it comes to dreaming up your ideal home. 1. Show More Summary

5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Solar-Powered to the Father-Son Project

And Snapchat stars in a tiny home? Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know. What’s not to love about a good-looking tiny house that can go off-grid with solar power? This nomadic solar tiny house comes in at 210-square-foot and employs 6 solar panels on the roof. Show More Summary

10 Cookout-Ready Homes to Swoon Over Right Now

Yes please! 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 ingredients of alluring patios and decks, vast lawns and courtyards,...Show More Summary

Are renters of today worse off than their parents? Examining rental and household income growth going back to 1960.

The rental revolution continues unabated in this country.  While everyone is now trying to be on the home buying train, sales figures don’t really reflect a major shift.  Desires don’t always coincide with what the market is doing.  Prices are largely being driven by tight inventory, investors, and low interest rates.  Prices can be boosted […]

Millennial Commune In Alamo Square Asks $650/Month, Lots of Hugs

Just so you know, there will be yoga too A $1,000/month (utilities and groceries included) to live a block away from Alamo Square is an impossibly good deal no matter how you slice it. The catch is that you’d be sharing a room with 5...Show More Summary

Kendall Jenner Buys From John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

Venturing far from the family home, the elder Jenner pays $6.5 million for a home above the Sunset Strip Only a little over a month ago, Kylie Jenner upgraded from a $2.7-million starter home in Calabasas to a $6-million mansion in neighboring Hidden Hills. Show More Summary

What Are the Best Under-the-Radar Landmarks for LA Visitors to See?

We’re asking for a friend Welcome to Friday Open Thread, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. When people visit Los Angeles for the first or even second time, they often want to go to places that most Angelenos never willingly visit. Show More Summary

The Silver Lake Reservoir Will Be Refilled—Probably in Spring

But how full will it be? A crowd of hundreds packed into Micheltorena Elementary School Thursday night for a meeting concerning the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir. As people filed in, a group of neighborhood activists called Refill...Show More Summary

7 of the most frustrating real estate deal-breakers ever

The tendency for humans to make dumb or unknowable decisions has torpedoed countless real estate transactions. But while some silly, frustrating or nefarious behavior can't be helped, real estate agents who know how human fallibility tends to manifest in their business can head off many snafus. Show More Summary

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